Leaf and Acorn Applique Pillow Cover

Leaf and Acorns Pillow

MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. MJ stitched a vein detail onto the leaf and then used Heat N’ Bond to attach it to the pillow fabric. She finished it off by stitching around the edges for a lovely fall applique.

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Spooky Black Halloween Mantel

Black Halloween Mantel

If you like to keep things scary for Halloween, this vignette from Ellen from SewEllen is for you! Two Halloweens ago, Ellen opted for a more ghostly display with a PB-inspired “Ghostly Gallery.” Ellen’s all-black mantel included haunted houses, lighted twigs, and creepy dual-image pictures. Ellen loved this eerie, yet fun deviation from her usual seasonal decorating.

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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Burlap Ghost Light Strand

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Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!

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Mini Skulls Apothecary Jar

Mini Skulls Vase Filler

Here’s a super cheap and easy idea from Krista at The Gathering Place for creating your own haunted house ambiance. Krista found some mini skulls at the dollar store and aged them a bit with a mix of water and brown paint. Then into a jar they went with a bit of Spanish moss. I am loving the little “arsenic” tag Krista added. What a perfect finishing touch!

Mini Skulls Vase Filler

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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
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Jack-O-Lantern Chandelier Shade Covers

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Here’s another fun way to dress up your chandy for Halloween! Ahna from Easier Than I Thought was inspired to make her chandelier shades more festive for Halloween by covering them with paper jack-o-lanterns. Her daughter loves seeing the friendly, glowing faces! Ahna suggests getting your kids in on the action of designing cats, witches, or jack-o-lanterns with different expressions.

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Chevron Beach Tote

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Your sun-loving mom will look fab walking across the beach with this stylish chevron tote from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime’s tote features a fun navy chevron print with fuchsia monogram, drop cloth canvas lining, and rope handle. In all honesty, I would choose Jamie’s bag hands-down over her inspiration from Pottery Barn Teen!

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