Halloween Decor Tour

22 October

I have decorated the fireplace mantel, some shelves in the dining room, and my front porch for Halloween and I thought you might like to see 😊


I didn't buy anything new, but of course I made a couple of things.


I'm not one who likes to buy new decor every year. I know some people do that, especially at Christmas, they'll have a new theme each year. I wonder if they do that for other holidays too.


I enjoy getting out my decor for each holiday and looking through it. There are always things that I've forgotten about that make me smile and I like arranging things differently each year.


So let's take a little tour and I'll chat about what you're seeing and share links to all the DIYs I've made.


Halloween Decor Tour



Halloween Decor Tour


As you can imagine, my decor consists of many things I've made and a lot of things I've thrifted.


Let's start on the front porch. This area of our house still needs some attention. I want a new porch light, house numbers, and a mailbox. And I'd like to paint the front door, I just can't decide on a color!



Halloween Decor Tour


I left the planter and just tucked a couple of faux pumpkins in with the plants. Our weather here in Washington State has been so beautiful, it's been in the high 70s lately so the geraniums are still blooming!


I hung the Cute DIY Halloween Spiders πŸ•· I made from the side of the planter. They are made from wood slices and wire.


Halloween Decor Tour


I love finding cute tea towels to make these DIY No-Sew Garden Flags! This one with the puffy little ghost is my favorite.


Halloween Decor Tour




Halloween Decor Tour


I've had the Happy Halloween doormat for ages. I like to layer my mats and it really helps to elevate a small, cheap one like this.


Halloween Decor Tour


I made the Upcycled Bucket Jack-O-Lantern about five years ago. I usually put a mum in it but decided to skip it this year.


The funny little guy next to him was thrifted years ago.


Halloween Decor Tour


The Pumpkin Screen Painting I made is hanging here and will probably stay through Thanksgiving. (I can see it needs to be dusted πŸ˜–)


Halloween Decor Tour


Do you know the difference between a jack-o-lantern and just a pumpkin? 


The term jack-o-lantern has been used in American English to describe a lantern made with a hollowed-out pumpkin since the 19th century, but the term originated in 17th-century Britain, where it was used to refer to a man with a lantern or to a night watchman. The o in jack-o-lantern is short for the word of. So the whole term is "Jack (of or with) the lantern." Source: Sweetish Hill


Nowadays, jack-o-lanterns are made with all varieties of things... wood, paper, clay, etc. My mom made this cute little jack-o-lantern years ago and he is welcoming us inside πŸŽƒ


Halloween Decor Tour



When you walk into our house, one of the first things you see is the fireplace mantel so I like to decorate it for all the holidays and seasons 😊 


I left a lot of the pieces from the Early Fall Mantel and switched out some of the details.



Halloween Decor Tour


My mom made this cute little ghost holding none other than... a jack-o-lantern 32 years ago in 1991 😲 Can you believe that?!


I found the paper mask that's in the vase years ago. I do think I bought it new at the time but I don't remember for sure.


Halloween Decor Tour


I just thrifted this little black cat with the googly eyes this year.


Halloween Decor Tour


I made this little clay sculpture last year from some of the leftover orange towel from which I made the garden flag next to the front porch. I also used clay and a clothespin. I shared how to make him on my YouTube channel here: Polymer Clay Figurines Tutorial.


Halloween Decor Tour

Halloween Decor Tour


I made the little ghost garland this year from toilet paper tubes. I didn't do a tutorial, they are so simple. I'm sure you can figure it out 😁


Halloween Decor Tour


I've had this vintage-inspired jack-o-lantern for years. I would love to own a real vintage one someday but they are usually so expensive!


Halloween Decor Tour


I thrifted the adorable sleeping baby ghost several years ago.


Halloween Decor Tour

Halloween Decor Tour


You can also see the dining room from the front door so I did a little decorating in there too πŸ˜„


Halloween Decor Tour


I made the moon man on a thrifted pizza pan last year. You can see him and find the tutorial in last year's Thrifted and DIY Halloween Mantel.


Halloween Decor Tour


The boho hand and skull are probably from TJMaxx. I made the DIY Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins a few years ago.


Halloween Decor Tour


Here's another 😁


Halloween Decor Tour


I found the adorable light-up ghosts last year at JoAnn's and I made the framed skeleton years ago by just printing an image I found online on a dictionary page (the one that defines skeleton πŸ˜‹) and framing it in a thrifted frame.


Halloween Decor Tour


And here is another vintage-style jack-o-lantern that I love so much!


Halloween Decor Tour


He is standing next to a black tree that I put inside this funny cross-eyed jack-o-lantern. Both are thrifted.


The little spider candle holder (missing a candle until I find where I put them!) I believe is from the Dollar Store a few years ago.


Halloween Decor Tour

Halloween Decor Tour


I think I found this vintage-inspired piece at TJMaxx. It's made of wood and has an easel stand on the back. I think it's an image from a vintage greeting card.


Halloween Decor Tour


she appears to be surprised that there is a mouse holding a light next to her! πŸ˜‚


My grandma crocheted the doily.


Halloween Decor Tour


Halloween Decor Tour


Lastly, I did put a couple things in the kitchen but there isn't really room for anything else in there.


Halloween Decor Tour


I shared the tutorial for these in an Instagram reel here: Let's Make Some Cute Chenille Ghosts!


Halloween Decor Tour


As you can see, I like cute Halloween decor. I think people are so creative with their creepy decor, there is a guy in our neighborhood who has the entire front yard full of grim reapers and skeletons. Some of them even talk! But I prefer the cute stuff.


I hope that you enjoyed this tour. If you did, I'd love it if you would share it! And let me know if you'd like more holiday decor tours like this one.


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Halloween Decor Tour


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  1. You always do such a good job decorating for any holiday. I love all your vintage and thrifted things---and I really love that wallpaper!!

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