It’s looked like Halloween around here for quite a while now (since early-mid September-ish!), and now the weather is actually starting to feel like Halloween as well! It was still crazy hot here in the South up until about last week. When we got back from fall break, we were so excited to find that fall had actually arrived to our neck of the woods!
Besides regular Halloween festivities, this year we are also hosting a Halloween party at our house. I love decorating for Halloween anyway, but with the party, I wanted this year’s decorations to be a little “extra.” Our Halloween home definitely has spooky touches to it, but there’s also a bit of glitter and shine to make all the decor a little more fun than typical Halloween decorations…
Glam and Spooky Halloween Home Tour
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The Dollar Tree and I were BFFs this Halloween season. They have these fantastic orange feather boas, which I ran along the handrails in the main entryway of my house.
I also placed Dollar Tree skulls on every corner and end of the handrails. I just hot-glued some ribbon to the bottom of the skulls, then tied them on the handrails. Creepy + Glam, right?
While I love the look of the faux spiderwebs that you can get and spread out all around your house and then to the moon and back, I don’t love the mess they make. Instead of the spiderwebs, I just throw creepy cloths everywhere and then add in spiders.
Green Chair / Patterned Pillow / Mustard Pillow / Mohawk Lollipop Holder – Real One, Knock-Off One
I always bring out my mohawk lollipop holder for Halloween too and fill it with red or orange suckers. I think it adds a touch of funny/creepy to everything.
I think the colors I have in my living room also lend themselves well to Halloween decor. Funny enough, they also seem to work well when Christmastime rolls around. 🙂
I made these skulls on pedestals a few years back and they are still one of my favorite pieces of Halloween decor.
The skull drink stirrers were a DIY from last year and again, another favorite. They will come in handy at our Halloween party!
Floor Lamp / Coffee Table (similar) / Sofa (similar)
Eyes Art / Leopard Print Pillow
I made the skull tree with a few styrofoam skulls and glittery black branches from Michael’s.
I filled my gold snake bowl with plastic eyeballs and mini skulls. I found the glittery black mirror at Goodwill. I spent no less than 1,263 hours mulling over where to hang it on the wall and then finally decided it was best as a tray of sorts on the coffee table. Go figure.
Horse Head (similar)
I don’t even think you’ve seen this console table since I’ve had it – and I’ve had it since earlier this year! I knew I wanted a console table for this space, but could never find one that was quite right. I happened upon these console table plans and thought it might just be perfect for the space. I knew building this was too far above my skill level though. I handed it (and a case of beer) off to my two “resident builders,” Wayne and Ron and they took care of it, doing an impeccable job as always. I’m so lucky to have those two guys to bounce my ideas off of and then build them for me if I can’t do it – especially when they take beer as payment!
I glittered the stems on some white pumpkins and arranged them with another one of those orange feather boas on a pedestal tray.
Don’t they go nicely with the Studio54 jeans advertisement? 😉
I’ve had those Halloween head candles for years. I usually just scatter them around, but this year, I popped them on top of candlestick holders and I think I like them much better that way.
I made the skull floral arrangement by cutting out the back of a styrofoam skull then gluing a vase to it. It’s one of my favorite pieces this year.
This guy is one of my just for fun decorations. I bought a skeleton, then propped him up in front of the window, complete with a sombrero. As you can tell from the looks of him and the empty tequila bottle, he had one too many margaritas.
This bar cart is always one of my favorite things to dress up for the holidays – especially Halloween.
This year, I made it kind of feel like the “workspace” for the resident witch. 😉
DIY Skull Sconce / DIY Lamp Tassel
Toil and Trouble Free Printable
Witch’s Hat / DIY Sparkly Witch’s Broom
Free Printable Spell Book Cover
Free Printable Potion Labels / Potion Bottles
I left the dining room table clear except for the skull candleholder. We eat in here most every night so I didn’t want to have to clear decorations off of it all the time.
The Circus is all about lighting these candles while we’re eating. 🙂
I also created this little vignette in the dining room – a place for parking brooms. 😉
While the house is ready for Halloween, mine and the Circus’ costumes are not! I’ve got to get busy on those now!
Happy Halloweening, Friends!
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Wonderful rooms. Really enjoyed the tour.
WOW! How awesome this all is! So when’s the date/time for your party?? ha
Thanks, Julie!! Come on and party with us!! haha!
Oh my word, you did go all out. This is unreal and I love it all. I am amazed at how you’ve used so many things from the Dollar store and it all looks so high end and glam. I am sure you will have an amazing party.
Thanks, Marty! I love using Dollar Store stuff – honestly, I don’t even think I planned for the decor to have that glam touch until I found those orange feather boas from there!
Don’t know what I like best . Everything looks spooktacular!! ?
Thanks so much, Stephanie!
Mary C says
Your decorations are awesome! I love Halloween, my favorite holiday!
Same here, Mary! Thank you!
You go girl, it’s all awesome…as usual???
Thank you, Pat!
Time for my favorite holiday ~ no cooking, no shopping, just giving candy to kids 🙂 Your house looks awesome!!
Tell the Circus I said “BOO!!!”
Preach, girl!! Those are some of the best things about Halloween!!! I will tell her!
LOVE it all but especially the hungover skeleton ??
Thanks, Susan! I couldn’t resist having a little fun with him!
Barbara Cameron says
That drunk skeleton rocks!
And how sweet that your Dad reads & comments on your blog.
Thanks, Barbara! Yep, he’s a good one!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
If your decor is any indication, you are going to have a most fabulous party!! And your console table is perfect – you are a lucky girl! Enjoy your party and making your costumes…pictures, please, of both!!
Thanks, Susan! I hope you’re right! And yes, I am a very lucky girl!
Jenna, looks like you went all out ! I don’t like Halloween. At my age, why mess with mother nature ? LOL
Thanks for showing my favorite arched lamp. Are you saying Home Depot has them ? Don’t forget I have first dibs on the lamp should you make drastic changes in decor.
haha!! It’s ok, I probably decorate enough for the both of us! haha! Yep, Home Depot has them! I’m not sure it’s the exact same one, but if it’s not, it looks nearly identical to mine!
Amber Ferguson says
You sure know how to do awesome Halloween! I always love seeing what you come up with. Have you been in a magazine yet? You will be!
hahaha!! Not been in a magazine for Halloween – yet! haha! Thanks, Amber!
Halloween is my favorite holiday and your decor is amazing! So many great things you can do with Dollar Store finds! Love your passed out skeleton!
Thank you, Jill!
Cheryl Foley says
I love it all! I rely on the dollar tree for many of my holiday touches. Your ideas for them are so inspiring. Off I go to the tree!
So glad to see you are still using the spray lamp I passed up years ago. Remember I have first dibs.
Looks like your freak flag is still flying an you went all out with color !
Girl, I’ve got you marked down as first on the list for that lamp! haha!