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.
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!
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. 😉
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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