Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Get Your "Boo" On! Halloween Decorating Ideas

From The Seasonal Home
and Eileen Bickerstaff's
Creative Family Traditions


. . . time to decorate my 4 foot, black Halloween Twig Tree (Marge’s Specialties in Orlando, FL). I added orange ball ornaments (also from Marge’s), some artificial sugary, candy corn garland (found at Ross Stores or on eBay), wooden eyeball cut-outs (purchased these many years ago, but they would be easy to make if you are handy) and various Halloween ornaments, including several by Hallmark. [some of the Hallmark ornaments are from previous years, but you can still find them at www.hookedonhallmark.com].

I perched my tree on top of a table I already had, which I covered in 2 fabrics (a silver spider web over black jersey print I found at JoAnn’s, etc. and an orange satin I found at Wal-Mart). I topped the 2 fabrics with an oversized spider web. Using this brings the texture in the tree down into the table covers, creating some continuity.

(Shown: 2010 Monster Mash & 2009 Sweet N Silly Ghost)

(Shown: 2003 Blown Glass Witch, 2009 Sweet N Silly Ghost & 2004 Trick or Treat)

Last, but not least, I added my bendable, ghost tree-hugger (Joann’s, etc., a couple of years ago) to the tree top and placed a glittery “BOO” sign in his hands. I also added a spider web (with a glittery purple spider) to the center letter “O”, which I found at Michael’s Crafts… some cute spooky ornaments ... plus a few silk, fall leaves around the base of the tree to hide the metal tree stand and viola’, the tree is done!

For the entire article as well as more Halloween decorating ideas visit The Seasonal Home.
You can find a large selection of Hallmark Halloween ornaments like the ones seen in the photos above at Hooked on Ornaments - Halloween In Stock Now . Currently ALL in stock Halloween ornaments are on sale!