Fall & Halloween Home Tour – Part 2

FALL & HALLOWEEN HOME TOUR – PART 2

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If you recall, earlier this week, I posted a night time tour of our house, so today I am sharing the day tour.

First up is the entrance and our Trick-or-Treat greeter!  Here he is up close-

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Our funny Halloween cyclists –

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Our dining room-

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The farmhouse box I made,  glistening in the sunlight-

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Our breakfast nook with a cozy fireplace. I can’t wait to lite this baby up this winter –

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I have plenty of other areas in our home that I have decorated for fall but I am only showing a few of my favorites.

Have a great weekend!

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Fall Home Tour Part 1 – Halloween Spooky Night Tour

FALL HOME TOUR PART I

Halloween Skeleton

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing the first part of my fall home tour.  This is the evening tour for some of my more spooky and whimsical Halloween decorations.  I love this floral infused skeleton that I added lights to really make him stand out at night.  Here he is situated at my interior front door entrance.

Fall Home Tour

This year I decided to decorate early for fall but transition to Halloween just a few nights before the holiday.  I don’t actually have all my Halloween decorations out yet.  Would you believe I still have about five boxes of Halloween decor that we plan to put out tomorrow night for Halloween!?  I know, crazy, right? I don’t think my hubby is as excited about the last minute decorating as me, since we will take it all down within a day or so after the holiday.  Halloween is my favorite holiday and fall is my favorite season – so of course I go all out to decorate our home.

Halloween Decorations

These cinema light letter boxes are all the rage right now and I used mine (it is usually my business sign in my studio) to add a Happy Halloween message at our front door entrance.  I am thinking I may change it to “BOO!” to fit the letters better though.  Last year I added this fun dual skeleton bicyclist statue to our Halloween decor.  I have nicknamed them Ray and Charles Eames.  If you know a little design history- it’s appropriate because they were an adorable husband and wife design team that are famous for this photo-

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  It is also perfect in our home since my husband and I are avoid cyclists. Here is a close up-

Spooky Cyclists Decoration

Last year I built this farmhouse style wood box for our dining room and I transition its contents for every season- I’ve added some fall leaves and pine cones and electric candles for fall.

Farmhouse Candlebox Centerpiece

This close up view shows the box contents a bit better-

Farmhouse Fall Decor

Keep in mind, I took these photos at night – so even with the flash and some Photoshop editing – they are looking dark, but I wanted to convey the ambiance of our home at night with everything lit up.

Halloween Eyeball Flowers

I made these whimsical eyeball flowers or eyeball roses last year. If you were not following the blog last year – I posted an easy tutorial on how to make them.

You can still view the DIY instructions here – SPOOKY EYEBALL TUTORIAL

Come back later this week to see the second part of my fall home tour- the daytime photos.

Keep in mind, the last day to checkout for Halloween decorations if buying from my Etsy shops via Priority is this Wednesday, Oct. 26th to receive before the holiday.  However I still have plenty of fall decorations to get you through Thanksgiving! Visit any of my Etsy shops and today by clicking the links below-

 Pinwheel Pretties

The Party Fetti Shop

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Once Upon A Home Designs

Ready Set Craft Kits

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Pumpkin Roundup

FRESH IDEAS FOR PUMPKIN DECORATING

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Halloween is now 3 days away and you have hopefully decked out your home with some spooky decorations.  Its not too late to add in some creative pumpkins for All Hallow’s Eve! Here is a collection of crafty and DIY ideas for some last minute Halloween decorating with pumpkins.  First up- carve some flames in your pumpkins, light them up, and pile them high for a campfire arrangement in the yard.  Gather some sticks, small logs and leaves around them and make a unique statement in your yard!

PicMonkey Collage

Painted pumpkins are certainly not a new idea- but here are some trending ideas for this 2015 Halloween –

1.) Paint funny or traditional Halloween phrases on your pumpkin front on top of black chalkboard solid backgrounds.

2.) Create stripe painted pumpkins in yellow, orange and white for a candy corn design- super easy!

3.) Out of time and need a quick pumpkin decorating idea- paint them in solid gold- why not?! Gold everything is trending! Or paint real leaves gold and pin them to your pumpkins.

4.) Think Alice in Wonderland plus Tim Burton for some whimsical painted design in stripes, chevrons, and polka dots.

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In a pinch and need a quick decorating idea and don’t want the mess that goes along with carving pumpkins – simply buy a faux styrofoam pumpkin and add cut Halloween designs with pins to the outside of your pumpkins. Click here – FREE PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN TEMPLATES and use these to print and cut out some designs.  Add spiders, bats, ghosts, and black cats to your spooky DIY pumpkins!

Monogram Pumpkins

Carve your family monogram for a quick and easy carved pumpkin!

Lighted Pumpkins

Since marque lights are so popular, why not add some to your pumpkins. Carve out your pumpkin and easily poke holes in a random pattern or a perfect planned out repeat design and add in battery operated string lights by poking them through the holes.

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Here is a twist on the traditional jack-o-lantern carved pumpkin, carve your faces and then paint them jet black so they really pop and light up in the darkness of night on Halloween!

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Finally, if you have a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut cutting machine and some vinyl on hand- cut out out some stunning fancy designs or lettering and add to the front of your pumpkins.  Create a stacked design with three of four pumpkins.

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Wishing you all a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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