by Debbee | Sep 30, 2020 | Decorations, Halloween, Wreaths
Shiver me timbers, today I’ve created a pirate wreath to decorate the front door of my sister’s waterfront home for Halloween.
It’s part of a Fall Wreath & Door Decor Blog Hop hosted by Rachelle of My Hubbard Home.
To those coming by from her charming Autumn Hoop Wreath, a big ahoy mateys! And, if you’re looking for more seasonal ideas and inspiration, check out all the links at the (dead) end of this post.
I’ve crafted a Halloween wreath to greet trick or treaters. But, it would also be perfect to welcome little buccaneers attending a pirate theme birthday party.
So, batten down the hatches and be on the lookout, as this pirate wreath tutorial contains numerous bad puns. Savvy? (more…)
by Debbee | Sep 24, 2020 | Decorations, Halloween
For this month’s Craft Hop, I’m sharing easy-to-make black pumpkin decor, for an eerie but elegant Halloween look. See both black widow and masquerade stylings.
To those coming over from Liberty’s and her Crocheted Scarf Patterns, welcome! Check out the links to all sixteen fall and Halloween theme craft projects at the end of this post.
Last year, I made Easy Fall Sweater Pumpkins and a Festive Fall Grapevine Wreath— appropriate to decorate a home from September through Thanksgiving.
I didn’t make any new Halloween-specific decorations, but did acquire some accents on post holiday clearance. For this season, I repurposed a few Halloween embellishments from old decorations into new black pumpkin decor. You could say I breathed new life into them lol!
by Debbee | Oct 22, 2019 | Centerpieces, Decorations, Halloween
Recently, a number of people remarked on the Halloween skeleton decoration I had taken Mr. Bones from to create a Jaw Dropping Chandelier.
In case you missed it, the decorated light fixture was part of a Spooktacular Skeleton at the Feast Halloween Table scene.
Did you enjoy the tablescape blog hop? Visit many of the other Halloween settings? There were a number with a skeleton theme, and it was fun to see all the different interpretations.
Luckily, I had taken photographs as I deconstructed the It’s a Scream tabletop display. With my own noggin not being what it once was, I wasn’t sure I’d remember how to reassemble it someday, LOL!
So, let me show you how easy it is to create your own Halloween skeleton tabletop display. Use it to decorate a buffet, entry, or fireplace. A smaller version would work well on a coffee table or as a centerpiece.
by Debbee | Oct 16, 2019 | Fall, Halloween
Welcome to my silly not scary Skeleton at the Feast Halloween table. The annual Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop is in full swing!
The weeklong spooktacular is hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. Once again, twenty stylists have joined forces for the monthly tablescape event.
Rather than scary, my skeleton theme Halloween table is meant to be fun, not frightful.
I’ve tried to capture the nostalgia of Halloweens back when we and our kids were trick or treaters. A fearless time playing make-believe in the moonlight. How in the glow of grinning jack o lanterns, we’d run door-to-door with siblings and friends — gathering as much candy as we could. Then, coming home and dumping, sorting and counting our haul spread out on the floor.
So, come to the Halloween table my dearies, for a not-so-bone-chilling dinner party for four.
by Debbee | Oct 11, 2019 | Decorations, Fall, Halloween
With fall arriving so late again this year, I’ve had to hurry-up and get Halloween stuff out of storage and decorate the house. I also added spooky elements to transition from a fall to Halloween chandelier in the kitchen.
Underlying the spine-tingling look, is the Decorate a Chandelier for Fall in 3 Easy Steps from last year.
I’ve embellished the light fixture to accompany a Skeleton at the Feast table set beneath it. It’s all part of this month’s Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop, when I join twenty other stylists presenting festive to fearless seasonal interpretations.
My decorated Halloween chandelier and tablescape offer both tricks and treats for guests at the feast!
Adding a skeleton, skulls and bones is a fast and easy way to create a little campy fun.
Let me show you how I did it.
by Debbee | Oct 30, 2018 | Fall, Halloween
Happy Halloween everyone! For the occasion, I want to share a family get-together that features a game of Green Ghost.
When I was a kid, Green Ghost was one of my favorite games. The haunted graveyard game is the first (and maybe only) board game designed to be played in the dark. A number of parts glow mysteriously, including a friendly-looking green ghost.
My sisters and I would play in the closet, under the basement steps, where it was nice and dark. We’d play year-round, and not just at Halloween.
Did you (or your kids) ever play Green Ghost? The game first came out in 1965, during the era when The Munsters and The Addams Family classic TV sitcoms were popular. I remember watching both, and loving their silly theme songs. My favorite was probably The Munsters, with it’s Frankenstein-like Herman. Which show did you like best? Or maybe you took your kids to see the more recent movie releases?
My boys were into Ghostbusters toys, even though the first movie came out before they were born. Eldest son was forever running around the house in snow boots, wearing a proton pack, zapping ghosts with his ecto-blaster, and storing them in a special trap. Back then, I forgot all about playing Green Ghost — until receiving a very special Christmas gift.
Join me for a family-friendly Halloween evening of eats, treats and a retro game (or two) of Green Ghost.