Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cheap and Easy Black and White Halloween Decorations

Hey There!  I hope you had a wonderful Sunday.  I know mine was :)  Spent the day listening to these amazing, uplifting talks.  
I have been crafting away for the past few days on some easy, fun Halloween decorations for my new mantle.  It is so exciting to get to decorate a real mantle for the holidays!  Eeek! I am such a sucker for Black and white.  It's my favorite...always has been.  I have seen some really really cute black and white Halloween decorations out there this year.  This front door is one of my favorites. 
I just love it!
 I am, by no means, finished with my Halloween crafting.  I'd say I'm about half way through making decorations....but I thought I'd go ahead and share with you guys what I've come up with so far.  


For starters, this fun spider display isn't actually on my mantle.  This is above my mudroom entryway.  

The large frame is just
mitered moulding, painted white, put together and braced on the back with wood and then the chicken wire is stapled in behind it.  I already had this.  A girlfriend of mine made it for a baby shower and passed it on to me when she was moving and needed to get rid of some stuff.  I found a use for it! I made all of the spiders out of furry, minky pipe cleaners...added the striped ribbon and then painted some little wooden letters black and secured them to the chicken wire with little tiny pieces of pipe cleaner.




The entryway has looked like this for awhile.  I took the wreath down and added the spiders.  I don't really think I'm going to do anything else to this spot for Halloween.  


Here's what I did with the wreath :)  (you can see how I made this wreath here)

 
I hung it on the back door and added some black and white ribbon....and two skeletons.....KISSING!!!
 :) :) :) 

You have no idea how much that just tickled my funny bone!  I think it's awesome.  Skeleton LOVE!


Next little thing I made is a quick, fun Halloween embroidery.  I found this embroidery hoop in my stash of craft supplies, threw in some white felt, and stitched up this cute little ghost.  It was basically free handed, but I did go in with a pen and make a few faint dots in places as a guide.  



I darkened the edge of the embroidery hoop with a sharpie, slapped a bow on that bad boy and we were in business.  It took five minutes and it was free :) 


Here's the back.  I just trimmed some of the edges and then taped them down. 


Here he is chillin on my mantle with his rat buddy.  




I found this web bowl at the dollar spot at Target.  



I thought it would be much better in black....
I made sure to do this in my side yard this time.  Less noticeable. 


Lookin good on the shelf.  Still not sure what I'm going to put in it....if anything??? 


This is a cute wooden box I've had.  A friend actually gave it to me.  I just decided to cut out a skeleton out of felt and tape it to it.  It was pretty easy.  You just make a large lightbulb-ish shape out of the white felt for the head, then a couple of small Mr. Potato-head-ish shapes out of black felt for the eyes, another very small heart shape out of black felt for the nose....glue them on....and then I drew the mouth with a sharpie by copying a clip art of a cute skeleton online.  I added the orange bow tie, because, well....it suited him. 


bottom shelf....I don't know.  I'm still working that one out.  it won't be staying like that....and that's a furry black owl if you were wondering.  


I can not wait to get the rest of my decorations finished and then to share the finished product with you all!  I'll be steady working on those for the next few days, as well as starting to make my girls' Halloween costumes.  Elsa and Anna it is...and I'm going to make them from scratch.  Wish me luck on that endeavor.  

Oh, and I do promise to get a tutorial up for how I built this fireplace very soon :)  I'm a busy lady, but I promise it's coming!  

Take care and happy crafting!  
xo
Anna 

shared with: 
three mango seeds


29 comments:

  1. I love all your fun decorations! I haven't even peeked inside my Halloween bin yet. I'm starting to feel behind :)

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  2. Cute! I love the one with the chicken wire especially and the embroidered ghost is adorable.

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  3. How cute. Love your Halloween decorations!

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  4. You are so talented! So many projects, made just like that ;)

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  5. So many great Halloween decor ideas! My favorite is the skeleton wreath! Love that! =)

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  6. I LOVE that wreath! Oh my gosh, this is perfect!

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  7. Love your ideas! They are so scary cute :)

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  8. So cute! I love the black painted bowl.

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  9. What a clean and classy approach to Halloween decorating! I love your spider bowl makeover and your kissing skeletons!

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  10. Cute decorations! They look really easy to make too!

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  11. simple, easy, spooky and cute decorations! very nice!

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  12. I love the look of black and white! It is so clean!

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  13. Very cute Halloween ideas for anyone to try! I love the spiderweb basket!

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  14. I love black and white! And I adore that little embroidery! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  15. love these decoration! Thank you for sharing it with us #Pintorials

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  16. These are so cute! I love the one with the skeletons kissing :)

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  17. Such great ideas! I'm loving all the black and white decor, especially those kissing skeletons! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Oh, I love all the black and white decorations, especially those kissing skeletons! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Those kissing skeletons are seriously so cute. Love it! I found you through the Inspire Me Wednesday link party. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog sometime! Have a lovely day!

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  20. Your decor is so adorable! Love the white and black theme!

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  21. I'm obsessed with embroidery! Thanks for linking up to Outside the Box!

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  22. Love this! So simple, and practical! Love the wreath with the little skeletons!

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  23. Great decorating, I love the ghost embroidery and the creepy skeletons, lol

    I am stopping by from the Work It Wednesday Link Party where I am linked up too with my Free Pintable - Say Boo Scare On project.

    Hugs,
    Antonella :-)

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  24. I love the black and white combo here! Everything you did is awesome. My fav is the kissing skeletons! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday, hope you join us again tomorrow!

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  25. Ha, loving kissing skeletons :)And ghost is super cute!
    I would love if you share your ideas with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/10/big-autumn-bash-the-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  26. Cute decor! Love the wreath with the kissing skeletons! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

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  27. Thank you so much for joining the party ! :)
    xx
    Mila
    milawayable@gmail.com

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