Friday, October 1, 2010

October Has Arrived!!

You don't have to spend a lot to scare a lot. The way to make your home original is not by going and buying all the pre-made decorations, but instead, try adding your own flair to inexpensive trinkets. I do most of my Halloween shopping at yard sales, garage sales and craft stores. Nothing is as haunting as a one of a kind hand-made treasure!

This picture hangs in my hall year-round. It is an original photo and embroidered floral design of my great-great grandparents (very cool). I matted it and found this great old frame at an auction. When the season rolls around I add this bloody hand-print cling (which I paid .50 cents for) and waa-laa...spooky decor!

The dollar stores have some great little tid-bits that you can really run with. These are a set of 9 styrofoam skulls on a piece of binders twine...simple...perfect curtain tie-backs or draped in an inexpensive leaf swag.

These little flighty bats come ina bag of 10 (again at the dollar store) and when hung on string can haunt any place imaginable. I have hung them from lamp shades and curtains in the past. This year I decided they would creep in a house plant.

Keep checking back as I show and tell all month...have I mentioned how much I loe this time of year?


  1. Wonderful decorations!!

    The Dollar Store definitely has some great finds!

    Happy October! :D

  2. Love the dollar store! Always find things to add into unexpected places!

  3. Heck, yes....
    October is my favorite month. I, too, look forward to the fine things the next 31 days will bring.