Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Chic

With Halloween less than a week away, I've pulled together several quick and easy decorating ideas to get your home looking festive! Whether you're hosting a party or passing out candy to the kids, there are endless ways to get your home Halloween-ready without spending an arm and a leg on decorations. Are you dressing up this year? If so, please share! I'm still not sure what I'll be...we're going to a party on Saturday night so I better figure it out!

Add a little "bling" to your pumpkins with rhinestones (sequins would looks great too!). Click here for instructions.
Wrap candle holders with pre-made letter templates - easy & inexpensive!

Clockwise from top left:  Wicked fashionista! Place foam balls inside a pair of black boots and fill with dried wheat & foliage! Place a vase full of flowers inside a carved jack-o-lantern instead of candles. Embellish you pumpkin by tying ribbon and adding florists picks around the stem; display on a cake stand. Attach a sequined mask to the candy bowl to keep a watchful eye.

Cover books in gift wrap and embellish with stickers, stencils, etc.

Painted pumpkins arranged on a tray...tres chic!

Pumpkin-on-a-stick party favors or decorations.

Clockwise from top left: Wrap colored tissue paper around candleholders & add a vinyl letter. DIY feather boa & eyeball wreath! Mini Pumpkin wreath. Candy-corn filled vase with mums.

Forget the mess of carving pumpkins and paint a fun design! (Although, I do enjoy getting messy and carving pumpkins...and I like baking the seeds to munch on!). 



  1. Looking at all these amazing ideas makes me wish Halloween was a bigger deal in Europe so it would actually make sense to go all out on the decorations! Great inspirations!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  2. bejeweled pumpkins are all the rage this year!! I'm seeing them everywhere and I wish I had seen them sooner or I would have done one myself!! Those wrapped candles are great too! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I am DYING to bedazzle a pumpkin! Such a fun post.
    velvet cupcakes

  4. Thanks for the cheapie ideas. I've not done any decorating because I just can't justify dropping so much cash on decorations that I have to lug to the attic in a week.
    How do you toast pumpkin seeds??

  5. I hear ya! Still haven't gotten a costume for my friend's party on Saturday. I've been thinking of Wonder Woman! Now to find the time to pick that up at a decent price:S

  6. i decorated pumpkins this past weekend... and i have to say that the rhinestone pumpkin isn't as easy as it looks... involved quite a few hot glue gun burns oh well it still looks cute!


  7. * GR888 blog today, Jules! I forwarded it on to our two grown nieces, who have youngins' & may want to try some of these super ideas!

    Thanks! Appreciate it! Best,
    Linda in AZ *

  8. What wonderful Halloween ideas...great images!!

  9. ooooooooo...... i love the rhinestones pumpkins! what a great idea.

  10. cute, i love the rhinestone pumpkin!


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