Sunday, October 14, 2012

31 Days :: Prepare for Halloween with 23 Display Elements - Day 14

Thank you for visiting The Homesteading Cottage. If you subscribe to our blog via RSS feed or email, you'll get helpful tips on simplicity, organization, all things DIY, natural cooking, entertaining, homesteading and emergency preparedness sent straight to you!

Have you ever started decorating a space only to be left feeling that there was either too much or not enough? It's all about the layers and elements. Yesterday we shared a few wreath ideas for inside and outside the home and today we wanted to build on that with 23 additional DIY Halloween elements.  These can be used on their own or put them together to create a beautiful holiday display.
As you already know, I'm in love with black birds this year. A bird cage with ravens, pumpkins and ribbons is the perfect Halloween touch!

I thought this display was cute with the candy corn sprinkled like bird seed.

Gail has a neat crow art tutorial. The first part shows how to create the art and the second part shows how to make the frame. I can't wait to try this one!

The aged look of this Witch's Inn plaque is just right for the cackling crowd (; Think out of the box and use an old kitchen cabinet door to create the same look.

This is one of my favorites! Shadow boxes are easy to make and can be done in so many different ways.
Eighteen25 shows how to make three dimensional art using pumpkins and seasonal fruit.

This witch plate is in our kitchen and it comes out every year. Gather the family and make something custom together that can be brought out each holiday.

This Boo! charger plate can easily be created by taking a plate and gluing on aged paper with words in your favorite creepy Halloween font. If you don't have a plate in your desired color, simply give it a coat of paint.

Switch out your everyday decorative plates and add in plain plates or oval plaques of wood decorated with Halloween scenes. Use sharpie markers to draw on designs or try vinyl stickers for an easy application.

We added bat silhouettes cut from black vinyl to the white plate above our kitchen chalkboard. Once Halloween is done, the bats come off and a Thanksgiving design appears (;

Swag a banner over mirrors, mantels or windows.

Create a festive bouquet with candy corn in the base.

LOVE this sign!! Scare your guests as they're reading...too funny (;

The Crafty Chicks show how to make these DIY boo blocks.

Kim at All Things Simple has that must-have holiday subway art...you can find her free Halloween printables here.

Create a versatile centerpiece with gourds, moss, mini-fencing (popsicle sticks) and little bales of hay. A black cat and ghoulish sign stake the territory at Halloween and turkeys can gobble up space later (;
Hovering bats on an old twig tree are sure to turn heads...

Now, pair that newly created bat tree with a pumpkin base and candles with "batty" details.

Centsational Girl shows how she made this forest with glowing eyes...

This Pottery Barn mantel display should give you tons of ideas! I love the haunted house and staggered picture frames with odd photos.

Hop over to Landee's site to see how she used different DIY elements to create her Halloween mantel.
Kristyn has one of the most adorable Halloween wall displays I've see so far and she shares step-by-step how she did it.
Don't forget the risers on your stairs...a few creepy messages or rat silhouettes are just the thing for Halloween (:

We hope these ideas will inspire you to create your own Halloween displays. Use one or several to develop your design.

Our 31 Days of Preparation journey is still full steam ahead! Join us again tomorrow as we prepare for Halloween entertaining...party ideas and what to serve will be coming up next.  Enter your email below and each post will automatically be delivered to your inbox. Don't forget to stop by the many other 31 Dayers for additional inspiration!
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner
Ÿ Day 1             Ÿ Day 7             Ÿ Day 12           Ÿ Day 17           Ÿ Day 22           Ÿ Day 27
Ÿ Day 2             Ÿ Day 8             Ÿ Day 13           Ÿ Day 18           Ÿ Day 23           Ÿ Day 28
Ÿ Day 3             Ÿ Day 9             Ÿ Day 14           Ÿ Day 19           Ÿ Day 24           Ÿ Day 29
Ÿ Day 4             Ÿ Day 10           Ÿ Day 15           Ÿ Day 20           Ÿ Day 25           Ÿ Day 30
Ÿ Day 5             Ÿ Day 11           Ÿ Day 16           Ÿ Day 21           Ÿ Day 26           Ÿ Day 31
Ÿ Day 6             Ÿ Day 12           Ÿ Day 18           Ÿ Day 1             Ÿ Day 22            Ÿ Day33

In Gratitude,

New to The Homesteading Cottage?   Don't miss a post and subscribe here...

1 comment:

  1. These are all so wonderful!

    http://carabossesarmoire.blogspot.com/2012/11/halloween-table-runner.html

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails