I scored a great deal on Haloween decorations at JoAnn Fabrics today. The only thing I paid full price for was the mini can of metallic spray paint which was only $3.99 anyway. The urns were buy one get one half off, the small white pumpkins and gourds were buy one get one free, and the black roses and the large white funkin were 40% off. If you still need to buy Halloween decorations definitely check out JoAnn Fabrics . However, I did feel very behind since a good portion of the employees were stocking the shelves with all things Christmas (EEK! not yet please).
So what you see below are the Halloween decorations I've accumulated with the exception of the black glitter letters spelling HALLOWEEN that I bought at Joanns last year and strung on orange ribbon to hang across my door. I'm still considering getting a fall wreath for my front door, but I haven't found one that I love just yet. Maybe I'll get a black feather wreath like the one Target sells. The mercury glass candle holders are on my mantle year round, but I thought I'd use them as part of my Halloween centerpiece along with the small white pumpkins and gourds. I'm going to paint the goards with silver spray paint but leave the white pumpkins unpainted and I'm going to trade out the white candles in the mercury glass candle sticks for black candles (if I can find some).
I'm planning on putting the 6 black roses in the smaller of the two urns that I purchased. Luckily, I have a leftover block of floral foam that fits in the urn perfectly. I also might add some white anemones with black centers or white ostrich feathers (both left over from another project) to contrast the black roses.
Simplest of all of these little Halloween projects will be putting the large white funkin in the large urn. Yup, that's it. Well maybe I'll paint our monogram on the funkin, but still very quick and easy. I love white pumpkins and I think they look great stacked in urns rather than just sitting on the ground. I would like to have used real pumpkins and gourds, but I've had them go mushy before Halloween in past years which is always a letdown and this way I can reuse the fake pumpkins every year.
Feather Wreath -Black & Purple $19.99 at Target.
Here are some of my favorite Halloween decor inspiration photographs from Sunset, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and MarthaStewart.com.
Photograph courtesy of Sunset.
Photographs courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.
Photographs courtesy of Country Living.
Photographs courtesy of MarthStewart.com.
Photograph courtesy of Hallmark magazine.