Silver Halloween

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Instead of a White Christmas how about a Silver Halloween? I have seen a lot of silver Halloween decor popping up in the stores this season. Instead of spending a pile of money to create a shimmering silver display I grabbed a few goodwill finds and dollar store treasures and made them shimmer and shine with one can of spray paint.

 

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I added the slightest bit of orange with a few fall leaves. It’s the perfect contrast with all the silver.

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I gave all of my pieces a plain coat of grey using a small bottle of grey craft paint I had on hand. Since the colors were so vibrant and deep I thought it best to prime them with a color close to silver so that the spray paint would cover easily. I purchased one can of spray paint and I had a little left over.

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I love this little guy, he looks so happy!

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And the glow from the pumpkin puts a smile on my face.

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If you come across candle sticks at goodwill, don’t pass them up – they sure come in handy

for a lot of things!

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This is how everything looked prior to painting,

scary indeed.

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It’s amazing what you can do with a little paint!

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Fall Front Porch 2012

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Oh, the warmth and coziness of Fall. We all decorate inside for Fall or Halloween but some of us leave our outside just the same as it’s always been but a few easy decorating ideas can add amazing WOW factor to you homes curb appeal this Fall.

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The first thing I did was string these orange lights on my stairs using a staple gun. The staples keep the lights nice and secure so little trick or treater’s don’t trip up!

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We have had a very warm Fall so some of my summer annuals are still in bloom but I did pick up a couple of mum’s and placed them in vibrant yellow wooden planters which I painted this Fall.

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I picked up a pumpkin and placed it on the step…I could use a couple more!

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I’ve had this cute little Autumn rake for years, something that I purchased on clearance after the season had passed. This is a good way to build your decor – buy out of season!

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I made this wreath myself with a grape-vine wreath and artificial flowers and leaves.

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The garland around the door is made up of 3 dollar store garlands, orange mini lights, and organza also from the dollar store.

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The scarecrows also came from the dollar store, I just stuck them into the pots!

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Happy Fall Decorating!

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Halloween Decor

 

Halloween Decor 2012

at  Alderberry Hill

 

This year I have added turquoise to my Halloween decor, just a touch of the famous blue goes a long way. And it mixes so well with orange but I thought I’d use red in this display along with silver for a modern Halloween feel!

 

 

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I picked up the Halloween Tree at Michaels and decided on simple bats cut with my Silhouette Machine as decoration for the tree.

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I coated them with Mod Podge and sprinkled red, silver & turquoise glitter on them and adhered them to the tree with double sided tape.

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I didn’t have any real old fashioned keys so I made a set!

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I cut them out with my Silhouette and covered them in glitter too!

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Remember the Halloween Glass Blocks I made a couple of weeks back? Well, I was left with a stencil that I used to create this wooden sign. I cut a piece of pine down to size and sanded the edges.

Then…

1. Paint white/cream and let dry

2. Adhere your stencil to the wood (my vinyl was adhesive so I stuck right on, but you can use spray adhesive on your stencil too)

3. Paint your letters black

4. Distress with a little black paint

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I am in love, it turned out so good!

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I picked up this cute frame from Goodwill, it wasn’t always turquoise & there was a terrible canvas print in the frame with no glass. So I spray painted the entire thing, canvas and all and added the sweet “Happy Halloween” which I cut with my Silhouette Machine.

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I made the Halloween wreath using cupcake liners last year. You can view the tutorial here.

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I added in my Glitzy Halloween Coffin, tutorial here.

And a Halloween Printable, found here.

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This little bird house was hanging out in storage so I spooked it up with a little turquoise, silver & black paint and gave it some height by placing it on a candle stick holder.

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And the look is complete!

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This little nook is in my craft room, I’m all ready for Halloween!

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When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

‘tis near Halloween.

~Author Unknown