Sunday, October 31, 2010

My {HAUNTED} House

Happy Halloween Everyone! Holy moly, this has been a whirlwind of a month and because of it my blog has been so very neglected!  Between a week in Newport Beach with the fam, an amazing, wonderful trip down the east coast with Mr. Husband and then two Halloween parties this week, October has flown by!  Since I haven’t been blogging about all the Halloween projects I wanted to, today I will give you a quick tour of my Haunted house. ;)
I don’t know if you saw the sign in the BH&G’s Halloween mag, but here is my very humble version.  I really loved but I am A. not a master woodworker, nor B. an artist.  For my little sign I used wood that my uncle gave us for  our fire pit and simple nailed the pieces together…no cutting.  I then tried to copy the pattern, but I couldn’t get it to transfer on the wood so I had to somewhat free hand it…considering all that I think it turned out pretty cute.
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Our spooky entrance to greet our ghoulish guests.  I hung my hauntingly cheap   $ store wreath on the front door and my girls strung spider webs around.
Inside we have a few more fun fall/Halloween displays.  Had I been around more this month I would have done more, but these few touches helped set the tone.
My spooky Halloween mantel is compiled completely from the dollar store and thrift store creations.  Also here is my little thrift store Halloween chandy that I got for $5 and spray painted.  I de-electrified it and hung it from a string.  It would be fun with candles but I didn’t have any electric ones and the fire hazard thing always concerns me with real candles and small children. Safety first.
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And probably my favorite part….
My Witch’s Potion Station! 
I have seen these before, but I totally was inspired by Polish the Stars potion jars.  Check out hers and she also tells where to get the amazing labels.  I got most the labels from Love Manor, some I made myself.  I found random bottles from the thrift store, food items and here and there. 
I was dressed as a witch and I had so much fun putting this together!  Mr. Husband thinks a little too much fun… bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha ;)
I made my spell books by just making my spells, printing them out on sticker paper and putting them in a thrift store book.  Same with the outer cover.
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I know my kids and I had fun with this, and I hope my guests did as well.
A few more details….
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I also had a fun food and treats and gifts and games.  Since I have been such a bad blogger this month, I didn’t get pictures of the actual festivities, nor details of how I did it… but I hope you get the general idea and it gets you in the mood for some Halloween fun today!

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  1. Love the Halloween decor! My house is put to shame in comparison. Oh well, I'll make up for it with my Christmas decor (I go just a tad overboard at christmas =) Have a fun Halloween. You're kids must love your decorations!

  2. I love it! You did an amazing job and it sounds like you used a lot of dollar store things which is even better!!! The witches potion station is the best!! :)So glad you had a great time!

  3. This is a very cool haunted house, my kids would have loved to peek inside!! Good job with the decorating!

  4. Visiting from Cottage and Vine's linky party. Love, Love, Love your potion table, so creative:)

  5. Wow! You have been a girl busy girl this month and I'll bet you are gearing up with your pretty wreath making for the holidays. Your decorations are all so cool Krista. Thanks for joining the party.



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