Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

  

I can’t believe it’s that time again! Thanksgiving! Soon the house will be covered in glittery red and green. But first, here’s some easy ideas to tide you over to that fancy feast and to show off your fall decor for a few more weeks!

First, pillows! This is the first year I’ve added fall pillows but it has made a huge difference! Easy and stylish. 

  

Next, there should always be something on your table for the big feast. I added a white wire basket filled with fall leaves and three green and orange bottles. These bottles were from the dollar store, so they were very economical. I finished the look by adding a couple of white pumpkins to the ends.

 
Finally, the mantle. I added a lantern, fall leaves and some wheat on top. I also added a basket of wheat on a crate on the side and a wreath above everything. I plan on adding a few more fall leaves to the wreath, but even without them, it looks great! 

 
This year I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house, so I am sure some more  fall posts are on the way! Until then, shop my  Etsy page for your early Christmas shopping needs!
  

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How to improvise… Halloween floating candles

  
What do you do when something doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it?
This is what I wanted:

  
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This is what I got:

  

Oh my. You can tell these floating candles are obviously toilet paper rolls with led candles on the top. So, rather than admit defeat, I got creative. I wrapped the candles in some shear purple material I had laying around and added some raffia to tie it all together! Viola! It’s not perfect, but it’ll do!

 

   

This egg carton holder however is a great idea to hold the rolls up while you are spray painting!
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Halloween chalkboard

Here is this years Halloween chalkboard art:   
 

Diy Halloween Poison Tray

  

Halloween is just around the corner and I have been busy preparing my haunted mansion. And what haunted palace would be complete without a tray filled with spell making ingredients and poison? This was extremely easy and not expensive to create. I simply found cute bottles at local thrift stores and bought some transfers from the dollar store. Here is a very simple step-by-step list of how to re-create this tray. 

step one: accumulate all of your supplies. When looking for your potion bottles look for flat surfaces that are large enough for the transfers to stick to. I got these transfers at the Family Dollar; they came in a pack of four squares with one long rectangle “poison” transfer.

  
Step two: Prepare your bottle surfaces for the transfer. I have this tray sitting out by my mantle which I did in ivory and black so I painted a few of my bottles ivory to accent the coloring. Make sure your services are clean and free of dust. 

Step 3: Remove the plastic covering and place the transfer on the bottle where you want it to be.

 

 Step 4: Rub cold water on the bottle with a wash cloth making sure the transfer is saturated.
 

 Step 5: Peel off the white backing carefully and see your beautiful work! 🙂

Step 6: Let the transfer completely dry and then put it on display!

   

And there you have it! An awesome poison tray for your Halloween party guests! Be sure to follow me for more decorating ideas and check out my Etsy store to see what creations I have up for sale! And please post pictures of your wonderful Halloween decorations!!

  
 

Halloween decorating for a Dollar

  
It that time of year! Dried leaves and the scent of pumpkin fills the air. It’s time to transform your space in to a spooky, stylish Halloween palace! And what better way to do it, than cost effective and creatively? All of these treasures came from the ever popular dollar store! What a great way to make your ideas come to life for less!!

Up first, we have the haunted town, complete with orange lights and black trees!! Each building was a dollar! There was nothing to craft for this one, just set it out, add some lights and enjoy!! (We added some mini Halloween Thomas the tank engine toys as well!)

  
Next, what haunted house is complete without a poison tray? Just add some thrift store bottles and we are good to go! These awesome transfers came in a pack of four and were really easy to use!! I thought for a dollar, they may not turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised.  

  
Everyone knows that pumpkins are a staple of Halloween and fall. These great little guys also cost a dollar. They were orange at first which I decided to spray paint ivory to match my mantel scene a little better. Add these any where and every where!! They are carve-able, would make good accents or even a main center piece! 

 

 The dollar store is full of great things that you can find for your holiday! You can find bugs, dishes, towels, tinsel, floral… Pretty much every thing! I also picked up some fall leaves that I am planning on painting gold for Thanksgiving!! Check out my other blog posts for more Halloween decorating ideas!! And if you see something you like, check out my Etsy store, it may be for sale 😉