The other day a friend asked me if I was all ready for Halloween, and if I was done decorating. And then she launched into a story about how she and her husband use the Halloween pumpkin decorations for both Halloween AND Thanksgiving by simply turning the jack-o-lanterns around after the 31st. Apparently besides all the pumpkins they use INSIDE, they also have a 5 foot jack-o-lantern that sits outside… with his toothy grin showing until the day after Halloween… and then he sits backwards through Thanksgiving.
I blinked a few times as she spoke, and realized (quietly in my own head)… I don’t really do that well when it comes to decorating OR preparing for Halloween.
In an effort to do a better job THIS year, I’ve been scouring the Internet and bloggy world and Pinterest, looking for cute… inexpensive… easy… ideas!
You want to see what I found, right?
From HGTV.com, a tutorial on how to make these adorable peek-a-book pumpkins:
Table of Treats idea, from Gordon Gossip. She used a photo from Good Housekeeping as an inspiration, and explains how to re-create it!
Monogram Pumpkin Tutorial, from the Butlers blog. We have been painting pumpkins pink around here, but I think I’m just as in love with these white monogrammed pumpkins.
Halloween Flowers, from One Charming Party. Talk about a fabulous look! She details the individual flower arrangements, so be sure to click through to see more!
And as I look back through these photos (and the other links I bookmarked but didn’t share), I realize I’m a white and black Halloween kind of girl. Over half of my links show classy black-and-white decorations! Maybe next week I’ll share the few COLORFUL Halloween decorating ideas I found.
What are YOU doing to decorate for Halloween this year?