Tag: halloween

the one with a Halloween tablescape

There’s a giant table in my dining area that we got on an online garage sale. I love it, and iron man really loves it. Especially when he gets to pull the leaf out and show people how cool it is. However, we purchased it knowing it needs to be refinished. Guess what? We’ve had it almost a year, and it hasn’t been refinished yet. It’s a huge project, and I’m avoiding it. So I finally found a way to hide the maply, oaky, whatever color it is . . . decorating the table. I know. It’s so easy it sounds ridiculous. But I’ve never really been one do more than just a simple centerpiece so having a Halloween tablescape is pretty exciting for me . . .


To do this simple Halloween tablescape all you need is – 2 pumpkins, 6 votive candles, vase with dark flowers, cheesecloth, black and white fabric.



Once you’ve gotten your supplies together, just layer it together in a straight line the length of your table. Use the cheesecloth to connect the fabric to the items in an almost creepy way to bring in the Halloween factor! All of the items I used were pulled together from things I had at the house or from the dollar tree. That’s the best part of holiday decorations right!? When they don’t cost a lot, and are still awesome!



Do you have any fun Halloween décor at your house? What about projects still sitting around waiting to be fixed?


the one with DIY sugar skull

Roaming the dollar tree – specifically the dollar tree where everything is actually a $1 – for holiday decorations is possibly my favorite thing about the holidays. That’s a vast exaggeration, but I do really enjoy it. The dollar tree always surprises me with their selection of super cute décor, and since everything is just $1 it’s easy on the wallet. That’s where I discovered these super cute plastic skulls, and I just had to pick up two of them. But they needed just a little something . . . something special . . . so I grabbed some paint around the house and created some DIY sugar skulls.



  • something in the shape of a skull for the base
  • assorted acrylic paints – white, black, and bright colors
  • brushes, q-tips, sponges to paint with


The how to:
Well, it’s really easy. You pick out your colors, and your design and you paint it. HA! I would recommend a color scheme . . . I chose teal, purple, gold, and red! If you’ve never painted a sugar skull before – like me – then I’d recommend keeping things simple. I chose to do a little design around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, and chin. If you really want to dress it up, add a flower to the top of the head! Husband says it’s too much so I chose to lay off 🙂

Do you have any DIY Halloween decorations going on this year?

the one with a witches hat Halloween wreath

I know a lot of you have already started decorating for fall, but at the Stark house we don’t decorate until the end of September. Fall, schmall as I say . . . Halloween is much more important. I’ve got a pretty good collection started of things to put out every year, but I like to make something new (maybe even buy a few new things) every year. This year I wanted something new for the door, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. So I found an old witch’s hat in the closet and made a Halloween wreath out of it.


Here’s what you’ll need . . .

an old witches hat – I found mine at the dollar tree a few years ago

some newspaper for stuffing

some ribbon – or a bow

other odds and end decorations to add like flowers, twigs, pumpkins, a happy Halloween sign

glue gun with glue



and here’s the how to . . .

Begin by, stuffing the newspaper into the witches hat so it stays in an upright position. Then pull the tip down to the brim – I pulled it over to the side to give it a little character – and hot glue it in place.


Then just simply add your decorations! This is the fun part where you get to let your imagination carry you away! I had some gold ribbon leftover to make a big bow for my witch; then I added some fall colored florals that I picked up at the dollar tree. All set!

Do you have any new Halloween decorations out?