This is the first time I have ever decorated for Halloween.
Is that weird?
With the exception of Christmas, I’m pretty low-key with my seasonal decorations. For fall, I like a pretty pile of pumpkins by the front door, maybe some mums, and I’ve always loved those miniature white pumpkins. All of those things carry pretty well into Halloween, sooooo…that was all I ever did.
Participating in the Modern and Fresh Fall Tour pushed me a little outside of my norm and it wound up being SO much fun to really think about fall decorating outside of pumpkins and mums and add some fall touches that were new to me but still true to my aesthetic.
The same idea carried over into this Halloween project sponsored by Coupons.com. It was really fun to think about decorating for Halloween this year with the same goals in mind – stay true to my aesthetic while adding some festive touches.
I love the idea behind it – create something that can be repurposed after Halloween as something not related to Halloween.
Coupons.com provided me with a gift card to buy supplies at Target, which I used with one of their Target codes to get free shipping on some supplies.
As you might imagine, I had no trouble finding things I liked in Target’s line of home decor items :) I wound up using a lot of items from the Threshold and Smith & Hawken collections.
The Raven figure was a Target purchase, and while he looks perfectly fine as the black raven he is intended to be, who are we kidding? There’s a good chance he will be getting a coat of glossy white or shiny gold paint in the coming months.
I used a Threshold picture frame to make the little chalkboard where you see the opening lines of The Raven. I’ve already written two different quotes on this chalkboard and can’t wait to use it for Thanksgiving quotes and Christmas quotes and winter quotes and spring quotes…but I’m getting ahead of myself…
Details coming soon on how I turned the frame into a chalkboard!
I took another of the Threshold frames and replaced the glass with black foam board. I used brass nailheads to spell out the word “boo” and hung it on our front door with a black satin ribbon in place of a wreath.
This kind of Halloween decorating is perfect for my family – my daughters are still pretty little so anything too creepy would just scare them.
I’ll share details on how I made this frame project soon, too! And the great thing about this project is it left the glass and picture mat the frame came with intact, so I can reuse the frame for an actual picture after Halloween. I’m a big fan of these natural wood frames and have a couple in my house already.
And what about that $200 giveaway to Target, you ask? You can enter using the Rafflecopter below!