In my opinion, there must be two different types of Halloween decorating styles:
I am definitely in the pretty Halloween decor camp. No surprise there.
Are you one of those that go all out decorating for Halloween? Almost every neighborhood that I have ever lived in, there was always at least one.
You know the ones I’m talking about: the fake cemetery in the front yard, spooky music playing in the background while green lights casting eerie shadows upon pots of billowing smoke from dry ice. These are the people that go over-the-top with the most elaborate, I-LIVE-FOR-THIS-HOLIDAY decor.
I’m not one of them.
In fact, when my three kids were trick-or-treat ages, I didn’t even decorate for Halloween. I simply didn’t have time for that! As a full-time working-outside-the-home mom with three kids and a husband who worked the opposite hours from me left little time to worry about Halloween decorating.
Ah, I remember those days……..rushing home from work to get the kids in their costumes and out the door for the hour or two of trick-or-treating. Then coming home to a house that looked like a hurricane came through from the frantic, aforementioned getting ready part. Can you relate?
Oh how times have changed. The kids are grown and gone and I get to watch my kids and grandchildren enjoy trick-or-treat night.
And I have time to decorate for Halloween. And I choose pretty.
I made these framed glitter and card stock letters that spell out BOO and they are super easy and fast to make.
Using my Silhouette, I cut the letters out of double-sided adhesive sheets.
After cutting out the letters, I carefully peeled off the yellow backing and placed the letter (white side up) on the card stock.
After peeling off the white layer, the adhesive is left on the card stock.
Then the fun part: adding the glitter. The glitter sticks to the adhesive . . .
. . . leaving behind crisp, clean glitter letters.
I plan on decorating my faux mantel with pretty Halloween decor again this year. And these framed glitter and card stock letters are part of the plan.
Tell me, which Halloween decor style do you prefer?
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Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs says
I prefer the pretty style of Halloween decorating too! I love all the bling. Please stop by my house and feel free to decorate. 🙂
Hi Kelly! Yes, bling is good …. and if I lived in Florida (I wish….especially during the winter), I’d certainly be over ; )
I’ve always done cute Halloween decorations, but after seeing your pretty decorations, I’ll be crafting some new pretty Halloween decorations.
Oh, I forgot about “cute”! Spooky, pretty, and cute. Thanks Susan ; )
love your pretty & fancy Halloween decor great job
This is great job .. Love the unique and wonderful design