Echoes of Laughter: Creepy candy tray
One of my favourite ways to decorate for Halloween is to gather up some glass vases and apothecary jars from around the house and fill them with creepy treats. Use eyeballs, worms, teeth, rats, and skulls (all from the dollar store) and arrange them on a tray. Add some Halloween-themed label stickers (purchased from Michaels) to the vases and jars to finish the look for a little bit of creepy and weird for Halloween. My kids love it! Angie Pitre is a Maritime girl now living in Alberta where she loves making a home for her family. She enjoys all home-related projects including decorating, baking, and home management. Follow her blog, Echoes of Laughter, where she enjoys sharing her latest foray into making home a wonderful place to be.
The Fabulous Design File: Spooky sparkles
You really can't go wrong with sparkles in seasonal decor! Just reach for a glue gun and some sequins. I bedazzled some mini pumpkins, then put black fabric in gold frames and glued on some quirky Halloween messages. Happy Halloween! Carissa is a stay-at-home mom who loves interior design. Her blog, The Fabulous Design File, follows her adventures in creating a stylish home, while chasing after two busy boys who enjoy colouring on walls and 'lawn-mowing' the area rug with scissors.
aDESIGNdock: Ghostly glam
Hallow's Eve home decor is given a glam update when the trad orange and black palette is replaced with a concoction of silver, cream and white. Morph a silver cake stand into a stunning centrepiecewith creamy white miniature pumpkins. Then add sparkle to the pumpkins with a translucent coat of silver paint for an almost ghost-like effect! Finally, dust the cobwebs off of tarnished, silver-toned dishes and fill with your favourite treats. Chocolate and yogurt dipped pretzels bare a surprising resemblance to carved pumpkins, making them the perfect finishing touch to your decor! Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based interior designer and writer. Amy can be found at aDESIGNdock [DESIGN blog], where she dishes out her thrifty approach to creating stand-out style! She can also be found right here on styleathome.com as a contributing guest blogger.