Thursday, October 2, 2014

We’ve Been Spooked

Our house was “spooked” last week.  We were left a can of candy and a note giving us 48 hours to decorate our front door/porch for Halloween and then pass on the love to other families in the neighborhood.

With Evelyn’s stomach bug, we didn’t quite make the deadline given, but yesterday we finally got our porch decorated.

Simple Halloween Porch

The kids picked out a mum and pumpkins yesterday after school, and I finished up a wreath last night.

DSC_3657-1Halloween Wreath

I’ve never made a wreath before, but I was pretty happy with how this turned out.  Especially since I just used stuff that I found around the house.  A wreath form from the diaper wreath at my Monterey baby shower, burlap from Charlotte’s strawberry themed birthday party, a broken piece of pallet wood, and paint and tulle that I had with my craft supplies.  I’m thinking about changing out the pallet slat each season so that I can use the same wreath for all holidays.

Halloween Wreath

We may have to go with a different theme next year though.  Charlotte and Trenton want a monster wreath with scary sound effects.  Apparently “boo” painted on a wreath isn’t scary enough for them!

11 comments:

Amanda B. said...

So cute!! I love the idea of using the same wreath.

henning love said...

what a fun activity for the neighbors or friends to participate in. and I think you will be given a pass on that 48 hour limit, totally understandable :-)

Jen said...

I love the wreath, it looks wonderful! :)

Laura Joyce Leavitt said...

How cute! I love decorating for fall but a lot of halloween stuff is too much for me sometimes so your porch is perfect!

Traci@TheHallway said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!!!!

Hana R said...

That wreath is adorable!!! How did you make it?

Ashley said...

So crafty!! And I love the pumpkins on the cart -- such a fun and cute touch without being cheesy!

Katie said...

Looks so good!!!! I heard of getting "spooked" for the first time last year. I think it is such a cite idea. I hope it happens to me this year :)

Heather Moffit said...

That is so cute I love that idea of getting "spooked"

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

What a cute idea!!!! Your porch looks great!!

Amanda said...

Love it! And changing out the pallet piece is an awesome idea!