Besides Christmas, I am not really one for decorating for the holidays. For Halloween I usually crave a jack-o-lantern and call it a day. With the monster being born at the beginning of the month, I really did not have time to do anything until... well, the day of Halloween.
I meandered out to Michael's, where I knew [what was left of] their decor would be on super super markdown. I grabbed two paper mache skull head for ninety-nine cents each. They were brown, so when I got home I hit them with some white spray paint. They looked a little too perfect, so I glossed over them with a little gray spray paint that I had sitting around. I added my faux pumpkin from last year.
Because I love me some old-skool webbing, I decked the porch with cobwebs that came in at $1.40 for the bag. My big splurge was the 100 spiders for $4. I didn't love the price, but what are cobwebs without spiders?
Since I didn't have time to carve pumpkins, I improvised. I have a collection of mason jars that are 20+ strong, so I decided to put them to good use. I have seen other bloggers decoupage the jars and use them as jack-o-lanterns luminaries (like here). Since I used my mason jars for a variety of events, I didn't want to do anything super permanent. So I cut out scary faces from construction paper and taped them to the jars.
Here they are illuminated:
Not the most long-lasting idea ever, but they will only be out for 24 hours. I'm not concerned about their longevity.
For $7.40 and a couple items laying around the house, I did a quick dress up of our house before the trick-or-treaters started rolling in.
I know you are wondering if we dressed up Hunter. Of course we did. He was a cozy little owl (did you expect anything less?)
Always & Forever,