I've been a little slack, shall we say, getting decorations up this year. So this afternoon Jay and I took a little time (him mainly because the neighborhood kids were outside to chat to while he helped) to put up a few decorations.
- A little bat and some mice watching over mummy's candy corn on the kitchen counter
- Beautiful fall flowers (thanks Kj) on the bar
- The kids skeleton hands and footprints above the fireplace
- Our little ghost familyon the windowsill
- A tasty tub of caramel apple pops for the kids to enjoy.
- Festive lights in the windows. I love how the lights are positioned over the bats eyes.
- A cat and some crows ready to greet Trick or Treaters.
- Ghosts hanging in the big tree
- Our friendly frankenmonster on the door ready to greet our guests.
- A photo op board for the neighborhood children and Trick or Treaters on the front porch with the pumpkin Jay carved.
- Beware of the tarantula in the garden
- A string of skulls surrounding the door
- I love how the street lights cast such eerie shadows of the trees on the house
- My first ever attempt at decorating a pumpkin. A big black cat hiding in the bushes.
- Don't stand on the snake.
CAT PUMPKIN INSTRUCTIONS:
This was my first ever attempt at decorating pumpkins so I'm quite
proud of myself. Yes I'm terrible and still haven't taken the kids to
the pumpkin patch, so these are Michael's pumpkins, but this little
black cat will venture out each Halloween now to hide in the bushes and
wait for Trick or Treaters to come by.
The ears are 2
triangles of felt glued together. I put a toothpick up inside each ear
from the base, then stuck the other end through a pin prick hole in the
top of each pumpkin to hold them in place.
are pipe cleaners. Cut a small hole into either side of the small
pumpkin and thread the toothpicks from one hole to the other.
gave the googly eyes a slightly green tint using a green highlighter.
The nose was cut out of a scrap piece of pink paper and under the nose
was drawn on with a crayon.