Our Halloween decorations were all sourced from Michael’s craft store. We spent less than $100 and will use all of the decorations again next year. I wanted to bring in the “spooky” and “freaky” without making the decor too dark or sensational, and on a white bookcase it was impossible to make the decor too dark anyways, so I worked with what we had and even incorporated some of our usual shelf decor, that with the black fabric looked spooky too!
I flipped all of our books so that black, white and red bindings were the only visible colors facing out. I removed all items from our shelves that were out of color scheme and hid them below. I layered a combination of black fabric, black stuffing and faux fall leaves across the shelves with a mix of styrofoam (read: cheap) skeleton heads, black crows and a “bag of bones” nestled in a chicken wire box.
The black stuffing went a long way to elevate basic shelves to Halloween chic with the mix of faux leaves. Be sure to stand the leaves up in the stuffing so that you can see them from afar vs. simply laying them down flat.
The crows were a fun addition to the shelves and we were able to tuck a few away in some “surprise” places throughout the house.
Each fireplace mantle was decorated differently with a combination of small pumpkins, white and orange, and more faux fall leaves. In total, I used four bags of the faux leaves and they went a long way. I took all of the extra leaves and piled them at the edge of the fireplace on the ground.
The dining room fireplace was decorated with faux leaf branches from Michaels and a line of orange and white striped pumpkins from the patch!
The dark Calla Lillies that we always have in our living room in their bone vases look perfect for Halloween! The white pumpkins are simple and sweet.
All of our mini pumpkins were purchased at the pumpkin patch. We bought 15 of these minis and scattered them though the house!
All of our pumpkins were cleaned before we placed them around the house.
While we will have to toss the pumpkins end of season, all of the other decor can be stored for next year.
In our entry we nested a bundle of dried corn against a cluster of larger pumpkins and more faux leaves