Ghosts and Goblins – Halloween decorations

Hi there friends!

Are you all getting ready for Halloween yet?  I don’t recall ever really decorating for Halloween before, other than some carved pumpkins here or there. That is partly because a lot of the decorations can be a little tacky (sorry, is that too harsh??).

About 2 months ago I was walking around the Dollarama and saw that all of their Halloween decorations had just come in.  It was in that exact moment that I decided THIS IS THE YEAR that I will start decorating for this scary holiday!

So that is how I ended up spending $4 of my hard earned money on a black feathered boa, rubbery spiders and plastic bones and skulls. And I was determined to class it up a bit… well, just a little bit anyways.

The Ghosts and Goblins sign came from an old fall themed scrapbooking booklet that I had laying around in my craft supplies. I think it looks pretty good floating in this empty black frame.

In addition to my Dollarama purchases, I picked up some mini white pumpkins at the grocery store and stacked them up into a tall vase. Throw in a huge fake spider and the cute pumpkins instantly turn into creepy little pumpkins.

As I was arranging the pumpkins I had a few little freakout moments, even though my brain full well knew that the tarantula is 100% fake. Yikes! It looks and feel a little bit too real for my liking thankyouverymuch!

My friend came over last weekend and informed me that the arrangement needed just ONE little orange pumpkin. So Catherine, this orange pumpkin is for you!

And these three angry guys are hanging out on a bed of black feathers.  I like to imagine that they collected the feathers from scary black crows in the dark of night. Creepy!

I love the deep black feathers in contrast to the shiny pewter pedestal.  Never has an arrangement of plastic skulls looked this classy…

Angry lookin’ isn’t he?

I placed the hand full of plastic bones into a rounded vase and propped another creepy crawly on top of it.

So this is the extent of my indoor Halloween decorating.  I’m dreaming up some scary party snacks, and have bought a huge fake spiderweb for our front porch.  Oh, and I cannot forget to carve pumpkins!

Do you guys decorate the inside of your house for Halloween?

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  • Laura
    October 21, 2017

    Nienke only you can make cheap Halloween decorations like amazing and classy!

  • Adrienne Brown
    October 22, 2017

    Last year, I only put out a few outdoor decorations, but now I’m inspired by your pretty display! I may have to steal some of your ideas, too, especially since they’re so budget-friendly. Although, I think I can do without the spiders. I’m getting the creeps just thinking about them!

  • Therese
    October 26, 2017

    Oh my gosh, I am the exact same way! I’m always so torn between the two, I LOVE the look of modern, clean design but long for warmth and coziness!

  • Catherine
    October 26, 2017

    Oh hey now, I don’t know if I said it NEEDED an orange pumpkin. I’m just a traditionalist with the Halloween colours – but it does look smashing! I can’t wait to see what the outside is going to look like.

    Yes, I’m decorating this year. And I plan on dressing up in my garden costume and sitting outside to hand out the candy!

    Also, I feel so honoured to get a shout out in Revel Blog! *squeeeeeeeeeal*

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    October 27, 2017

    I might have to steal some of these ideas for my hallowe’en party!

  • Ashley
    October 28, 2017

    GAh!!! Continually impressed w/your style. Geez oh man…and I want that table SO SO badly!!!! Love the framed sign and the 1 orange pumpking. You have the exact same style I do!

  • Courtney
    November 2, 2017

    Haha…ohhhh kitchen problems! I totally understand! Right now, the sink is actually one of the FEW things I have in the kitchen – I’ll be SO HAPPY when our remodel is DONE! 🙂

  • Kris
    November 3, 2017

    What beautiful pics doll!! I am in love with your kitchen!

  • Melanie Sherbino
    November 4, 2017

    SO fun to run into the dollar store and know exactly what to buy! My baby girl loved the boa fur….and my 3yr. old boy loved it even more. …and I have now “stolen” a few of you amazing ideas to decorate!!! It just seems that some people can create with nothing (you)…….or a couple of dollars and I need lots of dollars to make it look even somewhat ok! PS: I also need that table…..love it!