Last minute Halloween decor ideas

October 29, 2008

Here we go with a few last minute Halloween decor items I've put together in the past week or so. 

I had some leftover wood from my laundry room table, so I made an itty bitty Eek sign. Price: free!! I actually have a ton of extra wood I'm going to try making some fun Christmas stuff with. :) 

I saw these printable old bottle labels here a couple weeks ago, and have been looking for bottles since. I finally found bud vases at WalMart the other day. 

I had the cork stoppers, and used green food coloring with water. So fun: Cheap glitteries (made that word up, thanks) from Joann Etc. stuck in my fake foliage:
I find the BEST stuff at thrift stores and consignment shops!

The thrift shops I frequent are various Goodwill stores. Consignment shops are a bit different -- they sell items that people like YOU bring in. It's a great set up -- take advantage of it if you have one nearby! 

When I decluttered this year I took a TON of stuff to a local shop. I have received many checks in the mail, but the best part is if you catch them before they send out checks, you have a credit in their computer. So credit = free fun things for you! 

I also took a ton of our clothes to a couple shops and we've made $60 so far. Try it out. I found this fun Halloween garland there for $3:
The next items were Goodwill finds. 

On the left was a cheese platter -- I painted the wood platter black and added a pedestal to the bottom. Now it's kinda like a cloche. Love it. 
The "art" is just a glittery wood cut out glued onto scrapbook paper. 

The little cloche on the right is one of my all time finds just because it's so fun! I think it was a candle holder that sat in a holder. But turned upside down, on a $.35 wooden pedestal I painted black, it's a teeny tiny cloche!

This was the find of the season...the easel part on the back was broken off, so I got 70 percent off...the SALE price!! It was $20 and I got it for $3.50. I was going to string cobwebs all over it but I'm pooping out...

Christmas is on the brain you know...
Finally, my little pumpkin/candle my stepmom got me for my birthday. 

So fun! I threw some little ceramic pumpkins in there:
I made a promise to myself I would NOT work on anything Christmas-related till November 1. I've been pretty good. The projects are lined up, ready to go...but I've been good. 
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  1. I just recently found your site and I always look forward to see what you've done. I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas!

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  2. i love your blog! i'm so ready for Christmas crafts!!!!

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  3. Everything lot great and "fun". Ha ha I am glad your son is doing good!

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  4. I am guilty of Christmas crafts before Nov. 1. I just couldn't help it. LOVE your EEK sign.

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  5. I'm so ready for Christmas crafts too! I can't wait to see what you have lined up so I can steal..um borrow....your wonderful ideas. :o)

    Glad your son is doing better.

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  6. I can't wait for Christmas crafts. I'm going to be doing a lot this year.

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  7. I love it all!!

    We are already listening to Christmas music in the car, in the kitchen and the kiddos request to sing at least one Christmas song every evening;) Can't wait to see what is up your sleeve for Christmas makings!

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  8. I will ditto the Wal Mart comment. I think it is more I hate it but when I get there I fall in love. I always find the best stuff at WalMart! SHHHH! Don't tell anyone. I am already thinking about my pre-Christmas dash to WalMart. If I go early enough I find good stuff and beat the crazees.

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  9. I needed a good laugh. Love your humor from this post and all of your goodies look great! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  10. I just found your blog today, and may I say, I love it! I love all of your neat ideas. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it

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  11. Glad your son is feeling better. You crack me up! Liked the glitter ghost & sign and decor! Did you make the sign? I have that same wire pumpkin...if you have Walgreen's where you live, they have 1/2 off their fall items. It's ok to listen to Christmas music now...Oct. 31 vs. Nov. 1 depends on the time zone...keep that in mind! ;O)

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  12. 1)I totally agree on the price of candy! It is a kids treat~ give us a break here! It has gotten out of hand! I also, am not going to be able to trick-or-treat am many kids!
    2)The EEK letters, are they rub on?? I love it and if they are rub on.... tooo simple!!! Gotta do this for Christmas!
    3)I love you and your blog! And have an AWESOME day!!!
    Hugs,
    Yvette
    P.S. Already started decorating for Christmas... pulled it out last week!!!

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  13. Everything looks so cute!

    I know what you mean about Christmas. I have all these ideas swimming around in my head, but I think if I actually started, my family would think I was insane .... actually I think they do anyway LOL

    rue

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  14. I love all your Halloween decor. You are super crafty and creative. I hope you get your crystal pendant necklace today. I wish I would have thrown in some magnets for you. DARN!!! Yes, I make all kinds of magnets. Just tell me what shape and message you want.... I too can't wait to get going on Christmas!!!

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  15. Oh one other thing... I love your potion bottles and EEK sign. Too cute...

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  16. Love the bottles. You have some wonderful decorations. I just don't decorate for Halloween the way I use to.

    I have something for you on my blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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  17. I love your blog! You are so funny! And very creative. Thank you!! I'll shut it now LOL

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  18. Ooh, WalMart is the pits isn't it! Do you have a Hobby Lobby they have some super cute bottles with the corks for $1-2. But I'm ready to move on to Christmas, too! Thanks again for the awesome ideas!

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  19. You are so funny! I wish we had a target here! I miss that store. All my good shopping is three hours away. I am with you though, I hate Walmart! I get all tense while I'm in there. Way cute halloween things! You are so creative! LOVE EVERYTHING!

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  20. Your post cracked me up! OK, so I'm mad because I bought that garland at Pottery Barn two years ago for like Fifteen Dollars or something like that. I feel ripped off now ha ha. Live and Learn to thrift shop. Problem is I'm starting to get addicted.

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  21. This post is seriously cracking me up!!

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  22. I love all of your Halloween things!! So cute! I can't wait until Cmas either!

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  23. I am a new "stalker" of your blog. Your ideas are so cute so I will be checking your blog quite a bit. I have one question - how did you get your ghosts and bats flying around your blog? That is so cute. I saw that you got it from pryzm but I can't find them. Anyway, I really like all of your cute decorating ideas.

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  24. I like the glass dishes with the food in them. :P

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  25. Ok, this post was just awesome but I was totally laughing at the end. Shut it---haha, love it. The EEK blocks were great...the stars just made them. I'm thinking Christmas too...I've already started some projects. I can't believe November 1st is so soon! Woot woot! I love Christmas. My sister-in-law loves it more. She plays Christmas CD's in the summer.

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  26. Seriously. I have no idea where you find the time. This is all the cutest stuff ever. Thanks for posting all of it. It just inspires me!

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  27. You are one hysterical lady! I think all your PP's and PS's couldn't have been any better.

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  28. I love everything!

    Oh...I just ate more than a fair share of handfuls of bbq chips while I was all wrapped up in your post and cloche and eeks and easels...now my mouth is on fire and there is bbq residue on my fingers and keyboard, lololololol;)

    Nice post on Calla, too! Never heard of them, looks like a great site:)

    I didn't read about your son, but I hope he gets better soon!

    Bella
    PS: lurve your blog, but you know that, right??? :)

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  29. Love, love, LOVE the poisen bottles. Those are awesome.

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  30. Sweet! Another funny, sarcastic blogger to enjoy! I love your sense of humor! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Can't wait to look around yours some more!

    ~Stacy

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  31. So cute!!! I love your decorating...what fun it is! Those little pumpkins in the glass jar...I had those last year around a candle and they caught on fire...yes...smoke and everything!!!
    -sandy toes

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  32. Lots of cute Halloween stuff...loved all your ps's!

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  33. HI you won something in my giveaway! Congrats and Happy Halloween!

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  34. I'm so glad your little guy is doing a bit better. I am with you on the great finds at the thrift/consignment stores...and you have to check often to see if someone by chance dropped of a 'great deal' just a few minutes before you get there. YOU JUST HAVE TO...hahaha...I love finding my treasures, and it is soooo therapeutic!
    Blessings,
    Deb

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  35. I for one can't wait for Christmas craftiness! :)

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