Monday, September 7, 2009

Pumpkins, Polka Dots, and Monograms, Oh My!

Now that Labor Day is almost over, it's unofficially fall! Well in my house it IS fall!! To me, once you start watching football, it is summer no longer. I'm not usually a big decorator for Halloween since it isn't one of my favorite holidays. I do decorate for fall though since it is my FAVORITE time of year! This year, however, I decided to decorate for Halloween. I have seen a lot of ideas on blogs and in magazines so today I got my crafty juices flowing and got to work. First up, my "BOO" sign. How cute is this damask paper..........a little gothic, huh? I bought the paper at Michael's today along with the frame. I'm excited to see what else I can do with the frame after Halloween. I'm thinking some initials!!!!!!!!!! (I know, shocking)

No Halloween is complete without pumpkins. But mine definitely aren't classic. I had some craft pumpkins left over from last years' fall decorations. After a little spray paint and acrylic paint, now I have these. I got these candle sticks at Kirkland's last week for $9.99.

And no project is complete until there is a monogram involved! ;)

And here's the finished product

I'm really not sure why it looks like we have a grid ceiling....we don't! :)
So what do ya think? I like that it is fun without being over the top Halloween-y (yup I said Halloween-y).


The Swann's said...

Here from Kelly's Korner! Oh how I love what you did to add some additional touch! Looks great! :-)