Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall/Halloween 2014

I don't usually put much on my porch for Halloween but this year I decided to put a little more effort in to decorating.  The first photo is my front door and the ladder I purchased at a Family Dollar store for $10. Each of the little black birds were a $1 each from Dollar Tree.

 Even though I like my nail head pumpkin, I think the area surrounding the bottom needs a few more decorations.

This cute little spring horse was just sitting on the side of the road and I knew I had to give him a new home.  I haven't decided whether I want to "fix" him up or leave him as is.
He sure looks nice on my porch.

I made the Pumpkin sign this morning out of a fence picket I found.  Goes well with my pumpkins don't you think? However, I think I need a few more corn stalks.  Well, actually I need to make another sign as I just gave this one to my sister.

My husband loves, loves, loves Dachshunds so we purchased this inflatable one last year.  I added the pumpkin spider to sit beside him and keep him company.

Needed a little black crow to go with my scarecrow.  Unfortunately my scarecrow needs a little tender loving care before I can put him outside.

This little witch usually is closer to the ground but this year I decided to make her fly.  Her two sisters are right behind her.  You can find the witches at Grandin Road.

Another picture of my pretty little spring horse.

This little guy usually has a solar light hanging from his hook but just for Autumn he is proudly holding a glittery pumpkin.

I can't even remember how old this pumpkin pillow is.  At least 30 years.


Fall Decorations: glass vase with grapevine wreath and artificial leaves

I have this glass vase that is very large and I never really know what I want to put in it.  I finally decided I wanted to add some acorns and pine cones but after I added the grapevine wreath and leaves I decided I liked it as it was.

I bought a 5 inch wreath from Michael's and clipped the metal loop holding the wreath together.  First I thought I could just unwrap the wreath and place it in the vase but that didn't work so I filled the kitchen sink with hot water and soaked the wreath for about an hour. This made it pliable enough to bend and conform to the shape of the vase.  You will need to clip pieces of the wreath and work in layers. Next I added the leaves.  My leaves are fake, but of course you can use real ones.  In Houston, we don't get a large variety of colored leaves and being that it is October, nothing is changing yet.

I guess you could add lights, pine cones and acorns.  Pretty much anything as this gives you a base to work with.