Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween: Handmade Decor Tour

Howdy, please come in... I'd like to show you some of my Halloween decorations I've made that are on display in my home. Some of these pieces have tutorials with links to those projects underneath the picture. Others are pre-blog, so I don't have any tutorials on those, but feel free to ask questions and I hope you enjoy.
Spider Wreath

I had the idea for this wreath in my mind for several months and I was excited to get this on my front door. The spiders and the "drapery" are from the dollar tree and the burlap ribbon is from Michael's last year. I wanted an elegant but scary wreath and I think this hits the mark. 

Decorated pickle jars

This is a very family friendly craft. I'd recommend you and your kiddos reuse pickle jars to create these gems. Mine are currently sitting on my window ledge on display.  But on Halloween I will place an electric candle in them and put them on my porch. See the tutorial here.

Spooky Boo Frame  

My boo frame was another easy project that I think adds some Halloween cheer to my home.  Just grab an old frame, scrapbook paper, and a pumpkin latte and CREATE. See my project here

Boo Wreath 

This project is one of my favorites. I've received many comments from friends as well as some features from fellow bloggers:). I currently have this hanging on my kitchen wall but originally made it to hang on my entryway door. The spider wreath mentioned in this post, took it's place and I'm glad I found a great way to use them both. See the tutorial here.

Halloween Decoupage Candle Stick Holders

This was my first decoupage craft but I see myself doing many, many more. These are currently sitting on my dinning room table and they look wonderful.  See my post here.

Vintage Pumpkin Door Hanger

This is a little obscure isn't it? I mean, why is a giant pumpkin sitting on a swing with a Victorian woman? A while back, there was an amazing scrapbook shop by my house with so many unique things there but it closed. This was one of the pages I bought there and decided to attach it to burlap to create this unique piece. Needless to say, this is a one of a kind piece (lol). 

Powered Mandrake

What would Halloween be without a Harry Potter reference? The label is slightly hidden but it states "powered mandrake". Mandrake is the screaming tree looking thing from the Harry Potter books. They use it in there spells any who, this is my take on it. 

Sunflower Candle Holders

I made these candle holders using dollar tree hurricane glasses.  The leaves and sunflowers are from there too. The top of the glass has burlap ribbon wrapped around it and the flowers are glued to the burlap. Leaves were then placed inside the glass along with the candles.  I like these because you can use them throughout fall.  

Hope you enjoyed my little tour! Have a wonderful fall, filled with love and laughter. 

Make it spicy,


  1. I love the wreath, but I'm scared of spiders... :-)

    1. Good thing they are fake. Lol Thanks for checking out my blog.

  2. Love all the Halloween decorations! Thank you for linking this with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party! Hope you'll have the time to join us again this week:)

    1. I sure will. Working on a new project now. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. Hello gorgeous! Cute ideas! Pinned. We hope to see you at our party tonight at 7 pm. It is so fun to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Amanda, you are truly talented! I love all the Halloween goodies that you came up with- I just want to wander around your house and look at everything! You know, the Victorian lady may be a little obscure, but vintage things always seem just a *little* creepier than modern stuff! I love it all- great job!

  5. These are all so great! I especially love the wreath :)