Halloween for me starts in late August. I want to soak up as much of the holidays as possible! I love to decorate my home. My FIRST home. My husband and I lived in an apartment for 2 years, & here we are.. just passing the anniversary of our one year here. Thats not why you stopped in though. Halloween. Witches, Crows, Fall colors, Pumpkin Beers, Carmel Apple Cider – I personally cannot get enough. (Hence why I start so early)
Halloween decor can be found anywhere & everywhere, starting right after the kids go back to school. (which is when you find the BEST stuff) I haunt Home Goods, Target, TJ Maxx, & all sorts of little fun shops I have up here in Michigan. You can make anything work if you just arrange them right. Use books for height – Don’t have a purple spell book like mine? Hit up your local used bookstore and find a nice thick bound book with fun gold lettering! You can find glittery pumpkins & fun pumpkins almost anywhere! If that “perfect” one isn’t out there – opt to paint & glitter a real pumpkin, or hit up your local orchard & snag yourself a lil cutie from the patch.
Candles are all the rage this season – bath and body works has a great variety of fall scents. I will also pick up candles that stink, that I never intend to burn if they are in a really cool vessel. (in the first image, the jar all the way to the right is actually a stinky candle!) Don’t let the lack of loving smell send you astray! You’ll find your best Poison & Witch Hazel jars at Home Goods. (I wish I had one near me… I’d probably go broke, but my house would be AWESOME.) If you can’t find anything like these – use mercury glass spray paint on a fun shaped vase & some nice sticker letters! (easy.. right?)
Black Sparkly tree.. THE TARGET DOLLAR BIN. You really never know what you’ll find in there. Your Target all out? Go out in nature, find yourself some sticks – spray paint them black & spray glitter them… Throw them in a jar! BOOM. glitter sticks.
The steampunk bird is from an art fair & the large piece with the crow holding a candle was done by my lovely mother. (The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.) You can find her on Instagram jannae_merry!
Now go out there and find some goods & get arranging. Remember to use things with different heights, that will give you a similar effect to my shelves. Good Luck!