Happy *almost* Halloween, y’all! We have been looking forward to Fall all year; it is the all-time favorite season in our home! As I’ve mentioned in other posts about it, one of J’s all-time favorite holidays is Halloween. I think it’s because he’s an October baby, so he might be a little biased ;).
To get into the decorating fun of the season, I really wanted to do something different on our mantle/fireplace area this year. A couple weeks ago I ordered these reusable 3D bats off of Amazon. I am obsessed! They were SO easy to use and look so cool during both day and night. To attach them to the wall, I did not use the adhesive that came with them, but instead chose to use some basic scotch tape. Some of the reviews had mentioned that the adhesive that came with the bats took off paint when removed (makes sense in a way since they are both indoor and outdoor use) so in light of that, I chose not to risk it and just stick with a tape that I had used before on our walls. Two weeks later, and the bats still look like they did on the day I put them up! I also have so many leftover, I’m excited to see where else I can decorate with them in the house 🙂
Hope you are all having a great week so far!
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Less than 1 week till Halloween! As fun as this holiday can be, it can also sometimes be a bit of a pain to decorate for – especially if you generally prefer neutral-everything. This year, I wanted to do something festive in our dining room that wouldn’t detract from the rest of the space in our home. Ideally, I was also aiming to incorporate pieces we already have out in our home all year so that excess storage would be minimized. Y’all… I am a home decor-hoarder. It is SO hard for me to get rid of home decor items, so the less “seasonal” pieces I purchase each year, the better!
The only “new” item in this centerpiece is the leaf place setting from Michael’s. They’re very inexpensive, and by purchasing only one for use as a centerpiece you’re going to be extra budget-friendly – PLUS it can be reused for Thanksgiving themed centerpieces too. If the skulls look familiar, it’s because they’re from the same set I used for last year’s Halloween Bar Cart post. I LOVE them. They’re super lightweight and very versatile. I am seriously considering snagging a few more sets to use as filler in the glass apothecary jars we have on our console table. Speaking of glass, this glass dome is perfect for everyday decor, whether over a candle or on top of coffee table books. The mercury jars are also out year round in home. I grabbed these two from HomeGoods, but found similar ones with removable tops and have linked them here and here.
Looking for more quick and easy Halloween ideas? Check this simple mantel decor post for more fun inspo!
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