Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Decorations

We decorated more than usual for Halloween this year (mostly because Abe kept asking if we could make our house into a haunted house!), so I thought it would be fun to share what we did.

First of all we had the giant spider that Abe picked out for me one day while he was shopping with Grandma. It made its' way around the house, attacking people in chairs and popping up on the floor in the playroom, until we finally decided to hang it in this window. He seemed happy there.

And, of course, we had to make another yarn spider web in the front window! It's amazing how much cleaner that window looks from this angle...

Noah's brother and sister-in-law always get the kids some spooky books for Halloween. This year they also included knitted toys (an alligator for Abe and a monster for Edie), Halloween crayons, stickers, glow-in-the-dark chalk, and some other goodies all packaged in this foam board coffin. We have quite a collection of Halloween books, so it's been the perfect spot to stash them all!

Out front we had our pumpkins and a giant trash bag spider filled with leaves, and of course you could see this skull wreath and the spiderweb in the front window. 

We've been displaying the kids' Halloween artwork on our chalkboard wall, along with some scribbles on the chalkboard. I drew the pumpkins behind the table and Abe and Edie added faces. 

I still love their little hand and footprint creatures. This year we made Frankenstein's monster and the bride of Frankenstein!

I framed a bunch of my favorite Halloween and dress-up photos of Abe and Edie. The mat boards are Martha Stewart Halloween paper I found at Joann.

I just put them all on the table along with the glass lanterns I made a few years ago. Poor lanterns really need new lights!

In the dining room, we put up some paper bats...

...and giant googly eyes above the doorway. Edie was the only one that noticed them without me giving hints or pointing them out. They kind of make our house feel like a Muppet...not exactly scary. Maybe next year I'll add teeth...