Last-Minute Halloween Decorating Ideas
I had an opportunity to attend the taping of the Martha Stewart Show last week, and the experience was amazing. You can read more about my visit with Martha in my blog, Skimbaco Lifestyle. Today I wanted to share some Halloween decorating ideas and pictures from the Martha Stewart Show set - decorated in Halloween style. Several of the Halloween products here are from Martha Stewart's own line, sold at Michaels. My favorite last-minute Halloween decorating tips are with edible items, and with products that you can even use for other upcoming Holidays!
1. Decorate with pumpkins.
This is a no-brainer, and a tradition that doesn't get old year after year. Visit your local pumpkin farm or market for a fun day with your kids. I like the real pumpkins, but for a money-saving tip - stock up on the fake pumpkins after Halloween, when you can get them at the lowest prices, and save them for next year. The picture above is from the Martha Stewart show.
2. Decorate with candy!
Think beyond the trick-or-treating, and decorate with candy. Fill glass vases with orange, black and white jelly beans. Or stick black and white lollipops in black tins in florist's foam for a fun display.
3. Incorporate black into your home
Black is a great color to incorporate in your home, especially when it comes to parties and seasonal decorating. Get black serving dishes, candlesticks, table cloths, napkins and dinnerware, and match them seasonally with other items to get the desired look. Halloween isn't the only decorating theme that goes well with black - think of black, white and red for Christmas or Asian-themed decorating. Black also goes well with turquoise and white, even in the summer time. Halloween is a great time to pull out everything black you have and display it all at once or start buying black home products that you can use for years to come and all year round.
4. Wall decals and stickers
Stickers are the easiest way to decorate quickly - and you get a big bang for your buck! Think creatively, and use Halloween-themed wall decals beyond the walls - like on staircases or furniture. Or frame them, as Martha did.
What is more dramatic than candles? I love the effect tall candlesticks have. For a very inexpensive and fast way to get the look, buy tea candles and insert them inside glass jars and use permanent markers to draw Halloween-themed pictures on the sides of the jars - or use stickers!