Spooky greetings, Friends! Today is the day. Time to begin my 2014 Halloween Haunted House Tour. Here you will find all things spooktacular as I unveil just the start of things to come this holiday season. I’ve got thrills and chills to share with you, and waaaay more photos than you would ever wish to see. So grab a cup of coffee, buckle your seat belts, and sit back. Enjoy the tour!
Today I thought I would start the tour with my front entryway table and bench, as they are the first things you see as you enter my home. I know many of you have taken a Halloween tour with me before, so I’ll mostly let the photos do the talking. But let me know if I can answer any questions.
Many of these things you’ve probably seen once or twice before, but I do slowly add to my collection every year. This is one of my new guys, picked up on clearance after Halloween last year from Pottery Barn. I got a bigger one, too, which you will see later on the tour. I stuffed this one full of recycled packaging paper and added an antique silver fork at the base. Bon Appetit!
The wee Missy Nik’s handcrafted zombie buddy from last year, made from painted wire and an old wooden spool. The head is an acorn that was painted by my friend Joanne’s husband, Kurt. He is incredibly talented, isn’t he?
My zombie buddy. Spool and wire again, but made this guy’s head from Sculpey clay.
The ghost is made from simple recycled cardstock, hand cut, textured with a bit of tissue paper, and painted. So cheap and easy. Another craft project from years gone by.
Nik’s handmade fabric bat and a plastic skeleton from an old Scholastic learning kit. Nothing is safe from me. And another amazing Pottery Barn clearance item, the ceramic skull vase.
Dollar Store creepy cloth over the banister. I made the wreath several years ago as a knock-off Pottery Barn design. It’s an old dress-up black feather boa pinned to a craft store wreath form, topped with a cute felt pumpkin and cat head wreath my mom found at a yard sale.
Do you see those amazing zombie head ornaments? More hand-painted acorns from my friend, Kurt.
Happy Hauntings to you, my friends! We’ll pick up the tour again another day. Thanks so much for stopping by, and wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!