Wednesday, October 12, 2011

[ black halloween ]

NOTHING SAYS spooky like black on Halloween. I came across these easy DIY decor ideas at Sweet Paul and thought they were definitely worth sharing.

painted pumpkin
What could be easier than painting a pumpkin with flat black paint and sitting it on an old chair? Instant spooky!

embroidered noises
Write some words with a white pencil onto black fabric (or paint some burlap with flat black paint), then embroider with white thread. Frame in some cheap frames and rough up the edges.

creepy animals
Paint some plastic animals with flat black paint and use pushpins to create the eyeballs. Simply remove the heads off the pins, glue onto animals and add a pupil with a marker.

I think the flat black is what really makes these spooky. Have you spookified your home yet?



Formerly known as Frau said...

At first I thought it was chalk paint...yes flat black is spooky!

Anonymous said...

I better start stocking up on candy soon... I think we will have a lot of trick or treaters this year! xo

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I imagine there is no Halloween or Trick-or-Treating where you are? Was there in Ireland? Trick-or-Treating is becoming more common in England with each year, I believe. Adorable craft ideas! XOL

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love the black pumpkin! I need to go back to the pumpkin patch for more!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, LOVE that black pumpkin!! I did some gray ones last year, but I think it will be black this year! Janell

Michelle said...

Loving the flat black pumpkin look, and that embroidery would be such an easy/fun project!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I have not started to spookify my home yet. We are going on a little trip and get back just before Halloween, haven't been feeling it this year. Those painted animals are just that side of creepy looking.

Pinecone Camp said...

I love them mostly because they're so different from the normal Halloween decor! So fantastic! Hope you are still enjoying your turkey ;)

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Such easy crafts but what a huge impact they have!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Gothic Chic!
The chippy black chair...LOVE!

Meeling said...

Love the black pumpkin!!

We did outside...but indoors I never do much unless we are having a party.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Great little touches for the holiday! The embroidery is just darling.


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