Halloween 2013 Decor

Gearing up for Halloween around here is always a last minute thing. It starts with grand plans and usually ends up being a piece meal affair. But those little steps add up, and by Halloween we’re set…to start taking down. However, in an attempt to get my act together a bit more this year, I aimed to be mostly done by the week before Halloween.

I decided to go with a witches theme this year. Nothing too extreme, just a little hat and cauldron action. There may be a broom in there for good measure.


Move in a little closer and you start to see all the little details that make this entry so much fun.




We even threw out a few grave markers, just enough to keep it spooky.



And my absolute favorite thing about the entry this year is the cauldron. On a small table covered with black cheese cloth I layered a wreath of grape vine followed by some orange tissue paper. Inside the paper I wrapped a cord of orange Halloween lights and then placed the cauldron on top. Lit up at night it gives the appearance of fire boiling the ingredients in the pot. I also added poly fill to make it look like steam bubbling inside.


Moving inside I stuck with my color palette of creams and blacks on the mantel. I started with an old bird cage I had and placed several crows and an owl around. I added two urns, each with a white pumpkin atop, and finished it off with a few old books, bottles, and a skull for good measure.




So that’s it. I’ve still got a couple of things to do around the house in preparation for our Halloween party this weekend, but overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Now if only I could get someone to come and put all this stuff away next weekend.




4 Comments on Halloween 2013 Decor

  1. Kelly Prior
    October 22, 2013 at 9:52 am (4 years ago)

    The skeleton at the door and the mantle display are my favs!!!

    • roxannestellmacher
      October 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Kelly! We love Princess Luna (that’s what the girls names our skeleton) too!

  2. Steph T.
    October 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Roxanne, what is the door decoration made of? Is it a chalkboard? Btw, that caldron is awesome! Way creative. :)

    • roxannestellmacher
      October 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Steph! The door sign is just a piece of black posted paper with white paint. I glued a small bamboo dowel to the top and threaded a piece of string through the paper and around the dowel at each end. It’s nice because it’s not heavy and thus easy to hang.


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