We were out of town for a big chunk of time at the beginning of October, and I found myself a little less than enthusiastic about decorating for Halloween since it felt like it was already too late in the game. I ended up putting up our indoor decorations anyway (of course!), but those same old decorations just aren't cutting it anymore. Now that my big boys are older and can handle a bit more spookiness around the house, those cutesy decorations are definitely less appealing.
I was so excited when I received a copy of Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects by Susan Wasinger from Lark Crafts in the mail, and I immediately fell in love with all of the unique holiday decorating ideas. The projects are spooky, but not too scary, and all of them have a sophisticated style that is a refreshing change of pace.
This book page banner is at the top of my to-make list. It requires very little time or effort, but will certainly capture everyone's attention.
I love these black lace votive candle holders! Again, a super simple, but totally dramatic project!
These studded and laced pumpkins are super cool! I picked up a few extra pumpkins at the pumpkin patch to give this one a try. I love the black and white versions, but I think that a traditional orange pumpkin with dark brown lacing would carry through nicely into Thanksgiving too.
If you were inspired by any of these ideas, be sure to check out Artful Halloween for 28 more innovative Halloween projects and decorating ideas!
I received this book at no cost from Lark Crafts to review; however, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.