I'm still not quite back to my creative self, yet. BBC has been on my case about not having any fall or halloween decorations up, yet (can you say spoiled). Last week I had an idea pop into my head for a cheerfully spooky forest.We started our project by gathering perfectly weathered and spooky branches from around the neighborhood.
We added a few vampire bats that BBC found at Walgreen's for just $1 each.
We bought a total of 13.
BBC also begged me to get a spider web ($2.50). We compromised - I let him get the spider web but only if he picked the black web with the black spider (as opposed to bright green). When we got home he put it here and said, " This is where I pictured the spider and it's JUST perfect!" I have to agree - the little dude's got a good eye.
Next we added a few friendly ghosts. We were going to get fabric and make our own with wire hangers and Christmas lights. I spied this trio of lighted ghosts also at Walgreen's for $9.99. They were just the right size and all ready to go. Just what this tired ol' momma needed.
I guess really the only thing we crafted on our door this go around is the "wreath." Even that was super simple - $2 Goodwill mirror. We painted the frame black and added the vinyl decals to spell out BOO.
Finally we added a few pumpkins, our old faithful jack-o-lantern light and a few crows that we had on hand to complete the look. I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. It was fun, easy and super cheap, too!
Here's how it looks all lit up in the evening.
Here's another view of our friendly greeters. I don't know who had the biggest smile - the ghosts, BBC or me!