Oh Rats! Halloween Staircase

Halloween silhouette staircase eclecticallyvintage.com

Rats! Halloween decorating can be a real witch. But what's quicker and easier than a Halloween rat staircase ... just slap some dollar store silhouettes on the stairs and call it a day.   I'm taking a cue from my Halloween mantel (see it here).  I love the simplicity of black and white. I unearthed my DIY arachnophobia … [Read more...]


3-D Silhouette Halloween Mantel

3-D Halloween Mantel eclecticallyvintage.com

On All Hallows Eve, I set up two adirondack chairs on my front lawn, fill a big cauldron with candy, dress up Sushi in her costume (she's a unicorn this year), pour a couple of glasses of wine and sit outside to hand out candy. Inside, my girls hang out with friends and when it gets late, they head out on a mission to fill their pillowcases with … [Read more...]


Welcome My Pretties to My Halloween House

Halloween party decorating ideas eclecticallyvintage.com

  Come in my pretties. Helga is getting ready to party and she's breaking out her cauldron and mixing up a poisonous brew of eye of newt. October 31 - time for my girls annual Halloween party.  Tricks and a few treats to get the night started before filling up their plastic pumpkins with sugar overload. Not having a party? It's … [Read more...]


You’ve Been Booed!

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Every Halloween, my girls fill up bags with candy, print out an outline of a ghost and "Boo" their friends. They ring the bell and hide in the bushes while laughing uncontrollably waiting for someone to answer.  Usually, the kids run outside searching for the culprit and a chase ensues.   Why let the kids have all the fun? I … [Read more...]


Fun Free Halloween Printables

Free Halloween Printables eclecticallyvintage.com

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.   I would never deceive you my pretties. I'd rather share some fun free Halloween printables because I think you're the cat's meow. Instead of driving yourself batty searching for fun Halloween ideas, just print these out. Jump on your broom my little witches and … [Read more...]


Halloween House Tour

Halloween Typewriter eclecticallyvintage.com

  My spider wreath is hung. The mummy votives are lit. I've even got pumpkins made out of paper! Tons of Halloween house decorating ideas here so welcome and enter ... if you dare. Lefty can type 90 words per minute. Remember where Lefty was last year? These 3D spiders make my skin crawl ... in a good way. These are … [Read more...]


Make It: 3D Paper Pumpkin


  You know I'm a sucker for fall ... I've got my vintage fall decorations decking my house, my ugly plastic pumpkins turned music sheet planters on my steps and my old toolbox centerpiece smack dab in the middle of my table. My girls love 3D movies ... arrows and rocks flying towards us in the theatre.   Distracting when … [Read more...]


10 Spooktacular Halloween Mantels


  They're creepy and they're spooky ... they're all together ooky, check out my Top 10 Halloween Mantel Ideas - if you dare!   I'm batty for this Halloween mantel with an old toolbox - The Painted Home. Giant spider adds a creep factor to this Halloween mantel - The Wicker House What's not to love about old frames, … [Read more...]


10 Wildly Clever Pumpkin Crafts!

10 Wildly Creative Pumpkin Crafts - Like these junk pumpkins in silver pots!

  I can almost smell the pumpkin pie baking and the leaves burning. As you know, I love fall decorating and creating a fun Halloween house for my girls.   So do these creative gals ...   Carlene from Organized Clutter is one of the most creative people I know! Check out her cake pan pumpkins! Gotta love a … [Read more...]


Make It: Decoupage Lace Pumpkin


  Decoupage. It sounds so sophisticated ... like I should be wearing a Chanel jacket while sipping a glass of champagne on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and watching the beautiful people stroll by with their poodles and baguettes.   In reality, I'm in flip flops and jeans drinking a margarita. But I can … [Read more...]