Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Carving + Halloween Decor

This weekend, the kids and I carved pumpkins for Halloween.  I don’t know if one week before Halloween is the standard pumpkin carving time slot, but as it’s still quite warm in the Valley, I’d rather not have rotten pumpkins when the big day comes.  Although that may add to our decorum…  Anyway, here are some pictures of our pumpkin carving day.  I’ve also included some shots of our Halloween decor which we purchased at Michael’s and Target this year.  Enjoy and Happy (almost) Halloween!

My DIY Halloween wreath! This will double as our fall wreath when Halloween is over by simply removing the hanging skull.

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

I'm in love with this skeleton key ribbon from Michael's.  It matches our doormat from Target. ;)

This twiggy pumpkin was a great find in Target's discount section.

Our kitchen received a dash of fall in the form of this $3 burlap banner from Target.

I added a burlap and lace ribbon (from Michael's) and some plastic gold coins (from Party City for Hendrix's bday) to our current decor to play into our Voodoo Lady Lair theme.

Banner close up...

Heading our pumpkin carving adventure, Ella makes the first cut...

...and removes the pumpkin goop.

Yay for pumpkin seeds! I can't wait to roast them.

Ella found these great ceramic books at Michael's.

We added a sprinkle of sparkle with the shimmering skull from Target.

Tea lights in an up-cycled 3-wick candle holder from Bed, Bath and Beyond alongside a paper mache pumpkin from Target.

Ella's finished product!  She did a great job!

Ok - so this is neither decor nor carving-related, but it's a seasonal must have!

Happy Halloween from all of us to you!!

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