Monday, October 10, 2011

halloween decor - fast & furious

                         Since I'm not big on Halloween decorations but still want to appear festive,
                                               here's my fast and furious formula,
                                                spending only about 20 minutes!

                                                 ~ family room bookshelf ~

                              ~   printed letters onto copy paper and put in frames
                              ~   spray painted some sticks from our yard and added to vase
                              ~   stacked orange and black books
                              ~   printed out the word Boo! and put in a mini frame
                              ~   added this fun eye chart saying to our kitchen chalkboard

            To see another fun and clever way to frame letters, go check out this cute blogger,
                                                     Courtney's easy ideas here.


These frames make fun little hostess gifts,
 here I just tied it around the wine bottle.
The possibilities are endless, you can personalize them to suit the occasion, family, etc.
One of my favorite things to do is include a couple of other words or sayings for the next
month or two, just put them behind each other.

I'll tell my friend there is a new message for November, I wrote:

~  thankful for friends ~

               Remember the shelf on my gallery wall ~ it's a nice spot to add seasonal touches,
                                                    these mini-frames fit perfectly.

Do you have any fast & furious tips?


Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Twenty minutes? I'm in! I'll let you know what I come up with!

la said...

Amazing! I didn't like Halloween decorations much either until I saw your blog! Such fun but elegant touches. Your fun chalkboard message is so creative. Your hostess gift with messages for the future is genius..."the gift that keeps on giving!" Thanks for sharing!

Inspired in Arvada said...

Beautiful airy room. Love your tasteful but fun Halloween tips. Pretty pumpkin/eggplant/tomatoe branches! Your blog has become my favorite.

Holly Gruszka said...

I spray painted some sticks a few weeks ago as well - quick and easy!! I love the chalkboard idea.

Dana said...

There's definitely something to be said about simple elegance. You defined that for us today. Thanks!

Leslie said...

Fun! Love the simplicity! I can actually find time to do something like this! LZ

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Love your chalkboard! You are too clever. I totally agree about Halloween decorations but I am inspired by your fun and easy ideas.

A Vintage Vine said...

Love the EEK! Great job and the eye chart is darling....I am really bad under pressure I can never come up with "cool" stuff quickly!

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