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Getting the Home Ready for Halloween

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween

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I normally don’t use much black and orange in my DIY projects, or when I decorate the home for Halloween. You might have seen that on Pinterest or other blog posts that I have shared before. I’m more of a bright colored person and I’m pretty much obsessed with childish ghosts, spiders, and other colorful spooky things.

This year my husband pushed me to try something new since it’s our first Halloween as a family of three. We want to start involving our baby in the traditions we grow up with. Day of the Dead is my thing. Jordan, my husband, is more about Halloween. So this year I’m decorating the house with some orange and black items and other stuff things that just scream Halloween!

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

I received some creepy-chic candles from Yankee Candle and I was suddenly inspired. I added them around the apartment, on the kitchen counter and the coffee table, and I made space in a corner to add some spooky decorations.

Because you need to be as careful as you can when you’re setting up your Halloween decorations, especially candles and fabric, I decided to make a candle holder that adds a little protection and makes space between the candle and the fabric.

To make one you’ll need:

  • Wood slice
  • Orange and black acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Brushes

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.comSTEPS:

  1. Paint the wood with orange acrylic paint.
  2. I added a layer of orange paint and drew a spider web on top.
  3. I applied mod podge over the black paint and threw glitter on top for a sparkly finish.

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

I put a piece of fabric over my furniture and placed the candle base with other candles and accessories. Some of the Yankee Candle products I received and really like are the Happy Halloween Scented Candle, a Scary good potion of black licorice spiced with anise and cloves and the Halloween Silhouettes Haunted House Jar Candle Shade, a whimsical haunted silhouette glows in the setting sun.

They look so great! And I’m really happy to have my home ready for the season. Now I just need to pick some pumpkins!

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

Get inspired with your Halloween decorations with this Yankee Candle video and explore Yankee Candle’s boo-tiful Halloween decor AND receive a “buy 1, get 1″ coupon for any large candle delivered straight to your email inbox.

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

3 Responses

  1. Sara Strauss says:

    Yay for Halloween!! This DIY is perfect! I’m so excited to bring some fall into my home!
    ~Sara

  2. Lisa Serrano says:

    I love Halloween. It’s also our wedding anniversary so it is very special & I love decorating. I look forward to making these. Thanks for sharing your DIY.

    • That’s great Lisa! Halloween is relatively new for me, but I’m loving decorating the house, and the costumes! Especially now that I get to dress up my baby and my dog. It’s going to be super cute

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