I've been holding out on decorating for Halloween, but the girls keep getting into the Halloween decor so I gave in! I'm only doing a couple of areas in our house so far but I'm sure it will gradually turn into Halloween decor before you know it. I love decorating for Fall (think mainly harvest-y stuff) and I like it because it can stay up until Thanksgiving. We try really hard to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas too. I decided I wanted to cover our mantle in pink pumpkin decorations but I couldn't find anything I liked in the stores. Since I couldn't find any pink pumpkins, I decided to DIY some! I'll be sharing what I used and how I made them below.
This DIY was super simple, and I'm excited to share how I made them. I couldn't figure out what kind of pumpkins to use. You could totally make these with real pumpkins, but they add up quickly. If you did that, I'd recommend an acrylic paint for those. I decided on white craft pumpkins from Michael's. They were 60% off when I picked them up!
I spray panted them with Krylon Ballet Slipper spray paint. I'll be honest, these took around 3 coats. Eventually, they came out pretty even! I saved these for my mantle (it's super deep and I always have a hard time styling it! I put on googley eyes of different sizes, but you could totally leave those out. That's pretty much all there is to it! I picked up these little skeletons from the dollar store and spray painted them in the same color pink. I love how everything turned out!
I couldn't find the exact banner for Halloween that I wanted, so I decided to make one! This was so simple, but if you're planning on doing many garlands I'd get a Cricut! I printed off the below stencils and traced them onto glitter paper. I then cut them out, punched holes in them with a small hole punch, and then strung them onto string. The bows on the ghosts were the perfect touch! I used hot glue to glue the eyes and bows on the ghosts. There are eye stencils, however I just cut out random circles and I like that they aren't perfectly symmetrical. To download the free printable, click here!
I'm loving how everything turned out and it's the perfect fit for our mantle! These would also be super cute on a table as a centerpiece. The girls absolutely love them too! Check out this post from last year on more of our Halloween and Fall decor! Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions!
We recently moved and I want to share how I used these to decorate our girls playroom!