falloween

*Original Post: October 14th, 2015

Today, I am going to show you how I decorate my home for fall/Halloween. I’m having a flashback moment and going back to my home in Savannah last year when I went ALL OUT for this glorious season/holiday. Some like to decorate strictly for fall and/or autumn while some prefer to decorate strictly for a spooky Halloween. I prefer to mix the two together. Falloween (copyright a yellow peach).

Step one: buy a TON of fall crap from any kind of decoration store (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc.). It’s really amazing how many things you can get for such a low price at places like this, which is awesome considering these things really only live in your home for about 3-4 weeks. You can almost always find coupons online as well to help lower your price. So the fall things include, but are not limited to: strings of leaves, bags of plastic pumpkins, some kind of fall looking floral plant, metal vase to put fall looking floral things in (these are all the correct technical terms by the way), wooden church/house (unpainted), fall colored paints, paint brushes, mini pumpkin candles, stringy twigs with orange things on them, skeletons on twine, orange string of lights, and a wreath.

Step two: drink spooky wine (this part is easy). The wine was purchased from World Market. Or as I like to call it: Heaven. Seriously, this place is everything. I can never walk in and not leave with a full cart. Their online selection is awesome and they deliver quickly. Check out my Heaven here.

Step three: put candle in spooky wine and watch it get extra spooky.

Step four: assemble some goodies as a centerpiece for your dining room table. This is where the cute little pumpkin candles and stringy twigs come into play.

Step five: forget everything you’ve ever known and completely clear off everything from your mantel. But for real, when I started this design for my mantel I looked up a lot of fall mantel designs on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. Then I drew out what I wanted my set up to look like and went from there.

Step six: paint wooden church/house and put all your goodies together! I found the tin boards you see from an antique store in Downtown Savannah. I believe the owner said they used to be old ceiling tiles. I purchased a few of them and my usual mantel design has an inspirational saying as them, but Falloween requires a good Hocus Pocus quote. *Side note: if you have not already watched Hocus Pocus AT LEAST three times so far this month, you are doing Falloween incorrectly. Get it together.

Step seven: make sure devil cat does not eat all of the decorations.

And there you have it, Falloween a la a yellow peach.  While I’m having this Savannah flashback, make sure you pick out a really good pumpkin with good friends.

And if you’re anything like me, maybe have someone else handle the carving. Yikes.

Last, but certainly not least, you’re going to need some good Falloween music. Lucky for you, I have created an entire playlist especially for this occasion on Spotify called “I Put a Spell on You”. Check it out here.