DIY Dead Floral Centerpieces

Dead Floral Arrangement

So I’m working on a spooky little centerpiece for the Halloween appetizer and dessert table at our party this Saturday and thought I’d try to create dead (as in pitch black dead) arrangements. I think the table will turn out great when it’s all together!

I started with fake flowers from the local craft store and applied a generous coat of black spray paint to each side.

Dead Floral Centerpiece 2

The focal point of the table will be a shadowy branch arrangement — and so I spray painted several long sets of branches to complete the look. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Dead Tree Centerpiece 3

How ‘Bout Orange? Rooms Inspired by the Month

How About Orange? Orange Home Inspiration

With Halloween just around the corner, and orange on the mind, I couldn’t help but seek out some excellent home inspiration surrounding the color. Orange is contemporary, bright (certainly a mood lifter!) and yet it evokes feelings of warmth and coziness in any room — what a perfect (long forgotten & under appreciated by the best of us) color.

How About Orange? Orange Living Room 2

Whether you approach it with a bold, this-is-my-color spirit and paint the walls or add a bit of orange glow just for the fall season, you can’t go wrong. How great are these orange-inspired living rooms {above} and bedrooms {below}?

How About Orange? Orange Bedroom 3

A burnt orange is reminscent of fall leaves… it echos a warm, fire-y coziness and makes you want to curl up all day on a Sunday, newspaper and OJ by your side, in bed. The brighter, pastel shade screams modern and airy — walking into this bright pink and orange bedroom after a long day would wipe all worries away with one big smile.

Working with orange involves a bit of risk… we don’t see it often incorporated in traditional homes. What do you think of orange?

Follow the jump for orange-inspired dining rooms!…

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Homemade Spider Webs: 6 DIY Ways

DIY Spider Webs Yarn

Making your own ghoolish spider webs doesn’t have to be tricky or expensive – here are six fool-proof solutions for crafting some serious spider spookiness for your trick-or-treaters!

DIY Spider Webs

From electrician’s tape to screen netting (that stuff you use to block the sun on the porch) to pipecleaners to yarn… you’ll likely find these materials in your own garage or craft room! Trim boat netting into triangles for the porch, shred cheesecloth for the dinner table or piece together yarn, string or rope for a giant DIY web!

Homemade DIY Spider Webs

Photo credits from top: All You, Grandin Road on Kaboodle, Good Housekeeping, eHow, Home-Decor-Idea and Lowes.

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