Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Stewart House of Haunts


Welcome, foolish mortals!  I'm here to give you a peek into our haunted house, and hopefully share some thrifty tips for making your house boo-tiful this time of year!  This door sign I crafted digitally using Haunted by My Mind's Eye, and mounting it with Mod Podge on a wooden sign painted black I found at a local craft store.


The mantle - a picture of last year's Halloween costumes, spooky lighted garland and candles, and a newly-made "Boo" sign out of vinyl lettering, backless frames and Halloween scrapbook paper. Oh, and some spiderweb fabric draped over the mirror.

I fell in love with the Halloween countdown calendar from Pottery Barn last year and wanted to re-create it for cheap. It definitely turned out to be a labor of love, but the kids love it and so do I!

I loved House of Smiths' Halloween candy jars this year, so I did my own version!

 

I added some Lizard Tongues...


and Witch Warts, which have been suspiciously disappearing...


Almost all of my lamps have been draped in spooky spiderweb fabric.  I love the effect.

I made some more Halloween pillows this year...I couldn't pass up Targets cute placemats & tablecloths, so I butchered them and made covers for my pillows, and table runners for my piano and dining table!

I fashioned some deadly black flowers out of fabric and attached them to the pillow cover.

Gotta love the dollar store black crows - here's one perched in my fall foliage. 
You also gotta love the dollar store pumpkins...I spray painted mine off white and hot glued a fun ribbon around it.


Every year we have what we call "Halloweekend" with my parents and sister's family in early October.  The girls do a Halloween craft as part of the fun...here's what we came up with this year, inspired by Li'l Luna.

I change these frames above my cupboards seasonally...here is more of Haunted by My Mind's Eye.


A shot of the dining room...runner made from Target tablecloth, black cake plate made from a black bowl and plate, dollar store pumpkin & moss, and Target creepy bird and tree decal.  The magnetic chalkboard I made from a large piece of galvanized sheet metal (found at Home Depot), chalkboard paint, and framed out with decorative foam molding from Lowe's that I spray painted with Heirloom White by Rustoleum. 

 
Bo-Bo Bones guarding our home office! We made him a few years ago out of paper plates!  

 
Simple Pumpkin topiaries, and my old autumn wreath made over by wrapping a cheap autumn garland around the old one! The bats for the bat cave were created with stiffened black felt, but you could use black cardstock as well! Here is the template.

 
I used a chandelier decal from Target and a black cat silhouette from Martha Stewart to create this spooky scene.

Thanks for visiting the Stewart House of Haunts!  Until next year!

14 comments:

Sarah said...

If I lived in your neighborhood I'd trick-or-treat you first. Your decor is fabulous! I love moms that choose to make childhood a little more magical.
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! I love it all. How magical is that. I love "The Stewart House of Haunts" sign you made. Happy fall to you, friend!

Amy and Nate- Our Little McFamily said...

I loved experiencing it in person- it was so enchanting! You're an amazing decorator. Get over here and help me!!!!

Katie said...

I love every detail, Michelle!!

Mom B. said...

Perfect "haunted house" for a creative mommy and her two little boys!

Katie said...

Michelle you are amazing! I love all of your decorations. I also love your new green wall in your dining room and your chalk board. I miss being in your cute crafty house.

Mary J said...

Your creativity is astounding. There should be an award for this. Your kids must be loving it!! Awesome work!

Kate said...

Love it all!! You have one very lucky family. xxoo

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Wow! How fantastic! I'm going to post your link on my facebook fan page. So fabulous! Thanks for linking up.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Spooktacular!!! I just adore everything!!! I love how you turned tablecloths into pillows and table runners. I should have done that. I just purchased the Halloween subway art pillow from Target. I should have purchased the tablecloth for the same price & I could have made more items out of it than just 1 measly pillow. Why don't I think of these things? Anyhoo, you did a fabulous job. I'm sure your kids are happy.

Katrina said...

You friggin' rock, Michelle!

Sariah said...

Absolutely spooktacular! I love it! Love the window silhouettes! Your place looks festive and cozy!

Lis said...

So darling... I mean gorgeously spooky! So very fun and festive. Can we expect another tour around Christmastime? No pressure! :)

Kristen and Alex said...

HOLY COW!!! You amaze me! Why wasn't I looking at your blog before? I will have to steal your ideas....and like I told you tonight, I am not creative, so stealing other ideas is all I have.