Thursday, October 23, 2008

Easy Halloween Decoration



Halloween is a big deal on Oakbriar Farm.

My next door neighbors go all out with their decorating. They have a graveyard, cute signs, orange lights, goblins on the porch, and a blow up haunted house. When we drive up, Evie yells out "Goblin! Goblin!"

Halloween night is full of fun! We get hundreds of Trick-or-Treaters, and hang out on the driveway (or in the garage if it rains,) handing out candy and "aww-ing" over all the children in their costumes.

But I'm not really all that excited about decorating. As Evie gets older, I am sure I'll do more. For the time being, though, I only decorate the door. I have a plastic Trick or Treat banner on the door, and a tiny ghost stuck into the planter. That's it.

So when I saw this idea at The Crafty Crow, I thought it would make a simple and cute addition to my Halloween door. Sewing Stars has a free printable template for this friendly little skeleton. You just print it on cardstock, cut out, connect with brads, and hang.

It was easy, and gave a little extra "oomph" to the door!

13 comments:

Heather said...

That is so cute. I need to print out a couple. I know the boys would love it.

Fiona said...

That *is* cute (never thought I'd say a skeleton is cute, but he looks so friendly...).

This year, we don't have to decorate because we're going to the mountains to see my parents. So no candy, no costume, no decorations, no nothing. I'll miss all the little kids - you're lucky to have so many in your neighborhood.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I'm not one to decorate with scary stuff...but that little skeleton is kinda cute. Might have to print it off for the girls to put together.

Sorry about the spider photo link. I still have the creeps from it.

And I just love that black and white photo of your beautiful little girl!

Janelle said...

It is such a fun night around here, too! Love to see all the kiddos in their costumes!

Shari Baby said...

BOO.

hubbameister said...

Sarah - Hope this note finds you feeling well. I enjoy reading your blog so much ALMOST every day. I'm looking forward to my visit with the Hubmeiers. With so much love.

Dad Hubmeier

casual friday everyday said...

Look at your cute house. I just don't have it in me to do anything for it this year. We'll see how much I even decorate for Christmas this year. :(

newlyweds said...

Great idea!!

Glad I could help with your Wags deals!

Momma said...

good and easy. My kind of decorations.

Momisodes said...

Thank you so much for those links! These are adorable!

We're getting our decorations up this weekend, and I definitely need something for our door.

Sara said...

That skeleton is adorable! I love it!

Tara @ Feels like home said...

I really like that little skeleton. He's a real cutie!

Kelsey @ MysweetLife said...

Awesome ideas!