I love decorating my home for Fall and Halloween, but with my hectic schedule, I am sometimes short of time. An important rule to sometimes live by when it comes to decorating is the KISS rule, "Keep it Simple Stupid." So, this year I challenged myself to keep my decorating simple.
Simple decorating begins at your home! Bust out those boxes of Halloween and Fall decor. Next, think about the areas in your home that you want to decorate. Is it your kitchen? Dining Room for a party? Your Front Door? I typically think of 3 focal areas, decide on a theme and color story, and then pick the decor I have that fits the look.
My theme this year is Halloween Candy, specifically candy corn, so my color story is orange, yellow black and white! The three focal areas I am going to decorate are my Front Porch, Entry Tables and the Kitchen Table.
The key to simple decorating is to invest in products that celebrate every season, holiday or family celebration. Here are three of my favorite products.
1. Coton Colors
I love Coton Colors and their Happy Everything bases because they allow you to easily transition from holiday to holiday or just everyday celebrations with seasonal attachments. I had a back to school attachment up, but quickly switched it out with a Candy Corn Attachment to match my Halloween Decor.
Coton Colors offers several different styles of bases is 2 different sizes. There is Black and White Stripe, White Neutral Stripe and the Neutral Dot. A style to fit in with any home!
The Round Top Collection has a line called, “Celebrate Everyday,” that is made for transitional decorating. There is a wide variety of bases and finials that you can choose from. The Bubble Jar base was perfect to use as my candy jar filled with Candy Corn to share, and I chose the Black Cat Finial to top it off because 1) he is adorable and 2) his bowtie and hat match the theme.
I am a strong believer in adding a bow to everything to spruce it up! Here tied a 3 tier bow made from a thin Glittered with a Black and White Check Rim Ribbon.
The Round Top Collection also has seasonal stakes that you use in your flower pots, or you can unscrew the stake, and add it as the center piece of your wreath or teardrop. My plants are luckily still alive, so I added the the Candy Stakes to my Flower Pot.
3. Glory Haus
I am obsessed with the Glory Haus Welcome sign. The sign comes with holiday toppers that fit right on top. I switched out the American Flag to the Fall Pumpkin, and it fit my theme perfectly. I will keep the pumpkin up until its time to transition to the Christmas Tree Topper. The Welcome Sign comes with several different toppers to use through out the year.
The simplest trick for quick and easy decorating is using Bows! I know I say it all of the time, but it is true. I used three beautiful Wired Designer Ribbon in the color story to tie big fluffy bows to wire on my porch lights.
Use a Four inch Statement Ribbon for your big loops, then layer on top thinner accent ribbons to create a beautiful and full bow. We understand the importance of products with great quality that last year after year, so we use ribbon that is not only sturdy and easy to fluff each year, but it is also weather resistant and perfect for both inside your house and out.
I always treat my front porch as an extension of my home. I added a bench with pillows to match my theme. My Black and White rug would look so cute with a Halloween mat on top. That just means I need to go shopping! Make a great first impression on your guests with how you decorate your Front Door.
Finally, the Halloween Teardrop completes the look and is the right size proportion for my door. I have two nails in my door painted to match the door to hang my wreaths or teardrops, but for this teardrop, the nails were not in the location I wanted. This is where Command Hooks come in handy! I attached the hook to the middle glass panel and hung the Decorated Teardrop.
Invest in easy decorating that you can use and add to every year. We suggest starting with Coton Colors Happy Everything, The Round Top Collection and Glory Haus.
Happy Halloween and Happy Decorating,
Enter if you dare…..Halloween entry!
An entry table is the perfect spot to showcase your seasonal decorating. Keep it simple and easy! Coordinate color story (orange black and white) and theme (Halloween)from the front door décor!
Show Me Decorating Tip: Pick out a focal area to decorate seasonally, entry table, sofa table, top of the piano, island or bar in the kitchen, mantle, buffet, or dining table. Store your decorations in clear tubs, marked with the holiday! This makes it easy to pull out the Holiday decorations and fill with your everyday decor! Cute Little Monsters frame shows of the grandkids at Halloween.
Layer the two garlands together twisting wires to combine.
Add in the finishing touch of Ribbon!
Halloween Entry Complete!
Show Me Decorating Halloween DIY!
Scare up the ingredients at Show Me Decorating or
Miss Cayce’s NEW location 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas
Happy Decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy
Show Me a Halloween Mantel DIY
Mantels and fireplaces are great areas to decorate for the Holiday season!
Theme: Halloween, this years color story for Halloween is orange and black, with a pop of black and white!
This white-painted fireplace and mantle show off the Orange and Black used in Halloween decorating!
A great base for the mantel decoration is a garland to work in and out of the Halloween decorations.
Using two garlands twisted together is a great backdrop to the Halloween blocks, pumpkins and candle holder. I like to use a group of three.
Next add the finishing touch, ribbon.
easy 1,2,3 half bow
Wire the half bow ties into the garland, wire on the Polka Dot Bats and the Halloween mantle is complete!
Scare up these Halloween ingredients at your favorite haunts Show Me Decorating or Miss Cayce’s NEW location, 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas
Happy Halloween decorating y’all!
Becky & Kathy
Behind the Scenes Decorating for Halloween on San Antonio Living TV
Halloween is such a fun time to decorate and this week we had the opportunity to decorate the set of San Antonio Living morning show. The set is like a large living room with a fireplace, sitting area, kitchen, and sunroom. So many ways to show off Halloween decorations!
Oops-we still need to add the candles!
A Garland can go so many places-on a mantle, on top of a table, over a door!
Did you know garland comes in lots of colors? It’s just not your Christmas green. Purple looks great with the orange walls at SA Living.
When you add in ribbon to garland, it can be full bows or half bows. We used orange and black harlequin, purple paisley, and black and white polka dots.
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Balls in polka dots, black and white checks, glitter, and matte finishes are special treats to decorate with.
Focal points are added in last- bats, witches cauldrons, and Halloween signs carry out our theme.
Did you see the Halloween sign tied to the lamp with a bow? You can add a touch of any season anywhere!
Sneak peak at Live TV show!
No script here! It’s just a conversation, YIKES. We’re blessed to work with such wonderful decorating ingredients that we love to show off so it makes it easy as long as we know which camera to look at!
Would you like to decorate for Halloween? Here is what we used-
Thanks to the San Antonio Team for fabulous decorating.
Halloween House tour…..come on if you dare!
At our house we love Halloween, more fun than frightening!
The front porch becomes the main attraction to welcome the trick or treaters!
We hope you enjoy the treats and a few tricks to help you do it yourself!
The garland around the front door is where we started. I love to leave in the permanent screws to secure the holiday decorations.
Now to add the finishing touches.
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White bench is accented with a Happy Halloween roll pillow (Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, in Midland), fresh pumpkins and a black cauldron filled with orange mums (courtesy of La Casa Verde Nursery, Midland)
“Trick or treat, smell my feet give me something good to eat!”
Happy Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
P.S. next blog, a peek inside as the Halloween house tour becomes spooky fun!
Decorating for Halloween can be scary, but with
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Becky loves to decorate for all of the seasons and holidays. It begins with a theme (Halloween) and a color story (orange, black and white). Ghosts, Pumpkins, and Boo take center stage for Halloween, but notice how the black and white pops out! This year Halloween is taking place in stages so be sure and follow us on facebook and pinterest to see it evolve!
This entrance is perfect for an over the door garland. Here it is before-
Did you know you can use your green garland from Christmas as your base? Save yourself some $$$-then add in fun decorative Halloween garlands!
Place like items first alternating placement and location. We like to use florist wire to attach items securely to the base garland.
Won’t those trick or treaters love coming to this house!
Decorating Ingredients available at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Tx or online at ShowMeDecorating.com
Green Garlands secured end to end then attached to the entrance by wiring onto the permanent screws in the brick mortar.
Black and orange twister grass garland
Shatterproof balls in 3 colors and 3 sizes, 8mm, 6, 5mm
Happy Decorating y’all!
Becky and Kathy
P.S. check back for new additions…. as this porch goes from plain to Boo!
2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks
Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.
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Ingredients: Most are available at www.ShowMeDecorating.com
7- 8″ shatterproof balls assorted colors
11- 6″ shatterproof balls
2 tubes, 4 each black assorted finish balls 4 3/4″
5- 4″ shatterproof balls
5 – Giant candy lollipops
6 – oversized #Glitterville candy corn
5 -bows, 1 10yd bolt each ribbon
18 -lime green glitter picks
3-9′ orange garlands (measure your doorway to determine how many you will need)
5- glitter jack -o- lantern heads
Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,
Kathy and Becky
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Use nails if you have wood surrounding the door or entranceway, paint to match. Purchase @mollybolts at @lowes or @homedepot or your local hardware store.
A good quality base will hold all your treats with our tricks!
Most faux garlands are 9′ long and can be wired together or cut to match your measurements.
Our exclusive Black and White Balls add a pop!
Matching teardrops complete the look, now it’s time to buy some candy and watch for some Ghost!
Shop our Halloween selections and enjoy decorating your favorite Haunt!
Happy Spooooky Decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy
P.S. Store all your goodies in a clear tub marked Halloween.
Show Me A Wreath for all Celebrations….
Black tinsel wreath leaps from one season to a holiday to a celebration in a few simple changes. The value of quality ingredients as been a lesson well learned by our own Alyssa. She shared with us how she has repurposed her wreath base, ribbon and balls to celebrate 4th of July, Halloween, and Valentines day. Now her neighbors are lining up, wanting to place an order!
Notice the items that she used the same in each wreath. She invested in the Black wreath base, bolt of black and white chevron ribbon, and some red balls.
Alyssa said she realized the quality of ingredients when she reused each time and it all still looked brand new. As newly married, with limited funds but the desire to decorate, she has found the perfect solution, repurpose and reuse!
From the looks of her wreaths she learned it well.
Way to go Alyssa, thanks for sharing!
Happy Decorating y’all,
Becky and Kathy
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We like to choose areas around our houses to decorate seasonally, a chandelier is a perfect spot! There are so many ways to add the season or holiday, and for Halloween a slithering snake would be the star this year. His bright orange would surely show off against the black sparkle pine garland.
This ribbon is available on our online store, http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com
4″ wide wired ribbon is a great addition, and can be used for any celebration or holiday. We could reuse these ties with the Christmas Theme Winter Whimsy available online at our store http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com
Ribbon is the 1st key ingredient we suggest in all our decorating!
The dressed up spooky chandelier lights up this kitchen haunt, wonder what is being brewed up next?
Happy Halloween Decorating Y’all,
Kathy and Becky
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The group themes their get together and everyone enjoys the Halloween treat at Beverly’s house. She enjoys hosting this one because her home is decorated. The table stays set for the main witch and her friends ready to party all Halloween season!
Beverly sprayed inexpensive potting containers and trimmed with rick rack and creepy crawly spiders! Never let your guest leave without a treat!
Cookbooks are available At Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store for $20! It is titled Keepers, because these were the recipes worth keeping!
Thank you Beverly and Joan for sharing the Shabby Chic Chefs!
Happy Halloween Decorating to Y’all,
Kathy and Becky
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