Miss Cayce's Christmas / Halloween Decorating

Kiss Your Halloween Decorating Stress Goodbye!

Kiss Your Halloween Decorating Stress Goodbye!

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.

Front Porch Decorated for Halloween

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. 

Candy Corn in Yellow Fiesta Bowl

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! 

Coton Colors Neutral Dot Happy Everything Large Platter and Candy Corn Attachment

2. The Round Top Collection

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. 

The Round Top Collection Bubble Jar and Halloween Cat Finial

The Round Top Collection Bubble Jar with Cat Finial, Black and White Check Ribbon, Candy CornAdd a Black and White Check Bow to The Round Top Collection Bubble Jar Lid The Round Top Collection Cat Finial Screws on to the Top Of The Bubble Jar

The Round Top Collection Large Candy Corn stake, Halloween Cupcake and Candy

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. 

Glory Haus Welcome Sign with Seasonal Toppers

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. 

Using 4" Wired Designer Ribbon Creates a Statement Bow with a Few Loops and Tails

2.5" Sheer Black Wired Ribbon 4" Black and White Hounds-tooth Ribbon, 4" Orange with Gold Stripes Ribbon Bow

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. 

White Bench with Black and White Pillows, Gold Pillow for Halloween | Designer Ribbon Halloween Bow on Porch Lantern | Halloween Door Decor by Miss Cayce's Christmas

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. 

3M Command Plastic Hook to hold the Halloween Door Decor

Halloween No Tricks Just Treats Teardrop created by Miss Cayce's Christmas

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. 

Halloween Front Door Decor | The Round Top Collection Halloween Candy Stakes| Glory Haus Welcome Board |

Halloween Front Door Decor | The Round Top Collection Large Pumpkins, Candy Stakes | Halloween Teardrop by Miss Cayce's Christmas | Glory haus Welcome Board

Happy Halloween and Happy Decorating, 

Becky 

 

Becky McCraney
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Halloween House tour…..come on if you dare!

Halloween House tour…..come on if you dare!

Boo! Happy Halloween!

Boo! Happy Halloween!

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!

Halloween DIY Decorating, Halloween Decorating

Ribbon tied in half bows then gather ingredients with fun signs, ghosts, and pumpkins

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.

The carriage lights need a Halloween bow.

The carriage lights need a Halloween bow.

Bow is tied and wired to the top of carriage light

Bow is tied and wired to the top of carriage light

Whimsical Halloween bow adds the finishing touch!

Whimsical Halloween bow adds the finishing touch!

The big planter needs to be "Tricked" out.

The big planter needs to be “Tricked” out.

Adding a Twister Grass wreath to match to garland fits just right.

Adding a Twister Grass wreath to match the garland, fits just right.

Black and orange pops against the lime green potato vine

Black and orange pops against the lime green potato vine

Matching bow is wired on to Twister grass wreath.

Matching bow is wired on to Twister grass wreath.

Theme-Halloween, color story Orange, Black and White, ribbon choice supports both

Theme-Halloween, color story Orange, Black and White, ribbon choice supports both

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Add in a contrasting black and white diamond pattern ribbon.

Add in a contrasting black and white diamond pattern ribbon.

Finish off by tying the Black and white polka dot over the middle

Finish off by tying the Black and white polka dot over the middle

"Has any one seen my sister?" add in witch legs and a broom for some laughs!

“Has any one seen my sister?” add in witch legs and a broom for some laughs!

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!”

BooooOOOOOOooooooooo!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

P.S. next blog, a peek inside as the Halloween house tour becomes spooky fun!

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Show Me Decorating isn’t Scared of Halloween

Decorating for Halloween can be scary, but with

Show Me Decorating it’s fun!

halloween decorating, Halloween decor, Halloween Ghosts, Halloween Pumpkins, Halloween Garland

Stop staring at my Pumpkins

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-

Doorway Before

Doorway 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!

Halloween Decorating, Halloween DIY Decorating, Halloween Doorway

Start with good quality green base garland then work in decorative garland. Make it one with the garland then layer another ball garland on top

Halloween Decorating DIY

Add shatterproof balls in 3 colors and 3 sizes

Place like items first alternating placement and location. We like to use florist wire to attach items securely to the base garland.

Halloween DIY Decorating, Halloween Decorating

Ribbon tied in half bows, then gather ingredients with fun signs, ghosts, and pumpkins

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

Ball Garlands

Shatterproof balls in 3 colors and 3 sizes, 8mm, 6, 5mm

Pumpkins

Boo signs

Ghosts

Happy Halloween!

Happy Decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

P.S. check back for new additions…. as this porch goes from plain to Boo!

Spooky fun!

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