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Wednesday, September 22

Spooktacular Halloween Porch Decor

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I love changing the
Halloween Vignette
on my porch each year.

 This year, I decided to rework my
book club wreath to go with a Halloween theme.

I typed & printed my own banner on my computer, edged it in glue,
 stuck gold glitter to the edges, & adhered it to my book page wreath.

The witch was cut out from a vintage Halloween
postcard. I love this little saying,
"Wishing you a Jolly Halloween"
which I've seen on vintage Halloween stuff.

 By the way, the arachnids "crawling" up the door
are made from plastic spider rings . . . 
Just cut the ring part off & stick to your door with
glue dots!

Don't you just love these spooky, but classy pumpkins?

 I saw something similar to the rhinestone pumpkin 
on line for $200! These "Say it with Pearls" by Prima
were on sale 40% off. (I used 3 packages.)
The pearls are already arranged  in this cute swirly pattern
& they have a gummy stuff on the back which sticks to the pumpkin.
I think I spent about $7 total.

The lace pumpkin idea is from Better Homes & Gardens.

Their instructions were to "insert the stem through an opening
in the top of the lace & gather lace at the bottom of the pumpkin.  
Secure the lace with a running stitch underneath."
This method did not work for me! The lace was so gathered 
that you couldn't see the pumpkin. 

I did cut a hole in the top of the lace for the pumpkin,
then cut out lots of excess lace & Mod Podged the lace to 
the pumpkin. I put straight pins in the bottom of the
pumpkin to hold the lace in place.

Jolly Halloween . . . decorating!


  1. Oh you are good. Love, love, love your ideas.

  2. Michelle!! I love the lace and the rhinesstones and I LOVE "jolly Halloween". It's just so vintagy! Wish me luck with the studio 5 contest!

    Love your guts

  3. LOVE! Just can not express how much!!

  4. That is so darling Michelle! I love the spider idea-my kids would love that! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Michelle,

    I adore what you have done.
    Very unique pumpkins!

    I have a Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  6. love those ideas. The pumpkins are awesome. I live in the country...kinda isolated....we get NO trick or is kinda lonely sometimes.
    so I'll put a pumpkin on the porch....for ME

  7. Those pumpkins are SO cute!! Love the jewels! I'd love for you to link it up at sundae scoop!

  8. Great post! I thought I had looked at every idea out there for decorating pumpkins, but never saw the lace covered one. They are great! Plus, I love your book club wreath! How fun.

    I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at

  9. OMG! I LOVE this! Absolutely FABULOUS! Wow!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie link party!

  10. Your wreath is really cute, and they might be the prettiest pumpkins I've ever seen!

  11. Hey Michelle! I just wanted to swing by and let you know that I am doing a giveaway for everyone that voted for me, make sure you enter!! And yes I did get my gift certificate!

    love your guts

  12. Love the pumpkins. I saw some eggs done with lace last Easter, so cute.


  13. I like elegant pumpkins..... Yours came out really well. Love both the lace and the sparklies.
    ~ Sue


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