*Update: I was a bit slow getting the blog to launch, so this post is dated, but decorations are evergreen, right. Save this for next year or modify it for some Christmas crafting
Here’s a scary simple Halloween decoration tip that could potentially cost you…
So, as many of you well know by now, I’ve only recently moved to the Left Coast after spending 9 years in New York City – a move that had me leaving a cramped 400-square foot one-bedroom apartment in the middle of the city to a 3-bedroom craftsman style home in the burbs of the East Bay. Right now this gorgeous new home is furnished with apartment-sized furniture and our holiday decorations that were once plentiful enough to fill a small space are dwarfed by the size of the new place.
So, with the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to get our decorating DIY hat on…
Here’s the back-story: Our best friend, Jenn, lives in Sacramento (Woohoo, another point for the move to the West Coast) and is a decoration freak. Her attic is packed full of storage boxes filled to the brim with decorations and Halloween is one of her favorites. Mrs. Jennifer is NOT decorating this year because 1) She and her husband are renovating 2 rooms in their house in preparation for baby #2; and 2) Baby #1 is 15 months old…need I say more? Lucky for me, that means that I get to scrounge through the boxes for stuff I want to use, which is where I found these Halloween party favor plastic rings.
Here’s a sneak peak at the renovations currently in flux at Casa Jennifer.
So, last night, while I caught up on some Sunday night television (Hell On Wheels, anyone?) I made this scary simple Halloween-inspired party string that now embellishes the archway in my living room.
It’s a bit monotonous to string and knot, string and knot, string and…knot – first-world problems, right? – but a free DIY project that helps transform your living room to a festively spooky Halloween wonderland gets two thumbs up from this girl.
What you need:
- Package of Halloween Party Favor Rings
- String – I used thread, but any decorative garland (real or fake) would work. Depending on where you live, you can even use fresh Ivy or Evergreen and spray paint it black