Happy Halloween! I finally got motivated enough to doing a little last minute Halloween decorating with a little bit of spiderwebbing, a few DIY bats, and a ton of pumpkins. We’re staying in tonight and snuggling up at home tonight watching movies, carving pumpkins, and eating treats.
Here’s a few pics of a Melodrama Halloween!
We have an orange front door and I couldn’t let that go to waste! I used black construction paper cutouts and taped them to the door to create a Jack o’ lantern face. I added a few pumpkins and a few tombstones from the dollar store.
Inside I used spiders, pumpkins, paper bat cutouts, and a few gilded skulls to spook up the place. There are always plenty of spirits around the bar…get it? Spirits HAAA.I put pumpkins in the fireplace with string lights, those will be sticking around all season long.
And of course the DIY Pumpkin Planter that I made here.
That’s it for this year! I’m off to carve some pumpkins and bust open the bags of candy. Happy Halloween!
If you’re a plant lover, here’s a quick and easy way to incorporate succulents and cacti into your fall decor. Use a (faux is best) pumpkin as a planter! I used a cinderella pumpkin because I love the shapes and colors of them, and they’re usually wide enough to make a great shallow planter.
Update: I got a real one for really cheap at Trader Joe’s so I originally used that, but quickly transitioned to a faux pumpkin once the inevitable mush set in after about a week. Bummer.
Just cut off the top (and hallow it out if you want to try a real one) like you would when making a jack-o-lantern. Poke some small holes in the bottom for drainage. Then fill it with a variety of succulents and some extra soil or sand.
I layered cacti and different types of succulents in mine. Since the fuzzy cacti looks like a spider nest I added some plastic Halloween spiders. I can easily remove those to transition it into November. If the little guys lasts that long. Fingers crossed.
I love it as our dining table centerpiece.
So easy and cute! I hope it lasts at least another month.
For this post I wanted to give a little background to how and why this all got started.
In June of 2010 Jvee and I decided to sell everything we owned to move from Orlando back to my hometown, Los Angeles.
We sold EVERYTHING. Only what could fit into our Jeep was coming with us. We moved out West and started completely over. What you’ll see on this blog is us rebuilding our collection of home furnishings and our experiences with DIY projects as apartment renters.
Just to give you an idea of what we started with here is a picture of our old living room at Thanksgiving 2009 and our old bedroom.
Our new blank canvas
Now join us as we turn our cookie cutter apartment into a personalized and cozy home.