This weekend I finally got my Halloween decor out and got to work! I’ve never really decorated my entryway, so this year I wanted to create a spooky vignette above my entry bench. I had so much fun making this Halloween gallery wall…
For the most part, I just used things I had around the house and in my Halloween bins to create this look. I did buy a few supplies, but I did the entire thing for under $20! First up, the Faux Crow Taxidermy:
What is it about animal heads hanging on the wall?? I love the quirkiness factor. I’ve been wanting a cute white deer or moose to put up at Christmas time, but I thought it was about time that the Halloween animals got in on the fun! In order to create this little guy, I had to cut open the fake crow I bought at the craft store. I felt a little weird about it actually…
Then I just attached the crow’s head to a painted wooden plaque (also from the craft store) with hot glue. That’s it! Super easy!
The next project is the spider specimen art… created for only $5!
I picked up this black spider in a two-pack at Dollar Tree. To add some shine, I silver-leafed the spider! It was a little tricky because of the legs, but basically the same as any silver leafing project. I applied the glue, let it dry completely until it was tacky, then pressed on the silver leaf in small sections until it covered the spider completely.
I picked up the black frame for $4, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the frame, then inserted it on the outside of the glass. I hot-glued the spider to the paper in the center of the frame. I’ve got a perfect Halloween decoration, and I can reuse the frame!
In the other frame, I printed out this awesome skull black and white print I found here at Ella Claire Inspired.
The last project is this spooky Spiderweb Dreamcatcher:
How fun is that?? It’s literally a less-than-10-minutes project. I am sharing the tutorial over at Tatertots and Jello today, so make sure to check it out!
Before I forget, I have to share one of my favorite secrets for holiday decor… HOT GLUE! Yes, I hot glue stuff to my walls. That is how I attached the silver crow feet (salad servers from Target last year), and all the little spiders (cut from spider rings.) I hot glue things to my walls all the time and I have never had a problem with it removing paint or damaging the wall. It just pulls off when I’m ready to take it down. Seriously saves me for party decor too. Test it out on your wall before you go crazy, but it works on mine!
We’ll be back tomorrow with a yummy Halloween recipe… in the meantime, here are some of our favorite Halloween treat ideas: