Calling all friendly witches

I’m so happy that October is here with it’s cool weather and the beautiful reds and golds of the fall foliage! October is always a busy month for us at TU living. We have some family birthdays to celebrate (mine included), the chore of getting the lake house ready for winter, and best of all preparing for Halloween! In the last few years, the trick-or-treaters at my door have been almost nonexistent, but I’m not ready to give up! This year I hope this simple outdoor Halloween decor will attract some candy seekers!

Last week I was scouring the internet for ideas for simple Halloween decorations that are fun, a cinch to complete, and easy on the wallet. I found quite a few...at least 50! I am happy to share one with you today. I saw many variations of this idea, I am calling my own variation “lost witch hats”. I am hoping the hats will be claimed on Halloween by witches that happen to be in the area—only friendly witches please!

Maybe I'll attract some friendly witches to my porch seating area! The different color and pattern hats are so fun.

Maybe I'll attract some friendly witches to my porch seating area! The different color and pattern hats are so fun.

This spooky display needs:

  • 5 witch hats - Mine are from Dollar Tree. I purchased three adult hats and two children’s hats.
  • Fishing line
  • Tape
  • Sewing needle
  • Stepladder - or another means of reaching the ceiling.

Decide where your display will be hung—this is the most difficult part! Cut varying lengths of fish line and attach one to each hat with the sewing needle. It’s best to hang the witch hats at various heights. Now that the hats are ready to be hung, carefully attach them to the ceiling in your chosen location using the tape. Remember to always use caution when using a stepladder!

These mini pumpkins and gourds will last all season!

These mini pumpkins and gourds will last all season!

I have one more simple decor project that can be displayed for the full fall season. It’s a simple display of mini pumpkins and gourds! These will look wonderful outside on the table in a casual entertaining area or inside on a mantle or coffee table.

I picked up two different bags—one mini pumpkin and one gourd—at my local BJ’s warehouse. You can purchase mini pumpkins and gourds at your grocery store as well. Simply choose a variety of shapes and colors to display in a grouping. You may want to add some fabric leaves for additional color, but it’s most definitely not necessary. Fabric leaves are readily available at most craft stores, mine were found at Dollar Tree.

I hope these two projects will inspire you to begin decorating for the fall season and especially Halloween. I have more Halloween decorating ideas for you during October, so be sure to check out the TU living Facebook (@TUliving.Kathy) or Instagram and Twitter (@TU_living) in the weeks to come.

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