Not-So-Spooky Halloween Decor

by Karianne WoodSeptember 29, 2015

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It’s a fact. I like my Halloween a little bit un-spooky. Now don’t get me wrong. I like a boo, an eek or a yikes as much as the next person. A little bit of scare is fine with me. A few spiders, a creepy bat and some spider webs draped here and there, and I’m all set.

If you like a little bit of the un-spooky, too, here’s a few project ideas to get you started.

Spider Web Doormat

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To make this project, you will need a plain doormat you can paint on, a ruler and a permanent black marker. To begin, draw straight lines with a ruler from the corner of the mat to create web lines. Next, draw the curves of the web, and draw a spider dangling down from one of the webs. Booooooo!

Spiderweb Table Runner

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To make this table runner, you’ll need a piece of burlap or drop cloth cut to fit your table and a permanent marker. Begin by drawing 12-14 lines coming out from a center point. This is the beginning of your web.

Next, connect the lines to create the web pattern. Repeat steps to create 6-7 webs across the runner. You can also add spiders hanging down from the center of the web. Eeek!

Painted Pumpkins

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Add a little almost spooky to your decor with this painted pumpkin project. Begin with craft pumpkins and draw the outline of a spider or bug or polka dots on the pumpkin with pencil. Next, fill in the outline with black paint and let dry. Yiiiiiikes!

Front Door Decor

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Create a little scary at your front door with spray painted branches tucked into an urn or container. Add some black and orange pumpkins, a few spiders and a black crow lantern. Then finish off the look with a black vinyl spider web by your front door. Eeeeeeeeek!

May your Halloween be full of spiders and bats and pumpkins and crows. And a little boo every now and then. Happy Halloween!

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About The Author
Karianne Wood
KariAnne writes the lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farm, from the back porch of her turn-of-the-century farmhouse in the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky. Thistlewood Farm was awarded Country Living Decorating blog of the year as well as named one of the top 10 decorating blogs by Better Homes and Gardens. KariAnne loves to paint mismatched chairs, listen to the crickets singing in the back pasture, walk hand-in-hand with her knight-in-shining armor as the sun sets over the river and drink sweet tea with lime during a thunderstorm. And she has never met a decorating project she didn't like.

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