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Halloween Decorations :: Cameo Pumpkins

These cameo pumpkins are an easy and elegant way to decorate your home for Halloween. They take minutes to put together but will give your home a sophisticated spooky look that will last throughout the season.

Decorate your Halloween Pumpkins with Cameos

 

I have adored and collected cameo jewelry whilst antiquing for years now. I am so drawn to the creamy white silhouettes framed in smooth black backgrounds. Each cameo seems to have its very own story and I just can’t help myself when I come across one that speaks to me. My husband always smiles and laughs and asks me what I’ll do with yet another cameo and now I have an answer! I’ll make cameo pumpkins with them!

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

I used white pumpkins so that the cameos would stand out but you easily paint orange pumpkins white.

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

I hung my pendant cameos with a straight pin and the brooches and earrings just pushed right in on their own.

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

If you don’t happen to have a cameo collection then you need to get started! Just kidding.

No, seriously, if you don’t have any cameos you can actually find some in craft stores that are inexpensive and easy to get! I actually found this one below at Hobby Lobby!

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

Cameo pumpkins will be my new easy and elegant decorating go to! I hope that they’ll be the same for you!

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

In case you may have missed some other fun Halloween decorating ideas, check these out…

Happy decorating!

Wenderly

 

 

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Halloween Decorations :: Centerpiece

Halloween Decorations don’t have to be expensive or fussy. White pumpkins and black ribbon bats make a perfect simple yet elegant Halloween table centerpiece.

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

Black and white seems to be a favorite theme of mine as far as Halloween decorations are concerned. A few years back I shared a black and white table with carved polka dotted  pumpkins that glowed eerily over a black web tablecloth. This year I went with more of a whimsical feel with black ribbon bats that happily hover over mini white pumpkins. I love to create a seasonal centerpiece each month for my table so that it can be enjoyed it all month long. Dinners seem easier and it motivates me to usher my family into the living room to sit down for a meal shared around the table rather than squeezing around the island for a quick meal.

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

These black ribbon bats seem to be flying throughout my entire home this Halloween! I fell in love with them as I hung them in my foyer from a branch  to greet all of our guests and now I can’t stop making them.

Guess I’ve gone batty! Ha.

They’re just so simple and sweet that I can’t resist them. The centerpiece bats were made with black ribbon folded in half, cut along the bottom with a few curved cuts and then twisted tightly in the center with a black floral wire (that I found at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store).

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

Then I just pushed the wire into the mini white pumpkin. How easy is that?

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

The rest of the centerpiece consisted of a gathering of multi-sized mini white pumpkins (from Trader Joe’s) an antique silver tray and cake plate stand with a few silver votive candles tucked about.

Supplies for Halloween Decorations for your centerpiece :

  • different sizes of white mini pumpkins (real or artificial)
  • 3 inch black ribbon
  • black floral wire
  • silver tray
  • silver cake plate stand
  • silver votive candles

Our crisp Autumn days will be ending with warm savory meals shared around a festive centerpiece during the month of October. Yours can too with these easy Halloween decorations!

Wishing you many meals shared around a beautiful centerpiece!

Wenderly

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Halloween Decorations :: The Foyer

Greet all of you Autumn guests with some festive Halloween decorations in your foyer. Nothing sets the tone of your home like that first warm inviting step.

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Halloween decorations have always been a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl. I can still vividly remember those first crisp autumn days when my mom would pull out all of the folding paper pumpkins (the kind that opened up into a little orb of tissue honeycomb), do you remember those? I would help her fan them open and tuck back the little silver clip that held the pumpkin shape in place. Oh how I loved traipsing around behind her as she placed them about the house. My love of decorating with pumpkins must have started there, with those sweet little folding tissue pumpkins. But as the years have passed, I have traded my paper pumpkins in for real ones and I always smile and think of my mom as I place them about my house.

This year as I placed my  beloved cinderella pumpkin in my foyer I decided to add a few other embellishments to make my Halloween scene complete.

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

I just leaned a simple tree branch (that I found in my yard) against the wall and wove some store bought spider webbing through the branches.

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

Tucked in a few plastic spiders and hung up a couple of black ribbon bats.

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The black ribbon bats are cinch to make! Just cut a piece of ribbon, tie a clear piece of craft string tightly around the center into a knot. Fold the ribbon in half and cut a few notches along the bottom edge of the ribbon to shape the wings.

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

Voila!  You’ve got a bat!

Invite guests into your home with a festive foyer this Halloween!

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

It’s a s easy as can be!

Supplies for Halloween Decorations in your foyer :

  • pumpkin (real or artifical)
  • tree branch
  • store bought spider web and plastic spiders
  • 3 inch wide black ribbon
  • clear craft string

 

Happy Decorating!

Wenderly

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Oh, For the Love of Autumn

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Autumn. Just whispering the word makes a warm smile spread across my lips.

Autumn.

Autumn.

Autumn.

I love everything about the season.

Bushels of plump, perfect pumpkins.

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Magnificent, brightly colored mums adorning the storefronts begging for a spot on your front stoop.

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Candy apple red shoes shining brightly out from beneath a dark, comfy pair of  jeans.

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Glorious sunrises that seem to warm even the crispest of frosty mornings.

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Accompanied by fragrant pumpkin pancakes that warm your heart and soul.

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Golden trees that stand tall and proud as they show off their Autumn foliage.

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While a rainbow of leaves gather on the ground amongst the still green grass.

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Radiant red leaves of a Japanese Maple borrow the brilliant blue skies to be their temporary backdrop.

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And as suppertime rolls around, the sun on its new schedule, gently slips away through the trees.

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While pipping hot brown sugar and cinnamon baked apples are pulled out of the oven and wait patiently,

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to end the delicious Autumn day on the sweetest of notes.

Oh, for the love of Autumn!

Wenderly

 

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Autumn Splendor

I love sharing decorating ideas full of autumn splendor and delight!

Autumn.

Deep sigh.

Autumn just seems to transform the land into a real-life fairytale, doesn’t it? The blistering summer heat cools into a comforting chill that refreshes the heart and invigorates the soul.

I love the way the days become shorter as the air becomes crisp…

the way the plants slowly stop growing before curling up for a long winter’s nap…

the spectacular splendor of leaves as they burst into color making the world a marvelous spectacle to behold…

wrapping my hands around that first hot cup of coffee for warmth as the frosty night air turns into a blazing Autumn sunrise…

nestling up to that first crackling fire in the fireplace…

relishing in that first bite of a delicious honey crisp apple…

inhaling the intoxicating aroma of pumpkin muffins baking…

listening to the cheering of a crowd from a far-off  football game echoing through the dark night…

wrapping myself up in a cozy warm sweater…

wearing my very favorite pair of jeans with my oldest very favorite pair of soft leather boots.

And I especially love hunting for pumpkins…

and finding just the right one…or twelve…but who’s counting?

You may already know this about me but I have a pumpkin problem. I love pumpkins and everything about them. Each Autumn I make a quiet promise myself to have some self control and curtail my pumpkin hunting to a minimum. But alas, my pumpkin-loving heart always seems to win out.

I think that pumpkins are magical.

And mystical and perfectly wonderful.

A pumpkin was Cinderella’s ride to the ball after-all.

Pumpkins adorn my every room as Autumn ushers in its fairytale spell…

they linger on tables tucked within candles.

They are perched upon pedestals dressed in satin ribbons,

placed upon antique white compotes on coffee tables to become part of an afternoon conversation,

and nestled into urns sprinkled throughout the house.

Aren’t you in love with pumpkins too?

Take a moment today, to enjoy the splendor and majesty of this most splendid season.

Happy Autumn!

~Wenderly