Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dark Autumn preparations

I love decorating for Halloween!!  It's my favorite holiday of the year.  So many themes to choose from and lots of imagination!

One thing I like to use in my decor are leaves.  However black faux leaves are really expensive and they're fairly poor quality in terms of density/# of leaves on the garland. 

This year I wanted to use them at the base of my decorations.  I had this one from last year but needed several more.

So I went to my M's craft store and bought four of these all on sale at $9.99 ea.  They're full and thick, however they're much too pretty and bright.  I need moody and a little decayed.

Spray paint to the rescue, one can of black and voila!  Dark and mysterious, just like I wanted. 

The fabric leaves really soak up the paint, I used one can per two garlands.  If you wanted a solid black they would need another coat.  I liked the varigation showing through so left them as shown.


These will show up soon in one of my vignettes.  Only 31 days to Halloween!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

In the works

Fall is here and that means it's time for new theme ideas and props.  Here's a sneak peek on what I've been working on in the back yard...

Can't wait to show you the whole reveal next month!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Color themes

Planning a party with a color theme makes selecting items much easier and really makes the decor and food "pop".  While browsing through the new Lindt chocolate brochure I discovered that their beautiful truffles come in a variety of opulent colors.  These higher-end treats would be a great item for a dessert table or favors by each plate if dessert isn't served.

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