Amazingly EASY Halloween Decor

As a candy addict, Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays of my year. I love Halloween! I have a million amazing memories of this wonderful holiday, from pillowcases overflowing with candy, running from house to house with all my friends, having the coolest costumes ever... literally (thanks mom!).

And as a mom I want to give my kids the same experiences and enthusiasm towards this holiday! But lets be real here, who has the time to do the work!?

I totally give my mom props, I have no clue how she managed to sew 3 kid's costumes every year, all while decking the house out, making baked goods for our classes, running the brownie troop, working as the room mom and god only knows what else she was involved in! I like to think I am a super mom too, but honestly, running this business and keeping my house somewhat clean is a struggle for me! 

So to get the most bang for our buck, or really, the most with the least amount of effort and time! I have compiled my favorite effortless halloween decor options! Lets get spooky!

Kicking it off with the season's best candy! These candy corns are adorable and easy to make! 

After living in Florida for 8 years, carving pumpkins is a sure way to have your pumpkin rot in days, possibly even hours depending on temperatures! So I love finding alternative ways to decorate pumpkins so they will look nice and keep throughout the season. I am loving these bedazzled pumpkins! Festive and tasteful!

Obviously I am a big fan of these amazing picture frames! What I love about these is what our friend over at The Unique Nest did with her frames. Taking festive scrapbook paper and simply framing it using our unique magnetic framing system is literally the easiest decor idea I have ever seen! And it looks super amazing too! Can we say #effortless!? Build your own customizable picture frame here and easily change it to fit every holiday!


Since I have been saving wine corks for years so some day I can make an actual cork board, this project is perfect since I have all the supplies! And if I don't have enough, it is an excuse to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine... or two... or three!


And these cats! They are just to cute not to make! A couple pieces of scrap wood and you have the whole posse!

And you have to check out the link for these bats! These are too cute and this is definitely a project you can make with the kids. 

And lastly, and most certainly the easiest. Check out these awesome FREE Halloween printables. Whether you are framing it into one of our easy to use magnetic picture frames, or framing in something you have lying around at home, these printable are an extremely easy way to make your decor match the season!


So get to decorating! Use these easy to do Halloween decorating ideas and the time you save, you can redirect to the more difficult task.... the costumes!

Happy Halloween!!

DIY Hanging Letters

By Megan, The World of Motherhood

I loved decorating my little boy’s nursery. My favorite part was making the decorations myself. DIY projects are more fun to me then just going to store and buying premade decorations.  

In this DIY project, my goal was to display my son’s name above his crib.  I have seen this done many ways, from wood blocks to actually painting the wall.  With my husband and I renting an apartment at the time, the challenge was to create a clever way to display the decoration but not leave marks on the wall.  I discovered an easy and inexpensive way to do it with cardboard! So can you, just follow these simple steps and you will be able to make your own Hanging Letters!

Step 1: Decide On A Color Scheme

I went with a combination of blue and green because it matched the bedding for the crib. Plus I already had the Animal Silhouette Pictures in green and blue hanging on the wall in the nursery.


Step 2: Gather Supplies

  • Plain Letters to spell out your child’s name

I chose cardboard block letters because they were lightweight and inexpensive, but wooden letters would work great too. These can be purchased at Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics, or A.C. Moore.

  • Ribbon

I chose blue ribbon with green stitching on the edges

  • Paint

I chose kelly green

  • Foam tip paintbrush

  • Hot Glue Gun


Step 3: Paint Each Letter

You only need to paint the front and the sides of the letter because the back will be facing the wall once it’s hung.


Step 4: Cut Ribbon for each letter

Make sure you cut all of the ribbon to be the same length so they will hang evenly on the wall.


Step 5: Hot Glue each end of the ribbon onto the back of the letter


Step 6: Add a bow

Using a separate piece of ribbon tie a bow at center of the ribbon you just glued to the letters.  By using a separate piece of ribbon allows you the freedom to make you bow the size that you would like and trim up the end without having to worry about it affecting the length that your letters will hang.


Step 7: Hang letters on the wall

Since my letters were light I was able to use small clear command hooks, but if you’ve chosen wooden letter they will need something sturdier like a nail.

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Megan is a stay-at-home mom to a 1 ½ year old little boy. In less than a year she went from being a girl who just graduated college, to being a married woman, pregnant and living in a new state. She started blogging in hopes that through her stories other moms would realize that they are not alone in The World of Motherhood. In her Mommy Blog she shares real stories about her life as a stay-at-home mom…the good, the bad & the crazy!

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A Lesson in Artwork: Choosing the Right Decor For Your Bedroom


In the movie The Break Up, Jennifer Aniston's character works in a gallery and advises a potential buyer to "never buy a piece of art you don't have to have." I couldn't agree more, and despite studying art a little, the pieces I have to have in my home are few and far between.  When it comes down to it, I like a lot, but I rarely LOVE.

Because of this, finding something to put above my husband's and my bed was a challenge.  I wanted something inviting. Cozy. Soft and soothing.  And not too feminine. (It is his bedroom too, after all!) With the cool blues we had, I found some floral canvases that would've looked great, but I never found anything that felt perfect. I didn't want something hung just because I liked it; I wanted to be drawn to it, especially if it was going to be such an important focal point. 

I began to think about what I wanted represented there, and went in a more symbolic direction.  It was our space. Intimate. Where we lay down every night, together. A comforting sanctuary to feel connected.  And then I thought about when we officially became a family, and possibly using something from our wedding. Not pictures of ourselves, but maybe our vows... Why not hang our vows? The idea stuck. Nothing would be more personal, and nothing felt more right. 

I'll spare you the first version of what went up on our wall as I painted the canvases myself. While they were far from what I really wanted, they did the trick for a while.  And my sweet husband even said he liked them. But honestly, what we both loved was what they meant to us, which is all that really mattered. Eventually, I splurged and had this professional version made--our promises to each other, hand painted on wood.  A memento from our life and how far we've come since we spoke those words; a happy reminder as we retreat into our space each night. 

And I do still look at them every time I walk into our bedroom, or even by it, for that matter. I can't help it; they're so meaningful. (And friends often notice too!) Maybe most importantly though, is what I'll always remember from the entire process: when push comes to shove and you can't find a piece of art that you have to have, find a way to make one that you won't be able to live without. It'll definitely be worth it!

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Modern Mama is a very regular mom who likes photography, home decor, food, and cute shoes. She can often be found teaching twenty four other kids when she's not surviving the three of her own. You can follow her on Instagram @Modern.Mama or her (also very new) Facebook page

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