Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blinged-out Halloween House

Getting ready for Halloween yet?  
It's the holiday I've always decorated for the least.  Mostly because of the black and orange plastic decor, but also because I had little ones who didn't want anything remotely scary/spooky.
So....why not ELEGANT Halloween??

Yes, indeed!  Elegant Halloween!  Even my wee ghostie is decked out in silk and beads and pearls!  I made her with a wooden spool, styrofoam ball and a wooden dowel stick.  I weighed the spool down with a metal bolt to keep the ghost from falling over.   Must be a girl ghost; she's way too pretty to be a boy ghost!  Ha!

This house was a Putz House, or paper mache house from Hobby Lobby.  I spray painted it gold, then covered it in pieces of several different vintage evening gowns.  Silk beaded evening gowns.  Black on the sides of the house...
And silver and gold on the roof....
And yes -- those are shingles made of FEATHERS on the roof!  As my daughter said, "they almost look like a leopard print feather, Mom."  Well, actually they are pheasant feathers.  I used black feather trim on the back.
The Gold trim is from the bottom of a dress.  And check out my little sparkly froggy!!
Since I couldn't put a candle inside, I went for battery operated lights inside to make the house glow.
I even made matching pumpkins from the same fabric that's in the middle of the roof....

 See the little moon dangling from the roof?  Since the roof was covered in fabric, I was able to sew on the little moon and have it hang down -- same for the black jewel underneath the cameo.

So there you have it!  A crazy outrageous Halloween House that won't scare any kiddos, and would still be great for a festive Halloween party!  As Magnolia Pearl says, "Don't be afraid to layer beauty on top of beauty."    Mission Accomplished!! :)

Hope this inspires you to create something unique today!
Hugs, Catherine
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  1. Catherine,
    I just love the Halloween very charming with all the bling. The pumpkins are just gorgeous. You have such a talent!!

  2. Beautiful job love the Halloween house! ♥

  3. Loving your Halloween houses/decor. I especially like your wee ghostie....adorable. Thanks for stopping by for my out junkin finds. Don't you just love thrifty junkin! Maybe, you share this Sunday at my monthly Sunday's Best party! Have a great day

  4. Gorgeous Halloween decor, thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Oh, you are so clever! I love elegant Halloween, the blingier, the better!!!!
    You always add an element of glamour, love it! We'd love to have you share at the party!

  6. That is a fun and glamorous Halloween house. Love the windows. Thanks so much for visiting me!

  7. Super cute! Some fancy witch just has to live there! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.


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