Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scarecrows with Mums; Goblins, Ghosts and a Graveyard

October 1st is my date to begin decorating outside for fall.  We have a mixed theme, fall and Halloween.  Scarecrows reside in the side yard and front steps to the house, while the rest of the front is dedicated to a graveyard and ghosts, witches and black cats.

Every year, I pick up a new tombstone from Michaels Craft Store and a few small decorations to add to my collection.

Local garden stores have bunches of cornstalks, bales of hay and colorful mums.  I love using the small hay bales, the large ones are just too heavy!  Most of the mums I planted last year came back up, so I only had to add a few more.  

Oriental Trading has some inexpensive holiday decorating items, this year I purchased some spider webs and black cat stakes with glow in the dark eyes. 





  1. You did a fantastic job on decorating around your house.

    I'm very boring with these sorts as my neighborhood children seemed to lift things and destroyed them.

    1. Thank you very much - I do know what you mean though, we don't put pumpkins out anymore, kids around here like to smash them!