HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

My guilty pleasure.. I mean, kind of. I am a big, not to say HUGE fan of Halloween. I FRICKIN LOVE IT! Favorite season since day one, I can assure you that. Can you see how excited I get just talking about it?

Well, every year I try to come up with new, even more creative ways to decorate my home! I’m not ashamed to say I’ve had skulls, black ribbons and pumpkins in my bedroom since beginning of September.

mantelsquare handmade mood

via Handmade Mood

Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain, which is a big celebration at the end of the harvest season every year. The Gaels, in whoms culture this tradition comes from, believed that the boundaries between worlds of the living and the dead overlapped on October 31st. And that the deceased would come back to life. Masks and costumes were therefor worn as an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

How-to-Style-a-Traditional-Halloween-Mantel

via The Tom Kat Studio

The history of Halloween has evolved a lot since the nineteenth century, when people began to celebrate it. It is nowadays a popular traditional holiday in most parts of the world, wherein the US and Canada are seen as the biggest fans.

Halloween-Mantel-Carina-Gardner

via Carina Gardner

Look closely at our Skull String Art, if you dare, and note the startling level of skill that is required to create such an intricate and frightful form.:

And my favorite from Grandin Road… Which also would be SUCH AN EASY DIY!

A pinch of inspiration for all of you, whether you’re a great DIY:er and crafty person or you just don’t get along with the hot glue gun and paint. Wishing you a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN!

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