Helloooo and welcome to Sagehill Cottage!
I’m Cat, the gal behind this blog and I’m thrilled that you could stop by and have you here for my Halloween Home Tour! It’s such a pleasure to be joining so many talented home decor bloggers today. You will certainly find tons of Halloween inspiration for this, or even for next year. With All Hallows Eve being exactly 4 weeks away from today it will give you enough time to perhaps pull off a copy or two of something you like from these tours…am I right (insert winking eye emoji here).
AND…. if you are not into all the Halloween hoopla, well, just take a seat back and enjoy as you scroll through the FUN stuff that all of us have come up with this year!
So without further ado, I want to welcome you to my Halloween home!
Did you know that every year right before i decorate for fall I take a little trip to my favorite park with a bag and a pair of scissors in hand? Yup, i do. My little girl loves feeding the ducks and we go for a little walk around the large beautiful forest to get our fall clippings for our decorations. I always mix fresh with faux, its cheap and i get a new look every year. So go find a local park, make a little outing out of it with your kids or significant other and see what fun things you can find!
Having the antique headboard up on this wall has been SO fun to decorate around. I added a cotton wreath and then some faux fall foliage mixed with fresh oak branches. A few simple white pumpkins and a crock full of fall goodies makes this space an easy decorating project.
Spider Web Gallery Wall
Oh my goodness this was SO fun!
If you are new to my blog this gallery wall is a place that gets a makeover with every holiday. Usually the “Uhygge” sign only says “hygge”….its the Danish way of life ( and that is what I was brought up on..Hygge ) ..I’m sure you have heard of it…if you haven’t, it describes the “state of being cozy” (more on that for another post). BUT in Danish if you place the letter U in front of it, it means “Scary”…kind of perfect for halloween…right? lol
It’s always easier to decorate around what you have ..so instead of removing all my signs with quotes that perhaps are not Halloween themed, I just covered them up with a .99 cent spider web…
I also switched out a few of the photos for creepy themed pictures. BTW…the old Victorian couple are actually my Danish great grandparents…lol.
Using some collected wooden candlesticks where perfect little pedestals for the pumpkins. These are all fake but THE best replicas of gourds I’ve found.
I’m very picky when it comes to Halloween decorations, so several years ago I decided to make this “BOO QUEEN” on a whim and out of some fabric scraps I had lying around. She’s kind of creepy huh! You will soon discover that I like to make many of my own decorations!lol… I don’t do it all of the time, but throughout the years they’ve added up.
Now lets talk about these DIY book page spiders!
I came up with this idea when yet again I couldn’t find any Halloween decor that I liked. These little critters required just a few small items that I had lying around the house. Come back next week for a full tutorial!
Real and faux DIY Fall Foliage Garland
My home is full of neutrals so I decided to add a splash of fall color with this homemade garland.
You can make your very own as well…its very easy to do!
I’ll explain how I did mine so you can try it out for yourself!
First I started out with a basic green garland. It’s actually a Christmas garland from Hearth and Hand ( Lambs ear with white berries).
I used that mixed in with another simple maple leaf fall garland that I found for 5$ at my local Family Dollar store. After winding it all together I placed it on the edge of the mirror with some duck tape.
Next I added some floral picks of various colors from Hobby Lobby, as well as the candy corn picks that I found several years ago.
Last I added the real Oak tree pieces (FREE) that was part of our trip to the park.
So basically use what you already have and just spend a little bit to get some extra depth and texture. I really only spent maybe 5-7$ on this garland because I had things in my decor stash that I could already use. WIN WIN! *If you have to start from scratch just find several cheap or clearance garlands at the end of the year and start a collection that way.
This hoop wreath is an old one that I made years ago.
more homemade decor : A DIY Spell book I made a long time ago…. taught to me by my lovely sister Lindsay.
Cotton Stems and a Vintage Halloween
This vintage Halloween decoration was made several years ago by me (see I told you it all adds up when I make a little something year after year..lol), and I just switch out the branches that it’s on. This year I used cotton stems for it.
Go here to read how you can make your own with things you probably already have lying around your house. I promise…its EASY!
You can’t have a Halloween hOme tour without some kind of sweets right? Don’t say that I didn’t feed you while here, lol.
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies with maple frosting…gahhh…they are AMAZING! The authors of these delectable morsels are by my sweet friends at The Food Nanny.
So easy to make and so darn delicious…yum!
A bit more simple spooky decor in the kitchen…gotta keep it that way because it’s the heart of our home and I practically live in there, HA HA HA!
3 tiered tray with fall goodies on it…faux and real fall foliage.
Keeping with the creepiness to this room as well…
The rat on the mantle makes me take a double look probably 4 times.. every single day. I intensely dislike rodents, lol.
And there you have it!
Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my take on Halloween Decor.
And a big thank you to Kristen from Ella Claire Blog for hosting such a fun tour.
Please scroll to the bottom of this post and visit all of these other amazing bloggers to get more inspiration for All Hallows Eve! Seriously, so much spooky goodness to be found!
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The Halloween Home Tour