Whoooooooo’s ready for Halloween?  My kids are already trying to figure out what they want their costumes to be for trick-or-treating.  And I’ll admit….as the sun sets earlier and leaves start swirling in the breeze, nights just get a little spookier than they were back in the summer when the air was warm and the frogs were croaking.  There’s just something in the air, now, that is making me look forward to hot cider, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treaters.  I’ve been scouting out some fun ideas for Halloween decor, and I thought I’d share a few with you, today.  Rather than whole-house Halloween installations, these ideas are scaled back a bit.  Perfect for mantels, bookshelves, or credenzas, these smaller displays are what I call Halloween vignettes.  Enjoy these 5 Ways to Make a Halloween Vignette.

7 years of bad luck cracked mirror sign halloween vignette

1. Crows on a Gate


This awesome mantel was decorated with lots of repurposed objects made by Remodelando la Casa.  The gate was made out of old crib parts, and I love the black and white color scheme.

2.  Spooky Wedding


And….if you’ve ever read Great Expectations, you might recognize Miss Havisham’s wedding cake in this vignette at Boxy Colonial.  Creating Halloween decor around one of the creepiest scenes in literary history is pure genius!

3.  October Eves


Here’s proof that adding a touch of Halloween fun to your decor doesn’t need to include skeletons, monsters, or anything else that will scare the little ones.  A simple tray with a few black and white objects and a fun quote give just a hint of spookiness without full-on fright.  There’s a free printable for that quote available, too, by At the Picket Fence.

4.  Typewriter and Crows


Crows are the perfect touch for Halloween if you want to be able to have spookiness without gore.  Or how about a typewriter draped in cobwebs?  {shivers}  This vignette at Ella Claire Inspired manages to be spooky and pretty at the same time.  And there’s a free printable, too, if you’d like to make a chalkboard sign of your own.

5.  Seven Years Bad Luck


I made this little vignette for my porch last year.  I kind of mixed superstition with Halloween, here, but that’s all part of the fun!  Anything creepy works for Halloween, right?  Find out how I lettered that broken mirror over HERE.

Have I put you in a spooky mood?  Do you do anything special to decorate for Halloween?  What’s your favorite spooky element–crows?  Broken mirrors? Cobwebs?  Check out my Halloween Pinterest board for even more inspiration.

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