It’s that time of year when we transition from bright and cheery flowers and décor to those of a much darker nature in time for the fall season. Halloween is around the corner and if you want to make your decorations stand apart from the rest, head to the hardware store. You’ll find some excellent materials and resources to make some unique decorations that will be unlike any other on the block. Our team at Greenwood Hardware has some fun ideas for you to try!
Grommet Decorated Pumpkins
Carving pumpkins isn’t always the most fun job around. Things tend to get messy and getting the perfect silhouette can be a huge issue. Try decorating your pumpkins with grommets and aluminum wire found at the hardware store. The grommets can be painted black, pink, purple or whatever color you love. Gently pound the grommets into the pumpkin to create a nice pattern or scattered about. Use wire shaped with wire cutters to make swirls or even spell a word.
Spray painted Glitter Pumpkins and Squash
Add some serious sparkle to your front porch with some glitter spray paint. You can go with silver, gold or whatever color works for you. Change it up and add an assortment of colors to your arrangement. Yellow squash, pumpkins, and gourds can all be given the spray paint treatment for a quick and easy festive arrangement.
If you enjoy setting a spectacular scene, you can make some “chains” out of foam pipe insulation. This circular tube of foam is black and easily cut with a pair of scissors. Cut one-inch lengths from the foam. Then use the gap in each piece to interlock each piece to create a chain. Hang the foam chain over your door a make a ghost with an old white sheet for the chains to hang off.
Foam Insulation Sheets
Make your own cutouts with foam insulation sheets. These tend to come in a variety of sizes. You can make several decorations from a single sheet. Grab some spray paint and paint your decorations to complete the look. Ghosts, witches, pumpkins, tombstones or whatever your pleasure can all be easily crafted from the sheets.
These are inexpensive, fun ways for you to create your own holiday décor to suit your personal style. You’ll ensure your decorations are unlike anyone else in the neighborhood and you will save a bundle. Head into Greenwood Hardware to pick up the supplies you need to create your spooky décor. Stop on in, or contact us today!