Although it doesn't feel like Halloween outside (90 degrees) and leaves are not turning here in southern Florida, I still love to decorate for Halloween. I decided to create a small Halloween display out front. I started with a small bale of hay that I purchased at A.C. Moore (miss the days of purchasing a real bale of hay up north).
Next I added a mum that I purchased at Home Depot. I didn't like the container it was in (the typical black plastic type) so I spray painted it using some gold paint that I had on hand.
A bluish colored pumpkin was next. I picked this up this past weekend at Fall in the Field at Renninger's Antiques Center at Mt. Dora, Florida. The pumpkin actually came from Ohio and they had so many unique varieties and colors.
Back to my display. While in Eustis, I found a rusted cast iron lid at a garage sale for 50 cents – had to have it. The scarecrow I already had. I clipped some greenery and put it in a container (hard to see) behind the mum.
|First Stages of Halloween display|
It needed something else. I had some mini pumpkins that I painted and turned into spiders. First I spray painted them with Rustoleum black gloss paint. After the paint dried, I glued on eyes and painted a mouth. Then I used black pipe cleaners to form its legs. I glued these to the top of the pumpkin. I placed one on the cast iron lid and one on top of the white/orange pumpkin.
|Spider from Mini Pumpkin|
|Rustoleum Gloss Black|
I placed one of the pumpkin spiders on the cast iron lid.
It's beginning to look good!
|Halloween Display with Pumpkin Spiders|