It's that time of year again ... there's a chill in the air, yet another "Paranormal Activity" film will soon be hitting theaters, and yours truly has started scarfing Necco Wafers and guzzling apple cider with reckless abandon. Halloween is just around the corner.
This year, it's anticipated that Americans will collectively dole out a whopping $2.36 billion on decking out their yards and homes with freshly purchased dismembered plastic limbs and AA battery-operated witches. In my humble opinion, however, the best Halloween decorations are the vintage ones, the homemade ones, or the ones created by Mother Nature herself. But what if you aren't keen on elaborate gourd displays or don't have the time to sit down and craft a milk jug skeleton? Consider spending your hard-earned Halloween decor dollars on items that are lovingly handmade by someone else. And if want to go the squash dissevering route, I've included a great handmade set of pumpkin carving tools.
Hanging Skeleton @ West Elm ($19)
Creepy Halloween Garland by RawBone Studio @ Etsy ($15.50)
Ghost Salt and Pepper Shakers @ UncommonGoods ($20)
Velvet Wrapped Pumpkin (medium) @ Terrain ($30)
Chalkboard Skull in Pine Green by iamhome @ Supermarket ($46)
Skeleton Mirror by Studio Job and Domestic @ A+R Store ($192)
Pumpkin Carving Set @ Terrain ($24)
Halloween Graveyard Terrarium by FacesoftheEarth @ Etsy ($60)
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