Halloween Decorating

Types of Fall Greenery for Decorating and Arrangements

Types of greenery for fall decorating projects

Fall greenery is the perfect natural element to use in festive autumn decorations and floral arrangements.  It’s both bold in color and rustic in texture and gives a calming look to any decor project. I love the feel and look of fall. There is nothing like cool days when the garden starts to die down…

Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks – Carve a Pumpkin Easily

Pumpkin carving tips and tricks for your Halloween project

If you have tried your hand at pumpkin carving, you will know that an easy Jack o Lantern design is not too difficult. But attempting more elaborate designs may make you wonder why you ever ventured away from Jack! The Gardening Cook is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program. This post may contain affiliate…

Fall Entryway Makeover- Decorate your Front Door for Autumn

This fall entryway makeover brings in the rustic colors of autumn to my front doorway. #LowesFallDecor #IC #ad

This Fall Entryway Makeover takes my front door and entry through from fall and right into Thanksgiving with natural elements and the rustic colors of autumn leaves, pumpkins and more. This post was sponsored by Lowe’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.…

Hurricane Lamp Fall Centerpiece – Rustic Autumn Table Decor

hurricane lamp centerpiece

Fall is the time for rustic decor projects in muted tones of autumn leaves.  This hurricane lamp fall centerpiece combines the colors of fall into a super quick and easy to make rustic table decor that will grace any autumn table. It would look lovely on a Thanksgiving table.Fall is just full of colors and…

Clay Pot Pumpkin – Terracotta Pumpkin Candy Dish

Finished clay pot pumpkin

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This clay pot pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a…

Terracotta Candy Jar – Clay Pot Candy Corn Holder

Candy corn holder

This adorable Terracotta Candy Jar will delight your trick or treating youngsters.  It is made to look like candy corn – everyone’s favorite Halloween candy and will look really cute on your Halloween party table. I love making projects with clay pots.  The material paints easily since the pots absorb craft paint well and, often,…

Candy Corn Centerpiece

candy corn centerpiece

Are you looking for something fun and whimsical to add to your Halloween party table? This candy corn centerpiece is super easy to make and adds a spooky looking effect very quickly. I don’t know if you are like me, but I love using things found in my yard in home decor projects. It keeps…

DIY Pumpkin Projects and Crafts

Pumpkin projects

I love fall. The smells and colors abound and it’s the beginning of festive holidays for the rest of the year.  And of course it is the beginning of Everything Pumpkin Time!  These DIY pumpkin projects will add lots of seasonal decor to your home with very little cost. You can carve pumpkins and there…

DIY Scrap Wood Pumpkins – Cute Fall Curb Appeal

Scrap wood pumpkins with moss and pine cones

I love making home decor projects that either use supplies I have on hand or can be recycled from something else.  In the case of these scrap wood pumpkins, the starting point was an old mail box post that was left over when I gave our front mail box a makeover this summer. I just…

Quick and Easy Halloween DIY projects

Halloween decor projects

Halloween is the beginning of the festive season that seems to lend itself to decorating.  Try one of these cute Halloween DIY projects to dress up your home and yard for the holiday and for fall in general. The colors of autumn really lend themselves to setting a Halloween mood. Bring the outdoor inside with colorful…

Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial – Super Easy DIY Project

Grocery Bag Dispenser

Are you a grocery bag hoarder?  I have always been one.  They have so darn many uses, that it is a shame to just throw them away when you come back from a shopping trip.  But keeping them tidy can be a problem. This DIY Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial gives me a place to keep…

No Carve Autumn Leaf Pumpkin

No carve Autumn Leaf Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun, especially when you do it with children, but it is also messy.  Fortunately, there are many alternatives for a carved pumpkins that will still set a fall theme around your home.  This no carve autumn leaf pumpkin project is fast and easy to do and looks great when…

Autumn Makeover for My Front Entry

Just a few projects and my front entry is ready for fall.

I love everything about autumn.  When the temperatures start to fall, I know that good things are right around the corner. Having three fun holidays in a row gives me so many options for outside decorations.  This autumn makeover is perfect for Halloween and with a few adjustments in a couple of weeks, it will…

How to Make an Autumn Door Swag

Festive autumn front door swag

I just love decorating this time of the year.  But much of what is out there is very holiday-centric.  I like something that goes over both Halloween and Thanksgiving, so I decided to do a decorative autumn door swag this year. We redid the entry of our house this summer and changed from a plain…

DIY Spooky Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries

DIY Halloween luminaries

Looking for something to light the way along your driveway on Halloween night?  How about one of these Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries. Looking for an inexpensive project that will really set a Halloween mood? Try these spooky DIY Halloween Luminaries. Spooky Halloween Luminaries The project is simple to do.   Just assemble these items: (affiliate links)…

Spooky Halloween Snake Basket – Porch Decoration

snake head basket

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for me.  I love to do crafts and DIY projects more during these few months than any other.  This spooky Halloween snake basket is a real treat.  This project looks scary, will delight the neighborhood trick or treaters, and adds some great curb appeal to my front entry.…

DIY Halloween Goodie Bags

DIY Halloween Goodie Bag

I just love this time of the year.  The temps are cooler, the leaves are changing and I know that the holiday season will soon be here. The kids in the neighborhood will love coming to your house this Halloween if you make these spooky Halloween Goodie bags. Spooky Halloween Goodie Bags will delight your…

Diy Halloween Costumes for Kids

Getting your child ready for Halloween may mean a trip to the local department store, but how about making your own Halloween costumes for kids?  With just a few supplies, you can end up with unique idea that the other kids won’t be wearing. Have you checked out the price of Halloween costumes lately?  They…

Budget Friendly Fall Patio Makeover

Fall Patio make over

This budget friendly fall patio makeover can be put together in just a few minutes and sets the mood from Halloween right through to Thanksgiving. I am giddy right now.  The temperatures have finally dropped and the leaves are starting to change color.  MY TIME OF YEAR!  Living in NC is hard on a gardener…

DIY No Carve Sunflower Pumpkin

No Carve Sun Flower Pumpkin

Here is another idea for those of you who do not like the mess of a carved pumpkin. It’s also one that gardeners will love!  This no carve sunflower pumpkin uses the heads of sunflowers or any other colorful daisy like flower to cover the outside of the pumpkin. Silk flowers make the decoration last…

Halloween Spooky Wood Cut Out Decorations

DIY Spooky Wooden Cut Out Yard Decorations

When my daughter was much younger, I was very much into all sorts of crafts. I especially loved decorating for the various holidays because she loved what I came up with for decorations. These DIY Halloween Cut Out Decorations were one of her favorites. This project takes more time than most of my craft ideas,…

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No carve pumpkin ideas.

Every fall, the pumpkins abound and people start thinking about how to carve and decorate them.  But that can be messy and eventually kind of smelly too.  Instead of all that mess, why not try one of these no carve pumpkin ideas.  All use other supplies to decorate the pumpkin without the need of getting…

DIY Candy Corn Autumn Glass Decoration

DIY Candy Corn Fall Decoration

This is the time of the year that my candy dishes are full of candy corn.  Nothing seems to say fall like a dish full of the sweet orange, yellow and white treats.  I decided to use the left over Halloween candy on a decoration that would take me closer to Thanksgiving. This candy corn…