Scrapbook Layout: Halloween

Halloween Scrapbook by Natalie ParkerHalloween Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Holiday scrapbooking anytime of the year:

This is a Halloween post in March — I design scrapbook pages when I get to them.  Though it can be helpful to draw inspiration for pages during the actual season, I don’t need to.

Halloween with No Kids:  Looking back, this is an interesting part of our lives in terms of how we celebrate Halloween.  It is in between the time of our lives where we dressed up and went to Halloween parties and when we’ll eventually have kids and need to document their costumes.  I like the single picture and simplicity of it.

Halloween paper not necessary: I mixed Halloween colors from my stash but did not use Halloween-themed paper.  I love how it definitely says Halloween without being theme-y.

Halloween Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Pacifico | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photo) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photo), Echo Park/Dots & Stripes/Quartz Small Dot, Pebbles/Walnut Grove/Eliza Jane, American Crafts/Amy Tangerine/Ready Set Go/Wind Down (patterned papers) | Keepsakes Included: None.

Halloween Candy Centerpiece

Easy Halloween Candy CenterpieceBy the time you read this, all the candy will be gone.

Probably.  Maybe.  It’s pretty tough to resist.

Last year, I did an easy fall centerpiece that lasted the entire season through Thanksgiving.  This one is just as easy, but it may not last that long.

Supplies were easy.  I have a bunch of vases from weddings (everyone has those, right?) and I picked up a bunch of candy at the store.

Easy Halloween Candy CenterpieceI filled each vase with a different type of candy.

Easy Halloween Candy CenterpieceTo round it out, I added some small pumpkins.

Easy Halloween Candy CenterpieceIt turned out pretty cool!  I didn’t use the caramels in the picture above, but I’m saving them to use as a replacement for when Mr. P eats we eat all the candy.

Easy Halloween Candy CenterpieceSee?  There it goes.

Busy-Girl Autumn Decorations

Fall decorationsI love Halloween decorations.  You know what I love even more?  Autumn decorations that will last through Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I won’t have to touch these until the Christmas decorations go up and it’s a good thing because I don’t have time anyway.

We are busy bees at our house lately and I knew we weren’t going to have any fall decorations unless I found something quick and easy.  Solution:  buy a bunch of gourds.  First, to replicate the idea I saw in this pin, I only needed mini pumpkins. I already had the branches and I still have a giant vase from our wedding.

Fall decorationsFor a second super-easy piece of decor, I picked up a Cinderella pumpkin at the store.  Isn’t it cool?  I plopped it down in our entryway and here’s hoping it holds up through November!  Since I’m not carving it, I think I have a pretty good chance!

Fall decorations

Finally, I put some smaller gourds on the ledge shelf above our TV.  As a reminder for those of you who live in earthquake country (or those of you who have toddlers), I used Museum Wax to secure the gourds to the shelf so they don’t fall on the TV like I did with the Christmas decor last year.

Fall decorationsThat’s it!  I’m done until December!