October is here! When I went outside this morning I was greeted by a cooler breeze – I’m in Texas friends, “cool” is relative, but I’ll take what I can get.

I’ve always loved holiday decor, especially when it comes to Fall. Growing up my mom would deck the halls with Fall garlands, pumpkins, and all things spooky. I loved how she’d morph her Fall decor into Halloween with witches hats and brooms and such, and then whisk away the witches and turn her pumpkins around to hide ol’ Jack’s face so he could double for her Thanksgiving decor.

With so much to do, I want my decorating and holiday festivities to be quick, easy, and double for Thanksgiving if possible. Below are my top picks for the season.


Pom Pom Garland  || 5 little Pumpkins bag topper || Cheesecloth Ghost || Halloween Candy Bark

Brownie Cupcakes  ||Batty Branches  || Balloon Spider  || Graveyard pudding cups  ||Felt Witch Hat

I’ll be whipping up a pom pom garland this weekend while we watch General Conference and maybe we’ll even tackle that Cheesecloth Ghost between sessions (my mom had one of these while I was growing up – memories!).

Those Batty Branches will be perfect for October – then I’ll let the bats fly away and we’ll have these branches be our “thankful tree” during November (if I’m really feeling adventurous, I’ll find one of those glitter ice branches tutorial on Pinterest and use them for December as well).

The Halloween Candy Bark – quick and easy to make and a clever idea for visiting and home teaching treats this month. Brownie cupcakes and Graveyard Pudding Cups are should be a quick way to spruce up some treats for the Halloween festivities we’re attending, and the balloon spider and the felt witches hat are just too cute to pass up from adding to our spooky decor this year.

How are you decorating for the holidays?

* None of these ideas, their tutorials, or the photos above are of my own creation. I’ve only pulled some my favorites from the dozens of great ideas you can find online. Visit the links above for great step by step tutorials and a great big thank you to each of them for sharing their ideas online! 

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Looking for more Halloween inspiration? Check out my Pin board.