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Colorful Halloween Decor

Updated on November 14, 2020

Ghoulish Green Apples

That spooky time of year is right around the corner and sneaking up on us before we know it. If you want to have a ghost of a chance of being ready for this Halloween start thinking green and making that one-of-kind scary or creepy display.

Standard orange and black is still fun, but shake it up a bit by adding deep purple and lime green to the home decor brew. Start the fun by combining items you all ready have on hand in different ways. Add a Halloween twist to items you use everyday and create something new and festive for next to nothing.

Hounds Tooth Flowers

The black and white flowers in this creepy display were made using the material from a pair of hounds tooth print dress pants and a white table cloth.

The white feather wreath was put together with a single boa and a straw wreath I had on hand. The smoky glass vase and white ghost were previous garage sale purchases.

 Old metal tray = Halloween Collage Decor
Old metal tray = Halloween Collage Decor
Hallmark candy dish as a coin holder!
Hallmark candy dish as a coin holder!
White Monochromatic Decorating
White Monochromatic Decorating

Re-purposing Ideas

Ψ Place oranges or granny smith apples in an orange or black bowl.

Ψ Fill a glass jar with purple and black beads or candy corn.

Ψ Set decorative balls or miniature pumpkins on black flat topped candle holders.

Ψ Place a black pillar candle in the center of an orange plate. Then sprinkle candy corn or black licorice all around the base of the candle.

Ψ To focus on varying shapes, sizes and textures of objects go monochromatic. Try making an all orange, black, purple or green display. Take pictures of your final displays so you can refer to them next year.

Ψ Combine orange dish soap and black plastic spiders together in a clear soap dispenser or glass jar. Guests will take a second look before reaching for the soap.

Have fun creating new Halloween decorations with things you already own!!

Candy dish as spoon rest!
Candy dish as spoon rest!
Halloween Coffee Mugs
Halloween Coffee Mugs
Spooky Decor
Spooky Decor
Crows Nest
Crows Nest

Making a Crows Nest

To make this colorful next simply gather some fake or real leaves, torn paper, strings and sticks and arrange them however you want on a plate or in a bowl. My four year old grandson loved this simple and easy project. He still adds things to this nest when he finds things outside.

Re-purposed purple candle holders.
Re-purposed purple candle holders.
Halloween Decor
Halloween Decor

Candy Corn and Candle Holders

I found these hand-made fabric candy corn pumpkins for only two dollars a piece at the Rockton Art Fair. I wanted to display them in a fun way and decided to put them on three candle holders. The ones I had on hand were a garage sale find but were scratched and dull. So, I decided to spray paint them using a Krylon indoor/outdoor purple gloss. I liked the color so much I painted two beaded tassels to hang on the cabinet to complete the display.

The colorful place mat came from the Dollar Store. I just love the color combination so I picked up four of them for six dollars!

Child's Sculpture as Flower Vase
Child's Sculpture as Flower Vase

Tissue Paper Art Scupture

My daughter made this colorful wooden sculpture in middle school. It has a folk art look to it with the carved moon and small orange animal sitting next to it. The tissue paper colors are simply beautiful and enhance the green, orange and purple flowers resting in it.

Colorful Centerpiece
Colorful Centerpiece

A Simple Centerpiece

This simple yet colorful centerpiece was put together using a single place mat, five plastic oranges and a silver colored dish.

The place mat was a Dollar Store find, the oranges I picked up at a garage sale for fifty cents and the dish was a gift.

Black Sparkle Tree with Purple Crystals
Black Sparkle Tree with Purple Crystals

Black, Purple & Silver Decor

I've had this black and white photo box tucked away and brought it out to pair with this sparking black tree. I purchased the tree at Michaels Craft Store and the photo box at T.J. Maxx, both under five dollars.

The curvy black lines found in both the tree and box cover go well together. The purple crystals on the tree pick up the wall color and shimmer against the silver color of the lamp. The green dresser scarf makes a nice base and holds it all nicely together.

Black Halloween Wreath - crafted from existing fall wreath spray painted black.
Black Halloween Wreath - crafted from existing fall wreath spray painted black.

Black Wreath

A black wreath made with fall leaves caught my eye last year in a local craft store. It turns out I didn't even have to plug in my hot glue gun or assemble any supplies. I had a fall wreath in storage that worked out just fine.

All I needed to buy was a can of black spray paint and spray away. It’s currently hanging in my two-toned orange bathroom which is full of black accents for a fun Halloween effect.

Orange and Black Beanie Babies and other Stuffed Toys:)
Orange and Black Beanie Babies and other Stuffed Toys:)
Fun Halloween Wreath
Fun Halloween Wreath

Hang Up Halloween Memories

This frightfully fun memory wreath was put together using bits and pieces from Halloweens long past.

A little green and black witch, bats, ghosts, plastic spider rings, a scare crow and a child’s safety light combine to make this a fun decoration to hang for years to come.

Hand Crafted Halloween Necklace
Hand Crafted Halloween Necklace

Tricky Jewelry

Creating these freaky and fun bracelets and necklaces was easier than you might think. I strung beads, earrings, pieces of broken necklaces, and leather ties together to make it. Why buy what everyone else is wearing when you can make something for free that totally rocks! Who knows maybe you’ll start a new trend.

The necklace pictured here started with a single strand of orange and clear beads. I just simply attached other pieces of jewelry to it of white, black and gold. There was no pattern or formula as to how it needed to be done so I couldn't mess it up.

When I wear these handmade jewelry creations for Halloween people often stop and ask me where I bought them. I love being able to tell them I made them and how to do it.

Hand-crafted Halloween Bracelet
Hand-crafted Halloween Bracelet
Martha Stewart's spider's climb the wall.
Martha Stewart's spider's climb the wall.
Wooden Kitchen Shelf Halloween Style
Wooden Kitchen Shelf Halloween Style

© 2011 Laura Ross


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    • Green Art profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Ross 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for your positive comments and vote up. I like to change things a little bit every holiday. Keeping some of the older decor and giving it a new look is always fun. Happy Halloween!

    • kidscrafts profile image


      9 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I like your idea of adding some green to the Halloween theme... with the right lighting it goes really well with the other colours! I like also the idea of recycling things from the past to create some new things!

      Voted up, useful and interesting!


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