Outdoor Halloween Tour 2017

Hello Friends! Happy Halloween and welcome to my outdoor Halloween tour!

If you have been following me for a while, you know that we love some Halloween around here. We were undecided whether we were going to decorate the new house this year, especially since we have way more important projects on our to-do list than decorating for Halloween. However the kids in us got all giddy when we started going through the Halloween containers and that was that!

Before I start the tour, I want to let you know that this afternoon, at 2 pm EST, I will be sharing my tour LIVE in our Make it New Facebook Group! I do hope some of you can stop by to watch. If you aren’t a member of our group yet, you can join HERE. Then all you have to do is open our page at 2:00. (If you don’t see me there, you may need to refresh or just close out and go back into the group page until you see me live.)

On with the tour…welcome to the James’ Dead and Breakfast Inn…mwahahaha

Okay so it isn’t too spooky during the day.

We had to start from scratch deciding where everything should go but I think we worked it out. Our Dead and Breakfast Inn sign (see how I made that HERE) fits in perfectly at the bottom of the steps to welcome guests.

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As you head up the steps to the left you’ll see this little creepy missy:

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Just behind her is my BEWARE sign I made several years ago. (I shared that HERE.)

And we got a new doorbell this year…

To the right is the Butler. Our Halloween obsession started with this guy almost 10 years ago.

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His girl isn’t too far away…

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That chair was a curbside find that I spray painted black. The table is one of mine that I borrowed for the occasion. Her dress was an old costume of mine.

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If you keep going you’ll run into this spooky vignette…

Our porch wraps around the house a bit and I found this area around the corner to be the perfect place to set up a table for two…

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That table was a curbside find along with the chair I mentioned earlier. These two chairs were thrift store finds. The tablecloth is a curtain panel from Target that I found at the thrift store.

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The tall candelabra was also at thrift store find. I borrowed the mercury glass candlesticks from my own décor…

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A combination of thrift store plates, some cute Halloween ones I found at Target this year, and my Holiday chargers…

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Just beyond this dining duo is our resident witch:

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I still have these books from an awesome Pottery Barn inspired Halloween mantel I did several years ago. See it HERE.

As you head back out you’ll notice a friend trying to join the party…

Behind him you can see another couple…

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One of my old costume wigs is a fun addition.

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(You can also see we now have grass woohoo!)

If you head back towards the porch, you’ll see it is flanked on either side by the graveyard…

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To the right is this guy who lost the rest of his body…

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Oops there it is.

(Splitting a skeleton in two like that is a great way to get more mileage out of one!) This one actually broke so this worked out well.

To the left is this guy…

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We grabbed that rocker after someone had left it outside a dumpster near our old house. It has been part of our Halloween display ever since.

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And just above this area is a guy who looks like he’s had one too many…

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Our display really comes alive at night!

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We switched out all the porch bulbs for the flickering short circuit bulbs…too bad you can’t see that in photos.

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This room above the entry also has a lamp with one of those creepy short circuit bulbs and a blue light…

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She is super creepy!

We just added our tent to the front of the walkway yesterday afternoon so I only got night time photos. I made this lighted sign for the top but didn’t get a chance to share it on the blog:

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To make it, I used the piece of wood that came off of the back of the mirror that I recently turned into a chalkboard for my kitchen. I did it the same way I made our Christmas workshop sign… you can see that HERE.

The tent provided a great way to hang our pumpkin guy:

Tonight we will line the driveway and walkways with mason jars and tea lights. I also like to place mason jars and tea lights throughout our display.

I am so excited I can hardly wait! I was told we get a ton of trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. We’ll be ready!

Don’t forget, you can join me LIVE for a tour today at 2pm EST on our Make it New Facebook page!

Want more Halloween inspiration? Visit last year’s Halloween night tour HERE!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    Fun and CREEPY at the same time. I don’t do all the Halloween any more, don’t have time working full time. It was a blast though when my kids were little. I love seeing your display at your new home. I is still creepy!! I totally LOVE it!! Have fun!

  2. Jo Jorgensen says:

    Best Halloween décor I have seen ever. Upscale spooky.

  3. That is so impressive! We don’t do creepy scary but admire those who go all out! Yours looks amazing!

  4. Fantastic tour. I think you outdid yourself. I won’t be able to watch the live tour, unfortunately. Have fun.

  5. I love it Christy,
    Every year better and better….creepier and creepier. You’ve done really well working with the new house. I still follow you although I have closed the upcycle site. Moved to SC and opened a vintage rental, enchantedaccents.com. Have a great Holloween Christy!!

    • Hi Heather! I’m so glad to hear from you! Thank you…you know we love some Halloween! Best of luck to you on your new endeavor! XOXO

  6. WOW-amazing Halloween decorations!! Your attention to detail really made the displays!

  7. Hi Christy, What a super fantastic Halloween display! I took my time looking at all your vignettes and savored each of the details. WELL DONE and then some. Thanks for sharing; I would name a favorite—- but there are TOO many. You continue to make me marvel at your creativity and I share in your enthusiasm. HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN—- your neighborhood has the luckiest trick or treaters!

    • Oh wow, Elise…I really appreciate all your kind words! I like to put a lot of detail into our displays, so I’m so glad you took the time to appreciate them! XOXO

  8. Love, love, love it!! Happy Halloween!

  9. Oh my gosh, I’d be scared to live there much less trick or treat there! Lol I’ll come by once you take it all down! Haha Great job! xo

    • Ha ha! It is so fun in person and our new neighbors really got a kick out of it! Tomorrow…everything comes down! Let’s make a date soon!! XOXO

  10. These are the best decorations I have seen in years in a private home!! Great job

  11. kimmylouwho says:

    This is fantastic! I just love your whole Halloween display; I am a fan of skeletons too and this is PERFECT! So creative and spooky!

  12. chris tucker says:

    spooky even the shadows are spooky xx

  13. Debbie in TX says:

    You’ve done it again, girl! What a fantastic work of art and creepiness!! I absolutely love all the details, and it looks great when lit up. Wish I lived close by so I could come see it in person. Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Halloween!

  14. Love the decor!! Happy Halloween!

  15. Carol Koller says:

    You must have a warehouse somewhere. Where do you store all that “stuff.”. Looks amazing!!!

  16. You know how much I always enjoy your Halloween displays and was looking forward to seeing how you set it up at your new home. As always, you did not disappoint! Happy Halloween and how the kids in your neighborhood have a spooktacular time at your house tonight!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Marie! We almost didn’t decorate, but when we started looking through the bins we just couldn’t help ourselves LOL. Our new neighbors loved our display, but I got a text from my old next-door neighbor who said that people in the old neighborhood really missed us this year. Made me a bit sad! Hope you had a great Halloween! XOXO

  17. Linda Petersen says:

    Spooktacularly creepy & fun👻🎃!

  18. It turned out so good. The kids will love it.

  19. Norma Rolader says:

    WOW!!!! WOW!!!! What an awesome and I mean awesome Halloween decor Your porch is amazing

  20. Christy, I have one question, where do you keep all your decorations? 🙂 That’s a lot to store. I do love everything you’ve done! It must take you awhile to set it all up. Since I will be retiring in about 6 weeks, next year I will be doing more for my annual Halloween party with the grandkids. I’ll be using some of your great ideas and I have a woods in the back so I will be sure to incorporate some things back there. Happy Halloween!

    • We do have a lot of decorations…most of it fits in about ten large containers that we store in our attic. It took longer to set it up this year since we were decorating a new place, but at our old house we had most of it up in a day or two. Would you believe I just finished taking it all down? It comes down much faster! Your grandkids are so lucky to have you to do such fun things for them! XOXO

  21. What a fun tour… I’m sure you’re night was a HUGE success! Unfortunately, we don’t get a lot of kids around here anymore so I get stuck eating all the chocolates.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Denise! Halloween was a huge success. Would you believe I actually took everything down already? Always feels good to get packed away! Enjoy that chocolate! XOXO

  22. I am speechless! What an amazing job! ❤️❤️❤️

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