Little House of Horrors

I am a decorating fanatic. Like, I want to get my Halloween decorations out on August 1st enthusiast. I’ve had larger living spaces in the past, complete with mantles, stairways and built-in bookshelves.  Now that I have down-sized, I can’t cram all of my holiday decor into 700 square feet (well, I could but you’d be calling Hoarders).

Happy HallowThanksmas! Stocking up on Halloween craft essentials while perusing the Christmas trees at Home Depot. Heaven!

I’ve become a little more creative (hence the spray paint above) in spooking up my minimal space. Here’s a glimpse at my attempts to transform my place into a miniature house of horrors…

I stuff crazy ex-boyfriends in the freezer with a little help from Hallmark.

I have a freezer and I’m not afraid to use it.

Moveable Decorations, $5.00.

I  continuously switch out seasonal candles on my entertainment center.

This is candle stays put all year round, of course. A gift from The Label.

A flameless ferocious feline (Ted’s favorite decoration). Battery powered candle, TJ Maxx, $3.99.

Having a small space doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with big pieces (at least for me it doesn’t. Especially when they involve glitter. Then my motto becomes the bigger the better…).


Letters, $20 for the set, Hallmark.

A square-cut hurricane candle holder sits on my coffee table that I update with holiday decor.

Tri-colored skulls. $9.99, TJ Maxx.

If only the orange skulls were pink…I could leave out all year!

I invested in this green glitter (do you sense a theme here?) tree that I can use for multiple holidays (can’t wait to add pink decor to it for Christmas!).

Green glitter tree, Hallmark.

I use wine charms as Halloween ‘ornaments.’

Switching out an existing picture frame with holiday decor is easy (as long as you have somewhere to stash the usual pic…which is almost always under my bed).

Swapped this glitter witch piece out with everyday crown decor in my bathroom. This was gifted to me by my sister but I think she most likely scored it at TJ Maxx.

Helpful Halloween to-do tips (in case you forgot) replaces regular kitchen decor.

A cheap, easy way to spruce up for the holiday season. Hand towels, Target.

Candles are always a must for me (I mean, I do have a cat – don’t they go hand in hand?) and this haunted house holder makes my vanity trio complete.

Wicked frame, Hallmark. Candle holder, Bath & Body Works. Skull and crossbones jewelry plate, gift.

Now you know how I sneak some of holiday decor into my mini-manse and I’m sure you think it’s fabulous, right? If you don’t, I’ll be happy to show you my freezer…