Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I've been so busy decorating everyone else's door for Halloween I haven't had time to do my own.  So last night I asked my family if they'd mind ordering pizza so WE could decorate our door.  Flower Bud (who is 5'9" and 155 lbs.) was all for pizza, and would occasionally walk out to check the decorating progress. Mr. Flower Child helped stretch the spider web and then was pretty much done.  So I'm sure you can figure out who did the majority of the work.  That's usually how it goes at the Flower Child house of love.  Of course, I do enjoy it, but thought it'd be a fun FAMILY affair.  I should have known better.  They'll try to give you some story about me being a control freak and re-doing whatever they do so why bother - at least that's been their story in the past, but I really don't have a clue what they're talking about.  Well, enough about the Flower Child family.  So here's our front door this year.  They don't show up very well in the picture, but I found some dead tree branches in the yard (thank goodness Mr. Flower Child hasn't had time to clean the yard!). I spray painted them black and made an archway going onto the porch.  Mr. Flower Child got a little happy with the spider web so its a little hard to see the branches (but I did NOT redo the webbing, if I had you'd be able to see the branches!  lol!)

Here's another view.

I had painted this dead branch also, but it didn't look right with the other branches.  I thought it made a great witch's broom though.  

Here's a little closer view.

I dressed it up with a cute bow.

I had these two planters with topiary forms that flank each side of the door.  Unfortunately my plants died, and at first I was going to leave them that way, because hey, dead plants kind of go with the theme right???  but then I remembered I had this white mesh so I made these cute little ghosts.

Bad thing about selling what you make is you don't have anything for yourself, or at least not until the season is over and then you have the leftovers when you don't need them.  I was trying to come up with something different for the front door.  I happened to remember all these empty frames I've been picking up at yard sales and I got this idea.  I think it turned out pretty neat.  Even Flower Bud said it was pretty cool so it must be.

Here's a close-up of the cute bow.  Sorry, I didn't do a close-up of the spider, call me crazy, but I kinda thought y'all would rather see the bow???

Here's a night time view.

So that's it for now.  Hope y'all have a groovy Halloween! 


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  1. Debbie, you are so creative and talented! And you have a darling comic flair for writing! Best of luck to you with your business! Vicki Smith

  2. aaaaawwww, thanks Vicki! you are too sweet! miss seeing you and your cute comments on FB, hope you're enjoying being back in the work field!