When you think of Halloween, what colors immediately come to mind? Black and orange, right? Well, this holiday season, we decided to throw caution (and those semi-garish colors) to the wind in lieu of a palette that suits an ultra-feminine aesthetic. Our hue of choice? Pink, of course! Caitlin put the pretty pastel palette to work in her refreshed holiday décor, and the DIY results are to die for. The best part of all, though, is the fact that these projects couldn’t be easier to recreate in your own home! And if you’re in a time crunch, don’t fret. All you need is a quiet evening to whip up these simple pumpkins, bats and candles. Did we mention that everything was purchased at the dollar store? Read on for all of the crafty, creative details.
“I’ve had the same black and metallic Halloween décor for several years (I happen to be obsessed with the holiday!). You can see my typical set up here, but this year because we are in a new house, I decided a change was in order! I had a bunch of little pumpkins out on my dining room table and painted them various shades of pink. I used a plastic paint palette and had fun blending various shades of acrylic pink and white to come up with a few different tones. I also spray-painted a few pumpkins with copper spray paint—my favorite color of the moment. I let the pumpkins dry in a well-ventilated area overnight.”
“Our fireplace is my favorite spot in the house, but I’ve had trouble coming up with décor to hang above it. I found these frames at my local Goodwill and removed the artwork and glass. This created the perfect spot for my paper bats, which I picked up at the dollar store a few years ago. I used the same pink paint on the bats, letting them dry before folding the wings out.”
“Next up were my creepy crawly bugs—again, a dollar store find—which I spray painted gold last year. I usually scatter them about the house in funny spots, but I decided to make them more prominent by using putty tabs to adhere them to simple white pillar candles. How’s that for couldn’t-be-easier Halloween décor?!”
Photography by Anna Reynal