I love Halloween. I love the decorations, the costumes, the CANDY…it’s all so much fun. We are at an awkward age for Halloween, I guess. We are too old to trick-or-treat, not in college anymore, so raging parties are out of the question, and don’t have any nieces or nephews or children of our own to do cute stuff with. So for the last few years, it has just been the two of us…we usually go out to eat and have some beers or something, but nothing too crazy.
I do like to decorate for the occasion though. I like doing our mantle for different seasons and/or holidays. I picked up these glitter pumpkins and the metal spiderweb on clearance after Halloween last year and tucked them away on the closet shelf. And actually, I almost forgot them, until I started seeing cute Halloween decorating ideas pop up on Pinterest.
I had been seeing these adorable tissue paper tassel garlands everywhere and when I found this Halloween tissue paper at Wal-Mart, I knew it was time to try to make one. I followed my good friend Mally’s tutorial, with a few tweaks. I folded the tissue paper in half first, then in half again, then cut it in to strips, leaving the top uncut so it would all stay together. I also used hot glue instead of wire to ensure the twisted top stayed secure.
The whole garland took me around 20 minutes to make (maybe less) and cost $2.47 ($1.47 for the Halloween tissue paper and $1 for a roll of black satin ribbon to string the tassels up on).
My last little bit of Halloween cheer are these pumpkins on our front porch. We actually grew them on my family’s farm!
Happy Halloween, y’all! I hope you have a great and safe day!