My favorite Halloween Decor

 

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I LOVE Halloween!  I also LOVE children’s artwork!  So my favorite Halloween decor is created by my kids.  Although mixed in with their creations are, a pumpkin my husband made in elementary school and a ghost I made in kindergarten.  Framing was super cheap. All the frames are from Ikea, Goodwill or the Dollar store. I just spray painted them black or white to hide their less than stellar appearance.

 

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My other favorite Halloween art comes from my Father in law and my Father.  My father-in-law Ken carved this awesome pumpkin and stand from one log. You can’t tell but the eyes are and the mouth are carefully carved out. I love the quirkiness of this and had hoped to talk him into carving more for us but unfortunately he passed away. I think of him every time I see this!

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My father Gordon collected antique paper jack-o-lanterns (before the days of Ebay).  He was very picky about their faces and condition and had 13 for our mantle.  My mom, sitter I have split up his pumpkins so I only have four of them.  I have been watching Ebay to add to his collection, but so far I can’t justify the purchase. These remind me of my dad.

 

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I also LOVE pumpkins! Not eating them but I love their color.  I used to feel guilty spending lots of money on gourds that would be thrown away in a short time… now I just view them as future chicken feed.

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~Chanel

 

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