We weren’t able to do quite as much Halloween decorating as we had hoped for, but here’s a quick Halloween House Tour of our geeky Halloween decorations. From 8-bit & horror movie pumpkins to a Dexter inspired tablescape and Batman garlands. And a big thanks to the awesome bloggers who are partaking in this tour with us!
We’ll be posting tutorials for some of these projects over the next few days (just in time for Halloween!), so stay tuned for those. Also – warning, TONS of pics in this post, so it may need a minute to load.
This is our living room wall. We made the easy 8-bit pumpkin using the exact same technique we used for our 8-bit fire. Our DIY cross stitched skull is not cross stitched at all, and is just Sharpie marker X’s on blank canvas. The Batman garland is cut out of poster board, inspired by this project (we used the same template on our DIY Batman pillow).
To fill some of the smaller frames and add more color, we framed pages from comic books. Yes, Hellraiser.
We made a second Batman garland, for the opposite living room wall, which is otherwise blank.
The 3D skull art is a Target dollar spot black glitter skull, cut in half . The “frame” around it is a dollar store placemat, with the center cut out.
On to the dining room…
Our dining table decorations include a plastic drop cloth (inspired by Dexter), which we splattered red paint on with a paint brush. The twig bouquet is just branches from our backyard, spray painted black. The black and red vases and candle holders all came from the dollar store.
The dining room chandelier was already there, we just draped beads from it (red plastic holiday garland, spray painted black), to give it a more gothic feel.
Here’s a close-up of the beads. We purposely tried to keep some of the red showing through:
And yes, that’s a MASSIVE wall-sized Han Solo mural on our dining room wall. But we’ll save him for another post. 🙂
In the background you’ll see our old DIY Death Star globe. We also have another black spray paint branch back there, along with a big black owl we’ve been dragging around for years.
Our easiest geek Halloween DIY is our pumpkin – which is wearing a Friday the 13th inspired mask. We picked up this hockey mask from a dollar store (it was pink, for some reason), painted it white, and splattered red paint over that. Done.
We also stabbed a cheap plastic knife from the dollar store into the pumpkin next to “Jason”, and added some dripping red paint.
And while we’re outside, take a look at our front door. It’s Boo! Aka a Boo Buddy, from Super Mario Bros. The original Weeping Angel?
He’s basically made just like our DIY fandom wreath.
Anyway, that’s it for Our Nerd Halloween tour. Want more Halloween? Check out the tours from these very cool bloggers, as part of our group Halloween House Tours!