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    Enchanting Halloween Decor: A Bewitching Makeover

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    Do you love DIY Halloween decor ideas? Then you have come to the right place! Halloween decor at the yellow brick home is always over the top! Halloween is so much fun and I love having unique decorations to delight guests for the holiday.  I like to make my own decor or “upcycle” and repurpose old ones for originality. One of my favorite Halloween DIY projects is this “bewitching makeover” I gave a yard sale witch.


    Easy DIY yard sale witch makeover DIY Halloween Decorations

    A few years ago I purchased this witch at my mother-in-law’s yard sale for $10.00. I have always wanted one of the life size animated witches like the ones in Grandin Road, but I could never bring myself to pay full price for one. I was thrilled to get a hold of this old gal because I knew with a little creativity she could be awesome. She looked like she had seen one too many Halloweens, so I decided to give her a shabby vintage makeover!

    Fun DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas Glamorous Witch Makeover

    The first thing I did was add some false eyelashes. I used a cheap black eyeliner pencil to reshape her eyes, and give her some brows and lipstick. I even gave her a new ugly witch mole beauty mark.

    Halloween Decorating Ideas Shabby Chic Witch

    The next step was taking her hair out of a ratty old pony tail and letting it down. Now she is rockin’ the awesome silver hair like we are seeing all over Pinterest these days! Then I started adding style and bling with a spider scarf and vintage brooch. I also reshaped her hat and glued a black and orange glittery rose on the side.

    She was looking good at this point, but when I added her blingy reading glasses, Alakaazammm! Makeover magic! (She mainly only uses her reading glasses for reading potion recipes).DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas Shabby Chic Thrifted Witch Makeover

    Bewitching! Her eyes light up and she cackles along to the sound of thunder and screeching cats meowing in the background! So funny! And now she’s just too stylish to be creepy. The neighborhood kids love her and I am hoping now that my niece won’t be afraid of her like she was when my in-laws had the witch on their porch!

    Bewitching Makeover Shabby Halloween Vintage WItch

    “Eye of Newt and stone of bling, make me seem a lovlier thing!”

    Altered Halloween Hang Tag Witch Hang Tag Primitive Halloween Tag

    I was going through some old Halloween decorations and found this cute tag…”She tricked and treated and ate candy all night long…” Such a fun touch!

    Awesome DIY Shabby Chic WItch

    If this isn’t a case for proving the power of makeup and bling, I don’t know what is! I found the vintage rhinestone brooch for .25 at a yard sale earlier in the summer and the scarf, glasses, eyelashes and eyeliner came from the Dollar Tree. The rose was a clearance sale special at Jo-Ann Fabric, so I spent about $6 on her makeover. $16 total-Works for me!

    Adorable Halloween Porch Decorations Easy Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas

    I love  having her seated at the top of our porch stairs holding this large Haunted House ticket sign to greet Trick-Or-Treaters. She is the neighborhood Halloween “Hostess with the Mostess!”

    Because of the  sound effect of a cat meow and screech I got the idea to put my vintage blow mold cat at her feet. Now it sounds like it’s coming from the cat!

    My witch has quite a green thumb, literally! Just look at these gorgeous, vibrant orange mums with deep black petunias! She must have used some magic to create this stunning arrangement!

    Halloween Flowers fall garden fall flowers orange mums and black petunias

    I love how this witch turned out and I think she looks even better than some of the more expensive animated witches I have seen in big brand catalogs and stores. I really don’t celebrate the “dark side” of Halloween and I like that by adding a touch of beauty she loses the “evil” and foreboding look and becomes more whimsical. Even if you aren’t a makeup artist, you can certainly do a makeover like this one on any second hand witch you may come across on your junkin’ adventures. Or you can always “bling up” a newer witch to give her a little more character and pizazz!

    Shabby chic Halloween Witch Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas

    This year she will probably be getting new scarf and I just can’t wait to see what kind of garden magic she works with her green thumb! Come back for my 13 Days of Halloween Home Tour, (October 16-28) to find out what she comes up with and to be inspired by a lot more enchanting  Halloween decor ideas! You can also see my early fall home tour here in case you missed it.  I hope you are inspired!

    Now if you really, really love Halloween Ideas, come on over and link up all month for the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party HERE!

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party October 2-31

    See you at the party!


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    Harvest Home Tour Early Fall 2017

    Welcome everyone to my “Harvest Home” early fall home tour! I am so thrilled you are visiting today! If you are coming over from A Delightsome Life and the previous tours on our Harvest Home Blog Hop, then I know you have already been inspired by a wonderful group of talented ladies and their beautiful homes. It has been such a pleasure to coordinate and host this blog hop! Now it’s time for me to finish up the tour by inviting you into my 1921 yellow brick home!

    Follow The Yellow Brick Home Beautiful Farmhouse Cottage fall decorating ideas front porch with white mums white pumpkin mums in a basket

    On this tour you will see how I decorate for early fall as I am still transitioning into the season, taking cues from nature. It has been 80 degrees lately and the leaves are only barely starting to change here in Eastern, KY, so it’s still a couple of weeks before I go all out on my fall colors and pumpkin extravaganza. I have decorated our front porch very simply to start off the season with a big basket of white mums sitting on a vintage chair by the front door. Last week I went a friend’s yard sale and she gifted me this big white pumpkin right out of her garden. I am really loving how the white mums and pumpkin look with the yellow bricks too!

    Beautiful white mums in French farmhouse basket pressed back vintage chair Early Fall Home Tour easy fall decorating ideas

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    DIY Shabby Vintage Burlap Pumpkins

    How to give inexpensive Dollar Tree Burlap Pumkins A Shabby Vintage Makeover With Chalk Paint and Vintage Embellishments Chalk Painted Pumpkins DIY


    It’s almost the middle of September, and I am going fall crazy over here! Today I spent the day chalk painting pumpkins and in between drying times I have been decorating for the Harvest Home Blog Hop which begins next Tuesday! This coming Saturday I am going junkin’ at the Country Living Fair, which means I won’t be able to do any crafting or decorating that day, so I am really rushing to get things ready now! I wanted to use the burlap pumpkins in some vignettes for the tour, so I hustled and finished some today and I am so glad I did. Now I am excited to show you how you can make some DIY shabby vintage burlap pumpkins too. They turned out so pretty and even though I have tons of other things to do, I am heading back to Dollar Tree tomorrow to buy a few more. Just take a look at these beauties! I need a whole bucket full! This post is sponsored by DecoArt and contains affiliate links for your convenience.


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    French Country Inspired Heirloom Pumpkins Display

    French Country Heirloom Pumpkins Display

    It’s pumpkin time…almost! I already have a large pumpkin growing in the garden, and Instagram and Pinterest are full of pictures of my beloved heirloom pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes! I am still holding out until September before the pumpkins start magically appearing all around our home, but I sure am busy getting ideas and making plans! I especially love French Country inspired fall decor both indoors and out, and I love to incorporate shabby French touches whenever possible. Each year I challenge myself to come up with new designs and color schemes for my outdoor displays, but I absolutely must include soft, muted-toned heirloom pumpkins along with magical mums and beautiful autumn kale!

    It is hard to pick a favorite, but I love the soft, peachy-coral color and shape of the Musquee De Provence pumpkin as pictured above in lovely Aix-en-Provence, France. I discovered them several years ago and now it just wouldn’t be fall around our home without several of these beauties!  Source: Pinterest Read more