Witch Hats and Black Crows

Halloween in Japan has been interesting, they are not into the whole decor aspect of it. In fact I don’t think I’ve seen a Japanese home decorated with spooky things and pumpkins. So I’ve been having a hard time figuring out how to keep our halloween traditions and decorate our home with the limited halloween things we have. I’m a big believer on using what you have– a lot of people call this “shop your house”. Which works great for me because I love decorating on a budget. We got rid of a lot of our holiday decor before moving and I brought very little halloween decor with us. I packed a few mercury glass pumpkins, black webs, tiny glittery spiders, and the darling black crows I bought at one of my local dollar stores a few years ago.

My options were very limited as you can see so I decided to use those cute little crows. This year I made my own pumpkins since the pumpkins here are SOOO expensive! Plus with all the humidity we’ve been having, they are just going to mold quickly. Now, I do love decorating with traditional Fall colors and it’s been extremely difficult for me to decorate around our coastal decor without using traditional orange colors. I kept asking myself– should I decorate using a coastal halloween theme? Should I add orange pumpkins? Or should I go full on traditional and forget the blue color scheme? I wanted to incorporate halloween in our home without making it look to beachy but at the same time keeping the coastal vibe too… does that make sense?

 

The fun part about “shop your home” when decorating is the fact that you don’t have to spend much money buying new decor. Since I already had my Fall hutch decorated I simply added a few extra things to make it more halloween ready.

 

 

I kept everything clean and simple and decided to stick with the dark blues. I wanted the black crows to be the main focal point and I decorated around them.

I found these darling little witch hats at our local Daiso store (which is a Japanese dollar store). The hats were attached to a pumpkin banner and I simply cut the hats off.

These little pumpkins were also from the Daiso store and I spray painted them white! I love jack-o-lanterns and they are a must have in our home during halloween.

If you are looking for more Halloween inspiration check out the rest of the creative blog hop line-up below! I hope you enjoyed my simply halloween hutch decor and I wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

xoxo,

Norma

Welcome to our monthly Creative Blog Hop!

This month it’s all about Halloween/Fall Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months!
Meet your hosts

Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Mary @ The Boondocks Blog
Janine @ Happy Happy Nester | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Norma @ Paint Me Pink | Sarah @ Creative Ramblings
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life On The Bay Bush
Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna | Ashly @ Modern Glam
Katrin @ KreativK | Jodie & Julie @ The Design Twins
Kellie @ Gratefully Vintage

 

Grab some Halloween/Fall Inspiration


  • Sam - Raggedy Bits
    October 18, 2017

    WOW, Norma! Your Halloween decorations are amazing! Love the blue, white and black tones that you have gone with and your pumpkins are so cute! We have a Daiso store here in Austraila and will have to go and check it out for some of those cute witches hats! Beautiful post and so glad I found your blog on this fun blog hop!!

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      Sam – Raggedy Bits
      October 18, 2017

      You have a Daiso stores in Australia, Sam! That’s so neat, I can seriously be in that store for hours lol I’m so happy I stuck with the dark blue tones, the black crows definitely seem to pop out more hehe I just adore your blog too and I’m so excited to see what else you create! XOXO -Norma

  • Janine
    October 18, 2017

    Norma,
    I read through every word in your post! You are incredibly clever and I love how you created such a beautiful Halloween that still went nicely with your beachy home! I love all your pumpkins and that you painted them white and the orange inside pops! I’m in love with your post, girlfriend!

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      Janine
      October 18, 2017

      Oh Janine, you are so sweet to me! Thank you so much for having me be part of this fun blog hop! To tell you the truth I’m having some orange pumpkins withdrawals lol but I’m enjoying the more neutral blue color scheme this year 🙂

  • Carolann
    October 19, 2017

    I just love your decor! Black crows are some of my favorites and I love the contrast of color in your home. Everything looks like perfection!

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      Carolann
      October 19, 2017

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Carolann! I love using crows and pumpkins during halloween. Wishing you a Happy Halloween!!

  • Amanda
    October 19, 2017

    I adore the Blue! It looks amazing and still adds a fall touch! Gorgeous! And I’m swooning over your dough bowl!

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      Amanda
      October 19, 2017

      I’m so happy you like the blue, Amanda! I so glad I stuck with it even though I love the traditional halloween colors and I’m surprised that our dough bowl is still in one piece after all the moving we’ve done hehe

  • Kellie
    October 19, 2017

    I love this post! I really am not a fan of orange so I love how you made blue pumpkins to coordinate with your coastal decor!! It is so much fun!

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      Kellie
      October 19, 2017

      Thank you so much, Kellie! I really couldn’t picture a blue and black halloween but I’m truly enjoying it.. believe me it was hard not to go over board with coastal accents hehe 🙂

  • Leanna
    October 19, 2017

    I love crows and ravens, I am Canadian and they stay through the winter, brave little things. Your blue pumpkins are beautiful, country and chic. This is my first time on your blog and its beautiful. I love it.

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      Leanna
      October 19, 2017

      Thank you so much Leanna! And welcome to my little blog so happy you stopped by! It was so hard not decorating with traditional halloween colors but I’m enjoying this blue and black color scheme 🙂

  • Jodie & Julie
    October 19, 2017

    I love it all! I love your motto of using what you have and doing your own thing!! The blues are gorgeous and work so well with the black crow accents! I also LOVE your pumpkins. Did you make them? Can I ask what the stem is made out of?

    It’s so fun to connect again on this hop! I really enjoy hearing about your life in Japan! All the best, Jodie & Julie

  • Mary
    October 19, 2017

    Norma you pulled this off beautifully! Great Halloween style and shopping from your home, you are my kinda gal! Beautifully done!

  • Tara Lehman
    October 19, 2017

    Norma, I love your blue fabric pumpkins. Such an unexpected Halloween/ Fall color scheme but it totally works and looks so pretty. Love the crows too :).

  • Tammy
    October 20, 2017

    Hi Norma,
    Thank you for sharing your darling halloween space. I love the smiling pumpkins in white with the blue and black color combination. Perfection!

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