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5 Kitchen Decor Ideas for Halloween 2012

Halloween is a free pass of sorts for family members to go crazy when it comes to home décor. It’s a season where everything from creepy crawly creatures, to cute creations goes, and there are a variety of steps that can be helpful when you’re looking to spruce up your home to be holiday-ready.

While door fronts, yards and living rooms may come to mind first when you’re in the Halloween decorating spirit, there is a lot to be done with the kitchen that will add that extra seasonal edge you’ve been looking for. Full of flat surfaces waiting to be covered in cobwebs and candy, the kitchen is a perfect palette for Halloween décor.

Lace covered candles and pumpkins

Whether you’re looking to host a Halloween party, or simply host a dinner once trick-or- treating comes to an end, candles and pumpkins are a great way to set a gothic atmosphere in your kitchen. Candles and pumpkins can both easily be wrapped in black lace with Halloween themes already embroidered into the material. This gives the items a sophisticated and dark appearance. If your kitchen plays host to granite counter tops, you won’t have to worry about your candles making a mess once lit, as these surfaces are extremely heat and stain resistant.

Bring on the black birds

A simple, yet effective way to bring the Halloween spirit into your kitchen is to introduce a few strategically placed faux crows. Available at your local craft store, these birds can be placed on top of sugar jars, or refrigerators to add a whimsical touch to your holiday festivities.

Create your own candy jars

One of the most delicious aspects of the Halloween holiday is the collection of candy children are sure to enjoy after a night of trick-or-treating. Why not get the kids excited before the night arrives by setting up a little kitchen inspiration. Simply fill clear mason jars with candy corn and place on your kitchen countertops. The colors will fit the theme of the season, and will be the official start of the trick-or-treat countdown.

From spoon drawer to cauldron ladle

Those trick-or-treat buckets you bought for your kids this year can serve a dual purpose in your kitchen Halloween décor. Choose black cauldron buckets and use them on your countertops to hold forks, butter knives and spoons. Stir up a little Halloween excitement by serving seasonal meals such as pumpkin soup or even beverages in the cauldron as well at your holiday party!

Put up a paper mache pumpkin lantern

Creating paper mache pumpkin lanterns is not only a fun project to do with the kids in your household; it’s also a great way to decorate your kitchen without having to break the bank. Hang your completed creations above granite kitchen countertops and watch them create creepy shapes that reflect off the stone’s many colors and hues! Your kids will think it’s cool while party guests will marvel at the eerie tone you’ve set in the kitchen.

Author Bio: My name is Julie Smith; I’m a mother of 2 and a successful kitchen designer. Writing has always been my passion and it has been very rewarding to write for

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October 19, 2012 This post was written by Categories: General CraftsMisc Happens 2 comments

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