Sunday, October 30, 2016


Happy Halloween!  I'm posting a new themed party tomorrow (clue in one of the pictures in this post for what the party is), but I wanted to share my Halloween Disney post for this year...because I've done one for the past two years, so I think it is now a thing :). 

My outside decorations are Disney themed, and I was very disappointed I couldn't find new Disney Halloween decorations this year--so I took matters into my own hands and made wreaths. 

They are so easy!  Three wreaths (two smaller ears and one larger for the face), some wire, then pic decorations (small leaves and flowers), and done!  The small wreath above I made for my sister.

For my pole wreath above I used the same three wreaths as for my sister's, but I filled the two smaller ones with small fake pumpkins (I pushed wooden chopsticks through the fake pumpkins to anchor them in the wreaths, cutting off the excess with the wire cutters I already had out) and painted a flat wooden pumpkin I found in Walmart for $3 in orange to cover up what was originally on it (something like "welcome harvest") and then drew a Mickey face using a black Sharpe and instant Mickey face!

  I also decorated the larger face wreath with some flower and leaf picks to give it a bit more color.  I think it turned out very cute!

I also made one for my front door with a large "face" wreath and flat bird nests for the ears.  One Halloween ribbon bow later--I have a Minnie wreath on the door to go with the Mickey wreath on the pole.

I did end up finding one new decoration for this year in the Christmas lights section--a projection light of mouse heads in different colors to go with my inflatable Mickey and Minnie!  You can see them in the background in these nighttime pictures.

 So my Halloween decorations are definitely multi-hued--just like October's gemstone of the month--the Opal!

The orange of these flowers (both real and china) really brings out the milky opalescence of the pretty opal stone, but there is an orange opal as well...

The ring above is chrome diopside (the green stone) and orange fire opals from Mexico!

 You are ice and fire,
The touch of you burns my hands like snow.
You are cold and flame.
You are the crimson of amaryllis,
The silver of moon-touched magnolias.
When I am with you,
My heart is a frozen pond
Gleaming with agitated torches.

Opal, by Amy Lowell


  1. How much fun Margie! You are an artist -- that Mickey face you drew is just perfect. And what a clever way to use wreaths to make Mickey Mouse! I'm sure the trick or treaters love to come to your house. xo Deborah

  2. Your Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween decor are adorable! So did you dress up as Minnie Mouse?

    P.S. The Pumpkin Cold Chocolate was more like a frappucino than a Wendy's frosty.

  3. Your Disney decorations are great fun, and your opals are lovely.


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