Tag: Morbid Martha Stewart Mondays

Morbid Martha Stewart Mondays: Outdoor Decorations

We’re getting some rain tomorrow, but after that I’ll start putting up my outdoor decorations.  Of course I like to take inspiration from Martha Stewart, although because I live in a townhome as opposed to a free-standing residence I have to tweak the ideas some.

I love putting tombstones in front of my house.  My unit has a little planter that transforms nicely into a spooky graveyard come late October.   I just use use some Styrofoam ones from Target, although if you are feeling really crafty you can use Martha’s template.  I like to use my tin-can jack-o-lanterns to provide a bit of mood lighting.

I also like to add my pumpkins to the scene once they are carved.


Morbid Martha Stewart Mondays: An Elegant Halloween

I love Martha’s Halloween ideas because they are so out of the ordinary.  She has some incredibly elegant, beautifully creepy Halloween decoration ideas.  A lot of the items I inherited from my parents’ cache of Halloween decorations are more cutesy-creepy than elegant creepy, but each Halloween I try to add a few more elegant-creepy elements to my Halloween decoration.  Here are some macabre decorating ideas I pulled from her site, many of which you can do with ordinary items in your house:

Moth-eaten curtains provide an excellent and creepy Grey Gardens feel to your Halloween!  I don’t have these but if you had a lot of space and places to hang items then this could be a great and subtle touch to your haunted house.

Martha also does a lot of gorgeous candle displays, which are an easy and classy way to set the mood.  Very Miss Havisham‘s house.