Welcome to Christmas at the Spooky Little Apartment! Each Halloween season, I have a blast decorating every last inch of my 700 square feet I live in. But I had never done a Halloween spin on the holiday season.
Then last year, I was watching everyone’s pumpkin-filled pine trees fly by on Instagram, and I have to admit…I had some serious FOMO. So I decided then that I would do my own spooky take on Christmas this year.
And I LOVE how it turned out! I ended up only decorating my living room, but you have to start somewhere. I had the best time shopping during Halloween season with spooky Christmas decor in mind.
So, without further ado, here is what I came up with for my first Spooky Christmas:
I borrowed a little inspiration from my Halloween decor this year for Spooky Christmas.
I want more in this setup, but for this year it will have to do as a starting place.
I decided to use lime green and purple as my main Spooky Christmas colors, then I layered in touches of red.
I’ve said it about 100 times this month, but if you slap a Santa hat on anything Halloween…I am instantly filled with holiday cheer.
Okay, well maybe not filled, but I feel a little something inside that black, Halloween-lovin’ heart of mine.
I made this “Have yourself a spooky little Christmas” sign on a whim one night. It’s simple, but I love how it turned out.
These zombie Santas are actually gift tags, but I used them for a banner because…as we all know…I love a good banner. Download the file from my Spooky Christmas board on Pinterest.
Of course, no Spooky Christmas would be complete without some pumpkins.
You’ll recognize this vase from Halloween – I refilled it with black, purple and lime green ornaments…and a few other spooky goodies.
Like my extra zombie Santas and the clear ornaments I bought at the dollar store and stuffed with candy corn.
The bookshelves got a bit of holiday cheer via spooky fabric and jack-o-lantern ornaments.
The throw pillow problem returns…
A friend gave me this pillow cover last year, and I was so excited to use it this year.
Y’all – I am NOT allowed to buy any more purple lights. I have SO many strings, so I used them around my windows.
I also added some black garland I bought 90% off after Halloween, then hung up jack-o-lantern jingle bells I bought in September.
And finally, the tree! I bought this black tree last year, took off all the pre-strung lights and replaced them with the lime green lights I used for Halloweenie Roast this year.
I collect the ornaments in Hallmark’s Happy Halloween series. 2017 marks the fifth year, which means I finally have enough to fill my little four-foot tree.
I filled in the rest of the tree with ball ornaments in black, lime green and purple.
I also added this Jack Skellington ball I picked up at the Burtonesque Christmas Nightmare craft market here in Houston.
I also added in my jack-o-lantern jingle bells – they’re so cute!
I hope you guys have enjoyed our first foray into Spooky Christmas! I’ve enjoyed it and plan to do even more next year. Just in case you missed anything, you can get caught up here:
- Holiday gift guide for Halloween lovers
- Krampus is Coming playlist
- Halloween hunting for Christmas goodies
- 9 ways to celebrate Spooky Christmas
- And 9 things you need to celebrate Spooky Christmas
- 7 spooky Christmas movie alternatives
Keep your Halloween spirit alive all year long!
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