Home Decor, Halloween Chalkboard Labels and Decor

Yesterday I mentioned these chalkboard labels that I found in the wedding crafts section of Hobby Lobby.  I was thinking about making my own with paint, but these were too tempting and easy.


They really work! You can wipe them off and rewrite, good as new!


I put some on white card stock, cut it out and added a piece jute for hanging.  Tie the knots behind the holes if you don’t want to see them, or use pretty ribbon instead of jute.

Halloween tray thepaintedapron.com


Halloween bottles thepaintedapron.com

I pretty much want to put a tag on everything!  I have been busy with decorating the house too….

Halloween  decor shelf thepaintedapron.cim

When Super Boy arrived the other day, he said, “That looks good! Why did you do that?”

seasonal bakers rack thepaintedapron.com

“Well, I wanted to decorate the kitchen for Halloween…plus I can keep all the things we need for the tables right here ready to use~”

Halloween goodies thepaintedapron.com

“Can I have some candy corn?”

burlap ghosts and treat bags thepaintedapron.com

“I was thinking we could make a deal~” I said

burlap ghosts thepaintedapron.com

This is my “butler’s pantry” so to speak, a bakers rack in my kitchen between the kitchen and the dining room


Super Boy and I “share” this space. The lowest shelf is Super Boy’s 1 million piece Lego collection which can easily get out of control~ If you look closely you can see the Halloween stickers he used on his firehouse to decorate for Halloween~so sweet!


“Do you know what insurance is?” I asked, “It’s kind of like having a piggy bank, insurance means you have some money stashed away in case you need it.  So, I thought I’d give you some candy corn insurance~”


treat jars thepaintedapron.com

“So,” I explained,  “When we ask you to pick up your toys or clean up your Legos, if you do it, you will get some more candy corn insurance.   And after dinner, or when Daddy says it’s ok, you can eat some!”



I must say, that this is working out quite nicely!

burlap witch and owl thepaintedapron.com

We are happily co-existing


and I even have some more Halloween treats he hasn’t spied yet!


“Did you decorate anything else Gigi?”

candy corn banner thepaintedapron.com

“Those are big candy corns!”  [click here for tutorial]

Halloween bar thepaintedapron.com

“Can I drink out of one of those candy corn jars?” [click here to see on a table and tutorials]

October bar thepaintedapron.com

“Why do you have so much witch stuff Gigi?   You need more goblins and a Spiderman!”

Halloween bottles thepaintedapron.com

[click here for tutorial on painted wine bottles]



[click here for tutorial on burlap pumpkin]






I just Love Halloween!

for tutorials on the other creations, just click on the name below:

burlap ghosts

burlap witch

burlap owl

witch leg treat bags

Note:  The chalkboard labels were 24 for $5 .  {Download the Hobby Lobby app on your phone and you can quickly pull up coupons for scanning during check out}

The Skeleton topped bottle [actually a measuring cup set] and the Skeleton Bones [cheese puffs] on the baker’s rack are from World Market

the painted stemware is from JMdesigns


I’ll be joining these great and fabulous parties!

DIY Vintage Chic

It’s Overflowing

Posed Perfection

Coconut Heads

Happy Housie

Alderberry Hill

Uncommon Designs

Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

The Dedicated House

A Stroll Thru Life

The Gunny Sack

The Style Sisters

Clean and Sensible

Savvy Southern Style

No MInimalist Here

18 Responses to “Home Decor, Halloween Chalkboard Labels and Decor”
  1. Mary says:

    Love those labels as potion ingredients Jenna! I picked some up at World Market a while ago I haven’t used yet but HL’s price is so much better and so convenient to use a coupon from your phone! Love your stack of books with timely titles including Fearless Entertaining! Once Super Boy spies those Skeleton Bones, you’ll have negotiate white cheddar crunchie insurance 🙂

    • I must tell you that the white cheddar crunchy skeleton bones taste terrible! I know you shop at WM, so I wanted to warn you that this stuff is very cute but tastes terrible! I was just sampling to make sure it was okay for guests, ahem 🙂

  2. Looks like you’re having lots of fun! Love all the great questions too-enjoy:@)

  3. Love all these fun Halloween and fall ideas!

  4. Cute post, Jenna. I love the Candy Corn Insurance idea!

  5. I love the labels! -Michele @ Neat Little NEst

  6. Wow! You do have a lot of Halloween decor! 🙂 Love the little chalk labels. Going to be on the look out for those!

  7. Love, love, love all of your Halloween touches! A girl can never have too much Halloween decor. =) Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and so glad I did!


  8. realcoake says:

    Your decorations look great! I love the trick or treat pillows…how cute.

  9. I love it all! You always have such fun ideas and go all out. I love that you share your butler pantry space with your little boy hahah that is just too cute! if you haven’t already Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-97.html
    Karin 🙂

  10. Look at you all decked out for Halloween! So stinkin’ cute! And I’m going to have to try the candy corn insurance trick with my boys– they’d love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On! Hope to see you on Sunday at 7 pm EST to link up your spooky outdoor decor!!

    ~Abby =)

  11. Becca says:

    Very festive! Great job Thanks for sharing! Don’t forget to stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post

  12. Mandy Hank says:

    These are so cute! Love your tags. Remind me not to drink anything at your house, don’t want to mistake it for poison! 🙂 I am featuring these on my blog tomorrow 🙂 Thank you for linking up to Get Your DIY On! Have a great Saturday!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  13. Kim says:

    You have been very busy! I love your potion bottles most of all. Great ideas you have for these labels!
    <3 Kim

  14. Lynn says:

    Brilliant! I love the candy corn insurance:@)

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