With preparations for my Halloween dinner party underway and assembling all the kids’ costumes, we’re in high gear for Halloween! Yesterday Aimée came over and helped me style my front porch with a bunch of darling decor from Shutterfly.
It is so much fun to be able to literally dream up any decor and bring it to life with Shutterfly. I’ve had the “something wicked this way comes” quote from Macbeth on my brain for weeks, and I just love how it looks turned into Wood Wall Art on my front door. (You can make one too with our free graphic file downloads, see below.)
I usually hang a wreath on the door, but I think this wood print is fabulous, and I love how the wood grain shows through. Actually I was planning to lean it up beside my door, but when we tried hanging it, we were instantly sold — the scale of it on the door is so much fun. I glued a couple pieces of felt to the bottom corners to help protect my door and the print from movement when the door opens and closes.
There are some people who can do AMAZING things when carving pumpkins, but I’m NOT one of those people. So we figured out a new easy trick for making some super-cool pumpkins using the Shutterfly 5×5 Acrylic Blocks.
We ordered a few of the 5×5 Acrylic Blocks from Shutterfly and then cut holes in our pumpkins to hold the blocks. The blocks are one of our absolute favorite products from Shutterfly, and they have a cool translucent quality — just look how they glow at night!
TO MAKE: Cut top off and clean out pumpkin as usual. Lay prepared pumpkin on its side and place the 5×5 Acrylic Block on top. Using a pointy object to go straight down and place a mark in the pumpkin at each of the corners. We also placed marks at the midpoint of each side of the square. Use these marks as guides to cut the hole in your pumpkin. Once cut, press piece in firmly to loosen then sticking your hand in side press back up and lift out. We used decoupage to seal the back of our acrylic block, and protect it from the juicy pumpkin guts. If you’re using a fake pumpkin you can skip this step. Once dry press the acrylic block firmly into place. We used a flashlight rather than candle to light up our pumpkin since we didn’t want to harm the acrylic block.
We made another pumpkin using an “H” monogram acrylic block. I’m so excited that after Halloween I can display this block on my entry table.
Oh and here’s one more pumpkin glowing with our “Bless this Haunted Home” graphic. I love it — makes me laugh so much I put it on a pillow too.
One last fun detail on my Halloween porch, that I know you’re going to love — we turned one of the kid’s spooky drawings into a pillow on Shutterfly.
It’s really not hard to do — just scan in the artwork, upload it to the Shutterfly site, and prepare for a total #SupermomMoment when you show your kiddo their pillow! For best scanning results, use a plain white sheet of paper and either have them draw the picture with a black marker or trace over their lines with a marker.
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45 thoughts on “Halloween with Shutterfly Decor + Giveaway”
I like the Woodgrain Monogram Pillow.
I love the plates and think it would be fun to make some for Christmas.
I love the photo quilts!
I like the Gallery Panoramic Wood Wall Art.
i love their table runners so it would be nice to see some fun designs for Christmas spread maybe? :)
Experiment with framed canvas prints versus regular and incorporating them in a wall collage. Thanks!
I really like their table runners.
The ornaments! Just in time for Christmas
I think the table runners and cups and plates are super fun!
I love the wood wall art. What a cool idea! Would make a great party backdrop!
i think you should experiment with glass prints
LOVE this post – such great ideas! Thanks!! :)
Forgot to mention – I’d love to see what you would do with the table runner option! :)
You should do the calendar or for sure the ornaments for December!!!!
I think you should try the Photo Quilt.
The acrylic block in the pumpkin is seriously so cute!
I love the pillows, especially the I Heart You one….what great gifts. Love your front porch area all decorated, especially the kids artwork pillow, what a wonderful idea and keepsake for each year.
Photo quilts are awesome. My mom has done them for Christmas gifts several times.
I love the horizontal reverse picture window wood wall art.
the glass prints look interesting
the table runners look cool
I would really like to see you use the Wood Wall Art.
I love the ornaments, especially the Gallery of Two Circle Ornament!
The wood wall art or the plates!
maybe some fun Christmas ornaments? :)
I would make the photo quilt.
Love the pillows with kids artwork, I need to have the kiddos make some!
I think the cups and plates and table runners look and adorable and fun! :)
Let’s see what you would do with Shutterfly’s Christmas stockings!
What a neat idea! I love the wooden door sign!!
Love the kids art on a pillow!! Such a great idea ????
I’d like to see you experiment with glass prints! Looks cool!
I love the wood wall art!
I love the wood wall art and pillows. With Christmas around the corner, ornaments would be fun to create too. Thanks for hosting!
The photo ornaments are adorable!
The table runners seem cool, but I’d like to challenge you to make a photo blanket that doesn’t look tacky in your living room.
Love the blocks in the pumpkins :)
those glass magnets seem like they’d be cute Christmas gifts for family and I bet you two could whip up something super cute!
I would love to see what you guys do with the table runner from Shutterfly!
I want to experiment with the desk plaques such as You Are My Sunshine Desktop Plaque
I would love to see some Christmas pillows!
I’d like to see a fun wall display using the plates. Maybe a thanksgiving/Christmas theme?
A visually appealing arrangement with the plates.
I would love to see what you would do with the wood wall art or pillows for Christmas time!