halloween garland

Truth be told, I don't have many Halloween decorations.  You see, I've never really been into the whole gory, spooky part of Halloween, though I do love to dress up.  But now that the kids are getting older, they are noticing the plainness of, well, our decorations.  So this year in the spirit of childhood, I decided to spruce things up a bit.  I started by picking up some new black candles to replace the every day red ones around the living area.  Added some bats on the walls (will show later), painted some frames black (also later) and brought out some past Halloween photos of the family to display in mentioned frames.  Yup, that, and I made this lovely little garland.  

What da ya think?

It is really easy to make.  I hand cut each circle (that is whey they aren't perfect.  But believe me, just today I ordered myself this to ease my life a bit.) and then hand sewed it together with stitching floss.   I got the idea (and combined) from both Dana of Made and Elsie from A Beutiful Mess.  I figured why make a tutorial when they have some great ones.  Check them out they are both very simple to follow. 

What about you?  Do you prefer the cute and simple Halloween decorations? Or the scary and  gory ones?