October is upon us! Which means only one thing… it’s almost Halloween! Our new Haunted House Advent Calendar adds even more excitement to the season as a way to count down the days until the big night of trick-or-treating. Today we are sharing three ways to use this unique embroidered Halloween calendar!
Fill with treats and candy
Our personal favorite use for the Halloween calendar is to fill each pocket with a treat… and a trick! For treats: one piece of candy in each pocket fits perfectly. Choose some wrapped, bite-sized favorites to place in each pocket. For tricks try a couple of miniature games and practical jokes for lots of laughs! Make every night in October a time for trick-or-treating!
Count down the days
If 31 nights of candy and toys sounds like your own personal parenting nightmare, never fear! Another great way to use the Haunted House Advent Calendar is by placing numbers in each pocket to count down to Halloween. We cut orange paper, drew each number, and placed them in the pockets. You could also use one piece of paper or a fun object to move to each pocket as the days go by, ending at the full moon on October 31st.
Display as a wall hanging
The pockets on the Advent Calendar are subtle enough that they don’t need to be filled at all! The Haunted House can also be displayed as a wall hanging alongside your other Halloween decor. There are so many details stitched throughout the calendar, from little bats flying in the windows to a ghost-shaped door knocker, that the calendar can be enjoyed just as it is!
If you've seen "cottagecore" around the internet, then you probably know that Coral & Tusk is a perfect fit for the rural cottage in the forest decor trend! We love cottage charm and styling our designs to add nature and whimsy for that idyllic look.
Cottagecore is all about nature and natural elements, crafting and making things by hand, gardening, baking, and creating a cozy retreat. Above, we dreamed up a lush bedroom inspired by the forest floor and English cottages that come together as a calming space. Get the look by mixing our botanical embroidered decor, the Mushrooms and Ferns lumbar with vintage furniture or accessories, and filling vases with plant cuttings from the outdoors.
Above, our cottagecore table is set with earthy brown Heath plates, Sophie Lou Jacobson ripple glasses, our Mushroom Forest table runner, dinner napkins, and Foragers cocktail napkins along with carved wood mushroom decorations, and hollowed birch candle holders. Below, for a second look, our favorite chef and creator, Kaity of Fare Isle made this delicious pumpkin bread, on a beautiful tablescape layered with our Mushroom Forest table runner and dinner napkins along with a mix of vintage brass accessories, flowers and various squash.
*Photo via Fareisle's website
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