Making, creating, and designing using themed decor is something people enjoy. I have designed so many fun ideas over the years for clients and when decorating in the store. It is a fun way for people to express themselves by relating to characters, books and movies. Sometimes they become part of our memories from childhood.
I have decorated with Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Polar Express to name a few. I created a Tin man Candy dispenser here. This season Harry Potter is the theme for our  decor Halloween.
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Inside we have  Olivander’s wall of wands and a mantel of bottles and spells.
The great hall with floating candles and pumpkins.
I love this theme because not only is it really creative to work with these characters from the books and movies but it makes Halloween decorating festive without being scary.
Outdoor decorating is more of a challenge. I wanted an impact. Then I found the most awesome blow-up!! I have to admit I usually hate these things. This year though I couldn’t resist.
Old Time Pottery has so much to choose from. I decided to create a scarecrow and use one of the blow ups I found at the store. A DRAGON!!!
Don’t you just love decorating?
Halloween is so much fun. I tend to get carried away.
I had to build and create the scarecrow
I started with a couple of 1″x 2″ sticks cut and put together like a cross
This will be the body of Harry
I screwed them together to make the base for the body
Using some burlap I painted and created the head of Harry. I even gave him his iconic lightning bolt!
Then I dressed him with a shirt, pants and a cape. Put a Hogswart type tie around his neck .
Since this will be outside I stuffed it with plastic to keep the form and help from retaining water.
I hammered the stake stake in the ground. I topped Harry’s head with a witch’s hat and attached glove and wand in his hand.
Adding the dragon  to Harry’s side was what this scene needed.
His tongue waves in the wind and he lights up
It is 7.5 ft tall
Cute, not scary.
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I think this is something that kids of all ages will enjoy.
I am going to have fun adding more to this scene. I might have to make another trip back to Old Time Pottery for more Halloween goodies.
What will you create this year?
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Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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