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HGTV HALLOWEEN HOUSE

CANDY COTTAGE ON THE OUTSIDE AND WITCHES LAIR ON THE INSIDE

I absolutely love fall, and Halloween seems to kick off the months ahead filled with holiday entertaining.  I was fortunate to be asked to shoot a Halloween special for HGTV, where I got to design a house both inside and out for Halloween.  I developed my design based on the story of Hansel and Gretel, a charming candy cottage that lured children into the scary witches lair.   Check out the show….

It was a ton of work, and shooting Halloween in 90+ degree weather under hot lights in Fall clothes = lots of sweat. 

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On the other hand, it was a ton of fun to work with the two other talented designers.

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Two of the easiest tips from the show, are how to create giant candy.  It makes such a big impact .  To create wrapped candy use inexpensive paper lanterns in bright colors and wrap in cellophane.  Then tie it off at both ends of the lantern and you have a giant piece of candy!

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And, the lollipops are just Styrofoam discs that we spray painted and then used adhesive spray to secure glitter in a matching tone.  Then we added the stick with hot glue, and tied a ribbon on the top and they were perfect to line the Candy Cottage garden. 

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Speaking of Candy Cottages - not everyone can create a life size cottage but you can design a tabletop version like I did on Joyus!  Use this giant house as your inspiration and post pics of your finished project.

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