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Talented Halloween artist Scott Smith makes lively papier-mache characters in his Michigan workshop, Rucus Studio. To decorate his home for the fall holiday, Scott mingles his new creations with vintage Halloween decorations that often give him inspiration. Try the same thing with your Halloween collections, such as the lanterns displayed here on a rustic shelf next to stacked vintage pumpkin lanterns.
An old dresser-mirror frame gives a fabulous stand-alone Halloween decoration -- such as this jovial papier-mache skeleton that Scott crafted -- playful prominence.
Throw pillows made from salvaged pieces of worn vintage costumes and fabrics cozy up the great-room, where Scott's wart-covered papier-mache squash stands guard. Choose a favorite piece from your collection to take center stage, then parade pieces of similar theme or material across the mantel. See next slide for ways to elevate different pieces.
A 1930s Halloween lantern makes a perfect prop for decorating an indoor tree. Or try dangling a collection of classic 1950s cardboard Halloween die cuts from tree branches.
Artist Scott Smith transforms his dining room hutch into a spooky display case with a taxidermy crow and owl perched on salvaged architectural fragments, antique lanterns, and Halloween collectibles. Incorporate aged books into your haunting vignette.
Scott's studio table is sprinkled with sketches, fabrics, and vintage decorations that inspire him as he works. Create your own imaginative display on a bulletin board or memo board by playfully pinning up Halloween postcards, die cuts, toys, and trinkets.
One of Scott's gypsy papier-mache creations is embellished with found objects, a finishing touch you can add to any Halloween statuary in your collection.
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