Sunday, October 30, 2011


I have been seriously slacking on the blog lately....not by choice, though.  School has started and I have 27 cherubs in need of some love and interventions, as well as my own two cherubs at home.  Oy!  Does it ever get easier??  I have done some crafting here and there.  Today I'm going to share a couple of the decorations I've made for my home for Halloween.  Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.  My boys LOVE spooky / scary decorations....I don't.  I prefer cute fall-looking decorations.  So here's what I came up with for this year. 

This picture is horrible, I know...I took it with my phone....ugh!  Anyway... I used the following materials to create this card:

Mini Monsters Cartridge--2"
My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns stamps

Halloween Barn Star:
-For this, I used a small barn star.  I created a tracing template in order for my paper cut outs to fit perfectly.

Halloween Centerpiece:
This is a pinterest-inspired project.  I found this on pinterest and just had to make one.  I followed the original creators directions on layering the candies and filling in the middle with marshmallows (saves a lot of money on candy).  Instead of using halloween themed lollipops and rock candy sticking out the top of the centerpiece, I decided to use my cricut to create little toppers to stick out.

Simply Charmed Cartridge:
Ghost: 3"
Pumpkin: 3"
Boo: 2"

Boo & Spooky Banner:

For the BOO letters, I bought the cardboard letters that you can find at JoAnn's.  I painted the outside edges and the inside edges black.  I then traced the letters onto Halloween paper and mod-podged it to the cardboard letters when they were dry.  I did not go over the top of the paper with mod podge because the paper had a texture on it (the green with the spider webs).  I didn't want the effect of the web to be lost.

For the Spooky Banner I used the following:

Birthday Bash Cartridge for the banners:  cut at 6 1/2"
Simply Charmed Cartridge:  Bat cut at 4"
Alphalicious Cartridge:  Letters cut at 5"--letters were inked with black ink to add dimension

Behind each of the letters, I hand-made the paper-folded rosettes.  I cut 1 1/2" x 12" strips and then scored them every 1/4" folding them back and forth like a fan.  I hot-glued the ends together and then added hot glue to the middle, holding until it dried.  I then placed the green circle on top.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!  I will do my best to start posting more often.  :-)



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