Sunday, October 31, 2010

Is Halloween Over???

This was the first year that I have ever decorated for Halloween and I really enjoyed it! I really got into making stuff for the holiday and it was really fun but I might have, kinda sorta over did it... lets just say I got a little burnt out! Ok, to be honest, I can't wait to take down my Halloween stuff... I am Halloweened out! However, I am pumped to start in on Thanksgiving and Christmas crafting!!!! Here is one of the first of many Thanksgiving crafts that I made today. I really like the way that they turned out!

Mini Sign

If you have been following me then you remember that earlier this month I made a sign stand. I wanted to make a little fall sign to hang on it so hear it is. I just got a little wooden 5x7 plaque from Walmart and painted it the tan that I wanted. I tore the shape of the pumpkin out of scrapbook paper and inked the egdes. I used wire to hang it and tied a burlap bow. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keep calm and gobble on

I found this really cute printable at Craftily Ever After and I just knew that I had to do something with it! I got some more of the scrap wood and printed the printable to fit. Next, I painted it the golden color and glazed in with some brown. I decoed on the printable. I wanted to add something different so I put an old drawer knob on the top and added some raffia and crinkled up brown paper bag. I love the way that it turned out!

Pumpkins sign

I really wanted a rustic looking sign to put on my porch so I got some old scrap wood that I had out in our shop and just started playing around with it. I cut it down to 24" and then painted it white. I played with different sizes of lettering and I was so excited because the word PUMPKINS fit perfectly! Here it is:

I sanded it by hand once I was done painting it to give it a vintage look.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candy corn candlestick

Sorry I didn't take pictures as I went with this one. I made a candy corn out of felt using the yellow as the base and sewing on the orange and white. The back is solid yellow. The bottom of the yellow has a little "stem" on it. I stuffed the candy corn with fiber fill. I found this little candle stick at the Dollar Tree. I glued the candy corn "stem" into the tob of the candle stick.... I used a lot of glue. All I did next was tie some ribbon around the candle stick and I was done! Very easy! Just thought I would share!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Witchs broom!

I really wanted a witch's broom for my Halloween decor but I wanted something really whimsy since I am not into the creepy. I found this broom at the dollar tree and thought that it would be perfect!

I spray painted the broom part black and then I wrapped the handle in masking tape.

My next step was to paper mache the handle. I wanted it to be bumpy and wavy to give it that whimsical look: (disclosure: do not stare directly at the ugly blue countertops! I repeat do not stare at the ugliness!)

Ok I forgot to take pictures of the next few steps but here is what I did: I painted the handle exactly how I wanted it. I did orange and purple stripes. Next I tied some raffia and ribbon to the base and added a little glue! Viola! I was done!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sign stand

Ok so I have been seeing sign stand all over blogland and I wanted to take a crack at it! Here is what I came up with:

It was really easy! Here is all that you need:

  • 2"x2" cut to desired size
  • base: I got mine from the fencing department at Lowes
  • Hook: I got mine at Lowes but you could use whatever you want
  • finial: I got the finial in the unfinished wood department at the Lobby
  • whatever color paint you want

I screwed the base into the two by two and used A LOT of hot glue to attach the finial to the top. After that I just painted it and then added the hook. I made a really cute little halloween sign for it but unfortunately, both sold before I got to take a picture! I will make another one and post a tutorial for it soon! Hope you enjoyed!

Are you a good witch???

So I really wanted to make something that said "Are you a good witch or are you a bad witch?" I had some 2"x2"'s laying around so I decided to use them! I cut them to be 6" long and printed my sayings out on some purple and green paper. I painted the wood black and inked the paper. You know what comes next.... Modge Podge! They were obviously super easy and I think they turned out cute sitting on my shelf!

Candy corn sign

Ok, so I had a lady contact me and she wanted for me to create a Halloween themed wooden sign for her front door. I thought about it and here is what I came up with:

I was soooo sad to have to give it to her... I wanted to keep it! Luckily for me, since I made it, I can make another one!!!

I made it out of the free plywood that I got from Lowes. It is 10"x8" for the top piece and the bottom piece is 2". It was really easy and I will definitely be making another one. I am not posting a detailed tutorial because it was very simple and I am so behind in my posts from my computer being sick, that I can't post a tutorial for all of my stuff today! If you have any questions feel free to ask though!

Here is another sign that I made for the same lady:

I'm baaaacccckkk!

Oh my gosh I am so glad to be back! My computer has been down for over a week and looking at blogger on my blackberry is just not the same! Meanwhile, I am so excited to post some of the projects that I have been working on over the last week so don't give up on my quite yet! I will be definitely posting a lot over the next day or so! Can't wait!!!!