Monday, September 28, 2009

Easy Halloween Decorations

Why buy a bunch of Halloween decorations when it's so much fun to make your own?!  If you know me at all then you know that Fall is my favorite season of the year.  Here's what I've made so far. 

First up is my Halloween stacking box.  There's nothing stacked on it right now, but I hope to change that soon!  To make this, I purchased a plain cardboard box and a sheet of black and white harlequin patterned scrapbook paper and some glittered chip board letters at Hobby Lobby.  I painted the box orange and then added the vintage Halloween image and chip board letters after it dried.  Then I simply covered the lid in the scrapbook paper.

Next up is this Halloween wall hanging.  I had an old canvas that had been sitting in my garage for years and decided to finally do something with it.  I used more of the black and white scrapbook paper and some Halloween printed scrapbook paper that purchased last year to cover the canvas with.  I embellished with ribbon, buttons and more chip board letters and painted the blank edges black.  Added ribbon and then I was done!

This craft had a previous life before I got a hold of it.  My mom painted this wooden pumpkin to look like an actual pumpkin years ago.  Although I didn't mind my mom's artwork, I wanted to give the pumpkin an updated look.  I first painted the pumpkin black and then traced the shape of the pumpkin onto a sheet of damask patterned scrapbook paper.  Next, I cut out the pumpkin shape and decoupaged it to the wood.

These projects were simple enough that I was able to finish them in an hour.  Since I don't have as much time to craft as I would like, I get very excited when I can make a quick craft that I love!

1 comment:

holly said...

I'm so impressed!
You got some maja talent girlfriend.