Posts tagged ‘halloween decoration’

October 30, 2012

plate pedestal

Search & rescue forlorn small plates & candle holders at your favorite thrift store or home.  The following eight items cost $4.50.

To make a couple specimens dark & creepy, paint the candle holder (these were not glass or ceramic) a metallic gray.   Then, with an adhesive product, (make sure it works with the materials!) secure plate to pedestal.

Be patient during drying & curing!  Trust me.

The next two are anytime of the year cuties.  Use them to hold small items – keys, paper clips –  or display seasonal goodies.  Raised objects save linear space & lend visual interest.

Fun is… fake rodents & spiders on Halloween….one never knows where they may lurk around here…

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October 10, 2012

square scare

Last year, the wreath rotator adorned the front door.  This year, the same feather boa attached to a wooden frame (25 cents, thrift store).

The word “attach” used very loosely…

Black thread + scotch tape + feather boa = new wreath

It’s suppose to be scary…

October 27, 2011

spider runner

No live or dead spiders were actually used for the following project. 

Left-over formal black glittery velvet found at a thrift store transformed into a table runner!  The geometric pattern pieced together made a continuous design on the entire piece.  Very spideresque – eh?  Random pieces of black cotton were used for the backing & a zig-zag top-stitch sewed all around the perimeter.

The runner can also be used for New Year’s or “dark” birthdays…  But for Halloween, add web-like accessories like this silver bowl (yes, thrift shop purchase!):

Now, I need to enlist a crafty kid to make some egg carton spiders to crawl about…

Spiders Made Out of Egg Cartons

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/egg-carton-arachnids-666648/

 

October 21, 2011

spooky silhouette

October 2010, either Better Homes & Gardens or Family Circle magazine displayed a front door trick to try.  All it took was black poster board (Dollar Tree 2 for $1) & tape.  We followed the template idea offered in the magazine:

Since our door gets hot, the tape unstuck a bit & the poster board “grew”.  Freaky.  We used a combination of scotch tape & black electrical tape.

Maybe you want to trick-out your own front door with an original Halloween design?  We’re leaning toward bats, a broomstick & a witch hat for 2011…

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” 

~ Erma Bombeck

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