Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Silhouettes

I saw this at She Wears Flowers, and wanted to make one. I couldn't find the 3x3 canvas anywhere, but my friend came up with the idea of using those foam sheets. So we cut them down to 3x3 and we glued 2 pieces together to make it about the same size the canvas would have been. I used a cricut and vinyl for the images, and then put a coat of mod podge over the whole thing to make sure the newspaper wouldn't come up.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boo Plaque Tutorial

I had originally planned to use these letters on my Boo wreath, but decided they were just too small for that. So I headed to the dollar store and found the wood and knew what I wanted to do. I didn't like the ribbon on it, so I took it off.

Boo letters (or anything you want it to have)
Dollar store wood plaque
Black paint
Scrapbook paper
Black glitter
Mod Podge
Ribbon for hanging

First I painted the back and sides of the wood black, and I also painted the letters. For the letters I painted all sides, front and back. I didn't want any wood showing anywhere.

I picked what paper I wanted for the background. I traced the wood onto the paper and cut it out. I then put mod podge on the wood and put the paper on top where I wanted it. That was easier than putting the mod podge on the paper. After it dried, I sanded the edges to make sure it sealed well. I then put a coat of mod podge over the paper.
Next, I put glitter on the letters.
I put mod podge on the letters and then poured the glitter onto that to make it stick. I dumped off all excess glitter into my tray so I could easily put it back into the container.

Here's the letters with all the glitter.
When everything was dry, I hot glued my letters onto my wood. They overlap each other a little.
I then picked what ribbon I wanted for the back and hot glued it on.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I saw this wreath at Craftaholics Anonymous and knew I had to make one!
Mine isn't as cute as hers, but it's similar.

 I actually cut my strips 1" x 18" using a rotary cutter. Here is a pic of my pile of strips before I started tying them onto the wreath.
I had never worked with burlap before, and it was messier than I thought it would be. I had little pieces of it everywhere! It was all over the floor, and me! I didn't end up using all of the burlap that I had cut. I still had a pile of burlap when I was done with the wreath.

 Here's what's left of my burlap.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Boo Plaque

 I got these letters to make a wreath with, but decided I wanted something bigger for it. I decided to make a "Boo" plaque with it instead. I must say that I love how it turned out!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Upcoming Projects

 Got these at Michaels. The coffin was on clearance for $1.49!
 Got these at our local DI for $.75 total!

Looking forward to creating some new things with these! :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Subway Art

I know Subway Art is a big thing right now. I think they are so cute, and I just had to make a Halloween one.
 I started by gathering my supplies:

Canvas (I used 16X20, but you can use any size you want, or wood, or anything you can think of really)
Paper (cardstock, designer)
Modge Podge
Cricut Cartridges: I used October 31st, Happy Hauntings, and Pumpkin Carving
 (Sorry for the slightly blurry picture. It was after dark and lighting wasn't great.)

I then painted my canvas black. I figured that was a good Halloween color. :)

 I did this project with a friend. This is what her counter looked like with all our stuff on it.
 We used her cricut to cut out words and pictures.
 I loved the design of the Beware on this.
 We cut out the spider web in Silver Vinyl.
 After all the words and pictures were put on, I put a coat of modge podge over the entire thing to seal it.
 Here are some close ups of my finished Subway Art!
I had so much fun making this, I'm thinking of making some for different holidays as well!

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