Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quick and Easy Nod to Halloween Decor...

On the crafty blogs I subscribe to, the ladies are posting a plethora of fun fall and Halloween decorating ideas. Most of them are quick and easy, too. Yay for me!

I took a couple of the ideas I've seen and made my own versions.

How fun are these?!

The pumpkin art you see in the center was inspired by this post on the blog, eighteen25. This is a super neat blog to read because the gals that run it find and create so many great projects! I picked up a styrofoam pumpkin at Walmart. It was a dollar. The rest of the items I had at home. I chose not to glue the pumpkin onto the glass, in case I wanted to reuse the frame for another project at some point. The paper is from Making Memories. It's a wedding pack, 6x6 sized.

I saw the silhouettes showcased here on the Dollar Store Crafts blog. I really like this blog because they think of things to do with items from the Dollar Store that I would never, ever think of! Here's the direct link to the pdf patterns. I saved the file, then opened it in Photoshop Elements to reduce the size so they would fit into the smaller frames I had in my stash. The pattern paper is also from the Making Memories pack 

I kid you not, it took about 10 minutes to put this together and part of that time was heating up the glue gun!

I have a couple of other Halloween type projects in mind, but am not sure when I'll get to them, but if you want, I'll share when I do get them completed.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the caring comments about Amy's smashed finger. It's still a bit swollen but the bruising has gone down quite a bit. We got her a finger splint and she says it really helps it feel better.

It's almost the weekend! Yay!



Kim Burmeister said...

These are SPOOKTACULAR! You are definitely the best at decorating for the holidays. My house doesn't look that good. Love what you do!

Sparkle said...

These are darling!

Laurel said...

Oh these are great! I have some easy Halloween items scheduled to post next week.

Sharli said...

Jeanne, Your decorations are always wonderful - these silhouettes are perfect!!! Spoooooooky!

I'm sure the splint helps to rest Amy's finger a bit - and protects it a little from bumps and such. Poor baby.


Anonymous said...


I love your Halloween decorations and I'm also glad to hear that Amys' finger is doing better. Have a great weekend.


stampmonkey said...

You always do such a great job of decorating for each season...makes me realize how little of that I do anymore. ;( LOVE the cute little pumpkin!

I'm glad Amy's finger is healing, and I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

big hugs,

Kathi C. said...

Very cute! The silhouettes are awesome, and I love the half-pumpkin. So many ideas - so little time... LOL.

Hope you are having a great weekend, sweet friend!

Jackie said...

Oh cute ideas for are so good at that :)

Anke said...

Oh thanks for those great ideas and links, that looks really wonderful! That pumpkin is awesome and I love the witch! You are so dang crafty!!!
(thanks for all the proof reading, I can't even believe my spelling sometimes :))

Heather - said...

Great job! I love the pumpkin project - thanks for the link (and for linking to Dollar Store Crafts!)

Alanna said...

Super cute ideas. Any chance you want to come north a bit and festive up my house? LOL

Barb said...

You are doing a wonderful job with your decorating, Jeanne! LOVE that pumpkin!