Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Let the Halloween crafting commence!

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Can you even believe tomorrow is October 1st?? I can't. I wanted fall to get here so badly, and here it is -- temps in the 60's, a trip to the pumpkin patch scheduled for this weekend, planning Christmas decorations...errr, um, Halloween decorations. Uh huh.

I can't get enough of the fun Halloween scrapbook papers and sparkly stickers I see everywhere. I grab them up more often than I should, with the plan to make something with all of 'em. Adorable.

Tonight I did a quick project that turned out pretty cauuute and wanted to share it with you in honor of the start of the bewitching month. ;) I started with a scrap piece of wood from the garage and some fun paper. I used my spray adhesive to glue the paper to the wood, then cut around it with the x-acto knife:
I cut out some solid paper with my $1.99 scalloped scissors from Hob Lob and glued it on too:
(Sorry for the awful picture!) Ha! You can see the shadow of my hands taking the picture! Looks like a ghost. :)

Then the fun starts...I used a circle puncher to make a "moon," then added some of my cutey sparkly bats:
Then added some foam letters:
And used my new Martha Stewart glitter/glue to glam them up:
Can I tell you something? I'm not loving the Martha glitter. I thought I would love it -- I should because I spent a pretty penny on it! It just doesn't hold as well as my regular, cheapy glitter. I'm actually going to have to go over these again because the glitter just didn't stay on. Bummer!!

I added a few more foamy/sticker stuff and hung it with an orange ribbon:
For now it hangs in the laundry room, but I added felt pads to the back and may just hang it from a door knob somewhere.
It is so dang cute I just can't even stand it. :) More to come!

45 comments:

  1. Heckss yeah it's cute! I love it. I just bought a pack of paper at good ol' Meijer this week. I'll have to do something like it!

    Rachelle

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  2. It is too cuuute! I am a previous scrapbooker (as I work on more crafting now) ...with TONS of scrappy supplies in my studio. This is adorable and just right to welcome in October.

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  3. OMG it is so cute. Way better than my crafts I posted today. Did you see em?

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  4. Cute! I'm excited that it's Fall but I can't help but peak at the Christmas decorations they have out. I'm secretly planning Christmas...shush don't tell anyone. :-)

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  5. Great job! I refuse to do any Halloween decorating until October 1st, so tomorrow is a big day in our house!

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  6. SO cute! I love Halloween, and am so excited that October is here. BTW...I haven't tried the Martha Stewart glitter, because I had bought some on sale at Hobby Lobby the week before (although I do admit to standing in front of her glitter display and drooling) - but I did splurge on some of her glitter glue, and HATED it. Too thick, wouldn't come out, and then when it did, went everywhere. So I know how you feel! Great blog btw- just found you recently.

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  7. Wayyyy tooo cute!! I loveeeeeeeeeee Halloween. Halloween & Christmas are my two all time favorites!

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  8. That is so cute! I want to make one now! Great idea!!

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  9. Really cute Sarah!
    I have some of marthas glitter from last christmas and find it to be okay... but the stuff that comes in the large tub (cheap) works better for me!
    Can't wait to see more

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  10. I love it....and therefore, stealing this idea! LOL Just too cute and to think of all the variations!

    Thanks you!

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  11. Really cute and easy too...love it....

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  12. Very fun.

    I absolutely ADORE halloween!!! I am too poor to decorate fancy shmancy this year - so maybe I will just do a bazillion halloween crafts and hang them up!

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  13. I know I have been waiting for it to be at least October to get started too...but like you I cheated and started yesterday. Cute sign. Thanks for the heads up on the glitter. I bought some I really like from the dollar store that comes in Martha colors...just not black. dang.

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  14. Too cute, you crafty girl!

    I finally finished the upholstered headboard I found on the side of the road. I am pretty much tooting my own horn, cause I am so darn proud! Come by and see.

    Love ya
    ~Amanda

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  15. I'm pretty excited about fall too, especially since it's been in the high 90's and 100's here in northern CA. I'm lovin' your Halloween art. You could make it on foam core and it would be light weight to hang too.

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  16. I am so excited for Halloween! I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

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  17. That is too cute, Sarah! I've been avoiding buying these things unless I have a project in mind because otherwise they will just sit in a basket in my craft closet and I'll find them next year. I need to see what kind of wood we have in the garage.

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  19. so cute...and easy...my kind of crafting.

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  20. That's so cute! and the "ghost" picture fits right in with the Halloween theme :-)
    pk @ room remix

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  21. Sarah, I love it!!! How cute would that be on your door knob to greet trick or treaters?? :) Adorable...thanks for the tip on the Martha product--I don't own any MS craft stuff yet.

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  22. Very cute!! I do love all that scrapbook paper too! Good choices.

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  23. Oh, so cute - and easy. It's darling - if Halloween stuff can be darling. I have a question for you. What pumpkin patch do you visit? We went to one farther north last year - but it was pretty far away. We're looking for a different one to visit later this month. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Pam

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  24. I need you to come live with me and make me pretty things. Amen.

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  25. Ahh! Sarah! Too cute! I am definately inspired. Now I want to go to Hobby Lobby and get some tools. I am so glad you mentioned something about the Martha Stewart glitter. Everytime I pass by it, it looks so beautiful! If you say its not all that, then I believe you! Is it the packaging or something that makes it look irrisistable? What glitter do you buy?!

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  26. uber cute!!!! you are a genius!

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  27. It is so cute! May have to make one too!

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  28. What a totally fun mom you are!

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  29. Very cute! I just got some (FREE) scrap wood that will work great for this project! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I just cannot believe that you did this with FOAM letters! THey always look so cheap to me, but you have truly made this look like a million bucks! Also, I never thought of using the spray adhesive to put paper on wood..I always use mod podge! I have a piece of wood at home....I think I know what I am doing this weekend!

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  31. way too cute. easy enough my 4yr can "help" too. I have some wooden plaques I can repaint from previous decorating project. Just need to see what all I have already in my scrapbooking stash!

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  32. I just bought some of that Martha black glitter the other day...guess I will take it back before I open it. It was too expensive to not be AWESOME.

    Did you like the Martha glittering glue?? I bought that stuff, too. Im a sucker....booooooo.

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  33. Hello Sarah - lovin' that SWEET sign! Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  34. You crafty little thing, you.

    Adorable!!

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  35. So dang cute! Yes it is!! And I'm glad to see something cute. After all, Hallowe'en is especially fun for KIDS--it's fun to see something that they would really like! :)

    Drop by if you get a chance to see a bit of my fall decor. I've been shy about posting photos of my house. . . not sure why. . . I need to jump in and actually take some room photos to share. You've inspired me.

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  36. So cute! I love Halloween! I don't have any kids, so I have more scary stuff, but this year I am trying to make my house cuter. Check out my wreath I made for Halloween :) It makes me so happy :) http://justforrachelinalabama.blogspot.com/2009/10/october-1st-here-is-my-halloween-wreath.html

    Thanks Sarah for always being an inpiration! I bought a wreath and leaves from the dollar store to make your wreath for November. :)

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  37. The words 'super cute' and 'I want one!' spring to mind!

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  38. What a great project! I could get the kiddies involved in that one! Thanks!!

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  39. Girl, you have some fabulous ideas, I particularly love your flower and leaf arrangements. You are good! Hugs, Cindy S.

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  40. Such a cute little craft, Sarah! I actually went out to the tool shed to look for some scrap wood this morning to rip off your idea, but alas, no dice. Thanks for the tip about Martha's glitter, I'm tempted by it every time I see it. It's just so SPARKLY!

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  41. I never think of using my scrapbook paper for anything other than scrapping. I need to think outside the box! What a cute sign!!

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  42. love this! this was quick! you are my inspiration. I think I'm going to dedicate a room to be my Artison room this weekend, so that I will have a place to work.

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  43. That's so cute! What a great idea for all of those old lightweight signs at the thrift store. I'll be linking.

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