Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween pumpkin chair

I thought it would be fun to decorate a little more for Halloween. It's something I rarely do anymore, but I had my large orange chair to inspire me so I knew I had to do something with it. I decided to turn it into a  spooky pumpkin chair and have some fun.


This is the chair I started with. It is a modern chair from the 60's. I did a post on my modern chairs in August. If you want to read about them you can check here. I love the fan shape and the scalloped design with all the stitching. I love everything about this chair except the color.  I knew it would be perfect for Halloween though because it reminds me of a pumpkin 




I bought most of my decorations at the Dollar Tree. I knew I wanted to decorate some pumpkins and put them in the chair and  when I stopped at Dollar Tree I found the rest of what I needed. I mod podged some foam pumpkins with plain  napkins that I stamped with halloween images and  stamped out mini tags to go on my pumpkins. I also added some halloween napkins to my other pumpkin.



   
 
I love this sign I found at dollar tree. It was exactly what I was looking for and I added some shabby halloween netting and  made some bat silhouettes.
  
 
A closeup of the shabby pumpkin I made with my stamped images. These were fun to make but so messy because the napkins were so thin and wanted to tear, so I just went with the shabby look. 


I added some tissue paper garland and upside down bats on the window frame. 



 
I decided to decorate my small bookcase with some halloween cards that I made. I wanted to keep that creepy look going with more bats.


I really like the scary tree and moon  with the bat on this card.




I love this lady stamp with the clockworks in her hair and the time flies stamp. Just the right amount of  mystery.




These cute little owl stamps were on clearance. I have so many stamps but I hardly had any halloween ones so these were a fun find.




 We usually have a fair amount of little trick or treaters that come by so hopefully we can give them some spooky thrills.


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Diane



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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cloching Time


There are times that I feel like I am playing catch up to get my next blog post ready. I knew I wanted to be a part of Marty's  fall cloche party, but  I didn't get my post ready as quickly as I wanted,  everyday life keeps getting in the way. I've seen so many great cloches out there already.  I have just a few cloches, some mini ones that I shared at Marty's last cloche party, and a new wire mesh one. I do love cloches, so I look forward to adding many more to my collection.  This is a simple vignette I came up with for our living area. I wanted as much light as possible so I opened the blinds to take advantage of our fading sunshine.



The wire cloche has an unusual top, so I was undecided on how to decorate it.  I have it with and without leaves. I found a stand for the cloche with ribbon at Ross's. I added a small fall pedestal and a glittered pumpkin. I used a basket that I already had for more fall decor.


Some more pics of the pumpkin cloche.

 
The stand was such a great find, especially with the fall ribbon included. The pedestal for the pumpkin was a thrift store find.
 



I decided to use some faux persimmons and yarn in my mini cloches. I've knitted in the past so I had a nice yarn stash to choose from. I like the contrasting colors.
 


 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
I wanted to show the variation of the  colors of  yarn in these pics. I think the colors look so pretty together for fall. I did enhance them just a bit to show more detail.




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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween chalkboard calendar


I haven't decorated for halloween for quite some time, but since I am blogging I knew it would be fun to create a few projects. It's just one of those holidays that helps connect you to your inner child. I decided to reuse the chalkboard calendar that I created last month and create a cute but spooky halloween calendar with it.
 

Here's the chalkboard I started with. I knew I wanted to use the graphic again so I attached some black cardstock over the image. I had originally planned on using the halloween witch, but changed my mind.
 

I found some  really cute halloween stamps on clearance and some bat stickers.  Love those owls and bats!
I was trying to find a graphic to put over the cardstock and I came across this site.  Vintage halloween ecards  have lots of vintage images to choose from for halloween. I was visiting a blog I really enjoy, confessions of a plate addict, and saw a super cute project she created with the vintage cards for her candles. I thought I would give her a  little shout out since that is where I found the website. I checked out the ecard website and found this great cat and pumpkin image that I really liked.




It was such a fun and simple project to do. I tied it into  a bat related theme and just went from there.  I wanted it to look a little spooky but still be fun and whimsical.


Excuse the photo quality on this one. The flash lit it up too much  and the lighting in this room is not the best. I wanted to show a close up of the grid part of the calendar and the stamped images I used. I know it is a little funky, but so much fun.

 
Just a little Halloween fun to get me in the mood for more decorating. Hope you liked my cats and bats and thanks for visiting!
 
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Diane
 
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