Pumpkin fun

Halloween has become a fun crafting time for me. I am not really into the scary and graphic part of the holiday, but since my littles can along, I have found the cute and even pretty in the holiday as well!  Slowly, more and more Halloween is creeping into my house!

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So, when I saw the fun Haunted Village kit from Lia Griffith, I thought it was worth a go!  I picked up a craft pumpkin from Michaels (actually two – the first one was too small), and then got to work punching out shapes and gluing them together!

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I added some copper lights in the background to light up the whole display. I raised the base for the house up (I just cut out a round piece of paper and added a bit of flower foam underneath)  so I could hide the switch and battery case underneath…all we need is some dry ice for a foggy look! ;) pumpkin-bats

And to top it off, I added a bit of white glitter to the top of the pumpkin and some of the bats cutouts that were also in the kit!

No need for a fancy cutting machine or special folding skills – this one is really all about the paper a glue!  And if the idea of putting the display inside the pumpkin is a bit overwhelming, there are three different building and other shapes so you can just set it out on a shelf and create a little town!

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The Sun is going down…

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This month, I am really starting to notice the days getting shorter.  It won’t be long until I am walking to and from work in the dark!  So, it seemed like a good time to pull out the Luminaries DIY stack from DCWV to add a little more light in our lives.  DIY-Project-Stacks-W-flower DIY-Project-Stacks-R-flower

Make sure you come on over to the DCWV blog for more details on these two projects (including more information on these beautiful flowers)!

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Pretty prickles?

Okay – so I have a question for you – can prickles be pretty?

Cacti-angled

I recently received a DIY project stack from DCWV called Paper Plants and it is filled with templates and papers to make a bunch of cacti!  Cactus seem to be all over Pinterest and Home Decor sites right now, and while I have always liked them (even the one that I used to own that would prick me all the time), I’m curious about the trend!  Are you a fan?

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Come on over to the DCWV blog to see the finished piece I create with this stack.

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Halloween Hopping with Ribbon Resource

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Good morning crafty friends!  It is blog hopping time with The Ribbon Resource and I am excited to share another Halloween project with you this morning.  Half of the Ribbonistas have great projects to share with you today, and then we have a whole new set for tomorrow!  There’s a little cute, there’s a little spook and there is a whole lot of crafty fun!

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If you’ve ever stopped by ScrappyCanuck Studios before, you will know that I love to craft with bright and bold colours.  Halloween crafts don’t always fall into this category, but this fun little banner certainly does.  Inspired by candy corn, I simply took a plane white Artful Accents banner that I actually got from May Arts Ribbon (the wholesale sister site to Ribbon Resource) and got out my trusty acrylic paints for the colour blocks (each section is 2″ wide). Once it dried, I cut 4″ pieces of a variety of yellow, orange and white ribbons to tie along the top edge for some texture.  It was that simple!

Candy-Corn-banner-ribbonNow, I have to tell you that critique #1 came from my six year old who feels like the candy corns should have smiley faces on them.  She had her marker in hand and was ready to make the additions as soon as I hung it up (perhaps it is the influence of Shopkins in her life).  I actually think it’s a pretty cute idea – what do you think?

Anyway, if you haven’t had a chance to see all the projects today, make sure you pop on over to the Ribbon Resource blog, and then off to each of the Ribbonistas’ blogs for all the details.  The Ribbon Lady is giving away two gift cards for the store to those of you that have the time to comment – we always love to hear what you think of the projects.  Here is today’s line-up:

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Candy-Corn-Banner--closeup-Ribbon Resource product used:

May Arts product used:

Other products:

  • orange and yellow acrylic craft paint