Thursday, September 23, 2010

Let the Bewitching Begin!

I just can’t wait until it’s actually October to get started on Halloween crafts. There are too many frighteningly fun things to do!


And although I would love to dive right in and work on ten things at once…well, I need to tackle them one at a time so I can tend to other things, too. So here we go!


Our household decorates on a larger scale than most for Halloween, but I wanted a few “vignette” pieces that could be used on small surfaces, shelves, etc. They would also be ideal for anyone who isn’t into “big” for this particular holiday.
I found this glass dome and base at the local Goodwill store for just $3.99. Inside was a very 70’s, dusty, crumbly flower arrangement. Hmmm, yes it’s scary, but in a “grandmother’s end table” kind of way…not so much Halloween.

After scraping the poor flowers into their final resting place, I cleaned the base and dome. The wood just needed a quick round of black spray paint, and was ready to be reincarnated.


All of the new filler materials were found at local dollar stores. I was especially excited about these faux moss-covered stones, for their earthy appeal. And I think they look pretty real!



My intention was to use a bit of sticky-tack to align everything, but they just won’t stay still. I finally resorted to a dab of hot glue here and there. Better sturdy than sorry. I’ll just find another cloche or dome for the next holiday. At $3.99, I think I can afford it.
Martha Stewart has a glittery mini boneyard version here.


You might want to stack miniature pumpkins, antique postcards, a witch figurine or a vintage treat bag brimming with candy. Think small and let your imagination go batty! I’d love to hear what you create.






45 comments:

  1. I love crows around Halloween! This looks great!

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  2. Good idea! I'm not huge into halloween, but like to do just a bit of decorating for it.

    Stopping by from NFF.

    Sarah
    http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi Kathleen....I love Halloween too, and go all out for decorating. I can't wait to see what you come up with, so I can get some more ideas. I love the glass domes, and the one with the skull and crow looks really cool. Great score too from the Goodwill. Thanks for joining me, I look forward to seeing you again. Debbie

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  4. These are awesome!!! I have really gotten into Halloween this year and you've got some super ideas!

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  5. Love your idea! I saw some skulls at the Dollar Tree and I will have to go back and get some. Thanks for the Inspiration!

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  6. nice! I tried to introduce one of those plastic skulls this year, brought it out of the box and my 2 year old son ran away yelling 'scary!' Back into the box it went, maybe next year!

    here from NFF, have a super weekend!

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  7. What a great idea!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  8. I sure love decorating for Halloween too! It is fun to be heading into all the holidays. Thank you, thank you for coming and linking up.

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  9. What a great idea! Now that my kids are grown, I typically do not decorate for Halloween but maybe I will try this.

    Thanks!

    ~ Tracy

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  10. ugh, that martha does everything right, doesn't she? i'm not usually into skulls and bones, but this year that's the route i'm going. must be all the good crafts and vignettes i keep seeing!

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  11. I love creepy Halloween stuff! And I'm a new follower!

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  12. Oooooooooooh I have that same glass cake display stand. I am so going to try this! Thanks!

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  13. Hi I am Nicole from ColiesKitchen.com I found you on a blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

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  14. Hey girl- your creations are spoooooky! Here for the friendly friday blog hop. I'm a new follower- hop back:

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  15. Love this idea. if you need new recipes ever come check out our blog.

    new follower too

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  16. Hello. I am your newest bloggy friend from the blog hop. I hope you are having a wonderful and blessed day. I hope you can follow me back at http://mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com/ and be sure to check out all my giveaways. You have a beautiful family.
    God Bless,
    Shelley

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  17. I love fall decorating...I don't do skulls, but I go all out with the pumpkins.

    Thanks so much for stopping by GOODEness Gracious ! I am your newest follower :)

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  18. I have a friend who LOVES to decorate for Halloween. I'm sending her a link to your post. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing your spooky designs. Cherry Kay

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  19. Hi. I'm your newest follower form the blog hop. You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  20. Glad I'm not the only one who LOVES Halloween crafts!

    I found your blog through follow friday and would love if you can follow me as well!
    http://livinglifeoutnumbered.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Kathleen-Thanks for joining my Feathered Nest decorating link up party! Love the decorations! I think your cloche decoration came out great! So creative! I don't go crazy with Halloween stuff usually, but this year am thinking about a party and so... will be looking into more ideas!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Great idea! I have a cloche and was trying to decide what to do. I like your small pumpkins idea. Thanks for sharing, Annette

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower, excited to follow your cute blog.

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  24. Great stuff!! We LOVE Halloween too! Looking forward to seeing your posts! We are your newest followers from Friendly Friday! We would like to also invite you to our Saturday Hop! We are at www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com

    Hope to see you =]

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  25. Hi im your newest follower from Fridays Blog Hop, come on by and follow back:).
    Naomi
    Na-miart.blogspot.com

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  26. I love these! I'm inspired! Thanks for sharing them! Hopping over from Debbiedoos!

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  27. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for fall. I love to decorate for it! I am your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop. Great post and I totally love your blog.


    Karen

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  28. Great idea! I'm your newest follower from FFF... would love for you to consider following me too
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  29. Hi, I'm your newest follower from Wkend Blog Hop. Hope you can hop on over and checkout my blog. Love the holiday crafts.
    Cent$ To Me

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  30. Cloches are so great for decorating! Fun idea for Halloween and thanks for visiting me!
    Deb :)

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  31. Awesome! I love that you got the dome from Goodwill too. I wish I could make something like this for my Halloween party!

    New follower - http://cheapskate4life.blogspot.com

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  32. Following you now from Sunday Social. My blog “Inspire” has inspiring messages about family, faith and other topics. Please follow back!

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  33. Very creative. As a teacher I'm always looking for some good ideas. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower!

    Anne-Marie

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  34. I am a new follower from the hop.
    Living Out Loud
    http://lgreenss.blogspot.com/

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  35. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Hope you can stop by and visit.

    Have a great day!
    Kari

    http://shining2save.com

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  36. found you via friday show n tell... and i like your display a lot better than marthas!!

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  37. Found you on the Sunday blog hop, I am now following hope you will drop in and check out my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com.
    I love fall, the colors are so vibrant, will have to incorperate some of your ideas, thanks for sharing. Have an awesome week!

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  38. Halloween is so fun to decorate for. Found you through the pink dandy blog hop, now following you. I hope you can stop by

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  39. This is awesome..My boys would love this..visiting from Keeferstylecreations@blogspot.com

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  40. oh my... i think i need to keep my eye out for a similar type of jar during my next few goodwill visits! LOVE this & found you via Sawdust & Paperscraps link party! Hope you'll come visit me!

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  41. I love both Fall and Halloween!

    New follower from Pink Dandy's Chatter Sunday blog hop, hope you'll stop by and follow back, thanks!

    http://bethscoupondeals.blogspot.com/

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  42. Popping in from Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy. Great post! I like your cloche better than Martha's!

    http://mommyonthebus.blogspot.com/2010/09/spooky-photos.html

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  43. Hi Kathleen, just wanted to drop by and thank you for the kind comment about my wreath and by the way I'm now following your blog!

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    Sensational Saturday/Sunday Social!

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    Please Follow Back! Thanks

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  45. I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.blogspot.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

    Have a great weekend
    ShowMeMama

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