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!
In addition to the “stones”, I had orange and black glass floral stones, a plastic skull, mini black roses, silver beaded chain, a raven, plastic spider ring (with the ring cut off), a few silk leaves, and the ever-present spider webbing.
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.