Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween everyone! Today's Halloween craft is a candy dish made from easy to find craft store staples. Using Americana paints by DecoArt stamp Bright Orange swirls on orange tissue paper then decoupage onto an inexpensive ivy bowl with Plaid's Mod Podge, let dry. Stamp Charcoal Grey spider webs on black tissue paper and decoupage on to a Styrofoam cone, let dry. Take cone and press into top of ivy bowl while rotating to create a channel so the cone fits snugly on top. Make a hat brim out of black craft foam. String black beads on to wire and finish by adhering two round stickers to each other at the end of the wire. Push wire into top of "hat" and place hat brim around bottom. Using Lamp Black and Titanium White paint features on to Jack-O-Lantern. Place your favorite candy inside and enjoy! Makes a great gift for a co-worker or teacher. Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Just checking in with my day 6 Halloween craft - recycled lightbulbs turned in to cute Jack-o-Lanterns! Start off with Americana paints by DecoArt and base coat the lightbulb with Jack-O-Lantern Orange and the screw top part with Mink Brown. Sponge on Canyon Orange to define the pumpkins ribs and Country Red for the cheeks, let dry. Draw on the face with a Sharpie marker and accent with dots of Titanium White using the blunt end of your paint brush. Paint a wooden star with Moon Yellow and write BOO! Glue lightbulb on small grapevine wreath. Knot the center of a piece of green checkered fabric, glue to "stem" and glue star on top. Set him on a shelf or give as a gift! Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Here's is a quick and easy project for the tweens - skeleton teeth, which are actually packets of gum! Wrap the outside of the package in funky K & Company halloween papers, trim with fuzzy velvet rick rack and create a scary "bone" tag attached with sparkling black eyelash yarn. Thanks for stopping by! -Beth


Hi everyone, back for day 4 of the Halloween countdown. My share today is a quick and simple treat bucket that you can make for your kids or with your kids! Start with peate pots from your local home improvement store. Base coat with Americana Paints by DecoArt with a variety of oranges, such as Tangerine, Bright, the appropriate Jack-O-Lantern and Canyon. Next you can paint on the eyes, noses and mouths with Lamp Black and Titanium White or for an easier face use Sharpie Paint Markers. Accent the top with sparkling black eyelash yarn and a twisted wire handle. Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

Friday, October 29, 2010


Back again today with more Halloween fun! This creepy little spider's body is a treat box that holds yummy Halloween goodies! Using K & Company papers, I covered the small round paper mache box, created the card, attached the chenille stem spider legs to the bottom of the box and the wiggle eyes to the top of the box and attached to the card. I added a cute "I Want Candy" tag to the front, tied on some ribbons and filled him up with candy corn. Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Hi everyone, I am counting down the days until Halloween this Sunday with a new project each day beacuse it is one of my favorite holidays (and a great excuse to eat lots of candy!) OK, on to today's project. This EEK plaque with hanging bat is one of my favs - made from an inexpensive wooden plaque, letters and bat shape from Michael's. I painted and distressed the letters and plaque with Americana Paints from DecoArt by first base coating in Lamp Black then dry brushing Georgia Clay on the edges of the plaque and Pansy Lavendar on the letters. I used the Haunted line from Cosmo Cricket to make a tag, cover the bat and plaque. The finishing touch is Black Stickles by Ranger Ink Thanks for stopping by! - Beth

Monday, October 25, 2010


I made these scary Monster Eyes out of inexpensive paper lanterns from Michael's. Using Americana Paints by DecoArt, I painted a large green circle with Pistachio Mint, a smaller circle with Lamp Black and top coated with Twinkles Lime Green. A Red Sharpie does the trick to make the eyes blood shot! Thanks for stopping by! Beth