Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween 2011

I just love Halloween and I always try to get at least one new project done each year.  This year I decided on a new decoration for my dining room table.

I bought a witches hat at the dollar store (of course) a dollar.  I already had some of the other accessories.

I started with a tall candle vase that I had left over from my wedding.  I then taped a piece of black sparkly scrapbook paper to the vase.  The back side wasn't taped to the paper;  I used straight pins to pin the paper down.

I then used a mercury glass candlestick as the base.

Why not add more glitter?  I added a bright green glitter ribbon to the top and bottom of the candle and then added the same colored lettering. 

 Next I started on my witches hat.

I had an old Styrofoam cone,
 that as you can see is held 
together by straight pins!

I measured the circumference of the hat to add the band of ribbon and then I made a nice fluffy bow with a long tail. (I pinned the ribbon on to the band of the hat with straight pins).

Next, I added the green vines and purple spider pics.
This increased the cost of my hat by $6 more but I loved the shocking glitter effect!
              This is the final product!  All I need now is a black  spider web table cloth to finish!

Fall Decorating - Using a drapery rod to display subway art

I have a long hall way where I have placed an antique buffet table.  I change the decorations for the seasons but I've never found a painting or art work to adorn the wall.  I finally decided on using a drapery rod to display subway art that I've found on the internet.  It will be fun to change out the pictures for Christmas and then I will probably change all the subway art to family photos.

This is what the antique buffet looked like when I brought it home and added my favorite scarecrow and pumpkin decorations.

This is the after picture.

I bought the 6 foot pole and hardware at Home Depot.  The three pieces cost me about $40.00 which included the rod, end caps and wooden hangars.  I opted for the wooden pole instead of the less costly metal poles because of the antique buffet and surrounding antique furniture I have.

The subway art came from free printables I found on Pinterest and the web.  All were printed on plain or colored scrapbook paper.

The frames were purchased for $1 a piece at the dollar store and I hot glued ribbon to the back of the frames.  I then slipped the ribbons on to the pole.  I found that the pictures twisted if I used only one strip of ribbon.  The one on the far right has two but instead of spacing out the ribbon, I placed them close together.