Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Decor

This is the time of year when I start getting out my fall and Halloween decorations. I don't have a lot of Halloween things and most things I see in the stores don't appeal to me. So, a few years ago I started to make things. Every year I make one new item for fall/Halloween and one for Christmas. It's been fun to do, and while not all of the creations make "the cut," I still enjoy the process.

This year, I decided to dip into my MOSD stash to make a wall decoration. I used the clear cover from a Big Boy album as my wall hanging. The Big Boy album is 6x12 and comes with 2 acrylic covers and 6 chipboard pages. I rounded the corners of the acrylic with a Round-it-All, and then inked the edges with jet black Staz-On. (click on the photo to see a larger view)

I covered the acrylic with My Mind's Eye dot paper. I distressed the edges a bit. Then I covered a Basic Grey chipboard bracket with Making Memories paper, and attached the bracket to the top of the acrylic with brads. The Crop-a-Dile punched the holes very well. I can use the bracket to hang the panel onto the wall.

I cut a strip of My Mind's Eye bat paper and punched one edge with a Martha Stewart punch, then I distressed the other edges.

I printed a calendar on the computer and matted it with some cardstock. I used some ink to grunge it up a bit. The black cat is a MOSD Halloween Stick-Ons. I also used a clear button on the 31st to highlight the date. You can also see that I used a grunge board hinge (on the left side of the ribbon). I first inked it with jet black Staz-On and then added some black diamond Stickles. It's attached with the mini brads I got in my MOSD DT kit. I used the smallest Fiskars anywhere hole punch to make the holes. It cut through the acrylic very easily, and makes tiny holes for the mini brads.

The art at the bottom of the panel is a vintage postcard that I printed from the Internet. I've had it in my stash awhile so am not sure where I got it. It's very similar to the ones Daisy D's had a while back.

I also used some black pom-pom trim at the bottom of the panel. This was a pretty simple project and made great use of an "orphan" Big Boy cover.

Hope you have the time to make some home decor projects. I'd love to see! See you next month!

- Gloria


Erica said...

This is so clever, cute, and creative!!

It looks fabulous - now I want to make one! I really like the polka dots and all the distressing. You provided great step-by-step instructions so I can make one, too.

Marcie said...

This is fantastic Gloria!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...


This is awesome! I just love to see your Halloween creations each year:)

kellyjean said...

Very fun, Gloria!

AmesOx said...

GLORIA!!! WOW, I just love this decor. I feel a lift coming on:-) Just beautiful.

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