Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Halloween in July!

Whooooo's Crafting Halloween?
That feisty little owl sure has an attitude!  I know it's early for Halloween projects...but I blame it all on Pinterest.  There has been such an abundance of wonderful ideas that I have been greedily stuffing them in my pin collections like a manic squirrel with too many acorns.  I feel so antsy...like if I don't get started now I might miss out on something.  It might be the fault of this endlessly long hot summer...but my neighbors know I tend to jump the gun when it comes to holiday decorating.  I finally finished a few projects that I want to share...I promise I won't put any out on display until at least September 1. =D

Halloween Projects 2012...Part One

Shadow Box...
12" by 12"
This is my third holiday shadow box.  I was inspired by the wonderful Christmas version made by Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. It's fun to have one for different seasons hanging over my desk.
Detail...fun charms for Cinderella.

Detail...

Miniature versions of vintage Halloween cut-outs make a spooky little garland.

More charms and favorite postcard art.

Spooky Centerpiece...
My version of a fun arrangement I found on Pinterest.
The specific link on Li'l Luna wasn't working,
so check out Pinterest to see her adorable pic.


Detail...
I finally learned how to make those folded paper rosettes...

Detail...
The cat and owl were applied to painted wooden disks.

Books and Candy Box...
Halloween Books and Cat Candy Box
After pricing the books on Traditions, I found paper mache books
at Hobby Lobby 40% off.  The cover graphics were found on Pinterest.


Not a great closeup...
Small paper mache boxes are my favorite medium...I love playing with them.

If I do this cat face again, I will mount it on a wooden disk and stand it on the lid. The cat and owl faces I used were a free printable from Johanna Parker Design.  I chuckled when I saw her blog post "Halloween in January"...now I don't feel so bad about July!

I just realized I could have waited until tomorrow...
Halloween in August!








15 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG!!!! How fun! I don't think it is too early, I am starting on a paper mache witches hat for a swap.....I love all fo your items, Shirley you are so talented!!!!!

donna said...

What great ideas. They are so inspiring. I am having trouble with Pinerest darn it.
Hugs
donna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW...love the shadow box! The box is sweet too! Cute garland! Looks like you are ready for Halloween or at least a Halloween type swap!
Deb

Tammy's in Love said...

Some of us think of Christmas in the summer, you just stopped half way! I love the box books with the vintage magazine covers! Your craft girl you, I don't do much Halloween, and no spooky stuff but I love autumn decorations and may have to make a little box of fall design! FUN ideas!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the shadow box!! and the way time flies, October will be here before you know it!!!

chris

Linda Ruthie said...

I know you saw me pinning everything Halloween, especially some decorated witch's hats to inspire me for Viv's swap.
Your crafts are certainly inspiring me. LOVE your shadow box. Thanks for showing those wonderful little details.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Shirley, just looking at those pictures makes me wish fall was here already. I love autumn, the smells, the colors, the festivals!!! Speaking of smells, you made me laugh right out loud with your comment about the manure! I have to admit I don't mind the smell of it either, it all is just part of memories of being on the farm! How funny that there are two of us . . . well maybe more . . . who knows!
thanks so much for leaving the nice comment, I wanted to write back sooner but mom had another fall and is in the nursing home. First she was in the hospital. It has been just a crazy week, I'll say that! Take care and have a wonderful week my friend!
Hugs,
Julie

Tresa said...

I've been thinking about Halloween crafts. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Your projects are incredible! I love everything you made. Great details!!!

DearHelenHartman said...

No no no! They are so cute it's spoooooky! If you craft it's always fun to get a jump on things, then you don't get overwhelmed. Love the shadow box.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh my gosh! Now I'm in the mood for Halloween! Each project you did is amazing! Going to dig out my stuff now!
Erica :)

Creative Breathing said...

Shirley, you have given us so many wonderful ideas here for Halloween. I can't wait to begin crafting for my own craft room. Thanks for sharing! Elizabeth PS I especially wanted to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog on my Etsy post. They are greatly appreciated! E

LBP said...

I am just giddy with excitement with all this Halloween craftiness!!! Your projects are just amazing, you did a wonderful job on all of them, but the shadow box is my favorite! I haven't started any Halloween crafting yet. I am looking forward to fall though!

Blessings

Linda

Pollyanna said...

Just one word, "adorable", OK I lied, I need a few more words,
its all adorable, but my favorite is the shadow box ... thanks for sharing!!

Betsy said...

These projects are so cute! You put so much detail into everything you do. And I love your enthusiasm. The books are genious. You're smart to start your Halloween crafting now. If you were like me, you'd be hitting Hobby Lobby around the first of October and everything would be gone!

Jann Olson said...

A whole lot of shadow box love going on over here at my house. lol! I have a white one that i bought last year and it still sits empty. Your Halloween one is too, too cute! I have got to make one! I had to hop down and see what other Halloween crafts you had been up to. Have you ever been busy?
Hugs,
Jann