Friday, August 10, 2012

Halloween Crafts...Part Two!

Whooo said you could do it again?
Halloween ideas are running around inside my head like a kid who just ate every piece of candy in his Trick-or-Treat bag.  It happens to me every year.  By the first of August I am counting down the days until September...as if fall gets its own Advent calendar.  I am looking forward to Labor Day weekend and Swiss Days...the official kick-off to my favorite time of year.  Swiss Days is a yearly celebration in Midway, Utah...home to many people of Swiss descent.  It is also 2 days of the biggest, funnest, most fantabulous craft fair in the state!  I can hardly wait!  Fire up the stoves for those Swiss Navajo Tacos!


Pinteresting Projects...
Party Crow with Gumball Machine Clock Charm...
The fancy crow I saw on Pinterest had real feathers and was perched on a fantastic handmade box.  I dug out my feathered crows and found they were too faded and weather-beaten.  I may try this again with a newly purchased crow.  I painted the polka dots on the base for even more whimsy. 
Detail of his cute, funny face!

Charlie the Party Moon...
The Pinterest moon was wearing a witch's hat and mounted to a candlestick.  I bought some old rusty bedsprings a few years back and thought Charlie needed to bobble a bit.  Since he will be joining the party crow as part of my late summer decor, I thought he needed a party hat as well

What a Party Animal!

Pumpkin Face Shadow Box...
Small...just 5" square!
Pinterest box was painted white and green.

Cute Cone Ornies...
I'm kind of tired of the solemn-faced photo children with witches hats...so I printed a couple of favorite images.  I had the cones in my stash already...trimmed them with tinsel and pompoms.  They are quite small...about 6'' high.  I've made three sets so far.

Small Halloween Book...
This completes my set of three.
I found the graphics on Pinterest.

Fall Garland... 
Pennants spell out F.A.L.L.

Detail...I love acorns and sunflowers this time of year!
I've made two of these...one with autumn leaves and realistic acorns.

Well, this has been keeping me busy this week...
...that and bottling never-ending green beans!

Happy Fall Crafting!
(It'll be here before you know it.)







12 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always your ideas are so inspiring. I need to get started on my own fall decorating. Jenny Blakesley

Tammy's in Love said...

Man oh man! I'm still whooping up summer (something we do in the upper midwest because winter is SO LONG) and you are popping into autumn colors and decorating. I think Halloween has its own EVENT CALENDAR Hee hee! at your house! The graphics are so much fun and that head on a spring is a GREAT IDEA!!! Tag Trade time if you pop over to my place!

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

Great minds think alike--I just made a crow box myself last weekend! I love the polka-dot pedestal on yours. Your Pinterest links have been killing me lately--so much Halloween goodness! I'm in UT now visiting family and heafed to Treasures in Springville tomorrow!

My Vintage Mending said...

Super cute. I love the bed spring. You always do it perfectly. I on the other hand love to see your pins and know that I would never be able to do it well....keep crafting...smiles..Renee

Dorothy said...

Hi Shirley, I just LOVE that fall garland! So pretty! You are getting me in the mood for fall!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW..you are so ready for FALL!!! Love the ornie cones and the banner is awesome! Gives me ideas for the swap!!!
Warmly,
deb

vintage grey said...

Oh, I love the moon and cones!! I need to start thinking of fall crafts and sewing projects! It always sneaks up! Happy crafting and have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

chris mckinley said...

I love your fall tag!! And your banner!! And all the graphics! I am looking forward to a change in the seasons too!

Chris

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Shirley, This was such an interesting post. Swiss Days! I found the cutest alpine type ribbon at Michaels that has led me to have in the works Swiss themed characters for my Christmas crafts this year. I hope you will share more of these days with us. Being from the East Coast, I don't know much about the heritage but would love to! Have a lovely week ahead! Elizabeth

Jann Olson said...

Shirley, you have the same Halloween taste as I do. Love, love crows. I have been chomping at the bits to pull out Fall decor. I WILL make myself wait till Sept. I love vintage style Halloween and you have created fantastic decor! I picked up a Fall quilt at the quilters today. Can't wait to put it on my bed. Thanks for sharing your fun ideas.
Hugs,
Jann

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Shirley-
Oh your Halloween crafts really get me in the mood for fall! It's my favorite time of the year. Being in MN though (like Tammy said) we have to hang on to every second of summer!
I think I need to make something like your crow guy though! He's too cute!
Thanks for sharing :)
Erica

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Oh Miss Shirley...I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!! You are all ready for Fall! I love saying FALL makes me cooler just thinking about it! lol!!!! I have to say you made me smile with your Grandma's apron -- I saw an apron on Heather's blog this morning and I asked her if my granny came with it!!!! sending hugs and you know what i am doing...i am having a hazelnut chocolate that i keep in the beautiful box you made me!!! : ) hugs...