Monday, October 13, 2014

Haunted Mansion Shadow Box!

Haunted Mansion...How it appears in dreams.
 
Can you believe how quickly the month of October has passed?  It's practically half over!  I will soon be packing up my Halloween crafting supplies and moving on to Christmas.  I have a lot of gifts and such that I have committed myself to making this year.  I want to start giving more meaningful gifts.  My most treasured gifts in the past have been those that are hand-made. 
 
I still have a few Halloween topics that I want to blog about...so I will try not to get into Christmas before the Haunted Mansion clock strikes thirteen!  I finally finished putting together the little Disney Halloween display in my office.
 
Haunted Mansion Holiday...
 Jack Skellington welcomes guests to his Haunted Mansion Holiday.
 
Shadow box was a wooden tray.
Handles became windows.
Not seen are the teal shutters on the outside...like at Disneyland. 
 
Putting the scene together.
I found the figures at Disneyland in the toy department of the Emporium.
I bought another set of Snow White figures for a Fairy Garden.
 
A fun little display to brighten my office!
 
Target Dollar Spot Craft....

I must have bought every one of these cute wooden signs at my Target.
I almost passed them by until I got the idea to decorate the unpainted back sides.
 
Wa La! Vintage Post Card Billboards.
I haven't done it yet...but you can make these into billboards that will fit into a Department 56 Halloween Village.  Just add a dowel or two and a base to make it balance.
Some painted stacked spools would work as well.
 
Two Posts in One Day!
I am on a Roll!
 
 
Note: Since horizontal postcards are harder to find...I have included a few of my favorites...enjoy!
 
 


 
 





 



 


7 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Creative as always! You can come anytime to craft with us!
warmly,
deb

vivian said...

love all of your halloweenies! and your haunted mansion shadow box is so fun!
Oh.. i can not even think about christmas crafting until Halloween is past. but then.. i'll be ready and I'll catch up with you! lol!
have a great week my friend!
xoxo
vivian

Musings from Kim K. said...

You are always so clever. You know how much I love anything miniature. That haunted mansion shadow box is fantastic. Thank you for sharing the postcards too! I've got a stash of Christmas crafting projects swirling around in my head. Can't wait!

Margaret said...

I agree with Kim! So clever. I will be trying these ideas with both a tray and the one with the postcards. I can just sit and learn and learn from all my bloggy buddies all day!
Maggie

Jann Olson said...

Shirley, that is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Like I said, you are just so creative! Hey girl, I am thinking of hosting a 'girls night out' Halloween home tour on Sat. the 25th. Thought we might start about 4. So far I have three homes, (including mine). Would you be interested in sharing your home?
hugs,
Jann

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So creative and fun! Thanks for sharing all those cute postcards too! Have a great day!! xo Holly

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Shirley!
Thanks so much for your sweet anniversary wishes, so kind of you!
Love your Haunted Mansion shadow box and your vignette, so much spooky fun, just darling. And I love that you used a tray for the box, such a great idea.
Happy almost Halloween!