Happy Monday everyone! Suzanne here with a Halloween project to share with you! I cannot believe Halloween is almost upon us. I am still trying to adjust to a back to school schedule. However, my favorite holiday is Halloween, and it is a perfect time to add some spooky decor in the home!
Today's project features the new Mischievous Collection. It definitely has a vintage feel, and as always, the variety of spooky patterns is fabulous. I also love the touches of blue sprinkled throughout the collection.
When I sat down to create this project, originally I was going to use round craft projects to build upon. However, I decided I wanted a more funky feel, so I used square boxes that you can find in your craft store. They are bare, so you can dress them up in so many different ways.
Here is what I created with three different spooktacular square boxes:
This was definitely difficult to photograph! :) I added a few storebought Halloween items to add a few more traditional details to the project: the witches hat, the pumpkin bell,spider and a Halloween sprig my daughter had to have as we left the store. On the Halloween sprig, the silver balls were originally purple. I used a spray adhesive to give them a coat, and then rolled them onto silver glitter. I did leave the fuzzy purple ball alone, except for a few sprinkles of silver glitter, too.
On the outside rims of the boxes, I went to my "go to" technique of acrylic paint, and glitter. Simply give the rims about two coats of paint to ensure overall coverage. Then I add another heavy coat, and sprinkle the glitter on top. The paint acts as your adhesive. This time instead of a coarse glitter, I tried a glow in the dark glitter to add a eerie effect at night. I cannot wait to see if it works.The banner strips are also from the Mischievous Chipboard Elements. They fit perfect on top of the outisde rims.
I used one of my dies to create the rosettes from the paper, and use the Mischievous Decorative Brads to embellish the centers. I did add some black crepe paper around the second box. I used my hot glue gun to randomly adhere the crepe to the outside.
I added one final paper rosette, to the storebought witches hat. Of course, I wanted to include the date of Halloween, so the chipboard accent was perfect for the finishing detail. This decor item will now find a home, as we begin to decorate for the Spooktacular holiday!
Thank you for visiting the My Mind's Eye Blog today, and hope that today's project has inspired you to create Halloween Decor for your home! Happy Halloween!