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Friday, September 30, 2011

Monster Mash Candle Project!

Hi Everyone!
I am so excited about the project I have for you today!! I was trying to figure out what kind of halloween decoration would look good on a shelf that was looking kind of bare. I started looking and saw this old candle holder with these red candles on it that I keep in another spot in my house. A lightbulb went off and I got to work!
Here is the candles before:
Here is the after picture!
For the mummy, I first put some googly eyes on a black sheet of paper and adhered it with tape to my candle. I then cut strips of white paper and inked them. They were just layered with tape however I thought it looked good. I cut the spider from my potpourri cartridg and the mummy was done.
For Frankenstein, I cut the green paper to fit, inked it and added the black hair (cut by hand). For the face, I cut to white circle at .75 and two black circles at .50. For the eyelids and nose, I cut two more circles in green at .75 and cut them in half. I used pop dots to rais them up off of the eye balls. The mouth and stitches were hand drawn with a black marker. Isn't he cute!?
For the pumpkin, everything is hand cut because I didn't want him to look perfect. I just cut the orange paper to fit the candle and inked it a little. I inked the eyes, nose and mouth and used the leaves I cut to make the hair.
I absolutely love how it turned out and it looks great on my shelf!! I post a lot of projects on my facebook site, Creatively Crafty! If you like my page, you will be able to see when I add a new blog post and I have occasional contests!!
Have a Spooktacular Day,

Monday, September 26, 2011


Hi Everyone!
Today I have a fun home decor idea made using my Bind it All and Cricut! I cut heavy duty chipboard and rounded the edges. Then I used Modge Podge to adhere my paper to the chipboard. The letters are from the "Cuttin Up" cricut cartridge which I inked with black ink, then I cut the spider and witches hat from the "Mini Monsters" cartridge. The embellishments were in the dollar craft section at walmart!!! I used my bind it all to hook it all together. I can't wait to put this up on my shelf for Halloween!!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Themed Paper Wreath

Hi Everyone,
In my last post, I promised that I was going to make a Fall themed wreath this week and post it for you. Well, here it is!! I just finished it today. I just love all the different colors that can be used to celebrate Fall. I am happy with how it turned out and have it up in my front room already :-)

If you missed my Halloween themed wreath, check it out in the post below!!
Have a great day!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Halloween Paper Wreath

Hi Everyone!
I have a really fun project for you today! I know it's not October yet but I loved making Halloween crafts so I started a little early. The other day there was a tutorial at on how to make these paper wreaths. I had to try it right away!
The entire thing is made from paper and embellishments. The pumpkin is from the "Potpourri Basket Cartridge" and all the rest of the cuts are from "Mini Monsters".
I used a hot glue gun to put it all together!
If anyone is interested in buying one from me, I am selling them for $15 each. I am also going to make a Fall themed wreath his next week and will post that also!!

Have a wonderful Day!