Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Crafting

I've been doing some Halloween crafting lately but haven't shown any of it yet.  Lame, I know.  I had great plans of a post for each one, but that didn't happen.  I've been having too much fun with my family and soaking up all the gorgeous Fall weather!  We've been trying to get out and do as much as we can before the cold and snowy weather starts.  Brrrrrr!  I do NOT like winter.

Anyways so here are some things I've made this past month.

Felted Acorns
I didn't actually do the felting or anything, I don't know how to.  I bought the balls and then hot glued on the acorn caps that I collected from outside.  Easy, fast, and super cute.  I luuurve them!  I really want to get/make a cute apothecary jar to display them in.  But this works for now.  I got the idea from here.
And on the dresser near those lovely little acorns is a stuffed burlap candy corn.  I'm really lovin' the candy corn this year I guess, since I already made the yarn ones!   I got together with my good friend Erin and we both made 2 of these cuties.  We used this tutorial from Oopsey Daisy.   I'll show you the other one when I share my full on Halloween decor. :)

Burlap Candy Corn

Fabric Pumpkins
 These were inspired from the always creative Jen of Tatertots and Jello.  I just loved her choices in bright, colorful, and patterned fabric and wanted to make some too.  These aren't your normal pumpkins.  They are wonderfully non-traditional and ruffly!  Love them.

Here are hers, aren't they gorgeous!  I can't get the link to work for her tutorial, but here is the link to my pin.

Spooky Bunting

I've been wanting to make a cute little bunting for ages.  But for some reason new things I've never done scare me.  I buy the supplies, and then they sit there.  For. evah.  Well, I finally made one and it wasn't hard at all.  And I'm so happy with how it turned out. 

I just used some scrap fabric from thrift store curtains, green double fold bias tape, and purple acrylic paint.  And I cut the stencils for the letters with my Silhouette.  Fun and not too spooky!  I'm more into cutesy Halloween. :)

Oh and want to see a project FAIL?  Yeah, I have plenty of those.  I wanted to make these pillows I'd pinned on Pinterest.

See?  Pretty huh?  and cute and I love the glitter!

Well, they DID turn out pretty much just like that.  Pretty, cute, and glittery.  I loved them.  Unfortunately, so did my 13 month old cutie pie.  I didn't even get a good picture of them before they were, well.... see for  yourself
 Look closer!

My sweet little G got to them multiple times and that was that.  I should of put them up high, but I loved how they looked on the bench.  My fault in thinking he'd stop noticing them.  So for now I turned them around and it looks like this.   
Any ideas for what I can do to upcycle these pillows?!?!  It's not a cover.  I sewed them and stuffed them and sewed them shut.  I can't bear to waste 3 perfectly good pillows.  I'm thinking about trying to stencil them again with non-glitter orange paint, but I don't know if that would work since it won't be a flat surface. 

So those are recent additions to the Halloween decor!  Whaddaya think?  Soon {hopefully} I'll show you all of it!  Happy Saturday!

Linking up here


Kevin+Ashley said...

so cute! i like the "acorns" and the fabric pumpkins a lot...might need to try those.

Lindsay said...

You have been busy! I love your banner--looks great! And those little acorns are adorable!

Ali Richardson said...

PRETTY! I love it all! I especially love those adorable acorns! SO colorful and pretty :)

Elizabeth said...

love the acorns - super cute

KAT said...

the colored felted acorns are genius Ill have to go check out your link to where you got that idea !!! love the glitter pillows very much too !

Happy Autumn to you my friend

- KAT -

Sara said...

LOVE this!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

One Tough Mother said...

Fabulous ideas! Wow, you've been busy! :) I'd love for you to link up on {Not So} Tough Tuesday's on One Tough Mother, going on until Wednesday at midnight!

Hope to see you there!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Great projects ... I love the acorn balls. Might have to make some of those! Where did you find the felted wool balls?

Vicky said...

Awww, those pillows would have been precious. You were a brave woman to leave them so low. I love all the pretty fall decor you've incorporated. I am a new follower from Sassy Sites. Vicky from

HI THERE! said...

Wow! You have been a very busy girl! Love the acorns and the burlap candy corn especially! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. Have a great weekend!
Jenn :)

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Love those burlap candy corns...definitely adding those to my list. I might get around to finishing them in the next 3!