Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Spooky Little Tutorial

This project above, came from the magazine below.
On page 111.
As you can see, the two jars on the right came from Goodwill, but the third came from a half-off sale at Michael's.
I typed the word "Boo" in several fonts, but settled on this one which is called 'LD Type keys'.


I wanted the jars to look like they were on little pedestals, so I put them on glass candlestick holders. Also, I needed the candy corn to keep the papers in place.

Martha Stewart inspiration below...glitter up your skeleton heads for a more "bewitching" effect. Chris, over at 'Just a Girl', did this last year with her skull and bones and I LOVED it!
Next, I took a "Poison" label that I got from the "Graphics Fairy" and glued it onto an old bottle.

I got this idea (below) of putting the moon face on a clock from another Halloween magazine, but I can't remember which one.

Just a little poly stuffing in the glass to look like a foggy-brew of some sort.
Like I said last week...Happy Haunting. : )
M.L.

31 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

This is always the best place to come and be inspired....before 8am! Thank you for sharing these projects M.L. Are you a font collector, too? I have thousands....well, OK, several hundred. Fonts can really make a project. I thought the glass with the polyfill was super clever..I'm gonna do that one today! {hugs}
Joyce

GrandmaBev said...

It's exciting to see your finished project. You've really made your home fun for Halloween - both inside and out.

Joyce said...

Thanks for commenting on my Spanx post. I love the idea of the Moon face on a clock. Off to see if I can make one of those to add to the Halloween decor in my home. Oh and the jars would never last as I would eat all the candy corn. I will not even allow one bag into my house until the week of Halloween because I could eat the entire bag in one day or really one hour:) My dentist just loves me!
Joyce

Jacqueline said...

I've decided that knowing you is going to be an adventure of a life time. I love what you dream up, I love what you scare up and I love how you live it up!

Mildred said...

You are so creative - I love the jars on top of the candleholders! All of your decorations are just adorable. I am going to put a link on my latest post to your blog! Hope you enjoy your day!

Darlene said...

Oh, Mary Lou you come up with MORE creative things!!!! I sure wish I was your neighbor!!! LOVE every bit of the spooky-ness you have shown! LOVE IT!!!!!!♥

Mildred said...

ME AGAIN: I wonder if your mom would like to receive cards etc for the upcoming holidays. If so, maybe you could email me an address or if you had a p.o. box you could put it on your blog to get lots of cards.

Hammer said...

I had never heard of the Lori Mitchell Collection of figures. How adorable and fun. I love your blog. Just started blogging myself still trying to figure things out. I also love your Wednesdays with Mom feature.

Check out my blog, like I said I am just getting started!! Thanks heather-hammer@blogspot.com!!

jenny b harris said...

Excellent ideas! Thanks for showing how great those projects look in real life. Sometimes you see ideas in magazines that don't turn out so wonderful when you try them yourself, but your versions look fantastic. I love your own ideas and creative twists, too!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

So many things in this post to ooh and ahhh over! The cover of that magazine with the swirly sparkly pumpkin...love that.

And I am going Goodwill shopping with you! I went to Goodwill last week and found an old butterknife and faux mercury glass votive holder and that was IT. I never find cool jars like that!

I do have that same jar from Michael's though! :) Actually two of them, they are holding my dried rose petals for my "botanical apothecary." But I really like the idea of elevating them on the candlesticks!

And the poly in the glass...total genius.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great ideas! Really like the jars on the candle holders. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

I love the ideas so great!

Have a great day :)

jenjen said...

Those are all so cute! I love that little black and white pumpkin. Is it made out of paper?

You are so clever!

XOXO
Jen

Mimi Sue said...

You are just the cutest. Love everything you do. Adore the jars. I even love that fabric that your projects are sitting on. Mimi

Brenda said...

I love the glass jars! Super cool!

My name is PJ. said...

Holy cow! These ideas were awesome! I can't decide which is my fave: the glass pedestal candlesticks, the polyfill in the glass or the face on the clock.

Willow said...

Love that idea with the jars. When I was little my Mom would take me to this peanut shop up town. It was Planters. I loved that store. It had all kinds of candy and nuts. At this time of the year she would always get peanuts and candy corn. She would take them home and mix them up in a candy dish. My favorite at this time of the year. A very good memory. I can still remember the smell of that store.

Willow

Small House said...

Oooh, I LOVE IT! You got really lucky finding those wonderful jars for your BOO!
Great clock, skull and spooky little hand!!!! You have such wonderful quirky things. I JUST LOVE IT!!!
Sandra

Life is good! said...

very cute ideas! thanks

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love all your Halloween decorations! I also love all of Martha's ideas. She's kind of become the queen of Halloween, hasn't she? Have a nice week and a happy Halloween! Twyla

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it all!!! So creative.

The Elegant Thrifter said...

I LOVE the glittered skull. Everything is better with a dash of glitter!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

May I re-post your glittered skulls? I am head-over-heels! Stan

theelegantthrifter@gmail.com

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very cute Halloween projects! I like the glittered skulls!

Manuela

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

wonderful idea and fun too!. I better get started in my decorating.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Your decorations are so impiring! Thanks for sharinag.

Mimi said...

HI Mary lou!!!!
I always love all your fun creations!!!!And they are simple things we all can make and for not alot of $$$$$.
Thank you for sharing these great ideas with us!!!
I will be making the BOO candy jars!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Creative Breathing said...

I think you need your own creative magazine! Everything is so lovely and spooky! E

Jenglamgirl said...

love all your spooky fab. decor. I just love Halloween and you have done a great job displaying it. I love the apothocary jar with the hand and glittery skull... oh' and the BOO jars too w/ candy corn. I did a jar w/ candy corn skulls and a spooky tree. have a GOOD NIGHT!

Beth at Aunties said...

Your creativity always makes me want to do something fun!!!! Your Halloween fair turned out wonderfully scary! The jars were a great deal~but how you fill them tickles me.:)

Lorraine said...

You are always so creative. Everything is absolutely beautiful!