Monday, October 11, 2010

A Blast From the Past

Still trying to recoup from the Wedding. In the meantime, I thought I would share the following from Halloween, 2009. Enjoy!
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.

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.
Happy Haunting. : )
M.L.

17 comments:

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary-Lou, Your Halloween banner is too cute. I have those tombstones too . . cute stuff for sure. This year I just couldn't get myself to making anything new . . no quite yet, still trying to get there again. Lots of Happy to you, Sandy:O)

My name is PJ. said...

ML, You are incredibly and endlessly creative. I wish you were my mom. So what if I'm a tad older than you. That's a technicality.

Joyce said...

Isn't his such a fun time of the year? It certainly looks like you are having fun decorating your home for Halloween. I am so into the CANDY CORN that my shape is starting to look like one:-)
Joyce

GrandmaBev said...

You do such a great job of decorating. You truly amaze me.

Deb said...

I love all your little touches, Mary Lou! Thanks for the re-visit on these projects!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of cute ideas - Thanks for sharing them with us. I am trying to keep the candy corn out of the house. :) I don't need the temptation.

Jacqueline said...

I remember like it was yesterday. You are so fun!
Happy to know you. I think of you so often. I am finally getting around to filling up my Kiddle house and will post on it one day soon.
Thanks again for it! A Kiddle gift, that keeps on giving!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love all of them!!!
So cute. Um, I mean so spooky!!!

Creative Breathing said...

Mary Lou, I have been waiting for your Halloween banner! As always your displays are over the top wonderful, but I think this is my favorite of all! Have a lovely week! Elizabeth

Celestial Charms said...

Wonderful decorations. Thanks for inspiring us!
Maureen

Scrap for Joy said...

Wow-when you come out of "crafting down-time" you come out with guns blazing! Your Halloween displays are great...I love the polyfil in the glass (genius!) and the moon face in the clock!! You are so clever!
Thanks for bringing Lori back...I love to see your figures! BUT-who is the little one in front with the wings? She doesn't look familiar to me....cute!
xoxo
J

Stitching n Shipping said...

I'm not a halloween kind of gal but if I were, I would say your mantle is by and far above others I've seen. Well done! Thank you for having me and please stop by my blog for a chance to win a special GIVEAWAY! Tammy

Scrappi Sandi said...

These are all fab Halloween decorations...I especially love how that poly stuffing looks like fog!! Thanks for sharing!!

NanE said...

LOVE, LOVE all your decorations! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the explanations too! Blessings, Nan

amy said...

Those are very spooky! Really like the B-O-O jars.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi MaryLou,

Oh what fun you are having! Stop by and see what I've been up to....it's crazy!

Hugs,
Meri

Mimi Sue said...

You really are creative. Such great ideas for Halloween! Congratulations to your sweet little grandgirl. Her mommy took some great pictures. Isn't time just flying by? One minute they're babies and the next their 8! Mimi