Wordless Wednesday 116 – Happy Halloween

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How to Make More Spooky Ghostly Fun

My contractor took down the ceiling fan in my sunroom and put it in the construction dumpster before I could remove the four little glass light shades.  So into the dumpster I went to rescue them.

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Here is how I turned those four ceiling fan-light shades into more spooky ghostly fun for my grandkids.

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Here is where these little ghosts started.  Supply list:  light shades, man’s handkerchief, styrofoam balls, black tag, hole punch, scissors, rubber bands, battery operated tea light, and glue gun. 

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First, the little ghosts need a head.  A Styrofoam ball fits just fine but needs a cover. Cut a man’s handkerchief into four squares to cover the Styrofoam balls to create the ghost heads.  Then use a rubber band to gather the cloth covering the ghost head.

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Using a hole punch cut eyes from black tags (or paper) then cut ovals with scissors for the mouth.  Glue the eyes and mouth on the ghost heads.

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Then place the heads on the glass shades to complete the ghosts.

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 There you have it, quick and easy.

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I decided to place a host at each plate in my Halloween Tablescape using the ghosts as place card holders.

 There you have it, quick and easy.

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Do You Like A Fun Halloween Tablescape?

A fun Halloween tablescape is just what I wanted in the breakfast area.

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Here is what I pulled together.

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This orange and black square scarf on the table is a thrift store find from last week.  Next, I took four old plastic chargers and spray painted them with black chalkboard paint.

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Four small luncheon plates top the chargers with an orange bowl holding a small white pumpkin. Then I added some silverware, napkins, and embellished milk bottles with Halloween straws to the mix.

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The place cards are card stock pumpkins I found at Target.  They were ready for adornment.

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Now for a candy centerpiece.  Using my rusty crusty canning jar rack I added seven jars of colorful Halloween candy.

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The chandelier got a little Halloween makeover.  I replaced the regular light bulbs with vintage-inspired light bulbs

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and added a small jack-o-lantern candle holder to each arm of the chandelier.

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Sources

 

  • Orange and Black Square table topper (scarf) – Thrift Store
  • Chargers painted with black chalkboard paint – My stash
  • Johnson Brothers Vintage White Regency Luncheon Plates – Collected over time
  • Orange bowls – Dollar Tree
  • Anchor Hocking Milk Bottles – Wal-Mart
  • White Pumpkins – Kroger
  • Orange Gourds – Wal-Mart
  • Canning Rack – Vintage Fascination No. 100
  • Mason Jars – My stash and Thrift Store
  • Silverware – On hand
  • Black Napkins – On hand
  • Jack-o-lanterns on Chandelier – Dollar Tree
  • Vintage Inspired Light Bulbs for Chandelier – Wal-Mart
  • Straws, Embellishments, Banner and Place Card Supplies – Target

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Wordless Wednesday 114 – BOO!

 

Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel

no. 114

From the post – Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel

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Tricks and Treats – Happy Halloween

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Have a safe and fun

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I just want to take this opportunity the thank all my loyal readers.  You are greatly appreciated.

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Sharon

 

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Wordless Wednesday #65 – The Mummy Returns

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From the post Pottery Barn Inspired Mummy Pillow

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Some Haunting Projects To Do Now For Halloween

My grandkids are already getting excited about Halloween and choosing their costumes.

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 So I decided to revisit some projects from Halloween past.

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My Halloween post Pottery Barn Inspired Spooky Birdcage was part of my Nester’s 30 Day Writing Challenge in 2013.

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In that same series I did a PB Inspired Skeleton Garland.  

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There was also a quick and easy Pottery Barn Scary Chalkboard River Rock project.

 PB Inspired Black Top

I made these Pottery Barn Inspired  Black Glitter Topiary from thrift store topiary and black glittered spray paint.

Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel

Then I pulled several of these projects together for a Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel.

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Last year I did another Q & E project Skull Vase Filler Pottery Barn Style.  It is embarrassingly easy.

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The skull vase filler was a part of my 2014 Quick and Easy Halloween Mantel along with a little different spin on my BOO letters and a new to me vintage trophy. 

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Another project was a Quick and Easy Pottery Barn Inspired Mummy Pillow.

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Dollar store embellishments came together to make this Quick and Easy Jello Mold Wreath.

Hope this gives you some Halloween inspiration I know looking at these old posts really got me in the mood to start decorating for Halloween.  I’m glad you stopped by today.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the side bar or Hello bar at the top, that way you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and Facebook here.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

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Sharon

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Quick and Easy Halloween Mantel

Yes, I’m backing up to Halloween after a Christmas post but you haven’t seen my Quick and Easy Halloween Mantel.

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It is pretty simple this year.

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You saw a photo of the trophy I purchased on Etsy in an earlier post.  I’ve been looking for trophies for a while and this is the first one I found at a good price.

Halloween BirdsThese birds took the place of the ghost banner that I made here.  My granddaughter didn’t like the ghosts but you really can’t see the birds against the stacked stone fireplace.

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The black urns were a Hobby Lobby purchase when they were 50% off.

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You’ve seen this skull vase filler before.

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It’s my Skull Vase Filler Pottery Barn Style.

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I used my B O O letters tied together with raffia from last year but hung them in a jaunty way. Hanging them this way was a bit of an accident but I liked it and left it this way.  This whole mantel came together in about 10 minutes.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow when I am sharing more Quick and Easy Holiday Décor and More.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the right, so you will never miss a post.  Thank you for visiting.

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Sharon

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Halloween Tablescapes

 I don’t normally do a Halloween tablescape but I am planning to do one this year.  So in looking for inspiration I found a few that I wanted to share with you.

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Phyllis at Around the House put together this adorable oh I mean SCARY tablescape.  Watch out if you have arachnophobia.

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Lory added some French Country appeal to her Halloween tablescape.  You know I always love something with French flair.

 Dollar Store Halloween tablescapeThe Olde Barn

Ok this is a girl after my heart.  Diane at The Olde Barn wanted to do a Dollar Store Halloween tablescape and boy did she ever.   Who knew a Dollar Store tablescape could be so lovely.

Halloween tablescapeDesigns by Pinky

 Pinky’s Halloween tablescape is just darling.

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Diane’s pumpkin centerpiece is right up my alley.  Love the crow on top!

PBK Pumpkin Treat Holder

Above is a little place setting I put together for my granddaughter last year when I made PBK Pumpkin Treat Holders.  Not exactly Halloween but she loved it and still uses these little dishes.

Please be sure to come back tomorrow when I will have more Quick and Easy Holiday Décor and More.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the right, so you will never miss a post.  Thank you for visiting.

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Sharon

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Pottery Barn Inspired Mummy Pillow

Pottery Barn’s Mummy pillow is so adorable that I wanted to make one myself.

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Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever?

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Here is how I made my little mummy pillow.  I wanted a smaller version of the mummy pillow so I bought a travel pillow to mummify.  I purchased a set of plastic glow in the dark wiggle eyes and two yards of muslin and tore it into 3 inch strips.  Since the pillow was already white I didn’t cover it. Now you are ready to start putting the pillow together.

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Glue the plastic wiggle eyes about one-fourth of the way down the wide side of the pillow.

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Start gluing the strips of muslin in an irregular pattern but don’t cover the wiggle eyes.  Leave them as if they are peeping out from under the bandages.  Don’t forget the eyes glow in the dark.

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Keep adding the strips of muslin until the pillow is completely mummified.

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Let me ask you again.  Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever?

Please be sure to come back tomorrow when I will have more Quick and Easy Holiday Décor and More.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail on the right, so you will never miss a post.  Thank you for visiting.

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Sharon

ps  I have enough muslin strips left to do another small pillow.

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