Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Crafts

There have been so many cute Halloween decorations out there this year, I decided to try my own version.
I started with this mirror, picked up for next to nothing at a garage sale. I painted it black with a foam brush, so that some of the gold just barely showed through.

Using regular white glue, I then attached an old vintage Halloween postcard to the mirror. It shows 3 witches dancing around a cauldron. And that was it, new wall decoration.

For the next project, I wanted a coffee table type of book. I found this book of quotes (heavy on the Shakespeare) at a thrift store for $0.80.
I also found mini women's heads at the thrift store. I glued a head to the cover of the book, cut out a witch's hat from black foam core and glued that on as well. Painted the whole book cover black.
And then stenciled on the word Quote. A new Halloween coffee table book, for much cheaper than anything in the stores.

Linked up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

15 comments:

  1. amazing creativity. the mirror looks fantastic.

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  2. How cool is that? Great idea.

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  3. Cute redos! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. You are just so creative, love how the mirrors and the book turned out, love the way the front of the gray book looks...

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  5. very creative, love how the mirror turned out!

    happy met monday

    sarah

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  6. Love the Halloween decorations! Very creative! If you have done anything outdoors, be sure to stop by for the Posh Porch Party starting tomorrow.

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  7. Love what you did with the mirror...very clever and it looks great!

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  8. I love the ideas. It is always a good thing to reuse a book and that is one of the most creative. Perfect Halloween!

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  9. Well I never would have thought to do that last project! How creative. The mirror looks great too!
    Brenda

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  10. How totally clever! Love your creativity...:o)

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  11. So cute and clever!

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