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.


  1. amazing creativity. the mirror looks fantastic.

  2. How cool is that? Great idea.

  3. Cute redos! Thanks for sharing with us.

  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...

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

    happy met monday


  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.

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

  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!

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

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

  11. So cute and clever!

    Would you do me a huge favor and please vote for me today? I entered a little contest about color and sure could use your help!
    Thanks so much! xo xo