I love Halloween and I get soooo excited when it starts to creep up on us so I usually start thinking about it at least a month before it comes - or in this case- 2 months. I have mentioned before that I have a booth in a cute store and so I thought I would make these decorations for the booth. What better reason to start so early on the decorations if it needs to be available to sell right?
The Witch sign:
I found a pattern on a website for a witch pillow on http://www.creativehomeartsclub.com/projects/articletype/articleview/articleid/914/witch-boot-pillow and I thought that the pattern would work great for the sign. I cut out the boots, legs, and buckles using that pattern with some Halloween paper I have in my scrapbooking stash. I had a piece of wood hanging around and decided to use that too. I painted the sign black and when I put the witch's boots, etc on it I thought it looked drab so I decided to put a background on it. I found the lyrics the "Witchy woman" from the Eagles and put them on a Word document over and over - highlighting the word "Witch" using orange. I then ripped the paper and inked the edges. I then started Mod Podging like crazy!! After all the layers were on the sign I drilled 2 holes and used gold tulle for the hanger. Look at how cute it turned out:
Supplies for Witch sign:
Dark Heritage Gray cardstock (boots)
Spooky circles/ black swirls paper from Pebbles inc. (legs)
twinkle twinkle little boy paper from My mind's eye (letters)
Orange distress ink
buckles and top of boots- paper unknown
The Monster Sign:
Once again I had a board leftover from some of my husband's gate and decided to make a monster sign. I found the lyrics to "The Monster Mash" and did the same as the witch sign above. I painted the board a citrus twist color and then Modge Podged the lyrics to it. I put the borders on it and then found a cute graphic of a monster on the internet to put on it. I added googly eyes and colored some of the monster.
Here is the finished product:
Citrus twist acrylic paint
Black and orange ink
green and orange marker
Monster/circle paper from Best Creations inc.
I hope you find these as cute as I do and join me in getting ready for Halloween!