Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Projects and a Birthday Party

The last week of September I spent my time making items and decorating my booth for Halloween, painting and hanging my kitchen cabinet doors, and throwing our son a small birthday party. Busy, busy, but I love it!!!

I took a few pictures of some of the new Halloween items I put in my booth. You'll have to excuse the quality. I was in a hurry and I was dealing with window glare and florescent lighting.

 I made witch hats from paperback books! A new spin on the paperback book pumpkins!

Using ledger paper and plastic skeletons, this oval frame looks vintage with a touch of spooky.

I found these great graphics over at The Graphics Fairy and used this mod podge transfer technique to make a fun beadboard banner.

 I LOVE the candy corn banner I made also using beadboard!!

 Potion bottles on a cute wood shelf

 More mod podged graphics added to white metal buckets

 I filled quite a few apothecary jars with bones and other creepy crawlies

And my favorite, this little cutie!!! Jami from Freckled Laundry made these doily "ghostiaries" last year. I thought they were adorable(!!!) and had to make some too! I just realized I forgot to give this little guy a mouth!

Before I go I wanted to share a few pictures from Anderson's 3rd birthday party! It was Chuggington/Train themed. 

 Hugs for grandpa!

 The adorable Chuggington cake!!

Getting ready to blow out his candle (again). We had to relight so I could get pictures. He was so excited and blew it out so fast the first time. :)

 Cute porch decor to greet the guests! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. Those Hallow'en pieces will fly out of your booth. ~ Maureen

  2. Love those halloween decorations and the sweet little ones birthday!

  3. So many cute the candy corn banner! And happy birthday to your little guy...soooo sweet :). Laurel

  4. I loved your paperback book witch hat! Hugs, Penny

  5. Great Halloween the candy corn banner! Your son is darling..and it looks like he had a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday Anderson!

  6. Oh what fun ideas. I love the hat, cute, cute, cute. YOur pics are so fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. I love your witches hat and the bead board banner. So cute.

  8. Candy corn banner!!! SO CUTE. I'm totally borrowing that idea! haha Thank you so much for joining the party!


  9. Love that witch hat from a book - so clever and so pinned! Great idea!

    Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures... Rhonda @ home.made.

  10. beadboard candy corn banner?!?!?! STOP IT. that's awesomeness.

  11. I love the candy corn banner! I am completely obsessed with candy corn Halloween decorations, despite living in a country which doesn't actually sell candy corns.

  12. That candy corn banner is out of this world! Love your blog! Adorable! I'm definitely following you! Would love it if you'd check out my new DIY blog and let me know what you think! Would love to have you as a follower!!

    Xoxo Sam

    DIY Huntress

  13. LOVE! The candy corn banner is SO clever and I love the witches hat from the book pages!

  14. Wow you have so many fabulous projects! The candy corn bunting is adorable and what a fun book page projects. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  15. Great projects! I love the bead board banners. And your little one looks quite delighted.
    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  16. I'm in love with the candy corn banner!
    Thanks for your post with the wonderful picture!


  17. Love all your projects!!! Thanks for linking up

  18. Love love love your paperback book witch's hat! it's fantastic!

  19. You are a STAR today! I love both of your bead board banners in particular and am featuring you over at I Gotta Create!
    Thanks so much for linking up.
    <3 Christina

  20. Stopping by from your feature at I Gotta Create, to do a little Halloween pinning.


  21. Which is why implementing some banners are fun for these kind of occasions. They are really affordable and they can last a long time. Also they look pretty great because they can fit well into any kind of gatherings because they are simply easy to design.


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