Sunday, September 6, 2009

Halloween is only 55 days away!

You wouldn't know it if you came to my house, though. It would seem like it's next week! I have been busy making Halloween decorations. Last year I realized my decorations for this holiday were pretty sparse and since Quinn is getting older, I decided I need to add to our collection. First this week, I made the Halloween Banner from the crop last weekend at A Cherry On Top. I used the MMME Boo! To You! line for it and it turned out so cute! Cindy had great, detailed instructions that you can find here.

Next, I used the remainder of that paper pack for this wreath I made with instructions from one that Making Memories had at their CHA booth this summer.

I won't even pretend to be modest here... that wreath is AWESOME!! I find myself just staring at it from time to time. :) I used one 10 inch foam wreath, 8 sheets of paper (cut into approximately 384 quarter inch strips!), about 4-5 sticks of hot glue, 4 die cuts that came with the pack and several hours of my life. It was totally worth it, though. I'm thinking of replacing those die cuts with some from the Pink Paislee Twilight line, but they're sold out right now, so I'll have to wait to see on that.
I wanted to use the letters on it, so I glittered them up and put them on, but they blended into the wreath too much. In a moment of pure genius, I cut out the cute bracket shapes using the Slice Noteworthy design card and used them as a base for the letters. It was one of those moments when a plan just comes together perfectly! That could be my favorite part of the whole thing!
If you want to try your hand at making one of these, you can get the instructions here.

Happy (really early) Halloween crafting!


Theresa said...

hi, i love your projects. that wreath turned out awesome. you did good.. =) i may need to try it out..

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