Happy Halloween!!

SURPRISE!! I have one more Halloween post for you. There is not a lot of DIY to this but it is super cute!! This piece from Target looked like a fire place to me. (You will see me use one for Christmas decorations in a few weeks.) I had to see what I could do with it. I love how it turned out.

Lets Get Started

Supplies

The supplies that you will need are some white pumpkin picks, mini brooms (I had black, orange, and purple), black netting, bat picks, and witches hats all from Dollar Tree. I used some Waverly Chalk paint in Ink, White, and Pumpkin along with some paint brushes. You will need some glue. I used hot glue. The most important thing is the fire place which was from Target.

Some extras I added were the caldron, some white fluff, and different size pumpkins.

The first thing I did was start painting the pumpkin and bat picks. The 4 pumpkins got a good coat of Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin. Once they were dry, I painted the jack-o-lantern faces on them with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink.

I painted the bats with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink and the sticks of the bats with Waverly Chalk Paint in White.

That is about it for the DIY part of this project. The rest is assembling it all.

I started with draping the black netting over the fire place using hot glue on the back of the fire place to hold it on. Next I glued witches hats on two of the pumpkins picks and took them off their sticks. Then glued the pumpkins to the top of the fire place. I glued the last witch hat on the corner of the fire place like someone had hung it there.

The last thing I glued on was the bats. I put three of them on the back of the fire place like they were flying around. I placed the brooms leaning on the fire place in a few different places and put some tiny pumpkins and a few bigger ones around. There was something missing from the mantel of the fire place. I found this potion bottle that I turned into a vase and added some red flowers that were let over from another project. Finally I added pillow filler to the caldron.

That is it!! I LOVE this so much. It is very different. When I look at it I think of the movie Hocus Pocus. Each of the brooms and hats are 3 different colors. So cute!

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Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Fire Place- Target

Caldron- Target

White Pumpkin Picks- Dollar Tree

Bat Picks- Dollar Tree

Black Netting- Dollar Tree

Mini Brooms- Dollar Tree

Various Pumpkins- Dollar Tree

Flowers- Dollar Tree

Potion Bottle- Target

Witches Hats- Dollar Tree

Fluff from Pillow

Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin, Ink, and White- Walmart

Paint Brushes- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Double Trouble Part 2

Welcome to day 5 of the 5 days of Halloween!! Happy Friday!! We are going to pick up where we left off yesterday. We were talking about decor that can be used for two different holidays. This decor is meant to be fast and easy to put together and look very cute in your home! It will also save on your storage space!

Let’s Get Started

Project #1

Supplies

This first project is brought to you by Target. They come out with wooden figures ever year. This year they had pumpkins, turkeys and apples. (When you see things like the apples, pick them up for teachers gifts) The HOME words and the jack-o-lantern face are also from Target.

I also used some Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin, and a red paint pen. You might want to have some liquid glue on hand and a paint brush.

So do you want to know how easy this is!!?? On the side of the pumpkin without the lines I painted it with the Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin. While that dried, I mixed some of the pumpkin paint with water and lightly brushed it over the side of the pumpkins with the lines on it. It will wash over like a stain so you can still see the wood grain.

As my pumpkin dried, I moved on to the HOME stickers. The letters in this were brown and they did not pop off the pumpkin like I wanted them to. Through some trial and error I figured out he best way to paint the letters was to use a paint pen. So I painted them red with the paint pen,

Finally, I stuck the letters on the side of the pumpkin with the lines. If they do not stick, use some liquid glue. On the fully orange side of the pumpkin I put the jack-o-lantern face on it.

This pumpkin would look great as a focal point, or in a 3-tiered tray. It is one of the easies crafts I have ever done. When you are shopping in places like Target, look and see what can be put together quickly. You will be very happy with your decision!

Project #2

Supplies

Project #2 is just as easy as the first! You will need one of these wooden pumpkins from Dollar Tree. The words are from Target. The paint I used was Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink and Pumpkin. The only other things I used was a paint brush and some ribbon.

Start by painting the front and the back of the sign in Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin. Once that is dry, paint the face that is raised up on the pumpkin with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. If you could not find the pumpkin with the face already on it, then draw one on with a Sharpie marker or cut out paper or felt and glue it on the pumpkin.

On the other side I places these vinyl stickers on it from Target. I thought the pumpkin still looked a bit plan so I added a bow.

How easy was that!? This is a very simple wall hanger that adds some color to a room. It is also very easy to store away once the holidays are done.

Project #3

Supplies

This third project uses these little stands from Dollar Tree. They are in the wedding section. I also used some Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink, some flowers from Dollar Tree, a ghost sticker from Dollar Tree, some twine, paint brush, and hot glue gun. To add words to this project, I used my Cricut and some 651 vinyl.

To start this project I painted one of the stands with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. This took a few coats because the stands are very glossy. I really like the more matte look and wish I would have painted the white one with white paint.

Next I added the words to the stands. I used 651 vinyl that I cut from my Cricut. Most of the time I get my SVGs off of Etsy or the Cricut design studio. If you do not have a cutting machine, you can use stickers or glue on a free printable.

Finally, I used hot glue and added twine to the bottom of the stand. I started gluing the end of the twine to the bottom of the stand. Then I began wrapping the twine around and around. I would put hot glue anywhere I felt the twine was not holding. After that I put a flower on one side of the sign and a ghost on the other.

These make me so happy. They would be so cute on an entry table. Since they are small they do not take up a ton of room. The possibilities are endless for these and you can customize them very easily.

I want to wish you a great and happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend and come back next week for a new Tool Tuesday and we are moving into fall. Christmas crafts are coming too!!

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Melissa McGuire

Suppies

Project #1

Wooden Pumpkin- Target

HOME and Jack-o-lantern Face- Target

Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin- Walmart

Paint pen- Walmart

Liquid Glue- Anywhere

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Project #2

Wooden Pumpkin Sign- Dollar Tree

Waverly Chalk Paint in Pumpkin- Walmart

Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink- Walmart

Word Stickers- Target

Ribbon- Anywhere

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #3

Mini Stand- Dollar Tree

Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink- Walmart

Twine- Anywhere

Flowers- Dollar Tree

Ghost- Dollar Tree

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Double Trouble Part 1

Welcome to day 4 of the 5 days of Halloween! We are almost through the week. I know for us it has been a long one.

Lets look at how we can double our decor without doubling the amount of things we have to store. I am all about saving space and getting as much out of my decor as possible. One of the best ways to do that is by having your decor preform double duty. This means that one side of you decor is one holiday and the other side is another.

This is great for people who have very little storage space in their homes or just do not want to put a lot of money into holiday decorations.

Let’s Get Started!

Project #1

Supplies

For this first project you will need some table top pumpkins. I got mine at Target. You will also need some embellishments to put on your pumpkins. I found the wooden turkey and pumpkin a few years ago at Michael’s Craft Store. You could use stickers or printables to put on the project or any other embellishments you have on hand.

Some other Supplies I used were scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. It is the best for your money. The goal is to get different patterns of different holiday paper. I used the wood grain paper for one side of the pumpkin and then Halloween for the other side. I also used Mod Podge, a paint brush, hot glue gun, sand paper and twine.

The first thing I did was cut my scrapbook paper down to a more manageable size. You can trace the pumpkin onto the paper and cut it out before you glue it down but I prefer to leave the paper bigger and sand off the edges later. I put a thin layer of Mod Podge down on the pumpkin and placed the paper down on top of the pumpkin making sure to smooth out the bubbles.

Once that was dry, I took my sand paper and sanded in a downward motion around the edges of the pumpkin. This will tear off the paper from the edge and give a clean and finished look. Then I did the same steps to add the paper to the other side of the pumpkins.

After that I glued on the pumpkin on one side and turkey on the other side. As for the other pumpkin, I wanted words on it. So I used my Cricut and 651 vinyl to add the words. In place of this you can use stickers, or free printables and glue them on.

Once I had the words and wood pieces on, I thought the pumpkins needed something more. My brain could not think of anything fun and creative to be honest. I knew I had to put something on them that could be seen from both sides sense these pumpkins were pulling double duty. It seems twine is always the answer. I put some hot glue at the base of the stem of the pumpkin and started wrapping the twine around the stem of the pumpkin. I did this all the way up until the stem was covered. This is something that added some texture to the pumpkin and also would look great no matter what side of the pumpkin was visible.

Here is a look at how they turned out. One side is done up for Halloween and the other side is done up for Thanksgiving. You only have two pumpkins to store away after the holidays and they are pulling double duty while they are out!

Project #2

Supplies

It might look like there is a lot to this next project but really it is the same steps as the last one. I used wooden mason jars I had on hand from last year from Dollar Tree. This goes to show you that you can use any kind of wooden base that you want. From there you need embellishments if you want them. I also used some silver paint, hot glue, scrapbook paper for different holidays, flowers, sand paper, Mod Podge.

The first thing I did with these wooden mason jars is to gently pull off the twine from the top and sand off the glitter. Sometimes with Dollar Tree stuff you can peal the paper off of the product to get the glitter off , but most of the time it is not that easy. Another way to get the glitter off that I just learned about is to spray Goo Gone on it and let it sit for a minute or two and scrape it off with a scraper. Then wipe it down with a damp paper towel or baby wipe. It works well without of the sanding mess.

Next I cut the scrapbook paper down to size. Then I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the the mason jars and places the scrapbook paper down top making sure to smooth out the bubbles. I let it dry then sanded the edges in a downward motion to get the extra paper off.

At this point, I did not like the top of the mason jars. It was covered in the paper and did not look like a lid. So I took some metallic silver acrylic paint and did three coats of paint on the top part of the jar so it would look like a silver lid.

Now it’s time for embellishments. For the fall jars I used pumpkins and wooden wards from Target. If I did not like the color, I used what ever paints I had on hand to paint them. Paint pens work well for this. I did the same with the with the Christmas jar. Hobby Lobby had these cute Christmas wooded pieces. I colored the little Santa and then added some cardstock and Merry Christmas with my Cricut and vinyl. Glue things on as you see fit. For these projects you are only limited by your creativity.

I added the twine back to the top of the mason jars and put twine bows on top of the twine. The other embellishment I added was the tops of flowers that I got from Dollar Tree.

Here are the finished jars. Each side of these jars are for a different holiday. Like I said before these cut down on storage and gives lots of options for any holiday or season. The paper and embellishments for this are endless. This can even been done for everyday decor.

I do hope this finds you all in good health. Please stay safe.

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Have a wonderful Thursday!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Project #1

Wooden Pumpkins- Target

Scrapbook paper that are Different Patterns- Hobby Lobby

Mod Podge- Anywhere

Wooden Pieces- Michael’s Craft Store

Twine- Hobby Lobby

Cricut- Michael’s Craft Store

651 Vinyl- Michael’s Craft Store

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #2

Mason Jars- Dollar Tree

Flowers- Dollar Tree

Wooden Pieces- Target

Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint- Walmart

Mod Podge- Anywhere

Scrapbook paper that are Different Patterns- Hobby Lobby

Twine- Hobby Lobby

Cricut- Michael’s Craft Store

651 Vinyl- Michael’s Craft Store

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Blocks and Flowers

Welcome to day 3 of the 5 days of Halloween! We are going to keep this light and easy today. I know these days people do not have a lot of time to create and decorate. People still want their homes to look nice and like they put in a ton of effort. There are a few things that can help with that. One is small block decor and the other is flower arrangements. That is where these projects came from. These are easy, cheap and can really make a statement in your home.

Let’s Get Started!

Project #1

Supplies

For this first project you will need some wooden blocks. I bought these on clearance after Christmas last year at Target. You can get what ever size blocks you want. These are 2×6. I also used googly eyes. As far as the writing on the blocks, I used my Cricut and some 651 vinyl. If you do not have a Cricut you can buy stickers or even print out words from your computer and glue them onto the block. You can even write on the blocks in your own handwriting!

I also used a paint brush and hot glue gun.

The back of these blocks were already black and just had a sticker on the back. I heated up the stickers and pealed them off. Then left the black alone. I did paint the front of the blocks with Waverly White Chalk Paint. Use what ever colors you want. Let that dry.

Next I typed and cut out the phrases on my Cricut and applied them to two of the blocks. This is where you can write on the blocks, glue on things you print out or use stickers. For the third block, I hot glued googly eyes onto it.

This blocks are simple and so cute. They would go great in a 3-tiered tray or on any small table scape. If you got bigger blocks the possibilities are endless.

Project #2

Supplies

Project #2 is so simple. You will need any kind of vase or pitcher. These pitches I picked up at Target. Then get any kind of flowers that you love for fall. My favorite is sunflowers but these mums are beautiful and come in several different colors. The mums and sunflowers are from Dollar Tree. The pumpkin picks and the eucalyptus and and pumpkin pick came from Walmart.

If you wish to cut the flowers apart, you will need some wire cutters. I also used my Cricut again with some 651 vinyl.

I apologize for the blurry picture. We are going to start with the galvanized pitcher. I cut the mums off of the main stem with some wire cutters. Then I places the pumpkin pick in the center of the pitcher and added the mums around it until I was happy with how it looked. That was it!!

This next arrangement I did in a white pitcher. I cut the sunflowers off of the main stem with some wire cutters. From there I put the eucalyptus and pumpkins pick in the middle and added the sunflowers around it. It takes some playing around to get things to look the way I want. I move things until I am happy with how it looks. You could also add floral foam in the bottom of the pitchers if you want to help thing stay in place.

The final pitcher I added Pumpkin Farm to the bottom of with vinyl from my Cricut. I then did the same as I did with the other two. I cut the mums off of the main stem with wire cutters. After that I places the pumpkin pick in the center and added the mums around the pumpkins. It is that simple.

Here are the final projects. As you can see, you can combine the two to add some flare to the crafts. This is one that you can use from the start of fall all the way through Thanksgiving. You can add different blocks or just the leave the pitchers plain. There are so many options. It is a simple way to add some holiday decor to your home without a lot of fuss.

I hope you enjoyed these projects and that it gives you some quick ideas you can do even if you have a busy schedule.

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Have a wonderful day!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Project #1

Blocks- Target, get any size you want from anywhere

Googly Eyes- Dollar Tree, any craft store

Waverly White Chalk Paint- Walmart

Paint Brush- Anywhere

Cricut and 651 Vinyl- Michaels Craft Store, or use stickers in place of this

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #2

Black, White, Galvanized Pitcher- Target

Mums and Sunflowers- Dollar Tree

Pumpkin Picks and Eucalyptus Pick- Walmart

Cricut and 651 Vinyl- Michaels Craft Store

Outside The Box (Halloween)

Welcome to day 2 of the 5 days of Halloween! I wanted to come up with some projects that were a outside of the box using items that are not normally thought of for Halloween crafting. There are three different projects that we are going to look at and three different outside of the box items I used to craft with.

Lets Get Started

Project #1

Supplies

I found this wooden spider at Target. It is a heavy and solid piece but he was plain. I could have just stained him but I went a different direction. The paint I used was Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. My outside of the box item for this spider is pompoms. I chose teal and black colored pompoms to add some texture to the spider.

A few other supplies I used was a paint brush, hot glue and googly eyes.

I started by painting the top of the spider with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. With this being such a thick piece and I wanted to keep the sides the natural color so I only painted the top. Then let it dry. It only needed one coat.

Next I went in with the pompoms. I suggest looking up some pictures to give you some ideas on what the back of spiders look like. My son found a spider outside of our house and it had babies all over the back of it. It was gross!! It was also my inspiration. I added the black pompoms first by laying them out on the spider to map out where I wanted to glue them. Once I was happy with how it looked I glued them down with hot glue. Now the black was pretty bland. It needed some serious color. Teal and white pompoms were the only two other colors I had on hand. I went with the teal and added them in a pattern on top of the black pompoms.

The last step was adding the googly eyes. I might have went a bit overboard with the eyes but at least he can see.

Here is the final project! He is a cute and spooky spider. I love the color pop of the teal on the black. The raw edge adds some personality to this spider too.

Project #2

Supplies

The next project is a wooden haunted house from Dollar Tree. Scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and these little mini pumpkins are the outside of the box items. Not unusual but they did add some interest to this house. Other supplies I used were Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink, a white paint pen and a black sharpie marker. Also a hot glue gun and paint brush.

So I got a little carried away working on this project and forgot to take pictures as I was working. It happens. This is also not my best or Favorite project but I think it is important to show that I do things I love and things I am not so fond of.

The first thing I did was paint the house black with the Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. Next I glued the goldish color scrapbook paper to the back of the house. The house needed something in the windows but a true yellow was just to bright. So I went with gold.

Once that was all glued down and dry, I knew the windows needed something in them. They are small windows and did not have a ton of room to add much. Now my drawing skills are not great at all but it seemed that was the only way to add stuff to the windows. I used a black Sharpie marker to add different figures into the windows like a witch that looked more like a dog and a skeleton. I had to go over them a few times till I could not see the sparkle of the paper any more.

The house was black and the figures in the windows were black. There needed to be some contrast colors on the house. What better way to spook up a haunted house than by adding cobwebs and spiders. I used a white paint pen to draw on the webs and spiders in several places around the house. Then I added googly eyes to the spiders.

The final step was to add these mini pumpkins. They are so cute but this is where I probably should have left them alone. Instead I took the Sharpie marker and drew faces on the pumpkins. The marker ink spread to far so their faces are bigger than I wanted. Once they were dry I glued them to the bottom of the haunted house bad faces and all.

Project #2 is finished. Like I said it is not my best work but I feel I should show not only the good ones but the ones that do not work out so well. Not everything I create comes out all the time. I do think this haunted house is cute though and I will add it to my decor!

Project #3

Supplies

For this third and final project you will need this witch from Dollar Tree and a few different colors of mini ornaments. I got the ornaments at Dollar Tree too and they are my outside of the box item for this craft. As far as paint, I used colors I had on hand. Along with paint brushes and hot glue.

This is yet another project that I did not take pictures of while I was creating. So what I did not show you was me painting the cauldron black with Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink. I did not have a dark purple on hand so I mixed some black paint with a lavender purple color and painted the witch’s hat and dress with it. Her face had to be green and the spoon handle got painted brown. Now lets get the the outside of the box item!

For the ornaments, I cut off the top part of the ornaments with some heavy duty scissors. From there I started hot gluing the ornaments around the top and down the right side of the cauldron. This is suppose to look like the witch’s brew is overflowing out of the cauldron and down onto the floor. Once you get the first layer of ornaments done start with the next layer on top of that. I glued three layers of ornaments and made them scattered and uneven to make them flow like liquid. If you can see the hot glue after you are done, take some black paint and paint over it. You will not be able to see it once it dried.

She is a spooky witch making a big mess. I added some details to her dress and hat. Also a little spooky eye. The bubbles are the star of the show though. They sparkle and shine!

I hope you enjoyed these three outside of the box projects. They were fun to do and use supplies in different ways than they were intended.

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Melissa McGuire

Supply List

Project #1

Wooden Spider- Target

Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink- Walmart

Pompoms- Hobby Lobby

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Paint Brushes- Anywhere

Googly Eyes- Any craft store

Project #2

Wooden Haunted House- Dollar Tree

Mini Pumpkins- Dollar Tree

Scrapbook Paper in Gold- Hobby Lobby

Sharpie- anywhere

Paint Pen- Walmart

Googly Eyes- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

Project #3

Wooden Witch- Dollar Tree

Variety of Paint- Anywhere

Mini Ornaments in Different Colors- Dollar Tree

Paint Brushes- Anywhere

Googly Eyes- Anywhere

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

EEK and BOO!

Welcome to 5 days of Halloween crafts. Most of the crafts this week will be fast and cheap. We are going to start with these two signs.

Supplies

Dollar Tree for the win on this one. I bought both of these signs at Dollar Tree. They have several styles of DIY signs right now for Halloween. I also used Waverly Chalk Paint in the color Ink and White. For the red paint, I used to red acrylic paint I had on hand that I am trying to use up.

Once I had everything painted I though the signs needed something more so I used Dollar Tree Halloween Stickers. Other supplies are paint brushes and glue for the stickers.

Let’s Get Started

To start these wall hangers I painted the BOO with Ink Waverly Chalk Paint and EEK with red acrylic paint. Both only took one coat. Each have a different texture to them since I used different kinds of paint. Please use what ever color and type of paint you want to or have on hand. Purple and orange would also be great colors to use.

Next I took a fan brush and brushed the edges of each word with White Waverly Chalk Paint. To do this, lightly load up the brush with paint and tap of the brush on a scrap sheet of paper to get some of the paint off of it. This will keep it from clumping up the paint when you touch it to the words. Swipe the brush over the words to add some interest to them.

Once painted and dry, I thought they still looked bare. I dug though my Halloween stash and found these felt Dollar Tree Halloween Stickers. I spread them out across both words until I was happy with how they looked.

Here is a closer look at the wall hangers. I love projects like this that are fast and each cost about $3.00 each. That is very affordable.

I hope you enjoyed day 1 of 5 days of Halloween. Please let me know what you think!

Happy Monday and have a great week. Join me tomorrow for two blog posts. Tool Tuesday will take a look at paint brushes and also another Halloween craft will be posted.

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Melissa McGuire

Supplies

EEK and BOO Word Hangers- Dollar Tree

Waverly Chalk Paint in Ink- Walmart

Waverly Chalk Paint in White- Walmart

Red Acrylic Paint- Tuesday Morning (any craft store or Walmart)

Paint Brushes- Anywhere

Halloween Stickers- Dollar Tree