Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Treat Boxes!

Hello All!

**updated to add a THANK YOU! to MADE IN A DAY Halloween Spooktacular Linky Party for featuring my witch boot floral arrangement this week!  There are so many awesome ideas in this party you have to check it out! **

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With Halloween just a couple days away, here are some treat boxes I made.

There are 16 of them

I used several different stamps but the sentiment was the inspiration :)

"When all the world is sleeping and the moon is riding high, if you peep between the curtains you'll see witches flying by."  It's from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  The witch is from one of the dollar stamps sets from JoAnns a few years ago.  The black cat is from Hampton Art Graphic 45 Clear Stamp Set Happy Haunting Halloween (I just masked off the moon).  The gate is from a Penny Black clear stamp set called "Haunted Halloween" .  The tree was cut on my Cricut (October 31 cartridge).  The moon is a Spellbinders circle die and embellished with Stickles yellow glitter.

The box is from Mygrafico from Lindsay's Stamps Stuff - Halloween Favors Set.  I modified mine to hold two Ghirardelli mini chocolate squares.  I sponged white cardstock with gray, blue and purple ink, on both sides and then printed the template on it.  I hand cut them and the assembled them (so the template lines didn't show).  They are very simple to make and I'm impressed with how sturdy they are.

Happy Halloween!

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MadeInADay, Halloween Spooktacular Linky Party

Monday, October 5, 2015

Practicing Thriftcraft: A Bewitching Centerpiece!

Hello All,

Back in August when my sister and niece came to visit, we went thrifting and I found this glass boot:

It was $5.  I thought it would be fun to try making it a stylish witch boot for Halloween like I did with this more traditional looking witch boot and this one.

I went to Michael's and picked up some supplies:

The boot was hollow so I also bought a Styrofoam block that I cut in half and shoved down inside to hold the flowers in place.  Luckily, all Halloween florals were 60% off and decorations were 40% so I went a little overboard :)  The witch hands were a must.  I wasn't sure how I would use them but they were inexpensive and just so cool!  Plus, they reminded me of the hands I used to decorate the witches table from last year so they got tossed in the cart!  After a lot of snipping and bending and fussing, I came up with this:

I thought it was finished but... the more I looked at it, the more I thought it looked like those hands were conjuring!  LOL!  So, I set out to find something magical to float between them.  Like this:

Cool, during the day.  But as the sun sets...

Hocus Pocus!  A magical spell is brewing!

In the dark, the orb bathes the table in a purpley light that of course I can't get a good picture of - darn it!  It looks pretty awesome.

The orb is a "starsphere" from Save on Crafts.  But let's just pretend it's magic.

Have a great week!

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Made in a Day, Halloween Spooktacular Linky Party
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Grammie's China

Hello All!

A wonderful gift arrived today!

Dan's grandmother's china.  Isn't it gorgeous!?  It's Noritake, Goldwyn pattern #6244.  Dan's parents bought this set for Grammie when they were living in Japan (in the '60s).  I will treasure it.  It's absolutely elegant and I love how it looks mixed with my china:

12 place settings with serving dishes and cream and sugar bowl.  I cannot wait to set the table with it. Right now, the dining room is in between holidays!  I have the start of both Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations out.  The floral arrangement on the table is one I am working on for Halloween.  I found the glass "witch" boot on a thrift trip when my sister was here in August.  I'll post more pictures of it once it's finished.

It is an honor to have been given this set and it will be the highlight of the Thanksgiving table this year :)  Thank you, Grammie <3 p="">