Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Wreath at DTC

Good morning friends
Wow, I can't believe how time flies...Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to Decorate to Celebrate Halloween Style.  I just love this new DT I am on because I can make decorations till the ghosts come home...I mean cows come home.  LOL  Speaking of ghosts...yup you guessed it, today's decoration has something to do with ghosts.  For trick or treating we always go back to our old neighborhood and spend the evening with my best friend and her husband.  She always puts out a huge a spread of food and then we take the kiddos trick or treating.  Well her kids have outgrown that stuff and my Austyn has already said this is his last year, but I have Miss Bella to take trick or treating then.  Anyway, after trick or treating we come back to Kim's house and we have hot chocolate and something to eat...usually sloppy joes or loaded potato skins or loaded nachos...and sift through the kiddos bags and like I said, she puts on a huge spread.  This has been a tradition for about 13 years now and we so look forwards to it every year.  So I always make her something for hosting such a great party before and after the trick or treating.
So this is an eraser that came in a pack of 12
different style, from the dollar tree and I created a 
mold of it using my new found LOVE for 
Amazing Moulding Putty (so be on the watch for more molds)
here is what the mold looks like when done.  It sets
up fairly quickly so I can start making my embellishments
within minutes...yeah, love the ease of this.
Then I used my Creative Paperclay ® 
to create my little ghosts.
aren't they cute?
I did paint them with white acrylic paint 
but I forgot to take a picture
Now as you know I am a frugal crafter.  A while back 
I made a wreath using a frisbee that had the center cut
out of it and have been desperately trying to find more
of those buggers with no luck.  We were cleaning out 
the cupboards last week and I had a dozen ice cream
pail lids so hubby gave me the idea to cut the center
out of them and use them as the wreath,
really, why didn't I think of that...thanks honey!!!
So I traced another circle inside the lid and cut an X
with my exacto knife and then cut the triangle pieces
Then I wrapped ribbon around the lid
and hot glued the ends.
I also added a pop top to the back as the hanger.
I made a bunch of rosettes and recently I saw someone
had a design on the edges so I used my hole punch and
punched every other score mark with it
I added some stick pins to the top
here is my rosette with the little ghost attached with
hot glue and those cute little google eyes.  I did
ink around the edges of the ghost for depth.
I used my SCAL 3 and the
Ecraft to cut the BOO out
I got this file last year from
somewhere and can't remember 
where from, so if you recognize it
please let me know and I will link you!!!
and here is my finished product.  
Isn't this just the cutest ever?
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I will see you back here in 2 weeks.  Now don't forget to make your own decorations for a Halloween Party and link up at Decorate to Celebrate  I can't wait to see what you create!


  1. Brenda--Very cute wreath. Thanks for the Paper Clay tutorial and everything. Have a bootiful day!!

  2. What a way to use things you already have around the house. Great project!!

  3. very creative and cute brenda thank you for sharing your talent so glad to have you on our design team. hugs

  4. How adorable!! Your friend is going to really love and appreciate your wonderful gift.

  5. This is adorable --- great re-purposing project! You are truly amazing!!! Please take a moment and stop by Her Craftiness as I have something for you!
    Love and Hugs

  6. Very cool project, and very creative. TFS

  7. OMG!! Brenda, fantastic and love that you recycled!! Love it and thanks for the idea:)

  8. too darn cute!! love those lil ghosts too cute! You're so clever to use what you have!

  9. What a cute wreath! I love how you made the little ghosts- great job :)Amy

  10. Wow! This is soooo cool! You are so talented!

  11. Super your wreath! TFS! Sooo creative:)
    Sherrie K

  12. great wreath!!! super cool!!!

    Eva :0)

  13. Coming from Decorate to Celebrate. Like the Halloween wreath.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  14. All that UP-cycling!! :) Love this wreath, and love it even more seeing how much love and creativity went into it!!

    What a TREAT to see your decoration linked up at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  15. Very pretty wreath. Love your creativeness of using the ice cream lid and pop can tab. What I liked the most though, is using the paper punch to get a design on the rosette. I am going to give that a try today. Thank you. I am with Decorate to Celebrate too.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  16. Here again-Awesome project-I am here from Decorate to Celebrate!
    Sherrie K

  17. Wow Brenda! Fabulous wreath - what a great way to use those ice cream pail lids! Decorate to Celebrate sent me over :) Love the little ghosties - that molding clay looks amazing!

  18. I love to recycle! That is clever, love the molds, looking forward to more.

    Love these blog hops! thanks!


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