Did you know that Paper Crafts offers free Simple Printables with each of their issues? You can find all of them here.
As I was flipping through the pages of the latest digital issue, I stumbled upon the Simple Printables from the September/October 2013 issue. I’ve always known the Simple Printables existed and I’ve used them for cards when I didn’t have a stamp for the sentiment I needed, but these Halloween printables really inspired me!
I have a nook in my house that’s at the bottom of our staircase in our entry. It’s the perfect spot to display seasonal decorations, but for some reason I always struggle when it comes to decorating it! When I saw the Halloween blocks and the Halloween chalkboard art, I knew I could do something fun with them to decorate my troublesome nook.
First, I worked with the Halloween blocks.
I trimmed the Halloween blocks and backed them with black cardstock to create a very fun and easy banner. I simply ran a piece of bakers twine across my nook and secured each letter with a mini clothespin.
After a few banners and more holes than I’d like to admit, I’ve found glue dots are miracle workers for securing a banner to the wall.
Next I used the chalkboard Halloween printable.
I wanted to use this on the ledge of my nook, so I printed it to fit an 8” x 10” frame. I removed the glass from the frame to give it more of a chalkboard appearance. To add a pop of color and tie in the orange from the banner, I wrapped the frame in orange ribbon.
To surround the chalkboard frame, I wanted to try to make the glitter pumpkins that I’ve been seeing in stores and online. I love all things sparkly so I always admire these when I see them in the store, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to actually buy them. I’m happy to report, they were really easy to make and I was able to give them a fun ombre twist!
To create these ombre glitter pumpkins, I covered the stem with washi tape so glitter wouldn’t stick to the stem. Then I sprayed the bottom half of the pumpkins with spray adhesive and coated them in the lighter shade of glitter.
Any type of glue should work but I chose to work with spray adhesive because I knew it would dry the fastest.
With the lighter shade of glitter in place, I turned the pumpkin over and added the darker shade of glitter using the same spray adhesive.
And once I had the pumpkins done, I decided to glitter some accent spiders, which I added to the pumpkins and the ends of the banner. I love how the spiders gave a finished look to the banner! I also added die cut spider webs from the same black cardstock that I used on the banner to cover up some of the white space. I love this as a simple trick to add a fun Halloween twist to anything in the house!
Here’s the end result.
I’m thrilled to have my nook decorated and honestly can’t wait to begin glittering more objects for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Glitter cornucopia anyone?
To share in the glittering, I have 2 bottles of glitter for you to create your own Halloween décor ensemble. Leave a comment below by 5:00 pm MT on Monday, October 15 telling me what the hardest place in your home is to decorate and any tips you have!
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me and have a great day!