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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bewitching Halloween Decor and a Giveaway!

I'm so excited to be guest posting for the  The Wood Connection again, it's always such a pleasure.   Today I have a bewitching project to share with you! Halloween is only a few days away but you still have time to create some fun Halloween decor.  Let's begin! 

Supplies used:
One 4x6 wood block
One 5x7 wood  block
Two candlesticks (one small, one large)
Paper mache witch hat
Paint- Charcoal and Terra Cotta
Wood Glue
Mod Podge
Foam brushes
Black tulle and ribbon
- all these supplies are from The Wood Connection

Embellishments:
Brooch, black button- Melissa Frances
Witch images- Lisa's Altered Art
Mini glitter pumpkin- Dollar Tree

For your first step, you're going to trace your wood blocks onto the pattern paper and cut them out. You can ink around the edges of the paper to give it that vintage look.  Next paint your wood blocks and candlesticks. I painted one set charcoal and one set terra cotta.   After the paint has dried, glue your squares of paper to each wood block. Cut out the witch images and Halloween sentiments  and glue them to the wood blocks. 


Sand the candlesticks for a distressed look and tie tulle, polka dot and orange ribbon around the middle of the candlestick. Cut out pattern paper to make a tag, punch hole and thread ribbon through it. Attach black button using  ribbon and secure it with a knot.



Attach the wood blocks to the candlesticks using wood glue and let dry. 


The Wood Connection has these darling paper mache witch hats that are so fun to decorate! For the hat, I cut out a small triangle of paper and wrapped it around the cone part of the hat and secured it with mod podge. I then traced the base of the hat, cut a hole through the center and slide the cone through the paper hole. Add a few brushes of mod podge to secure the paper to the hat. Tie a strand of tulle and ribbon around the base of the hat and embellish with a sparkly brooch. 

For the last step, attach your witch hat and mini pumpkin to the top of each block using glue. 
Easy, right?!
Won't these look  festive sitting on your table or mantle surrounded by jack-o-lanterns and flickering candles?  I think so! 


The Wood Connection has generously given me a $25.00 gift certificate to their AMAZING store to give to one lucky reader! This is open to everyone since they now offer shipping! Woohoo! 
 Simply leave a comment telling me what you or your kids are dressing up as for Halloween!
 Here's our lil punkin dressed as  Red Riding Hood.  :-)


Check back on October 31st to see if you're the winner.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!



31 comments:

  1. LOVE this! So beautiful yet seems like a pretty simple project! Your little girl is beyond adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jen
    jenstaker78@gmail.com

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  2. Absolutely adorable! Love Little Red Riding Hood! My son is going as Buzz Lightyear, he can't wait to trick or treat! Thank you for the chance to win. I love Wood Connection!

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  3. What a darling project! I love the little witch girls...so cute! I'm going as Snow White and my baby is going to be an apple. I'm loving the little red riding hood costume! Would love to win! :)

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  4. My daughter is going as a jelly fish. It's such a fun costume and she made it herself. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Oh how I looooove this project! I'm always on the lookout for vintage/shabby Halloween decor and this is perfect! I'm dressing my kids up as Wild Things. We love the book and my son is obsessed with being Max! Beautiful Red Riding Hood you got there!

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  6. How darling! I love it! My two girls are dressing up as princesses and my husband is going to be a frog. I'll be staying home and dressing up as a mom that had a baby a week ago. Haha! Thanks for the chance to win, I love your blog and Wood Connection is such a fun store!

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  7. Thank you for the chance to win! What a fun project you have! Our family is going as ghosts. Just the old fashioned sheets over our heads with the eye holes cut out. LOL!

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  8. I love that witch's hat! What a great idea! Your little one is a perfect little red riding hood, looks like she just walked out of a story book! It's just my husband and I this year, so we're not dressing up. We're pretty boring! But I can't wait to see all the fun costumes the neighborhood kids come up with.
    Love the wood connection!

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  9. I didn't know wood connection ships now! YAY!! I love your Halloween decor and your darling daughter! So much fun!! My daughter is dressing up as Merida and my son is going to be a pirate. Love Halloween!

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  10. So so so CUTE! I think I might have to make a quick stop to the Wood Connection on my way home from work now! My one year old is dressing up as an owl. Thank you for the chance to win!
    mandycakes82@hotmail.com

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  11. I am in love with this project! Love all the little embellishments, especially that brooch! My husband and I are dressing up as Fred and Wilma and our dog will be wearing a Bam Bam costume. I love dressing up! Thanks so much!

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  12. That Red Riding Hood costume is the cutest thing I have ever seen! What a great photo!! My daughter is dressing up as Alice in Wonderland and my son thinks he's much too cool for dressing up. :) Love your blog!

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  13. You're talented. Cute kid.

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  14. Ohhhhh this is such a pretty project! I'm in love with that little red riding hood costume! My kids still haven't decided what to be for Halloween! YIKES!!

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  15. This is such a great project! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. My daughter has the cutest little peacock costume, she's so excited to trick or treat! Darling projects!

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  17. I love the mix of elegance and shabbiness to these projects. Simply beautiful! Our kids are dressing up as pirates this year. Thanks for the chance at winning the prize.

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  18. I love the mix of elegance and shabbiness to these projects. Simply beautiful! Our kids are dressing up as pirates this year. Thanks for the chance at winning the prize.

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  19. My kids are going as Jedis! What a fun project!

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  20. I love the vintage look of this craft. So Cute!
    And my kids are going to be woody and buzz and I will be Jesse. My husband refuses to dress up so I told him he could be Andy and just wear his regular clothes. :)

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  21. Cute crafts!!! My daughter is going to be neopolitan ice cream--she thought of it by herself--it is going to be pretty cute!

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  22. These are super cute!! My kids and myself are dressing up as vampires. Should be a fun day!

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  23. This is sooo incredibly cute!!!! I love it. I will definitely be doing this :)
    My 10 year old daughter is dressing up as Leela from Futurama and my2 year old son is going to be a little vampire :)

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  24. My little 3 year old Grandson will be dressed as Spider-Man. Actually, he's been wearing his costume for weeks!

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  25. My 10 month girl will be a flower. The petals on her costume surround her face.

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  26. Her costume is darling! My kids are a which, a cop and a robber.

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  27. Pirate (5), Rudolph (4), Batman (5 months)

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  28. Your little pumpkin is so cute! My son will be spiderman & my daughter is a strawberry. We have no energy this year & our not dressing up (the adults).

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  29. So love Halloween. I finally talked my oldest into being a Witch this year and her costume turned out so cute with her black/orange/green/pink/purple tutu. My youngest daughter is Ariel (who else?) and my son was the cutest little minion put together completely by my artist husband.

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  30. I am a Masters of Accounting student and have class all day starting at 7:30 AM including a night class from 6 - 9 PM at night! So no Halloween fun for me but I decided that I am still dressing up as a cowgirl all day!

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  31. My little girls are going as snow white and a bumble bee! They are so excited!

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