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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! Are You The Winner?!


                                        Happy Halloween!
 Thanks so much to everyone that left a comment, you sure have some great costume ideas! The winner for the $25.00 gift certificate to Wood Connection is..............................

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 my 2 year old son is going to be a little vampire :)

Congratulations, Marilei! 

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!