Fawn: October 2015


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wee Witches Tea Party

What better way to usher in my favorite season than with a Wee Witches Tea Party in an enchanted forest. My daughter invited her two besties to join her in celebration of our favorite holiday, Halloween.  I'm thrilled to have the tea party featured on Kara's Party Ideas

Most everything for the tea party was from a thrift store, dollar store or was handmade. The tablecloth is actually a dress from the thrift store (thanks to my brilliant friend Janae for the idea!) that I cut up and tea stained. It fit perfectly over the little table.

I found some darling witch silhouette fabric at Joann's and knew I had to make a banner out if it.

The witch's broom name cards were made by cutting the ends of a  Whisker Graphic bag into strips, wrapping the bag around a paper straw and securing it with Gold Metallic Divine Twine. I then printed the names of each girl, cut it out banner style and attached it to the broom using a glue dot.
The little brooms were a huge hit with the girls. They kept trying to cast spells on each other throughout the party. 

The wee witches nibbled on autumn themed cookies and sipped apple cider. 

Cute cookies from our local grocery store

The crow wanted to party too. She came properly dressed in a fetching party hat and joined the wee witches at the table. 

I had a second table to hold treats and favors as well as to add a little extra witchy ambiance to the party. 

I bought the oval frame from the thrift store (50 cents!) painted and distressed it a bit. I then printed out a silhouette of a witch and glued it into the middle of the frame. Isn't she lovely? The spell book may look like it's over one hundred years old but the truth is, it's just a thrift store book that I soaked in tea water for a few hours and then let dry outside. The pages browned and curled up beautifully.

Each little guest received a witch themed tussie mussie filled with Halloween goodies to take home. They were filled with Halloween pencils, stickers, stamps, spider rings and glow sticks. 

 Getting ready to take flight!

The wee witches had such a delightful time. My little one (in white) loved having her favorite wee witches to dine with on that enchanting October evening. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Trick or Treat!

Hello and welcome!
 I'm so excited to be sharing a fun Halloween project with you. I fell in love with these little trick or treaters at The Wood Connection and thought they would be the perfect decoration for our family's upcoming trick or treat party.  I also made a cake stand out of a few simple products from Wood Connection.  You can never have too many cake stands, in my opinion. I love to put decorations on them that reflect the season and in this case, a glittery pumpkin. 

Supplies used:
large square plaque
three medium square plaques - available at Wood Connection
foam paint brushes
fine gold glitter
light ivory, charcoal and quaker grey paint
wood glue

Paint two of the square plaques grey and two ivory. Paint the large square, circle plaque and candlestick charcoal. I chose to distress my pieces by sanding around all the edges and brushing a little cream paint along the edges as well.

 For the cake stand, glue the candlestick to the circle plaque and allow to dry.

Attach the large square plaque to the top of the candlestick using wood glue. Tie a polka dot ribbon around the base.

Pretty quick and simple, right?

Directions for the trick or treaters:
Paint the edges of two trick or treaters grey and two ivory. Don't worry about making them perfect, the front will be covered in glitter. 

Brush wood glue across the front of each piece and sprinkle gold glitter on them. Shake off the excess glitter and attach each trick or treater to a square plaque using wood glue. 

And there you have it! Two fun and simple projects to add a some festive Halloween flair to your home. 

A big thank you to Wood Connection for the opportunity to guest post for them! 
Have a Happy Halloween!