Friday, October 8, 2010


Sometimes my creativity runs out.
In particular, I have trouble coming up with anything original for Halloween.
So instead, I stalked some blogs and copied some things.
Hooray for plagiarism!
Even if it does make me feel like a (hallo)weenie. LOL

First - this adorable "Trick or Treat Frame" from Crafts & Sutch
I made my own - and I love it :)

Next - I loved these cute "Scrap Spookies" from Diary of a Preppy Mom
So I copied them, too.

The Pumpkin (mine had a wood stem and glitter in the paint)

The Mummy (mine is wrapped in white burlap instead of muslin, and I used buttons for eyes)

The Frankenstein (no fabric on mine, and he has button eyes like the Mummy)

I did manage to come up with one additional scrap spookie...
A Bat! (his wings are cut from leftover hardboard)

The one original Halloween decoration I made this year was a wreath for my front door.
I died black tulle (and a tiny spot of purple, for interest) around a metal wreath. In the middle I attached a metal spiderweb I've had for years. Then I added some scary spiders. I love it!

Happy Halloween, everyone! And thanks to Erin @ Craft & Sutch and to Preppy Mom for making such cute projects! I had a blast copying them :)


Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Mandy, that turned out so cute! I love, LOVE the burlap! It adds to the whole fall feel! ...and that two-tone swirly lollipop, TOO CUTE! I wish I would have thought of that! :)

I'm so glad that I could offer some inspiration! :) That is what we are all here for. :)

The other projects turned out adorable too. I have a little crush on the bat! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Just posted your project on Crafts and Sutch's FB page! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very cute decor!

Unknown said...

Mandy!!! I LOVE all of it!!!! Your Spookies are soooo cute! :) I am in love with the bat ... I think I'll be copying you back!! haha!

paru's_circle said...

jsut fond your blog!!! its awesome!!! lovely framed pieces!! maybe we could do a halloween trade next year!

Kimberly said...

where are the christmas crafts? decorations?

Tyra said...

Where have you gone? We miss you!

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