Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Easy Halloween Decorating

I’ve been having fun working on things to update my Halloween décor. Heavily black and white/cream, with accents of paler orange tones. Mr. Chocolate’s a little nervous that we haven’t even gotten out the actual Halloween bin(s) yet!
Halloween Art
One easy way to decorate is to swap out pictures in frames that are already part of your décor. Easy to bring consistency and seasonal updates together. No one makes that easier to do than The Graphics Fairy! I found this guy whom I’ve nicknamed “Skelly” at Karen’s wonderful site:
How cute is a skeleton in a top hat? Using my graphics program, I gave him a bow tie and a mustache, generated the text, and printed on a sheet of paper from DCWV’s “Ghosts and Goblins” stack. Done and done.
Halloween Art Graphics Fairy
In keeping with the “accent what you have” idea, I had some scraps of paper that I loved and wanted to use them up so I made some pinwheel medallions, combining different papers / patterns. Wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them until I decided to make a “demi-garland” since I didn’t make enough for a full garland. Was passing by a piece of faux stained glass I made years ago (BB…Before Blogging) and….
Halloween Medallions

Halloween Medallion
An old window I picked up and decorated using Plaid’s Gallery Glass.
For the centers, I downloaded a skull image from the internet, printed on cream cardstock and punched with a 2” round punch.
Halloween Medallion Closeup
Now to go through those bins!
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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Love the bow tie and mustache addition!! And I'm really loving those two-toned lollies!

Jocelyn said...

"skelly" is absolutely awesome!!! I am doing a pirate party for my son this week, so I am loving finding some fun skeleton printables!!! Thank you so much!!!!

Just Whem and Osc said...

cute cute cute!

Netty said...

You always have such great ideas. x

Unknown said...

Totally love those medallions, they would look great on a halloween tree!
I may have to make some!

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