Category Archives: Halloween

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Martha Stewart Halloween Mason Jar Glow in the Dark

Halloween is my favorite Holiday and I hope to pass it on to my little one’s. You can never have enough Halloween decor and I have another fun and easy Halloween craft with Martha Stewart Decoupage material and a mason jar! I love my mason jar and I have plenty of Christmas mason jars but only a few Halloween mason jar. So I got to work on my next Halloween inspired mason jar. 
 

 
First thing you will need is a mason jar, which we know you have plenty of.
 
I used Martha Stewart decoupage  glow in the dark paint, stencil and chalkboard paint.
The first thing I did was cover the inside of the mason jar with glow in the dark paint. It will take over 24 hours to dry completely so make sure to leave a sheet of paper towel under it when drying. 
After is dried I place the Martha Stewart decoupage stencil on the outside of the mason jar and applied the chalkboard paint. It took a couple of coats before I got it dark enough. So be patient because I was like hurry up I want to see how it looks already! hehe.

 Ta-Da! Now you have awesome mason jar black cat that will glow in the dark!
Want to see?
Trust me when I say that Martha Stewart glow in the dark paint is strong and not phony like other glow in the dark paints. You will notice your piece glow.
The post is sponsored by Martha Stewart – make sure you follow them at Pinterest  and visit their page on Facebook for more creative inspiration.
For more inspiration take a look at these beauties for Halloween!

Loren
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Halloween Tag day 15

Its that time again, I can’t believe we are almost half way through. I being using Tim Holtz distress paint a lot lately and I love the marveling effect it does when applying it to the tag. I like the fact that the paints wont mix or turn brown when mixed. So you can try to mix as much as you want but they will still be two different colors.
 

 
Happy Haunting,
 

 
 
 
Loren
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Halloween Tag day 14!

I hope you guys are not getting tired of my tags! Today I have treat for you. The picture in this tag was taken by me last year while doing one of my Halloween crafts. My son pushed me from behind when I took the picture and this came out. Its creepy and awesome all in one. Imagine if this was actually coming out for you in the dark.
 

 
I hope you all have a haunting day.
 

 
Loren
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Plaid Mod Podge Halloween Table and Flower Pots Tutorial

I have been decorating like crazy for Halloween inside my home but I almost forgot my balcony! I have a small balcony so I had to make sure I had key pieces in place that pop and Mod Podge outdoor helped me make sure my pieces last outside with this hot weather we still have in California. I just can’t believe I have not heard of it before until now I am completely in love with Mod Podge outdoor. 

  
I had a blast transforming this table into Halloween themed.  If you have not used Mod Podge before let me tell you its super easy. I will tell you that Mod Podge outdoor is a little bit more thicker than regular Mod Podge but still as easy to use. I also use Plaid Mod Podge paper and brush.

I have to tell you that I am in love with the brush! It makes thing so much easier and less messy. 

Just apply and then use the Mod Podge paper over top of it and it sticks super fast. 

Once it was applied I just let it dry. Now the problem I had was the color of the table did not really read Halloween. I decided to use acrylic black paint and then applied a coat of outdoor Mod Podge to seal the paint.

I decided to also distress the edges of the table with black acrylic paint so the paper blends with the table more.

Now to make my flower pots spooky too. I used Stiffy which helps make fabric stiff and stay in place specially useful when used outdoors. 

I just use a little bit on a soaked my fabric in it and place it in place around the flower pot. 

Let it dry and you have fabric that won’t move every time the wind blows.

Ta-da! 
Now you have your every own decoupage table to place all your spooky Halloween decor.
To get wonderful more ideas on Plaid Facebook Page
If that is not enough then also stop by Plaid on Pinterest
Happy Haunting!
Thanks to PLAID Mod Podge  for sponsoring this post. The ideas presented here are 100% my own. 


For more inspiration take a look here!
 
 

 
 Loren
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Day 11 of Halloween tags

I’ve been inspired by spiders lately, even tho I am not a big fan of them. I don’t enjoy their legs on me. However, you will never see me scream or run away from them because I have too much pride. As a teenager I made myself pick up a daddy long legs and hold it, even tho every bone in my body wanted to scream just to show that I am not scared. So in memory of the wonderful spiders I have made this tag.
 

What is your secret fear?
 

 
Happy Haunting,
 
 
Loren
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Fire Red &Vintage Ladder Redo & Day 8 Halloween Tag

If vintage decor is your style then you know that finding a vintage ladder is not an easy task. However, Nicole over at Design it Girl Blog has found one and painted it a beautiful fire red! I loved it, she really has an eye for the right color to use in each piece she finds and sells. 
 

 
If you ever wonder how to paint and redo and ladder well you came to the right place. Nicole has a step by step tutorial she has done for this ladder. Click here to see more.


Make sure you tell Nicole I sent you!

Now for the fun, my Halloween tag for day 8. I was inspired by Dylusion stamps and inks. 


Today’s tag is all about being goofy and fun with color.


Happy Haunting,


Loren
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Halloween Tag day 7 of 31 days

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was super busy with errands and with a little bundle of joy on its her way next month, it seems like I am getting busier. Today I have a tag with poison bottles and skulls. I enjoyed playing around with the new Tim Holtz stamps and of course using the skull stamp. The skull stamp is my favorite one. 
 

The poison bottle tag I wanted to give the feel of being careful of medication they might not be what they seem.  I used mostly Ranger product and I just enjoyed making this tag.
Happy Haunting,

Loren