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Upcycled Halloween inspired tray

Its the best time of the and it means it Halloween. I joined other blogger in making upcycled Halloween inspired tray which we all got from out local target. I decided to transform my tray completely and of course I had a little help from the hubby. I learned a couple new things from the hubby and I ended with a beautifully haunted Halloween tray. If you are telling yourself you can’t make out little Halloween diorama, you can always go to your local craft store and purchase miniature figures to make your very own upcycled Halloween inspired tray like ours.

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We began by making each little figure by hand and using sculpey hard clay, which we like to use due because it wont deform under the heat of your hand. The last thing you want is to keep leaving your finger print or nail prints all over your clay while working with it.

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Once we completed all the sculpting we prime them black to make them easier to paint. My hubby used a combination of hand painting and air brushing. Its super fun to air brush and I can’t wait to use it in my other projects in the futures.

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Using the tray I decided to used fake grass from my local craft store and real dirt on top of that to add another dimension. I covered the sided of the tray with tape to make sure the dirt will not fall out and make a mess all over my house.

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I went ahead and then began placing my figures in the tray. However, something still seemed to be missing and I got my little miniature fence to hot glue around the tray. I was so happy with the end result and I am thinking of expanding my little Halloween village

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If you want more wonderful inspiration come and take a look at this awesome tray from some other bloggers!

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Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

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Sizzix Zombie Mason Jar

I was so excited to see the new Halloween sizzix zombie die cut! They also have some other ghoulish monsters available. I decided to use the sizzix zombie and turn into a Halloween mason jar. I enjoy making holiday themed mason jars and I can’t wait make many home this Halloween season. One of the many reasons I enjoy using paper craft during the holiday season is because it can be easily stored or made again if it gets damaged. I do have two little kiddos and enjoy making crafts with me and paper crafts is something everyone can enjoy.

The first thing I did one I got my zombie sizzix die cut from Tim Holtz I believe, was take everything out from the package. It might seemed a little over whelming at first but it does come with basic instructions.

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I used my big shot to do all the die cuts. I also used Tim Holtz line of kraft paper to do all the pieces.

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Once everything was cut I looked over the instructions and started to glue everything together. I used pop up glue dots to make thing more dimensional.

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I then needed something to help my zombie head stay standing. I took a piece of paper and folded it in half followed by also folding the ends. I then glue the ends together and to the zombie head.

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Now I needed to do the base of the mason jar. I took paper and red felt with my hot glue gun and glued it to the base.

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Ta-Da! You are now done!! You have the perfect zombie head to display with all you wonderful Halloween decor! Its time to make your very own sizzix zombie mason jar this Halloween.

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Happy Haunting,

Loren

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Jack Skellington Mason Jar

Its the holiday to be spooky with Jack Skellington mason jar. I just love the movie and make Halloween seem that much closer. Every year I try to do different Halloween mason jar crafts and this year my home theme is Nightmare before Christmas. The story of nightmare before Christmas has long be debated if its a Christmas story or a Halloween one. I just believe it perfect for both holidays.

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The first thing I did was use my cameo to cut out Jack’s face. I use a general silhouette I found online. Afterwards I remove the cut outs.

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I then attached the vinyl to the mason and spray painted it white.

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Once it was all dried I went a head and removed the vinyl.

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I went shopping at my craft store and purchased a ribbon to match my Jack. I hot glued it on and now I have my Jack Skellington Mason Jar. Its super easy and looks great, however he does look a little lonely.  I might have just have to do a Sally to match. I will be having more Nightmare before Christmas inspired craft coming a long the way so stay tune. I do love Halloween!!

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Happy Halloween

Loren

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Halloween Coasters

I love, love, love Target dollar bin! I can always find something that I think I can’t live without. As you can imagine this time was no different. Target is always full of surprises. At first when I hear everyone talking about how wonderful Target is, I did not know why? Until I went a couple of times and just can’t get enough. Expect my wallet does not like it very much, so I have to limit my target trips because I always seem to find something I must have because I never knew how I lived without it before. Especially for kiddo clothes.

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I found this cute Halloween felt garland. I found them as pumpkins and bats.  I know I did not want to use them as garland and then the idea of making them into Halloween coasters!

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All you will really need is thread to attach them together. I decided to do three at a time to make a coaster. I now have a set of two bat coasters and pumpkins ready to use and show off to friends and family.

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I wonder what I will find next week at the Target dollar bin. Are you a Target dollar bin addict too?

 

Happy Haunting,

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Recycling Formula Container

I recently had to stop breast feeding and use formula and I found myself having formula containers. I just could not find myself throwing them out without feeling a little guilty and I wanted to recycle them. I guess that is what happens when you are a crafter! I really need to figure out something to do with the extra containers. The first thing that pop into my head was a cookie container. Of course since its Halloween I decided to add something spooky to it.

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The first thing I did was grab the containers and went to work on spraying them with black chalk board paint. One of the containers had a gold top and I decided to also paint the other lid gold since it was yellow.

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Once it was dried I went ahead and mod podge a skull and bones to one container. I also liked how the gold lid came out. Gold is a wonderful color this season.

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The other container I mod podge a spider to it.The spiders I used are Martha Stewart cling. I love how has transparent.  My new containers might keep the kiddos from knowing I hidden their cookies in there! The lid was already gold so it was one less thing to do. haha

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I have two formula containers that have gotten a complete makeover/recycled. I wonder what I am going to do with the next few formula containers? It is fun to find new uses to every day items you use.

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What will you do with your formula containers? Have you done anything with your recycled formula containers?

 

Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

 

 

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Halloween Craft Ideas

Its that time of year which I love, Halloween!! Well I know its only September but its time to brain storm about the Halloween decor I will be having this year. I hope to top last years. Holiday decor always make my home feel a little different. My hubby always says that it makes it feel more homier. In great tradition I have the top Halloween Craft ideas.

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First up is my patio decor for my flower pots. Before this project with Plaid I had never heard from fabric stiffy, now its one of my favorite things to use.

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Who does not love Halloween Mason Jars. Mine has a black cat just time to give you bad luck for the holiday season.

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I have another mason Jar Halloween Spider. I do love my mason jars.

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How about making your very own shadow box book which has a fairy skeleton on it. Click her to see how to make your own.

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Stenciling a candle with a stamp this Halloween only take about of minutes and looks great in your home.

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Here you have a couple of Halloween craft ideas you can use in your home. I hope you have enjoyed them. I can’t wait for you all to take a look at all my up coming Halloween craft ideas.  Tomorrow I might let you all meet Jack my new buddy I found at costco from all places. Do you enjoy Halloween and will you be decorating this season?

Happy Haunting to all!