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How to make Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

How to make Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath is the theme of today. If you could have one craft item that will always come in handing it would be the Cameo. You have so many things you can do with it and making my Jack wreath. I could not wait to do my Halloween wreath this year and I went on the hunt for a couple of things to make this happen. I purchased white Christmas ornament , black vinyl, black, white ornaments, and ribbon.

I first went ahead and make the Jack faces with my cameo silhouette with my black vinyl. I attached the adhesive vinyl to the white ornaments.

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Once I was done with attaching all the faces I went ahead and started to hot glue the hell out of everything onto the wreath. Oh before I forget since finding a black wreath is extremely difficult, I went ahead and spray painted the wreath black.

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The last thing to do was to make the Jack inspired bow to go on my wreath. First I cut ribbon in various lengths.

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Then I took the ribbon and folded one end to the center of the ribbon and hot glued it. I did the same to the other side. I continued to do this until I finished with all the ribbons. You can do as many or as little as you like for the ribbon. I took all the ribbon and stacked them on top of each other glued them.

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I cut a smaller piece of ribbon and wrapped it around the center of my stacked ribbons and hot glued it.

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I cut two ribbon pieces the same length to be the tale of the bow and I again hot glued everything together.

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Ta-da! You will now see my, How to make Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath.

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Happy Haunting,

Loren

 

 

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Halloween Doorbell

Decorating the outside of my door is always my main priority, I always feel like everyone needs to know that I love Halloween and that the outside represents how my inside of my home looks like full of creepy decor. Since my favorite movie it Hocus Pocus I focus on the eyeball book of spells and decided to make a Halloween doorbell with eyeballs. I went in search for a realistic looking eyeball. I looked at my local craft store and I only found plastic cheap looking eyeball or foam eyeballs. Finally I went in search online and long and behold I found some on ebay! I purchased them from an actual prop maker and they look so real.

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The first thing I did was get my frame and cut cardboard to fit behind the frame. I followed by cutting a small hole in the middle of the cardboard so my eyeball will fit snugly in the middle of it.

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I then used my red velvet and cut the center of it as well to the eyeball will go through it. I also added some batting between the red velvet and cardboard.

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I went ahead and hot glued the red velvet fabric to the back of the cardboard and then hot glued everything to the frame.

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Ta-da! All done you know have a Halloween doorbell. I used command strips to hang it on the outside of the door so I did not have to leave any holes. However, due to my hallway being so dark I decided to take the final pictures on my wall. But when a guest press my eyeball to ring my door they always seem a little creep out.

Happy Haunting,

Loren

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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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No Sew Fabric Pumpkins

Fabric pumpkins are a must have for all seasons. I believe once they might have been good for just Halloween or Thanksgiving but I now you can see them for Christmas as well. I just think they help you get in the holiday spirit. I decided to make holiday pumpkins this year for all occasions. I have pumpkins in all sizes, shapes and different materials. I always get the real pumpkins which we carve and then I get fake pumpkins at my local craft store and get very creative with them. All I have left was to make no sew fabric pumpkins.

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The no sew fabric pumpkins I decided to make was super easy and fast to make. I really don’t always have a lot of time to take out the sewing machine and do them that way. I decided to do it a different way in which I could do it while the kiddos where eating lunch. Fast and easy is the name of the game at time when you are a busy mom.

I first cut the fabric in a square . Followed by tying both end of the fabric. The closer to the center you tie the fabric the smaller the pumpkin. The closer to the edge of the fabric you tie the fabric the longer the pumpkin.

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Then just turn the  fabric inside out.

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Then you will be able to stuff the pumpkin with batting.

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Once you have it as big as you want it you can hot glue the seam together.

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You can grab an embroidery needle with  thread  or twine and go all the way through the middle of the pumpkin from the bottom. You will circle around the pumpkin around six times to make it look more pumpkin like and pull tight.

Now you have a no sew fabric pumpkins!

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Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

 

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Halloween Mason Jar Ghost

Ghost are one of the frightful things during Halloween. I decided to make my own tortured soul ghost and place him in my mason jar for safe keeping. I used little things around the house.  I sometimes get very surprise what you can come up with when you are in need of it. I love making Halloween mason jar every year. I always want to top the year before mason jar.

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I have wooden skewer and for the life of me I could not find them anywhere. I own two different size skewers and I could not find one of them in my craft closet. Some might say maybe I have too many crafts but I just think maybe I just need to reorganize it. hehe. I had a dilema of what to use to get my littl ghost head stand up. I then saw my son juice box straw and light bulb went off. I used the straw and attached it to a small foam ball. The foam ball I found seemed to have gotten a little bit beat up. I believe at one time my son might have gotten his hand on it at one time or other.

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I hot glued the straw to the lid. I used cheese cloth to cover the foam ball. I made eyes and a mouth with a black sharpy.

I added a tea light to add a glow to my little Halloween mason jar ghost.  It fits perfectly with my Halloween decor.

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Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

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Halloween Skull Centerpiece

Halloween has officially come to my home. I have started my Halloween decorating and I just can’t wait to keep adding to the Halloween decor. I found a foam Halloween skull at my local craft store and I just knew what I wanted to do with it. A good thing that I already had silk flowers from last year that I could use for my project. I decide to make a Halloween skull centerpiece.

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I first cut the stems of the silk purple flowers to make them smaller. I placed them on top of the skull. It was easy to press through the foam skull with the stems.

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Once I arrange the flowers the way I wanted I went ahead and attached deer moss on the skull. I added a little bit to one of the eye sockets.

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I also used a deer antler I had and placed it around the skull to add some stability to the foam skull. I do believe it would look great at t Halloween skull center piece. I already had a wooden cake stand I had previously made in which I covered with black netting. You can also glue on some leaves to cover the empty space between the stems. I did glued some deer moss to cover some of the stems.

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You have a great Halloween skull centerpiece for your Halloween decor or party! I just love Halloween, it the only time of the year  in which you can really let your imagination just fly and know one will look at you a little nuts.

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Happy Haunting,