Here are some really cute ideas sent in by Camille. They are really fun for Halloween.
The Halloween Countdown
This is a craft she did that turned out so cute. They got the idea from Holiday Home Magazine on page 24. They changed it a little. It is magnetic and is a cookie sheet from the dollar store, painted and aged. The calendar grid and countdown header are glued on paper. Really fun! Each of the numbers are something different from around the house with a magnet glued on the back.
Black Cat Head
The cat in the same picture she made out of paper mache with the instant stuff. It is much easier to work with and so much better. The only down side to the instant paper mache seems to be the extremely long drying time.
Happy Halloween Banner
The banner is just paper and then laminated and stapled onto ribbon.
The letter are just wood with scrapbook paper Mod Podged on them. You can find letters at your local craft store or cut your own out with some 1" wood (pine) and a scroll saw. I pick a font that I like and then copy it on to the wood with carbon paper.
These pumpkins are essentially three pieces of wood that are cut in the shape of an arch. Place all pieces together and trace out the mouth. Cut out mouth hole. Cut out two leaves and some thin eyebrows. Paint all pieces accordingly. Let dry. Distress with a light sanding. Antique pieces (I like to use watered down burnt umber-Delta Ceramcoat). To assemble you can use some thin scrap wood behind the three pieces to secure together with staples or nails and some wood glue. Glue on eyebrows and leaves with wood glue. Paint on the eyes and nose.
Thank you Camille for all of these great ideas!