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My Spookified Mantle — eeeeeek!

14 Oct

I finally got my Halloween boxes out and spookified my mantle!! Ella was thrilled – she’s been asking me to get the boxes out for a few weeks 🙂

 And, it ended up working out perfectly — because the delightful Beth @ Stories of A to Z is having a Spooktacular Mantle Party today!! So much fun!!
I just had to link up and join in the festivities!
A couple little projects I did to help spookify my mantle were — I bought a cheap orange platter and used my Silhouette to cut out a spider web with “{Spooky}” under and then I hot glued a scary spider onto the platter. Super easy and quick project.

And, if you want to learn how to make a Dollar Store “BOO” picture, here’s that tutorial.

Another easy project was I cut out some vinyl bats and stuck them on my mantle. Simple and easy to remove after Halloween. Kind of like Char’s from Crap I’ve Made – have you seen her batty chandelier? Awesomeness!
I have this little spider light that I bought a few years ago. It’s so cute and it casts a warm little glow when it gets dark!
So now I’m ready for those Trick-or-Treaters!! 
Go over and join in the fun Mantle Party over at The Stories of A to Z and see all of the beautiful mantle displays!!
And, another really great party going on today is the Silhouette Party over at This Blessed Nest!! I’m linking my spooky plate up over at the party. Go over and check it out! 

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xoxo
PS Since I’m over having a spooky time at the Mantle Party tonight, the Weekend Wrap Up and giveaway post will not go up tonight, but will be announced tomorrow night!
And come back tomorrow for a Fun Hostess Gift Idea!!

My Spookified Mantle — eeeeeek!

14 Oct

I finally got my Halloween boxes out and spookified my mantle!! Ella was thrilled – she’s been asking me to get the boxes out for a few weeks 🙂

 And, it ended up working out perfectly — because the delightful Beth @ Stories of A to Z is having a Spooktacular Mantle Party today!! So much fun!!
I just had to link up and join in the festivities!
A couple little projects I did to help spookify my mantle were — I bought a cheap orange platter and used my Silhouette to cut out a spider web with “{Spooky}” under and then I hot glued a scary spider onto the platter. Super easy and quick project.

And, if you want to learn how to make a Dollar Store “BOO” picture, here’s that tutorial.

Another easy project was I cut out some vinyl bats and stuck them on my mantle. Simple and easy to remove after Halloween. Kind of like Char’s from Crap I’ve Made – have you seen her batty chandelier? Awesomeness!
I have this little spider light that I bought a few years ago. It’s so cute and it casts a warm little glow when it gets dark!
So now I’m ready for those Trick-or-Treaters!! 
Go over and join in the fun Mantle Party over at The Stories of A to Z and see all of the beautiful mantle displays!!
And, another really great party going on today is the Silhouette Party over at This Blessed Nest!! I’m linking my spooky plate up over at the party. Go over and check it out! 

Photobucket

xoxo
PS Since I’m over having a spooky time at the Mantle Party tonight, the Weekend Wrap Up and giveaway post will not go up tonight, but will be announced tomorrow night!
And come back tomorrow for a Fun Hostess Gift Idea!!

Colorful Silhouettes Tutorial

27 Apr
I love the silhouette revival that’s been going on!  I had some cute silhouettes that I had brought home from Disneyland many years ago. I thought it would be fun to combine my older silhouettes with new ones that are bright and happy looking.
before:
After:
I had them all on my mantle, but it was a little too crowded. So I did a little edit and put some of them on my console table too.
I am sure you have all seen the tutorials where you take a picture of your child’s profile, print it out and trace it onto paper and then cut the silhouette from that paper. 
I did mine a little differently. 
  1. I found pictures online of things I wanted to make a silhouette from — like the chairs, and the Eiffel Tower. I printed them off and then cut them out. 
  2. Then I traced around the cutout onto the paper I wanted to use for the silhouette. 
  3. Then I cut that silhouette out. I am sure either way would work. I did most of this project at night so this version worked best for me with no sunlight.
{I found these on Ethan Allen’s website}
I cut them out using small scissors. On a couple of the silhouettes I needed to use an exacto knife to make small cuts.
For the frames I used some Dollar Store ones I had around the house, a couple from Walmart and this one I found at the thrift store. They gave it to me for a quarter.
I also added a few little details to some of the silhouettes this doily to the woman’s silhouette:
To finish it off, I made a little pennant out of MAPS. I hot glued some buttons on it. It adds a little festivity to the mantle!
Now that the mantle is done, I need to work on getting the house cleaned up!
I am linking this project up to:

The Fabulous Beth’s — Ready Set Vignette Party!

And These other Amazing places. Go on over to see such creative energy:

And tomorrow I will start the How Does She Birthday Board Giveaway!
Don’t forget to enter to win one of 
TWO awesome scrapbooking kits from Bad Girls HERE!
Have a Terrific night and Tuesday!
XOXO

Colorful Silhouettes Tutorial

27 Apr
I love the silhouette revival that’s been going on!  I had some cute silhouettes that I had brought home from Disneyland many years ago. I thought it would be fun to combine my older silhouettes with new ones that are bright and happy looking.
before:
After:
I had them all on my mantle, but it was a little too crowded. So I did a little edit and put some of them on my console table too.
I am sure you have all seen the tutorials where you take a picture of your child’s profile, print it out and trace it onto paper and then cut the silhouette from that paper. 
I did mine a little differently. 
  1. I found pictures online of things I wanted to make a silhouette from — like the chairs, and the Eiffel Tower. I printed them off and then cut them out. 
  2. Then I traced around the cutout onto the paper I wanted to use for the silhouette. 
  3. Then I cut that silhouette out. I am sure either way would work. I did most of this project at night so this version worked best for me with no sunlight.
{I found these on Ethan Allen’s website}
I cut them out using small scissors. On a couple of the silhouettes I needed to use an exacto knife to make small cuts.
For the frames I used some Dollar Store ones I had around the house, a couple from Walmart and this one I found at the thrift store. They gave it to me for a quarter.
I also added a few little details to some of the silhouettes this doily to the woman’s silhouette:
To finish it off, I made a little pennant out of MAPS. I hot glued some buttons on it. It adds a little festivity to the mantle!
Now that the mantle is done, I need to work on getting the house cleaned up!
I am linking this project up to:

The Fabulous Beth’s — Ready Set Vignette Party!

And These other Amazing places. Go on over to see such creative energy:

And tomorrow I will start the How Does She Birthday Board Giveaway!
Don’t forget to enter to win one of 
TWO awesome scrapbooking kits from Bad Girls HERE!
Have a Terrific night and Tuesday!
XOXO

My Mantles are at a Party!

9 Apr
The Nester is having a mantle party. 
You know I love a party! 
Plus, it’s Friday and Friday’s were just made for partying. 
So I’m linking up — and you should too! 
Come over and see all of the great mantle decorating going on!
I’m showing off my Doily Mantle. 
I’m excited for a doily revival.
If you are interested in preserving your doilies in a new way,
HERE is the tutorial.
I also made a fast little doily banner that is easy and bright for Spring.
And here is my Spring-Inspired Family Room Mantle
Go over and let your mantle join in on the fun!
XOXO

PS — The giveaway for Dimple Prints giveaway ends TONIGHT. If you would like the chance to win FREE custom cards or a party package, click HERE.
and the DownEast giveaway is still going on. For a chance to win a FREE item from their Spring 2010 line, click HERE.
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Plus, my Friday Favorites are coming up later. AND, the Weekend Wrap Up Party is starting late tonight, get your projects ready!!!

Valentine’s Mantle

29 Jan
I am joining Beth’s Mantle Party. What a great idea!
Stop over and join the fun — or just come by and get some great mantle decorating ideas!

Have a Fantastic Friday!
XOXO
 

Valentine’s Mantle

29 Jan
I am joining Beth’s Mantle Party. What a great idea!
Stop over and join the fun — or just come by and get some great mantle decorating ideas!

Have a Fantastic Friday!
XOXO