Friday, October 3, 2014

FO Friday - Halloween Decorations

It's FO Friday and I don't any crochet or knit projects finished to share but I do have some smaller, crafty projects that I've made this week.  Halloween Decorations!  I love Fall and I've gotten more excited about Halloween over the past few years than ever before.  There are so many fun things you can do to decorate and have fun with this holiday!

My daughter and I made some paper bat cutouts last weekend.  She found a template online and printed it out.  We used black card stock and had a lot of fun making them.  We even drew and cut out little baby bats and some larger ones.


Then, we used poster putty to hang them.  I think that's what it's called.  It's a putty like stuff from 3M that you can use to hang posters, pictures and other things on the wall.  It's removable and reusable.  She's been using it for years.  I even found some in an off-white color (instead of the bright blue we'd always seen before) that would work better with our wall colors and be less likely to show.  My daughter hung her bats at the condo she rents near college.  Her roommates loved them!  I created my very own colony over our fireplace.  I love how they turned out!...


I hung the larger ones in another area...


When we went to Michaels for some black cardstock, I found a set of card stock strips with Halloween prints on them to make a paper chain.  I remember doing this at Christmas time when I was a young child.  It was a lot of fun!  It's fun now too!


We also found a set of rat cutouts while we were Michaels.  I'd seen them years ago on the Martha Stewart Show.  And, my daughter had seen them on Pinterest.  How fun to find them at the store and have some of our very own.  I used putty to place them around the house.  Fun!


I think Penelope likes Halloween too!  She "helped" me add a ribbon to my new, vintage-like Halloween wreath.  I was so excited about this find.  I'd seen some like it at a specialty store last year but they were around $40.  I got mine at TJ Max for under $20.  It's hanging inside on my front door.


I still have some decorations to put out but I've got a good start and had so much fun making some new ones.  I'm finding that it's fun to put a few more out each day.

I also made a fresh, new, "No Soliciting" sign to put in the window by our front door.  I painted a frame black, made a sign on my computer, printed it on brown paper and voila!  However, it may be cute and stylish but it doesn't show up in the window quite as well as my bright yellow one did.  Oh well.  I'll wait a while and see how well it works.  Although, most people tend to not see it or ignore it anyway.  But, it's worth a try.  I'm amazed at how many people come knocking on the door to sell this or that and of all the fliers that are left on our door.


Happy Autumn, everyone!  Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bats are so much fun! I've wanted to make a Halloween banner but I better get busy! Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Hugs, Diane

Delighted Hands said...

It's fun to craft, isn't it?!!

mamasmercantile said...

What fun! Those bats are a delight, they look really effective over the fire place.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your bats are great aren't they! I like your door sign as well, we could do with something like that a we get a lot of people trying to sell things at the door which I don't like! Hope it works for you. xx

judith said...

Cute cut outs, love the rats! Nice sign too. We have the same problem. We have a sign but they don't pay any attention to it, I guess we need a door mat like the ones that are sold at the State Fair that say "Get the Hell off my porch, I don't want your crap!" They even have some that are more harsh than that!

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

Love it - looks like lots of fun