Thursday, September 29, 2011

deck the halls - halloween style

I've been having a lot of fun getting in the halloween spirit. I've never really been able to decorate for it before, but I've got more room this year. I wanted to see how much I could do for as little $$ as possible, and the champion of the day is black cardstock. Turns out there's a lot that you can do with cardstock and scissors. For everything else there's mastercard. just kidding. I don't have a mastercard. oh wait. I do. moving on.

 My poor man's version of this wreath. Just cheesecloth wrapped around a cheap straw wreath. It was pretty easy. 

These cardstock mice are running up and down the stairs. turns out they're running away from Jonas the Menace, who likes to pull of their tails. shoulda made them out of felt.

cardstock bats. I like these, but from the side angle they kind of look like butterflies to me. they're definitely NOT butterflies. that would not be appropriate for the holiday. well... actually I don't know

paper masks for the kids.

I like how these bats make my clock look like the moon. 

 this isn't my favorite, hence the slightly smaller photo size, but it was cheap and easy. I googled "baroque frame" and printed out the above image. the rest is pretty self-explanatory. 

Rawr! monster tv. I love this. one of my better ideas.

This wreath is creepier in real life. wherever you stand the raven is looking at you with those cold, dark, calculating eyes. We named him Poe. (if you didn't catch the literary reference on your own I'm not gonna spell it out for you. :) )

spider web snowflakes and fake pumpkins. (notice last year's project in the background?)

 now here's the scariest part of my house. I'm not sure which is spookier, dishes or the crafting mess I made making all this stuff:


Dean, Andrea, Tanner, and Landon said...

Man I love it all. I may just have to whip out the black cardstock around here too!

shayray said...

So stinkin' cute!! I'm totally stealing your tv monster idea. And I actually bought some stuff to do the bats. haha I loved that idea. I saw the rats on the stairs on pinterest and so wanted stairs. I loved that you did them. So cute!

Delys said...

WOw,Anna! So festive and cute! Katie would love it. Wish we were there!