Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Home Decor!

Good morning!  I am happy to be sharing my latest project with you.  I just love Halloween so I was excited when I first saw Carta Bella's Happy Haunting collection!  Not only is it perfect for altered projects, but cards and layouts as well!    For this project, I started with a round paper mache box I picked up at my local craft store.  And I love crows this time of year, so I incorporated one of those as well.  I found the crow at my local Dollar Store, but I have seen them at the craft store as well.
 This project is pretty easy to create for anyone who wants to give it a try!  I first traced the paper mache box onto patterned paper, cut out the pieces, and adhered the papers to the box.  I used liquid adhesive and placed rubber bands around the box until the adhesive was completely dry.  I then trimmed pieces from the Border Strips paper to further decorate the box.  To create my label, I layered pieces from the Element Stickers with foam adhesive.

To make the hat for Mr. Crow, I traced a large button I had, cut a slit to the middle, and overlapped the cut edges to make a cone shape.  Once it was small enough, I adhered the ends in place and then cut a small hole out of the very top.  I cut a few small pieces of twine and stuck them though the top of the hat and adhered them in place.  For Mr. Crow's collar, I simply trimmed a long piece of paper about 3/4" inch wide and accordion pleated the entire piece. I then adhered the ends together and adhered the collar to Mr. Crow.   Pretty easy!  Thanks for joining me today!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own Happy Haunting creation!

Carta Bella's Happy Haunting: Haunting Hexagon, Scary Skulls, Border Strips, Spooky Stripes, Full Moon, Element Stickers
Other: Paper mache box, decorative crow, foam adhesive, twine


  1. This is so adorable Tegan! Such a great idea. Love how you dressed up your crow!

  2. Oh my! This is so adorable. It is a great way to give any home a spooky feeling but in a very cute way. Oh! I love this idea.