Sunday, September 4, 2011

Jack o lantern!

Hello! Hope you are having a GREAT weekend. My sister is in town so we are! So fun to have family in and we love entertaining.

Today I am sharing an altered Halloween project. I found a wooden pumpkin at Michael's last week and was inspired to create a paper jack0lantern. I thought it would look so fun all dressed up with the Echo Park the Apothecary Emporium collection: I used some Modge Podge to cover the front of the pumpkin and then added the patterned paper on top. I covered the stem with a different piece of patterned paper. All of the designs are pretty much cut from pieces of the collection. I cut the tree shape from one of the pages. I used part of the tree (I skipped some sections where it was too tedious to cut) and then used a black Tombow marker to color over the cut out piece. The cat, bird and bat are also cut out of the papers. After I attached them to the pumpkin, I added some black Doodlebug glitter to make them sparkly. I also added rhinestone eyes to the bat and the bird.

I created the banner with the date using the stickers in the collection. I added some rhinestones in between the banners and hung it on the pumpkin using dimensional stickers.

I tied a piece of gingham ribbon around the top of the pumpkin and added some hemp. I finished the top of the pumpkin off by adding a fringed topper.

I already have this on display for Halloween so it is gonna be a long two months for my family :)

Have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Donna said...

Very cute idea! What a fun decoration. Halloween seems so far away but it will be here before you know it. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your sister's visit.

Patti J said...

Total cuteness, Cammie!!! Thanks for sharing - love that EP!!!

Glenda J said...

So clever! Love all the little details.

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Starla said...

Too cute! I really need to find some creative mojo and do some holiday decorating (besides Christmas, that is!)

Dawn Easton said...

Totally fun, Carolyn!!