Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Halloween Decorating Tutorial

 I have started preparing for Halloween.  Though, I must say, it is with a heavy heart this year because of the loss of my best Halloween buddy.  Kary's husband told me that Kary would not want me to become a Halloween slacker and I know he is right. So, I've decided that this year I am going to decorate my front entrance as a Fall shrine to Kary.  I am going to give it my all and really go for it.  I will keep you posted on the progress!

I've been making Halloween candelabras.  I bought these old candle holders at goodwill and painted them glossy black. I added dried moss and black ravens and they turn into instant Halloween decor.
 My daughter has another event coming up at the end of September and we are going with a Fall theme.  I am painting old pumpkins and other objects silver to make them more elegant.  I will also keep you updated on this project.

 Another one.  Don't they make a lovely but haunting pair.

 I found this candlestick at a thrift store.  It has a snuffer attached at it's side.  I painted it, added moss and attached a Gothic cross.

 And yet another in a different color scheme.  I straightened the candles after I took the photo.

 Click on any of the photos for a closer look.  I got these very ornate candlesticks and painted them and attached these mosaic orange glass globes then added a spider to one of them.

 I glued this old witch to this cauldron and decorated it with moss and bones.  A Halloween punch could be served from this if you place a bowl inside.

And I've been making witch hats.  This one is decorated with glittery fringe, black feathers and black roses.

All of these items will be for sale in the next couple days on The Blog Tech's ebay store which you can go to by clicking on his "feed me" photo on my sidebar.