10/27/2010

Witchy Crafts

I'm up late tonight because I've been bitten by the crafty bug. I wasn't able to afford to buy very many Halloween decorations, and at first I was a little depressed because I didn't know how I was going to make this Halloween awesome, until I decided to get craft about it. I want to share a few pics of the things I've made tonight. I hope you guys like them.

This was inspired by some of the awesome ATCs I've seen around the web. It's too big to be an ATC, but I really like it, I think I did quite well for never having made an ATC or anything that looked like an ATC in my life lol. What do you guys think?


I made this garland by printing out some images from The Graphics Fairy. I think it's really cute and for something so simple looking that thing took me over 2 hours to make. But all the time sitting in the floor was worth it because I think it is oh so cute.


This is only part of a display I am making. There is one more picture with the same image in the same colors and I have two more that I printed off in black and white. What I plan on doing with them is kind of like a modern art type thing with one color one and one black and white side by side and then a black and white one under this color one with the other color one beside it. I hope I described that well enough lol... I'll show pics when I get it finished, but for now I'm just going to have to describe it like that for you lol.

And last but definitely not least, my jack-o-lantern. This little guy started out his life as an industrial sized pickle jar from the restaurant I used to waitress at. I brought the jar home but didn't know what I was going to do with it until I came across a craft where someone had made a JOL out of a plastic jar about the same size as mine. I painted it with orange and black glass paint which is dishwasher safe and safe up to 350 degrees. I couldn't find his lid so I just painted the threads around the top green which you can't really see in this pic because I wanted you guys to get a look at him in the dark. Tomorrow I'll get a pic of him in the daylight so you can see him better. His candle is just a $5 battery operated candle from the dollar store.

These aren't my only Halloween decorations. I also have a few other things that I bought because I wanted them for year round. I'll show you guys pics of those tomorrow with the daylight pic of Mr. JOL. So I hope you guys liked my crafts. There will be more coming because I am really enjoying myself with these crafts. Gram and I used to make stuff like this all the time when I was younger but once I got older other things became more important. Now that she's gone doing this kind of makes me feel close with her again. So what are you guys doing for Halloween? What kinds of decorations are y'all using?

8 comments:

Dirgesinger said...

I love all of Your decorations! And i am sure these are much better than those bought in stores, these have soul in them:)

Willow Silverhorse said...

Thanks Dirge!

Aine O'Brien said...

These are so great!! You are very crafty indeed!

D.Suplicki said...

Your decorations look great! Papercrafting is always time consuming but SO satisfying when you're finished. Your oversized ATC is beautiful. :)

mom68 said...

Hey Kido you did a great job!!! I think gran would be proud of you!!!!

Love MOM

Wendy said...

Your art is beautiful! For not knowing how to "craft" you made some wonderful Witchy art.

Willow Silverhorse said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my crafts. This is something I'm very interested in and will probably be stalking a lot of blogs to get more tips and tricks on things like these. If any of you have tips for me I'm all ears!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Great decorations! You did good girl! <]:)