Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homework: reading {artful halloween}

Is it too early? I wasn’t sure if I was ready for Halloween projects yet but the days fly by so quickly and I didn’t want to find myself the night before Halloween without any spooky decorations.

Fortunately, I received a book titled Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger.

The book is filled with fun artful Halloween projects and ideas that are easy to create.

Blog Halloween Book-001I love these whimsical fabric ideas. A felt embroidered owl and a napkin stamped using a potato.

Blog Halloween Book-002Decorating pumpkins is a hot trend and there’s an entire section on pumpkins. Beautiful pumpkins with great tips and techniques.

Blog Halloween BookThese blood spattered paper flowers were right up my alley. I had all the materials on hand and the step-by-step instructions were easy to follow.

I decided to use my flowers in a spooky centerpiece and found a crow from last year.

And no word is spookier to me than Edgar Allen Poe’s use of the word “nevermore”.

Here are my blood spattered flowers. I used more of blood drip technique but they still scream “gory” to me.

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
For more information about the book Artful Halloween click here.

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I received a complimentary copy of the Artful Halloween from Lark Crafts. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. So wonderful decor, and I love your colour choice for the halloween. Wonderful "creepy" flowers!!! Thanks for sharing, have a great Day

  2. Eek! Nice spooky vibe going on :) Love it!

  3. I will have to check that book out ASAP. I really want to upgrade my Halloween decor...want a vintage and elegant look. Love what you did.

  4. Excellent suggestions whenever I visit your blog.

  5. This is such a stylish way to celebrate Halloween! How beautiful.


  6. love those dotted paper flowers, especially the black centers - perfectly clever for Hallowe'en with your black bird! Plus the stamped napkin idea is adorable :) I'm just not quite ready to let go of summer yet (sigh!) thank you for including my sampler in your list of features Carolyn, so kind of you. I really need to check out the frosted glass front door window panes - I'm in need of a similar window disguise! hugs, diane

  7. Carolyn these are delightfully "Gorry-gous". Never too early for Halloween fun :)


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