Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Crafts

Happy Fall! Today is the first official day, but it's been feeling mighty autumnal around here for a while. I swore I wasn't going to turn the heat on until October, but I didn't want to freeze our little parakeets, so I had to break down and turn it on!

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter handed me this Lefton figurine, Miss November. She had decided that she was going to clean off her shelves and pack away things from her childhood. Right away I knew what I wanted to do with her.

I turned her into Miss Halloween!

Isn't she cute?!

I hate when you have an idea for something, and you can't find the necessary stuff to make it. I was looking for a paper mache moon at Hobby Lobby, but they didn't have any, so my daughter Liz made me one!

See? Isn't she amazing?

And once I had that moon, I was able to make this! The owl came from Michaels, and I made him a little party hat too.

I also made some flags.

I love making these, because they take no time at all, which is my kind of craft.

And lastly, we have a treat cone. I have a couple of other things that I'm working on, but honestly I don't know why I do it, because I have a teeny weeny house and I don't know where I'm going to put it all. But I can't stop!


JunqueMagnet said...

Such fun decorations.Fun to make AND fun to see.Thanks for sharing!

My Vintage Mending said...

Carol these are so genius. I would never see that in that figure. Absolutely darling moon. Over the top cute. Smiles...Renee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' Miss Halloween! Happy Fall:@)

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute......love what you did with that November girl! You and your kido are so talented!

Tete said...

Great ideas and fun decor...and I will pretend you didn't paint that Lefton piece, but she does look cute.
Your little moon came out great and I love your little flags...so cute.
Have a fun day!
Hugs- Tete

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

TOO sweet! You at you, making great Halloween crafts! Miss Halloween turned out perfect and I LOVE your owl on the moon! The little cone is cute and the little flags too!
Happy Friday...I'm off to work at HQ and I better get going!

Lynn said...

OMG!!! I love Miss Halloween!!! Your daughter did an awesome job on the paper moon and the owl is just to cute for words!! You will have to share the instructions on making a small party hat!! I love the flags and the paper cones!!! If you make to much stuff to display in your home, please feel free to send it to Conover, NC! I will find a place to put it!! Thank you show much for making those awesome projects and showing them to us!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Heidi said...

Miss Halloween is SO CLEVER! It would never have occurred to me to paint a figurine like that but she is just perfect!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Cute stuff! I know what you mean about running out of space before you run out of ideas.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol your crafts are so cute! I do love Miss Halloween!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Wow Miss Halloween is so lovely! Love her!

Maureen said...

I can't believe you thought to paint the figurine! It looks fab!

Diane Mars said...

Carol, Thank you for the B-day wishes.. and yes I did figure it out my age that is 57 ouch! Your daughter is a amazing please tell her I think she did a super job on that moon. Don't you just love having a girl? oxox, Diane

jorijepps said...

Super cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You are waaaaay awesome! Can you give us a tutorial on your little flags? They are too cute and I have that exact vase and I totally want to steal your idea for a centerpiece! Please? Pretty please?

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Don't you just hate when you forget to mention something? I ADORE what you did with Miss November. Great! Now you've given me something new to look for when I'm out and about so I can have my own Miss Halloween!

VintageBettys said...

Carol! That is so cute! We love her,she is spectacular! Did you make her little kitty? We love the little moon that your daughter mad she is very crafty :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Love that little figurine! How cute. Where did you find the little pumpkin she is holding? I need some little ones like that.

The owl came out so cute too! Very clever.


Mecky said...

I think the bell turned out so cute!!

Happy Fall

Kim K. said...

I absolutely love what you did with your owl and your moon!!! I'm smitten.

Melanie at Country Cottage Living said...

Shopping & Crafting are also 2 of my addictions. I think I fall hard this time of year. I hope I can sell a few of my crafts to make up for all the neat stuff I've bought!