Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Night

 My favorite holiday is closing down but here are a few pictures of the front porch as it awaits  our trick or treaters.

Thanks to Pinterst I created two pumpkin projects I saw and loved.  The first is the stacked pumpkins.  I stenciled these BOO pumpkins and placed them atop each other.  The polka dot pumpkin I stuck a bunch of round stickers I had laying around and spray painted  it glossy black.  Easy peasy projects!

My Holiday Duck was dressed up for the night with two pumpkin escorts . HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT HALLOWEEN!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Manic Monday

October is revving up so quickly! Projects are a plenty and I haven't even made time to post them!! I KNOW, I know  I gotta get better at posting. I will start today on one of my House Proud projects, my Halloween Mantel.  I springboarded the idea from a couple of Pinterest mantle boards. One thing I'm realizing on my projects is that after I take the photo to put on my blog, something is always missing. I am learning the edit processing of blogging more and more and especially in the photography of the project. Its almost a sport in itself.  In this project before the leaves garland were placed on the mantke  I had taken a picture of the mantle and felt like something was lacking.  Plucked my leaves garland out of my Halloween bins and placed it on the mantle.  Isn't funny how just one tweak makes all the difference?  I'll show you below and tell me what you think!

BEFORE:  I used copper and cream candles and gold pumpkins purchased at Hobby Lobby.  The white pumpkins on black candle stands with black designs purchased at a garage sale for 50 cents a piece.  White and orange pumpkins purchased at our local pumpkin farm. To cap off the look I put spider webbing over the mantel mirror and popped a few pesky spiders on the web for authenticity.

With added garland