Saturday, October 18, 2008
Fanciful Twist Halloween Blog Party!
Fanciful Twist is hosting a Fantabulous Blog Party for Halloween today! So I thought I'd show you my most recent project and my entry hall decor.
I saw some great banners in Woman's Day magazine that used newsprint in a really fun way! I've never thought of newsprint as a craft medium except for making mock-ups and pattern pieces. But when you think about it, it's black and white, perfect for Halloween and has a sort of scientist-bookish-vintage feel to it. But it's not very durable so I lined it with cardstock to give it more rigidity and hopefully be able to use them in years to come. They are stung onto knobby yarn.
This one is hanging in my entry way and I think it really completes my spooky mirror area. On the shelf are fun holiday knick-knacks I've picked up over the years. The skeleton is a nut-cracker! And of course my spooky prints from Mom found a home for the holiday!
The longer one (and boy is it long, about 8 feet long) is for work and will hang in front of my office, facing the library where the party is held on Halloween. More about the work festivities next week when we are allowed to start decorating the library! (We have a conference and guests this week and I suppose they don't want to see dismembered limbs sticking out of the scanner or bats hanging from the light fixtures!
These two paper cutout decorations are in the kitchen. They are kind of beat up and kitschy but they remind me of school classroom party decorations from years gone by so I keep them around.