Thursday, October 1, 2009

craft challenge - Halloween or Fall themed

Well, friends...are you ready to get inspired? I am! I look forward to seeing all of the great Halloween or Fall-themed craft projects that you have been working on.

The monthly craft challenge is simple: Each month, I give you an embellishment, tool, or idea and you get to create something fun to share with the rest of us! You have one month to work on the project (big or small) and then you come back to share your creation on the first Thursday of the month. You'll have one week to link up...so don't fret if you're not quite finished on "due date" time. September's theme is Halloween or Fall.

I shared with you yesterday my little Fall decor project from last year that I just didn't think was quite right for my style of home decor. After pulling it out of the Fall decor box this year, I decided to start over and still use the wooden plaques to create something new and fun for Halloween!

BEFORE

*presto chango*
AFTER
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My plans for this will be each year, I will display a few "trick or treat" pictures of the kids from the previous year. Each of the blocks with pictures have photo corners that I can just slip the picture in and out of. I used chipboard sparkly letters for the "trick or treat", re-painted the edges to a deep orange and mod podged the Halloween themed polka dotted paper onto the faces of each plaque. Then I hot glued black gingham ribbon down the back of the plaques to attach together. I love it! The only thing I'm not sure about is where I have it hanging. It might find a new home in the next few days, but that's kind of how I work!

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Now, it's YOUR TURN!!

1. Link up using MckLinky below.
2. In your post, either use the button on the left side bar or a link to my site for others to be able to join in the fun or to come on by to see what everyone has created.
3. Try to visit as many of the participants as you can and comment on their creations.
4. This month's craft challenge will end on Thursday, October 8th.
5. A random winner will be chosen from the participants and be announced next Friday. The winner will receive something Fall/Halloween themed, of course!
6. So...what are you waiting for!? Link up and let's see what masterpiece you have created! Get creative, get crafty, and be inspired!!

21 comments:

vicki said...

That is so cute! That will be fun for the kids to see how they looked on Halloween the year before. Great idea!
Love,
Mom

Xazmin said...

Holy freakin' cute batman! I love it...I mean they were cute to start...but your transformation is fabulous! I love it! Oh wait, I said that already!

Kelli said...

What a great craft project. I love that you designed it so that you can change the pictures each year. So creative.

Missy said...

I really like what you did! Looks awesome! I love that you incorporated pictures into it. Too cute!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So cute! I am working on something similar...but I never thought to add pictures to it! What a great idea! I love the ribbon too!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love it! Super cute. Why oh why can't I be you? Love your creative spirit! YOu ROCK the crafts!

Amy said...

That is an amazing new look. Great idea...

Tanielle said...

Super dang cute!!!! What a fun change, and an adorable idea!! Thanks for the challenge too fun!!! Have a great first day of October!!!

Sarah said...

Very cute, I might just have to make myself one! And I recognize that Tinker Ball costume! :-)

Michelle said...

That is adorable and I love that you reused it! I will have to post mine later today, I have an early meeting.

Maridith said...

GREAT IDEA!! I have an idea I just haven't had time to put it together. So glad you are giving us until the 8th!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

LOVE IT! Such a cute idea to be able to change out the pictures!!!

Jenny said...

That is adorable! Great idea!

Emily said...

Love it! Those colors make me want some pumpkin bread too! ;)

The Harris Family said...

Cute idea. I have been trying to come up with a great way to display past halloween pictures. This is perfect!

Dawn said...

oh, that's so cute-what a great idea! I'll be posting mine later when I get some time.

summur braley said...

Your blocks look fabulous darling! What a great idea to do craft challenges. Thanks again for your inspiration!

jenjen said...

That is such a cute project Heidi. I love it! I love that you can also switch the pictures out.

I don't have anything cute to contribute to your challenge this month. But I did make a Christmas project for our church's craft night. I hope you will be doing Christmas in the next couple of months. I will save it for then!

Have a great weekend Heidi!

XOXO
Jen

Charlene said...

I think I need to learn to do "modge podge"--there are several cute projects I've seen lately that I want to do! Cute stuff!

Jerri said...

What a cute project. This sounds like a fun carnival idea too!

Mama King said...

Came out great! Looking forward to reading all the links. Thanks for hosting!

 
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