Woodburned Vampire Bat Box

This woodburned vampire bat box uses a Bat Sign from Walnut Hollow’s new Halloween and Harvest wood line. The Creative Versa-Tool is great for adding bat details to the rustic sign. The Cornice Box is smooth for easy painting. It’s … Continue reading

Day of the Dead Painted Wood Sugar Skulls Trio

Day of the Dead is rapidly approaching. To prepare, I created a painted wood sugar skull trio, for my front porch. I love bright and colorful decorations for Day of the Dead. This is a great piece of home decor, … Continue reading

Boo! Halloween Fence decorations

Halloween Walnut Hollow Decoration Stefanie Girard

I love making big projects and Walnut Hollow wood shapes are the perfect surface to work big with. Their Halloween shapes make a great top border for my rolling gate and the large pumpkins layered with skulls and the letter “B” can be combined to spell the word “BOO”.

This decoration looks great during the day (both from the front and back) and super cute at night lit up with twinkle lights and battery-powered tea lights in the eyes of the skulls.

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Tools and Materials

2 – Short Pumpkins Large

1 –18” Letter “B”

2 –Skulls

2- Bat signs

2- Pumpkin signs

2- Cat Signs

2- Ghost signs

DecoArt Paint in black, white, orange and brown

Paint brush

Wire

Wire Cutters

Optional: 4 Tea lights, twinkle lights

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This project is perfect to get the kids involved with as there is lots of painting that no special skills are needed. I really enjoyed the time I spent first giving everything a coat of base color with the DecoArt paints.

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Next I added dimension to the pumpkins with brown paint on the edges and in crescent moon shapes on the pumpkin to shade in the curves.

For the black cat and bat I used white paint on the edges and to give the bat details on the wings.

For the ghosts and skulls I brushed a bit of black paint on the edges.

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To decorate the fence I simply slid the picks of the signs between the top pole and the chain links.

The attach the pumpkins, letter “B” and skulls I used a bit of floral wire to wire them to the fence.

To attach the tea lights in the skull eye holes I used a bit of double stick foam tape.

I hope you’ll try your hand a painting up a bunch of Walnut Hollow shapes and sharing your Halloween spirit with your neighbors.

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Thanks for taking time to check out this tutorial and if you’d like to see more of my crafting with a re-purpose and adult coloring pages pop on over to my blog Sweater Surgery.

Stefanie Girard with scissors

Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements.

 

 

The Cutest Painted Pallet Wood Pumpkin Patch Ever!

Painted Pallet Pumpkin Patch

Do you love the wood pallet pumpkins you’ve been seeing all over Pinterest? Me too! Walnut Hollow has new pallet wood pumpkin shapes this year! No more cutting your own pallets up and getting frustrated when yours (mine) don’t turn … Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Treat Box

With Autumn arriving next month, I’ve been prepping for Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. Sugar Skulls are iconic in celebrations, as are sweet treats and offerings. This wood burned and painted wood treat box can hold sweets, altar offerings, … Continue reading

Pumpkin Carving 101

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

Halloween is absolutely one of my FAVORITE holidays and to celebrate I pulled together the creative minds of some of my talented blogging friends to bring you over 110 fabulous Halloween ideas! We have so many fun ideas to share! I guarantee you’ll find a project (or 10!) that you would love to incorporate into your Halloween festivities. All week (Monday through Saturday) Walnut Hollow and our blogging friends will be sharing our fun creations with all of you. Each day will include approximately 20 Halloween projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

So here’s the final installment of fabulous Halloween ideas from our creative blogging friends. Join the blog hop & click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!

Over 110 creative Halloween projects and ideas for Halloween fun. #halloweenprojects #halloween #diyhalloweenideas

1. Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes
2. Easy Halloween Sculpey necklace
3. Owl-ween Party
4. Easy Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
5. Halloween Polka Dot Pillow
6. Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting
7. Halloween Party Garland
8. Halloween Oreo Truffles
9. Skeleton Hat
10. Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial
11. Pumpkin Carving 101
12. Dress It Up Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags
13. Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle)
14. Easy Halloween Caramel Apple Dippers
15. Raccoon Mask
16. Pumpkin Tea Towels
17. Easy Halloween Window Cling

Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Design Dazzle’s board Fabulous Halloween Ideas on Pinterest.

 

My creation for this fun Halloween blog hop is:

Hasn’t this week been fun? All sorts of great ideas for Halloween. But there is more!!! This idea is for Pumpkin Carving on foam pumpkins that you can find in many craft stores during this time of the year. The best part about carving on these pumpkins is that you get to keep them from year to year and they won’t deteriorate!

For ideas on what to carve on your pumpkins, it’s as simple as checking out about a million ideas on the internet. Or, you can always draw your own design or even trace the inside of spooky cookie cutters for shapes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo get started, be sure to read all manufacturer’s instructions found inside the Creative Versa-Tool® by Walnut Hollow. Use pliers to attach the Hot Knife Point on the Tool. Secure Tool Stand to a work surface with tape. Place the Tool on the Stand. Plug into electric outlet, turn the Versa-Temp control dial to the Red Zone and heat for 4-5 minutes.

Watch this video to see the easy way to carve foam pumpkins using the Creative Versa-Tool®:

Here are some photos of other Pumpkin Carving ideas you can use for foam pumpkins.

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And you can even make a Pumpkin Clock!Pumpkin-Clock-Clockmaking-Project[1]

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!

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BOO Time!

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

Time for some Throwback Thursday Blogs! Hope you enjoy appropriate Blogs that we will repeat and hope you enjoy one more time………pun intended!

Boo Clock

It’s getting to be a scary “time” of the year and “time” for Halloween! So…….I thought it was “time” for a  Halloween Clock. I saw these great Halloween buttons by Buttons Galore & More many months ago and wanted to use them to make a Clock. They have lots more Halloween styles and Buttons Galore – check them out here: http://www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com/

I started by misting a small wood clock with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Black Magic. Great name for the color. Look closely at the finished clock and you can see the gold glimmer. Love using this mist – so easy and there is never a need to seal the wood first. In fact, you shouldn’t seal the wood before using Glimmer Mist.

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While the mist is drying, choose the button pieces out of the package that you want to represent the numbers. Once you have them picked out, you’ll need to cut the shank off the back of the buttons.  I used a heavy duty pair of scissors or use a wire cutter tool. It is a good idea to also use a sanding stick to sand down more of the shank to get the back of the button as flat as possible.

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Once the buttons are prepared, place a Power Tab from Tombow® over the cut shank. Power Tabs really work the best for embellishments and things like this. Remove the backing from the Tab and press the button in place.

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I used this clock movement since I already had my “numbers” on the clock. Follow the manufactures directions on the back of the package to attach the movement and hands on the clock surface. Add an AA battery, set the time and you’re ready to hang your clock.

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Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Hope you enjoyed our Halloween Clock again………..check back tomorrow for a great new, and EASY, Halloween project – I think you’ll like it!