Have you started decorating for Autumn or Halloween yet? Halloween is creeping up quickly so now is a good time to make some painted decorations to display around your home to porch for those Trick or Treaters! Today I’ll be … Continue reading
This time of year is probably my favorite. Just before the holiday season starts, when the air is cool and crisp and the leaves are just about to start changing! I love to pull out the fall decorations. I’ve got … Continue reading
Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a fast Fall decor project. I quickly altered one box and one plaque to create a decoration that I can use for several months. A simple swap of the box contents, and an … Continue reading
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 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
Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. On September 1st the box of fall decorations comes out of storage no matter what the temperature! This year I added Walnut Hollow’s Pumpkin Box to my decor. SUPPLIES: Walnut Hollow Pumpkin … Continue reading
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.
Tools and Materials
2- Bat signs
2- Cat Signs
2- Ghost signs
Optional: 4 Tea lights, twinkle lights
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
To 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.
Enjoy and Happy Halloween!