I am excited to share with you my first Halloween decoration that I have made for this year.
So cute, right!! Before I show you had I made this I would like to share where I received my inspiration from. I was at a craft/boutique show that was open last weekend called Oh Sweet Sadie and there was a booth that had some really cute stuff (okay everything there had really cute stuff)! This booth had some framed houses. These cute houses were in Halloween/Fall colors and made from fabric. I did a search and found them online at Jenigochnour here is a picture of one of their cute homes
I just loved this and knew that I wanted to frame a Halloween item but using scrapbook paper instead of fabric. I went in search on pinterest to find some ideas and found this cute Witch's Feet water coloring from Art Projects for Kids
So once I had the idea in my head I went shopping for a few supplies and then got crafting.
Frame (I got one from the Dollar Store)
Orange Spray Paint
Fabric or Burlap (for the base of the project)
Embroidery Floss (Purple and black)
Favorite Halloween Scrapbook Paper (I used Pebbles Thirty One Halloween Line - Love it!)
Black Glitter Tape
paper cutter, needle, scissors and adhesive (like glue or strong tape)
I recently received a fun package in the mail from American Crafts full of the latest Pebbles Thirty One Halloween line and I couldn't wait to try it out. Everything is so cute and it is perfect for my project!
Let's Get Started!
First remove the glass and backing from the frame and spray paint the frame orange. While the frame dries add your fabric to the backing piece. Just cut the fabric to size with a little extra on each side and fold the extra fabric over the back and tape in place. You won't need the glass so you can toss it or save it for a future project. Once the frame is dry put the backing back into the frame.
Next we are going to cut all of our paper pieces out.
I cut out the boots and spider in my Cricut Craft Room program. The boots are from the cartridge Groovy Times and I cut the boots to be 4 1/2" tall and 4" wide. The spider is from the cartridge Best images of 2010. I made sure the actual spider was about 1 1/2" x 1". I then cut off the paper "string/web" as I was going to use real string for the project.
The orange polka dot paper is for the legs - I actually changed it out very last minute to be solid orange legs because I felt everything was looking a bit too busy. These were cut to 2x5.
For the skirt I cut 5 pieces from the Thirty-One Halloween line. Each piece was 8 1/2" long and 1 1/2 inches wide. The papers I used were Dreadful, Batty and Spider webs.
I inked all the edges of the scrapbook pieces in black.
I wanted to start putting this together from the bottom up because I knew it would be easy to adjust the skirt later if I had spacing issues. S I started with the boots.
Using a sharp needle I poked a hole in the paper to mark the spots for the laces. I then threaded some purple embroidery floss on the needle and sewed the laces in place. I secured the floss on the back with tape. It was super easy!
Now it was time to make the witch's legs. I was going to use a purple paper with white polka dots but felt everything was getting a bit busy so I traded it out with solid orange cardstock.
I wanted to make it look like black and orange striped stockings and the American Crafts black glitter tape was perfect for this. I cut the glitter tape into 2 inch piece. Then each piece I cut in half length-wise and taped onto my orange legs. I then taped down the shoes and legs onto my fabric using orange tacky tape. This stuff is really tacky and the paper stuck to the fabric very nicely. You probably could use glue to stick everything to the fabric but I wanted to go with something easy.
The skirt is where I get to show off some of the fun paper designs. I sure love these paper - so cute!!
Using the orange tacky tape I put a piece along the back/bottom of my bottom piece. I then ran some lace along the tape. The tacky tape hold it nicely in place. I then arranged the rest of the pieces how I wanted them - Putting them at a bit of an angle and then ran some pieces of tape along the back to hold the paper in place. I then used my bigger roll of Tacky tape to tape the skirt onto the fabric.
For the spider I glued on two googly eyes and attached some black embroidery floss to the back and wrapped the floss around the back of the board. I also used a glue "pop" dot to attach the spider to the fabric to make it pop off the fabric a bit. I like how the embellishments add some dimension to the project.
Right now I have this hanging on my wall and I am currently working on a Halloween banner to put above it - I really love how this turned out!
If you liked this project you will probably also love my Frankenstein Goodie Bags
Check out these other projects from the 30 Days of Halloween Series
Disclosure: I received product from American Crafts and Pebbles to create a craft project. All opinions are 100% mine.