Whooooo’s Excited About Halloween?? (and some printables)

Me, Me, Me!!!

Now that I’m getting back to normal from the huge news I had last week that kinda left me spinning for a few days and now that KCWC is over (although, I do still have quite a few kids clothes to make…), I’m starting to get my holiday decorating under way!

First up was the art wall! We have a wall in our dining rom that has about 8 pieces of art that we’ve either collected or made. Come to think of it, every wall in our house  has art that we’ve either collected or made! Anyway, I digress… Over the last year, I’ve taken to switching out the art for the holidays every now and then. And this holiday is one of those!

Most of these are downloads that you can print and frame yourselves….

1. I’m kinda a sucker for the play on The Keep Calm posters! This one is from Libby Bonjour.

2. Now, this one is not a printable! I found it while we were out on our family adventure in Snohomish, WA. I loved it! It’s just hilarious to me. The piece is by Kim Loesch.

3. And this is a free printable at Creative Kismet, but instead of printing on photo paper, this one I printed on canvas to give it more of hte look of a hand painted piece!

4. Another thing I’m a sucker for… Subway Art!

And then 2 of the pieces I made myself! The first one I am super excited with the way it turned out!! It’s a paper cut. For some reason I got on a mission the weekend before last to make a paper cut art piece. not exactly sure what inspired it, but I’m not kidding when I said I was on a mission! I got the paper, the boys were out of town, I stayed up late and 4 hours later…..

The house is a real haunted house (or so they say) in my mother’s home town of Marion, AL, named the Carlisle House. The tree is a picture I took on a little road trip through Alabama and the little trick or treaters are just cute! I printed them, and very carefully cut them out. The different depths of each element give wonderfully spooky shadows that totally add to it.

So for you, I’ve made two printables of it here. One shows more of the dimensional aspect than the other. It’s not quite the same as the 3 dimensional paper cut, but feel free to use it in your Halloween decorating endeavors!

Click here for the more 3 dimensional one.

Click here for the other one.

And the last one is another quick one I made the other night. I used the silhouette I found on  Value Village’s website and a frame from The Coffee Shop blog for the frame, fixed them all together with a little Photoshop action and whala…..

Then my husband commented on what a cool paper cut it was. I had to tell him, nope I just printed that one… So now I think I’m going to have to make it a papercut as well!! (We might be revisiting that one soon!)

You can download this one here.

Stay tuned for more Halloween decorating! What are your favorites projects this year?

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Halloween Link Love

Now that the birthday party has passed, it’s time to move on to another of my favorite things….  Decorating for Halloween!

Here are a few project ideas that I’m either going to do or have in some way inspired a project!!

1. Printables! I love printables, including this subway are one from eighteen25. We have a wall of small art pieces we’ve collected in our dining room and just last year I started switching the art out for holiday art for different seasons. I’ve got to get my Halloween pieces printed! Also, check out my pinterest page for a ton more!

2. For some reason this year, I’m into the spiders! Love these spider sacks from Modern Parents Messy Kids. I have another spider web idea in the works as well…..

3. I’m getting my letters and yarn this weekend to make this project from Jen Johnson’s guest post on eighteen25.

4. We need these pillows from Chapman Place on our front porch bench for sure!

5. Love love love these bats from Made via Country Living (for the template).

6. I’m totally inspired to make a paper cut project this year. This one by Suzy Taylor is just awesome!

7. I was only going to include one printable, but this is just adorable. I can’t wait to print this Halloween Paper Doll from Bablisme. and in case you’re wondering, yes, there is a girl version as well.

What Halloween crafts will you be making this year???