Happy Halloween` with a little Cross Stitch

I hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween!

Or Happy Day of the Dead if you prefer! Today I wanted ot share a cross stitch project I made for a friend after her kitty cat died. And what better day to show this project then today!

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As soon as I saw this pattern I was excited to make it. And it opened up my world to the Daily Cross Stitch website. I love this website! The designs are very simple for the most part, but not always. There is a pattern for everything and you can get every pattern on the website for only $10! You should check it out!

And did you notice that I started too close to the edge of the aida fabric? that bummed me out, but I sewed two piece together and made it work!

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I love the flowers and the eyes on this one!

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Are you doing any Halloween cross stitch projects? I have so many that I want to do! I wish I was faster at cross stitch!

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And I have to share our pumpkins! This is Little Miss Vampanda! My contribution to the family pumpkin patch!

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And the rest of the bunch! With my husbands porch decorations! He’s really excited to get his smoke machine and black light out for the trick or treaters. Any maybe even put our ring doorbell to use for a little bit of scaring… Hmm!

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Happy Halloween!

A Quickie Halloween Decorating Upgrade

I looked at my blog and noticed that I’ve posted about 8 times since last Halloween! And I have about 4 Halloween posts for this year… That goes to show you how much I love Halloween! And how much I miss blogging more often! Anyway, here we go with more Halloween fun!

My sister in law also likes to do it up for Halloween and she posted a a picture of her mantle with these fanastic mirrored skulls! They were beautiful. They totally inspired this project!

 

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When I went to Value Village I found these pumpkins that I thought would be fantastic nice and shiny silver! They are a little too ‘country chic’ for my décor, but a little paint can change that in about ten minutes. So I grabbed them! Not only does Value Village have a ton of costumes, but there’s also a lot of fun décor to be found there.

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And I just happened to have this mirror spray paint at home. So I decided to use it for this project. Notice the bottle says ‘Looking Glass’…  Well, it’s meant for painting on glass…  But whatever, right? Why not give it a try. These aren’t fine heirlooms that I’m dealing with. Just some nice secondhand decorations that need a new life, so let’s give it a try!

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The first coat had the look of old glass that the spray paint is supposed to give, so I was having some high hopes that it would work. The second coat covered it and gave it a just a nice flat silver color. Not exactly the look I was going for, but I love them none the less!

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The experiment did not get me the fabulous mirror look that my sister in law’s décor has, but I do love my new pumpkins! And the more matte finish may even be just the right finish for my décor!

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I love them! What do you think? How many projects have you updated with a quick bit of spray paint? You check out others I’ve done, like Christmas reindeer and more reindeer, sea shells and Easter bunnies!

 

I have been compensated with either payment or product for this post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions!