Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Wreaths

Hey Everyone!! I have been working hard over the last few days to get as much done as possible before the baby comes. I have completed four Halloween wreaths along with several for Christmas(will save those for later). I took a picture of one of the wreaths I sprayed black next to one that was waiting to be sprayed. I bought 24" wreaths, that are very full, and it took around 5 cans of paint to completely cover them black. Then I had an idea for themes. One I did I called " Beware of Bling", one is "Bewitched", and the last is " All about Fall". The last wreath is actually done on a grapevine wreath.

"Beware of Bling" is all about sparkle and skulls. I added sequined and glittered picks (found in the Christmas section at any craft store). I also added some glittered skulls and signs. To top it off I glued Bling crystals on tips throughout the wreath. A cute bow at the end always makes a wreath complete.

"Bewitched" is designed completely around the smiling witch. I went with the bright orange and purple that just screams Halloween to me. The picks I used were again found in the Christmas section. Now a days you can find ANY color there, last year I even found black picks! I also took apart part of a Halloween Berry Garland and used some of the sprays to add extra color.

" All about Fall" really is just everything fall related. I added fall colored leaves and picks. I found yellow fern bushes that I took apart and spread around. Then I used a bag of small pumpkins to fill in and give it that extra touch. The hand painted signs just makes it something unique and gives it a detail that you can't get from a generic wreath in the store.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2008 Halloween Fun...A party for 20 2 and 4 year olds!! It's that time to start decorating for this year. I have decided to go for a vintage feel with a little bit of whimsy and funky. My black Garland is at the house in Kansas City so time to make a trip to the craft store. It takes a little time but the best way to start a Halloween garland is to buy plain Christmas garland (green) and cheap black spray paint. It will take several coats of paint but the end result is worth it!! Instead of searching for black garland this is the easier and cheaper way to create a base for your Halloween Ornaments.

Maddyson's Lane Coming Soon!

My new website should be up and running in about two weeks. The website will be and will feature seasonal chic and vintage items. I will also be posting fun holiday and celebration ideas. I love to decorate for every season/holiday and look forward to offering items and lines I love as well as sharing my decorating ideas!!