Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, number 14 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
Using Stampin’ Up! products to make unique home decor items is one of my most favorite pastimes. Last year I assembled an Autumn banner that hung from my family room mantel. I also decorated a lantern that coordinated with the banner. Those projects can be viewed HERE.
This year’s plan for the lantern is still Autumn related, will continue to provide candlelight but will reside in the foyer to greet our guests at the front door. Having been through one devastating fire, my husband is not happy when I want to burn candles. The trick was to provide as safe a setting for candlelight… a daunting task when paper decor is being used. By using a glass pillar, the lit candle is isolated. Decorating the glass pillar so that the flickering candlelight could be seen was the next task. I am certain there are many ways to accomplish this, but I decided on the following…
Using Autumn Accents Bigz die with filter paper, many leaves and acorns were cut. These were dyed by applying reinker drops from three colors into a plastic container, spritzing them with water and then dragging each leaf through the ink mixture. Allow to dry. Two layers of Modge Podge were applied to half the leaves. The remaining leaves were placed on a Window Sheet in a random pattern. Then two layers of Crystal Effects were liberally applied and allowed to dry. The Window Sheet was placed around the glass pillar and the ends were adhered (with just a little give from the glass base – this allowed Vellum sheets to be placed between the Window Sheet and the glass pillar). Mossy Meadow ribbon was applied to the top to give a finished look. The result…
I discovered the Modge Podge’d leaves had more cling to them than did those sealed with Crystal Effects. So those leaves were placed against the glass in the lantern. I doubt the leaves will stick indefinitely, but they do for now. The above picture on the right clearly shows the effect of dyeing filter paper and applying Crystal Effects. I love that you can see through the leaves!
Using the Petite Pennants Builder punch along with the Little Letters Thinlits, a banner was created for the lantern door. The individual letters are attached to the Two Tone Old Olive Trim using gold Mini Metallic Clothespins.
Pictures of the finished project…
I hope this inspires you to try your own Harvest home decor project. I know the details are sketchy so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email. And, if you have attempted something like this, please leave me a comment on how it went and what you would change.
The next stop is Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin, number 16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
Have fun stamping,
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
- Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
- Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
- Beth Beard at My little craft blog
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping <<< You are Here>>>
- Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Amy Whelan at Amys Inklings
- Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- September Gray at septembergray.com
- Sherrie Gross at Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sherrie
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com