Today I started working on my Halloween Decor for a Fall Craft Fair. I mean, it's not too early - there are only 240 days until the Big Night. I found myself in Michaels last week and my store still had Christmas items on clearance! Everything was 90% off, and when I found these Christmas calendars, I grabbed all they had - which was only three, but it's a start. And they were only $2 each! Here's what they looked like before I waved my magic wand over them:
I know, they're very cute...for Christmas, but my mind is channeling Halloween, so the first thing I did after removing the plastic packaging was to paint the whole thing black.
Two hours later, I placed my first Halloween decor of 2023 on my bookcase. I can't wait for my daughter to see it. Originally there was a small wooden Christmas tree on a peg and attached by string. The idea was to place the tree in the holes on top of each layer to count down the days before Christmas.
I ran into a problem with the calendar part because there are only 24 days counting down to Christmas, but a 30-day countdown for Halloween! I tried to drill more holes to keep it as a calendar, but the wood started to crack. So now it's just a fun decoration to put up in October.
After painting each of the three layers black, I transformed the houses you saw in the first photo into headstones. Of course, I had to put punny phrases on them. Going with the graveyard theme, I added skeleton parts, leaves, pumpkins, etc., on top of the head stones. The second layer bore the pumpkins, more leaves, s juicy spider and a light post I had bought after last year's Halloween. I found Halloween Cat stickers and created a (sort of) 3D effect for it. More leaves and pumpkins finished that middle layer.
The top layer was so slanted I decided to add some bats to the front, and a few Halloween miniatures. I finished it off with some spider webbing. It looks great in person. I want to do the next holiday-themed flip for children, not too scary, more fun.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking with it. I have 2 Halloween shadow boxes and a wreath leftover from last year to add to my craft fair inventory. Tell me what you think (please)!
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