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Hi everyone,
a quick note before I get into the post…I am switching to WordPress very soon. Please continue to follow my blog, I love all my followers and don’t want you to miss out on a thing – thanks so much to all of you who follow along my crafting journey! The links for the various ways to follow are directly to your right. I am super excited but a little nervous too!
Beautiful fall leaves & pumpkins…I’m in love….
I was going through my totes filled with fall & Halloween decorations today, and I was inspired.
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Isn’t it wonderful when you pull out your decor after an entire year of being stored away?
It always brings a smile to my face.
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 Here’s what I have here:
A glass hurricane vase
Raffia
Decorative apples & pumpkins
A fall wreath that I made a few years ago
A metal pumpkin that I purchased a number of years ago
A square glass & metal leaf candle holder filled with pine cones
A fall leaf & berry garland
A branch from the yard
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To put this together I filled the hurricane vase with raffia, place the branch inside the vase and wrapped the garland around the branches. I placed the base of the vase inside the wreath and arranged everything else around the wreath.
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I’m thrilled with the impact this gives in the room, it’s absolutely stunning.
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Such warm colors, that’s one of the best things about fall.
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And the leaves, and the pumpkins, and the apples….
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Ghoulish Centerpiece

Well Friday is finally here.

Voting has started for 
American Crafter 
round one!

Swing on over to Naptime Crafters to see what we’ve all created!

My entry is titled
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I’m # 11

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And now I’ll tell you all about it!

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I had all of this already in the house, some of it I bought about a month ago, some of it is more than a year old.

The glass bowl & vase was thrifted, the skull and pumpkins are from the dollar store and the decorative balls were in my bathroom on the window sill looking fit for the garbage.

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Putting this whole thing together was pretty simple.

Rip the scrapbook paper into strips and start adhering them to the skull with mod podge. Keep going until you’ve covered the entire skull leaving the eyes, nose & mouth uncovered.
Spray paint your bowl fillers & accessories with your desired spray paint – I chose silver. 
Spray paint your bowl & vase as well – I chose black.
I also spray painted a wooden charger that I found in the kitchen cabinet above the fridge (the one that compiles things that I never use!) and I used the charger as the base.

I glued the vase to the bowl and the skull to the vase and the crow to the skull!(Oh, I put some black glitter on the skulls eyes & nose for a little bling! Just use a liquid glue)

Then I went outside to collect some branches to go with the moss and leaves I had left over from last year.

I poked leaves and sticks here and there and draped some moss around.
I played around with it a little bit until I thought it looked right.

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Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah