Friday, September 13, 2013

Halloween Centerpiece

This past weekend I went to the CK convention in Jacksonville, Florida and met my sweet friend Carol. We have been friends for 4 years but had never met in person. She was exactly how I pictured her other than she was even more beautiful in person than on the little pictures that you see on blogs and SCS posts. She is so talented and I asked her to share some of how she comes up with her wonderful creations. She shared some ideas with me and we made two gorgeous creations. I can't wait until she posts them so you can see more of her wonderful work. We made a Halloween and a Christmas tabletop centerpiece using recycled items and dollar store finds. They were gorgeous! I decided I would try one on my own using some different items I found at the dollar store. Mine isn't as elegant or detailed but I like it anyway!

I purchased the box, the skeleton, box, pumpkins (I painted them white), and the candlestick at the Dollar Tree and Dollar General. I cut out the tree and spider using Tim Holtz dies and glittered them up with black glitter. Then I added some cool flowers I purchased on Etsy, a few die cut leaves, cheesecloth, and some ribbon. It didn't take much time, and it will look great on my table or work.


I am entering this in the Haunted Design House Challenge this week.

Hugz!!!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks so cool. What a great decoration for Halloween.

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  2. Wowzer!! This looks awesome and I bet it was real fun to make too - fabulous creation :)

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  3. What fun! Wonderful Halloween decoration.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  4. This is such a stunning Halloween design!! I love it! HUGS :)

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  5. Love, love, love this!! So creative and fancy!! Who'd have thought you could find that much elegance at a Dollar store?! I think I may have everything on hand to give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration, and for joining us at HDH this week.

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  6. Fab decor piece! Eerily elegant and love that it's on a pedestal like that. Great finds at the $ store. Must go shopping! thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

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  7. Gorgeous centerpiece, love the beautiful flower!

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  8. Cool Halloween decoration. I only was able to make to on CK convention but it was a blast...and Yes, I also met some blogging friends at the event. Makes it even more special

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  9. That's really cool and fabbo with white pumpkins. Brilliant :-) Thank you for playing along at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE :-)
    IKE x

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  10. oh wow this is spooktastic nancy.love the colours and all those creepy details are just fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

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  11. Aaah Haaa look at this will you. I am so very very happy that I have inspired you!!! No I haven't posted the one we made. I am crunched for time on a mini album swap-wait until you see that, it's the one I told you is called "Colorless Mini Album. Anyway, I love the skeleton on this with the white pumpkins. It was brilliant to use the Tim Holtz tree-this is just exquisite. You did awesome and I am so proud of you.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  12. One superb little creation there and love good finds too. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

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  13. Awesome little table centrepiece, love the way the elements you have gathered together work so well. Great inspiration. Thank you for sharing your art with us at HDH :)

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  14. Absolutely stunning!
    Gorgeous decor piece:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  15. I can't begin to imagine the time it took to create this fantastic centerpiece! What a real WOW factor for Halloween!

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  16. glad that you met your friend Carol and had a good time..
    what a stunning creation .wonderful.. I am thinking of the idea that you had before creating it.. its so detailed..love that beautiful flower and painting on pumpkin..this black and white is absolutely superb...
    -samir

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