My Halloween Curio/Display

A while back William’s mom gave me this really fabulous shelf/curio. It was really dirty and a dirty brown. I spiffed it up with some black paint and decided to display some of my cute Halloween accents in it! I really love the way it looks and I think it will be fun to decorate with other non-seasonal accents.

Here’s a few detail photos of my seasonal décor and pumpkins!

This is a fun accent I won from a contest on Amy Locurto’s site a few years ago. It was supposed to plug into a USB port, but it didn’t work. It makes a super cute decoration even though it doesn’t light up.

I bought these frames for a $1 last year at Michaels. I put in some spooky illustrations by Andrew of Ogner Stump. I think they are pretty darn fantastic.

You may remember this pumpkin from my colorful pumpkin blog post a few days ago. I accented it with some plastic spider rings.

Here’s another detail. I used Collage Pauge on that pumpkin with candy corn tissue paper by Hallmark. I also accented with tiny mirror balls – I love them!

My friend Diane got me this cute cat figurine a few years back. He’s so goofy.

This was a thrift store find from a few weeks ago. It was only a $1. I love thrift store scores!

Everything is better with eyeballs, don’t you think?

Next year, I’m going to have to get my display up sooner, so I can enjoy it longer! I get so busy with my Halloween projects, that I never have time to put up all my décor. Hopefully next year, I’ll have a house and can have a party!

Until next time Swellions!


Linking up at:
Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

Forged Foil Pumpkins

Want something sparkly and fun for Halloween, that will take you into the Thanksgiving season? Here’s a pretty and rustic way to add some flash to your pumpkins in just minutes and it’s using my fave craft supply…Tacky Glue! This is actually a classic Tacky Glue technique created by Aleene in the 50’s or 60’s. I got to use up some cute little candy wrappers that I bought at Sur La Table a while back. I was excited to have the perfect project to use them on! OK, let’s get started!

– mini pumpkins
– foil squares (buy them in the candy aisle or use save your candy foil wrappers)
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
– black paint (I used Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint and it worked perfect!)
– foam brush

1. Crinkle the little foil squares. Don’t roll it into a ball, just gently crinkle and reflatten out.

2. Generously apply Tacky Glue and glue to pumpkin. Cover entire pumpkin area except stem.

3. Give the pumpkin an aged look by applying a bit of paint (add paint to random areas all over of pumpkin)

4. Use a paper towel to rub off paint.

There you have it! Simple and pretty pumpkins in minutes.

It will make such a pretty mantel display or be the perfect fall accent for your table centerpiece!

Until next time Swellions!


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