September 20, 2008

Boo to You!

As Jenn and I started crafting, the first thing I wanted to make was a decoration I saw in the papercrafts magazine. It was really a quick and easy project.

Isn't it the cutest? I bought 3 clay pots and painted them black. I also bought a dowel, cut it in thirds and painted it back too. I bought some white wooden letters from Provo Craft that have small magnets ont he back. I didn't need magnets but those are the only small letters I could find. I painted them orange.

Next I cut 3 squares of gable green cardstock and spritzed them black ink. I cut glued the green paper to the stick with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. (I love that stuff). Next, I cut 3 squares of black paper and stamped the ghost image in white craft ink on two of them. Then, I glued the dry letters on the black paper. I put think foam dots between the black and green paper so that the back would stick to the green and so there would be room for the dowel in between. I also put some glue on the dowel so it would stick to the black paper. I stamped one more ghost on black and cut around it. I cut around a second piece to use as a mat behind the ghost. I put some wire in between the two pieces and glued to together. I stuck this ghost between the black and green paper on the "B" square.

Next I cut some floral foam and put it into the pots. I stuck the dowel in the foam. I coverd the foam with spanish moss. For the finishing touch I added some ribbon around the dowels. I love this project. It will be hard to sell at the craft fair. Do you think it will sell? Craft fairs are funny. I make a bunch of stuff totally not thinking it will sell. I've only done one, last year and it was a success. Jenn tells me I need to think positively. Okay, I will.

Talk to you soon,


  1. Those are very cute. My kids teacher would like those!!

  2. Cute idea. These came out great!