WARNING....Vivian do not go any further unless you want to spoil your own surprise!
Viv is obviously my swap partner and I am so excited to be a part of this. Something different to play with for a bit. Viv's Halloween Swap involves a witch hat that holds Halloween goodies and she invited me into a small ornament swap as well. For those of you who only see the picture worthy projects I will let you know now that this Halloween ornament took 4 fails before I came up with the final product.
A vintage tally card image is combined with crepe paper and a cup cake liner. I used a few vintage game pieces to add a caption and dimension.
On the back I placed a vintage seal and some old gold Dennison letters.
All of these were glued to a paper mache disc that I painted black and ran a glittery black pipe cleaner around.
Now I know this doesn't quite look like the witch hat but I am getting there. It is the bottom of a paper mache round box that I decoupaged with Halloween paper.
Because I couldn't figure out how to fill the hat and keep things in it I affixed it to the box and made the hat part of the lid.
The very best part...a show ribbon any goblin would wear set in a tulle skirt. Anagrams spelling out the word of the spooky day.
Why yes that is a Christmas light reflector. Some hat pins in felted balls make perfect pumpkins too.
Black glitter paper on the base of the hat make it shimmer. (Before anything was put on the hat I painted the hat black.) I simply pinked the edge of the paper and wrapped it around the hat on an angle at the back.
This one is very hard to let go but I know it is going to the perfect Halloween home right after I fill it will all the goodies. Thanks Viv for hosting.
I will leave you with this photo....I almost had it made this morning. When I went to curl my hair, I came back to find this at the foot of the bed. One of these days it will be a proper made bed...maybe?