Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spooky Tabletop Graveyard ~



So clearly I can't stop...I am on a roll - oh how I love Halloween! So I had a few remaining dollar store skulls and I decided to go a little "tribal" (or at least that is what the Mr. thinks).
I grabbed a few items. See those sticks, I was digging through the green-belt to find just the right ones.

I cut the Dry Foam into three pieces, stuck the foam skulls onto my perfectly selected sticks, and began filling the areas with paper towels and moss.

I then added a few accessories to my "graveyard".

I decided to create a vase to complete the new vignette.

Here is how I created my spooky vase.

I grabbed a few things...

and started wrapping,

then added a ribbon,

made a tag with a little Distress Ink,

and I added a couple numbers. The lovely ladies at Shanty 2 Chic are hosting a "I Made it Without My Hubby Party". I linked up this post, go check out the rest.

I also added this post to Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage. Lots of great ideas over there...

A Soft Place to Land is having DIY Day - check it out!

38 comments:

Jennifer@ChesterAndDonkey said...

I love the graveyard ... very creative! I'm lazy and tend not to "make" too many of my decorations, but your ideas are things I think I could even handle! :)

Liz said...

Very creative, indeeed! I love the vase and crow idea----very cool! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

Tammy@InStitches said...

ooooh, I really like that. I don't have any halloween decorations but I think I want those !

Tammy said...

So fun and creepy! I can't quite bring myself to go the creepy route when decorating for halloween but you have me thinking! I love what you are doing with your burlap garland in this post and the last. I have rolls of it but have never done anything with it. Thanks for the ideas!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Shanty 2 Chic said...

That is so cool!!! I LOVE the spooky vase...I have a weakness for burlap and twine!!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us! ~ Ashley

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments!
so, I come to your page, and eek! It scared me! The first thing I see are your sculls! lol
You are very creative! I don't decorate, I just build and repurpose!
Although I have to admit, after seeing everyone's Halloween/fall decor, I wish I had time to do the decorations too!
When Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, and I see everyone's creative ideas, maybe I'll be able to join in!
Very nice blog!
gail

Keisha Lynn said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! I'm a big fan of easy and cheap, especially when it turns out like something from a pottery barn catalog that would cost $80! GREAT JOB!!!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I really dig those bottles and will totally be copying you :O) Where did you get the berry branches? I'm having a hard time finding realistic looking ones....
Thanks for stopping by my place.
peace, cindy

Annette said...

This looks fantastic! I love classy and elegant Halloween decor and this definitely is both of those things.

Christina said...

Awesome spooky display. Great ideas here.

Angie said...

I LOVE this!! Great ideas!!

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

Soo festive and looks so easy to make! Def. making note of these ideas--especially the vases!

Karen/Elsie Eleanor Designs said...

Oh, I love it!

The DIY Show Off said...

Ooooo - that is spooky! I love what you've done! SO creative. I hope you'll link to the Fall Festival Monday. ;)

I'm new to your blog. It's so nice to 'meet' you!

Roeshel

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Very creative. How fun is it that you created that from dollar store finds. Great job!!

Leanne said...

Your graveyard looks great. I bought those same things at the dollar store, but didn't us them so creatively. Thanks for sharing.

Oliver's said...

So cute....where do you find your burlap garland?

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

super idea for graveyard and I loove those vases wrapped in burlap/jute.. thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I love the vases- the tags are the perfect touches!

Jeannine said...

This is a great little display without being over the top cheesy! It really looks classy! Thanks for sharing.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a really neat display! Love the vases, all the different textures make it exciting!
*hugs*deb

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really love the burlap on your vases. Simple but so good looking!
Thanks!

KMfamily ;-) said...

Streight up AWESOME!

heidi said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! I'm going to bookmark this for sure! Love it!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is absolutely adorable! I love it!!! The skulls, the burlap, the joy!!!!
I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Spookily cute! You gotta love the dollar store for supplies like that,huh?

Tammy@InStitches said...

I loved yours so much that I made one, come by and see what you think.

Mandy said...

So cute! The graveyard is CREEPY! Love it :)

Dresser Girl said...

How GREAT and CUTE!! Good job!!

Jill said...

Oh, looks sooooo good!

Ann Tucker said...

We have a great Halloween Website and have added a link to your site on our blog at
http://www.halloweenology.com/blog.html
where we are highlighting one of your Halloween decorations. Be sure and check the previous posts and archives for October. We hope this is ok with you and if not please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks and have a great holiday.

Jenglamgirl said...

IN LOVE WITH THIS.. so creepy awesome fabulous! GREAT JOB!

TidyMom said...

These are GREAT!! Creepy & AWESOME!

~TidyMom

Heather said...

I love how I have actually seen some of the items you used to create this amazing decoration! Thank you for sharing!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Aren't you just too cute and smart! I just love this little vignette. My minds just whirling thinking about how inexpensive this was and how fabulous it looks. GREAT JOB!!!
It looks like I'm going to be your newest follower.
Have a fun weekend. I can't wait to see what's next...Tracy

P.S. Stop in and visit me at http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Very creative indeed! Love it. Stop by my blog to check out my Halloween village. click on any picture to enlarge. Happy Halloween! :)

Debbie

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