Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A little project

My crafty stash had all the ingredients I needed to put together a little something for Halloween. I just knew there was a reason why I hung on to some of this stuff. You just never know when you're going to need it.
With the little help from my Cricut machine I now have a cute little decoration for my table. Other supplies that I used and already had on hand were:
clay pot
meat skewers
ribbon
spanish moss
and of course paper
I made another one of those spiders that I used on one of my cards. This time for his eyes I used green sequins with a white seed bead glued to it. I attached him to a piece of string and hung him from one of the accordion  folded flowers.
I also cut out a pumpkin with my Cricut and made a ghost with a piece of white fabric and fabric stiffener but I thought they were a bit much when I tried to fit them in. I'll just have to save those for another project.

27 comments:

  1. Very cute! I think the green and white eyes probably are perfect.

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  2. Sweeet! ....except spiders....gulp, at least they're NOT REAL.

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  3. I love Halloween and your festive centerpiece. Love the spider's eyes!

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  4. Fun centerpiece! I always love seeing your crafty creations!

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  5. That's pretty darn cool!

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  6. That is so cool! I know that my wife would love to have that on her desk at work. This is a great project!

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  7. You are amazingly creative ann. I love the transparent ribbon with spiders pattern. They look like web!

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  8. Love this Ann! Halloween colors are such fun ~ when else do you get to use black, orange and purple!!

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  9. Look at you, you crafty girl ~ so cute! You are so right ~ you just can't throw anything away when there are crafts to be made! :)

    Hope you are having a good week Ann!
    xo Catherine

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  10. Woof! Woof! WOW Crafty Lady ANN. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  11. annie, you are brilliant and super creative! you need to go into business.

    you'd make a small fortune =D

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  12. There is nothing quite so magical as a spider. We have an enormous one that runs around the house at such a speed you couldn't catch it if you tried. Even the cat, so far hasn't come near .... so we've given it a name.
    It is dark brown with long, long legs and it's abdomen looks slightly deformed on the one side - in fact, an ideal candidate for Halloween. We think that it may be a him - of course - we could be wrong. In any case we have named our house guest ... 'Henry!' Wished I could run as fast as he does - will I ever be able to scoop him up and out of the door? Will I ever be able to even take a photo? I wonder just how fast spiders can run?

    Just love your Halloween decorations Ann!!

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  13. Wow, after working so hard on this project, I imagine you hate it now being infested with spiders. I hope you can find a way to get rid of them without messing it up.

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  14. Great job Ann. Never throw any crafting materials away. You never know when they will come in handy. My wife has a whole portable cabinet full.

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  15. Great centerpiece, Ann! and not scary but just fun. Hmm, if I change the colors and the alphabets from "boo" to "Joy" it would also make a great Christmas center piece.

    I have an award for you on my blog.

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  16. That's just too cute!! I'm not much of a Halloween person, maybe because we have Thanksgiving before Halloween. Still recuperating from that!

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  17. Good job, I like the spider dangling. The accordian could be a web.

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  18. This is great! Everything is so wonderfully made and looks perfect.

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  19. What a wonderful little project Ann...I kind of envy you your creativity...I try but nothing ever comes out looking even remotely as good as what you come up with!!

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  20. Sharkbytes, thanks, I think the eyes looked pretty good

    vickie I'm not a fan of spiders either but at least paper ones aren't creepy :)

    jean it's not as fun as it used to be but there's still a little part of me that enjoys it

    beaded tail thanks , glad to know I'm not boring everyone with them...lol

    grace, thank you very much

    tahtimbo I thought about making another one and taking it to work with me

    vanilla seven why thank you. had that ribbon sitting around for years, finally found a use for it :)

    marie they are fun, and ya know I never realized how well purple fit in to the mix...lol

    catherine and why is it that most men just don't understand that concept...lol

    sugar thank you

    roschelle thanks, I think the only thing that holds me back is that I'm afraid it would take the fun out of it

    kloggers I wish that I could be as thrilled about my house guests :) Henry sounds like quite the character.

    fishhawk I was a little disheartened when I discovered that a spider had taken up residence but then I figured since it was Halloween I would let him stay.

    russ it is the first cardinal rule of crafters, and my husband doesn't understand it one bit :)

    helen you are so right, I believe that now there will be another version in the making for Christmas. thanks :)

    out on the prairie thank you very much.

    erika thank you, I was pretty happy with it

    allotments4you I often feel the same way when I try to copy something I see in a magazine or online. The other version always looks so much better than mine :)

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  21. That is so great. You are one of the few people who can actually make me wish I were crafty.

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  22. How FUN Miz Ann! You have such a wonderful gift!!
    hughugs

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  23. I love the clay pot! Can't wait to show it to my youngest daughter. She is crafty like you!!

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  24. I always enjoy what you come up with Annie, thanks for posting.

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  25. Anne, thank you, and thanks for making my day, I feel like I belong to an elite club :)

    donna fun to make fun to look at, fun is what it's all about :)

    gayle I had a whole stash of clay pots that I had bought for who knows what reason and never used. I was glad to finally find a use for them :)

    miawa aw, how sweet and you are so welcome.

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  26. You have been a busy lady! These are seriously so cute! You have inspired me to make something for the dining room table. I bought a beautiful bunch of flowers for ours but they are now in the laundry room because Pumpkin tried to eat them.

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  27. Sheri doing this kind of stuff keeps my mind occupied which is a good thing :) Pumpkin liked the flowers huh?

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