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Friday, October 7, 2011

My Halloween Decor {anddddd I would love it if you would come and vote}

Alright friends, here is my project for round one of American Crafter----
It was halloween themed this week!
Yikeeesss I am so so so scared and excited all at the same time...there is just some kind of scary vulnerability that goes along with "putting yourself out there" with your crafting....
I am trying to be brave!

And anyways I am SO happy you are here visiting 
Let me explain my project!
Like I said, this week was a"Halloween Themed" project...
but first,
Let me back up a little...
SOOO I got a little excited this year and went ahead and decorated my actual mantle in fall decor last week anddd immediately started to regret skipping the doing a Halloween themed mantle....
anddd then the American Crafter contest came around....
andddd I was inspired to decorate and incorporate my love for thrifty decor with a mantle "like" display on my favorite piece of furniture---
my chippy and ohhh so perfectly Halloween-ish Buffet...
I didn't spend more than $5 dollars on my decor---I just used what I had and transformed the things I did buy---because I am all about being thrifty but still enjoying the "look" of the decor!!!!

I found these letters at Michaels.
The black letters were on clearance from the dollar section of the store (woohhooo!)
and the white letters were $2.50 each buttt I had two 40% off coupons---score right?!
I got super excite because I really wanted to make a trick or treat themed decor----
and decorating my inexpensive letters was the perfect way to get the "treat" part of trick or treat!!

So the "treat" part of the Trick or Treat was the real "project" I would say----
I had some fun dressing up the letters using not just paper but fabric, buttons, feathers and yess a little crow! 
I decided to do something like this because I am suddenly really enjoying decorating wreaths
and I got to thinking why can't you decorate letters like you do wreaths!
Sooo I had lots of fun making each letter unique and fun!!!!

I have to say that I basically just used the things that I love to decorate----
and I know that I have really professed my love for my typewriter already---ohhh and it is wonderful not only for crafty uses but also for decor!

I used my silhouette to cut out the "Trick" and then tried to create a little funny moment with the two crows...yayyy because I have a dorky sense of humor like that!

I have all kinds of old bottles that attribute to the spooky feel of the decor---I should note that half of the bottles are vintage mouth wash bottles that I adore much much more than the rest for obvious reasons---sighhhhh!  Only me right?!

What do you think?!  Kind of fun right?  Ohhh goodness I keep thinking it isn't the best butttt I am glad that I am part of the American Crafter contest and that this is what I came up with because I am enjoying the look...and that is all that counts right?!


I am linking up to a few of these wonderful parties!

And once again,
come over and vote for your favorite project---please please please?!


Blogger Unknown said...

I love it! I went & voted for you too. I love how you put all of the bottles to the one side & left the other side open, I love that semi-asymmetrical look. Great job!

October 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Me said...

adorable display! and that chippy piece of furniture=LOVE!

October 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger NicoleLynn said...

Adorable! Love the buffet!

October 7, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I have to say that the typewriter with the giant letter is my #1 fave! But the crows are awesome too :)

October 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Christie describeHappy said...

It's fantastic!! I have voted for you and want to wish you lots of luck!!

October 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is so wonderful! I love the spooky style that you went with. :) What an adorable display! Great job, friend!

October 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

SOOOOO perfect! I love how you did the letters for 'TREAT'...LOVE! Everything about your decorating just ooooozes STYLE! So great!

October 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

It looks GREAT! I saw those letters on clearance at Michaels and didn't even think about using them to cover - duh! :) I adore the actual buffet too & that old typewriter - LOVE! Wishing you tons of luck. Have a happy Friday. xo

October 7, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Twigs and Twirls said...

Just beautiful Jamie !!! You got my vote !!! Wishing you the best of luck. Hugs.

October 7, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Steph @Silver Boxes said...

Voted! I'm not usually a fan of halloween decor but this is beautiful! The typewriter is fabulous!

October 7, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

The typewriter is great & love the letters! Great look :) Visiting from tatertots!

October 7, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

It's awesome Jamie! You should be very confident - you got my vote!

October 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Nikki Monet said...

WOW! Fellow contestant here. Just stopping by from to tell you this is beautiful! I really love it :)

October 7, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Deborah March said...

Looks totally eerie...LOVE it!!

October 7, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Whitney said...

Love it, especially how you incorporated the typewriter and how you did the word TREAT!!

I voted for you!

October 7, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super cute! Did you make the buffet?

October 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love every bit of it.

October 8, 2011 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger Darby Hawley said...

This looks so great! I love the ravens and the medicine halloweenie (<-- that's a new word lol)

October 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I love your decor. What a great score with those letters. It's all so fun. I went over and voted for you.

Good luck!!


October 8, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger La-Dee-da crafter said...

Love the old typewriter. This is simply beautiful and fun!!!
I think it would be sooo fun to come to your house! haha

October 8, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I love this. I was just decorating a hutch of mine today and thought I should do something "Halloweenish" with my beat me to it! Very cute! I went over and voted for you!


October 8, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Blissful & Domestic said...

This is so amazing! I love it! I'd love for you to link up to my linky party at

October 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Hi Jaime, Just went and voted =)

October 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I love your Halloween display!

October 8, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

I voted! I love the sideboard (British for a buffet?. I have to admit, I feel the real need for a big old typewriter, yours looks fabulous, and those dollar store crows/ravens are wonderful for the money. I have 2 on my Halloween tree right now.

October 8, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger I am LOVD said...

You know you've got my vote!!! Not many of the entries were that inspiring, I have to admit. A close second might be the Poe inspired Halloween, but yours takes the cake! You are so lucky to have collected so many interesting items like the typewriter to use in decorating. Great!!!

October 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Michele @ {Primp} said...

So cool, love the old bottles and the vintage typewriter. Great vignette! I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party starting Wed.

October 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Katalina Jewelry said...

Great display! The typewriter is really cool!

October 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Tania Pelletier said...

I love it! My favorite parts are the "Trick" on the mirror and "OR" in the old typewriter! Very clever!


October 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your decorations. I love the different patterns and textures on the letters. I also love your buffet and typewriter. Come over and check out my blog!


October 13, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is amazing!! I hope you'll link up (if you haven't already) to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

October 14, 2011 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Fantastic display! I love the typewriter with it's note! Thanks for sharing this at my What's In The Gunny Sack? link party!

October 15, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger TimeForLemonade said...

UGH. I just love that display SO much. I'm jealous, too. Love the use of the typewriter. I have one, too - but never thought of actually putting paper in it with a message! Awesome!

October 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Love this!! The typewriter is amazing! I really like how you have the trick or treat words incorporated through the whole display !!! Cool!

October 16, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Erin @ Stumbling Tongues said...

I'm in LOVE with that typewriter! This is a fabulous Halloween display, Jaime! The trick or treat text is a great idea and very well executed. How fun!

October 16, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You are so talented!! I love it!!

October 16, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Cap Creations said...

Looks great! Love the typewriter!

October 19, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Jenn Erickson said...

Wonderful Halloween decor, especially the way you displayed that fabulous vintage typewriter!

Visiting by way of the CSI Project!

Best of luck,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

October 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

a) Congrats on American Crafters! b) I love this, especially the vintage look c) I'll be featuring this tonight d) Thanks for linking with my party whenever you have some textiles goin' on!


October 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM  

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