Monday, October 17, 2011

October Show Me St.Louis Craft Ideas

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much if you tuned into today's show!

This is by far one of my favorite shows to do each year given my love for all things Halloween!

Our house is definitely a fun place to stop at Halloween. We decorate inside and out and's just fun!

Here's the spotlighted craft for today...Graffiti Wall Art!

It's very easy to do...and can be made for any holiday, name it! Just have fun with it!

Halloween Graffiti Wall Art

GlueArts Glue Glider PRO+ PermaTac  Adhesive
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
GlueArts Accent It All Vinyl: Blackout, Whiteout,  Goin’ Green,  Plum Crazy, Pumpkin Patch 

Cricut Expression2  Diecut Machine
Cricut October 31st, Happy Haunting and Alphabet Essentials Cartridges
Martha Stewart Halloween Stickers
Black Spray Paint

1) Select the size canvas or background for your graffiti. Mine had a background design so I simply spray - painted the front to a solid black.
2) Next list out the words or designs you would like to cut out for the word art.  Be sure to select various fonts and designs for the words so you have a variety of styles. Alphabet stickers would also work well!
3) Select your color of vinyl and cut designs using die cut machine. If you don’t have a machine, consider hand cutting, cutting designs from papers, out of magazines and more!
4) Next working from the middle of the canvas out, start placing your words and designs..filling in the spaces with bits and pieces to make a fun graffiti word art.

Tip…this craft was made to coordinate with my children’s bathroom shower curtain and accessories. You can make this type of wall art for any theme, occasion, size…the skies the limit! 

Glass Skeleton Jar


Spanish Moss
Glittered Skeleton (purchased at Michael's Craft Stores) 
Glass Jar (HomeGoods)
Martha Stewart Halloween Spider Sticker
Plastic roaches
Pink Paislee tag

1) This is an easy and quick decoration that looks great in a set of three. Look for unique glass jars at stores such as Home Goods, Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Try to select three different size and style jars to fill with goodies.

2) Simply add in spanish moss (please's very mess so work over a surface or newspaper) Tuck in your skeleton bones and roaches. Tie a tag around jar and add a few more bones at the foot of the jar. It's just that easy.

Designer Tip...for other jars add skeleton heads, spray painted black snakes or bugs, larger name it. Want it cute versus gross...then have each jar hold pumpkins, candy, suckers, gummy eyeballs and all that fun stuff!!

Be sure to stop in tomorrow as I'll show more ideas from today's Show Me St.Louis craft segment!

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