Thursday, 28 October 2010

Halloween Post 3 ~ Decorating for halloween

The Halloween theme carries on, the cakes are made and now its time to make some halloweeny decorations :)

Simply and cheaply made again, these banners are made from halloween confetti available for a £1 in any supermarket or on Ebay. You can buy mixed packs or individual designs such as pumpkin faces or little ghosts. I have threaded a mix of designs; skulls, pumpkin faces, spiders and ghosts on 2 strands of embroidery cotton, but you could easily use black sewing cotton. I have then draped them around the outside of Gertie's Cottage :)

The halloween signs are card making embellishments from a pack bought in Hobbeycraft.

The other thing I had a go at making this week is candles!! Disastrous, LOL and the label on the candle jar said 'Believe all things are possible' Ha!!

Anyway, I tried with two little skulls and stuck bits of cocktail sticks in the top with intention of dribbling hot wax down the cocktail to make a candle.

Well.... hot wax got everywhere including my fingers and this is what I got... reminds me of a couple of people... LOL

These are just halloween fun makes and will be discarded in the bin after halloween so they don't  have to be perfect, but I am quite happy with the candelabra for the Wizards and Wands Library though :0)

Last halloween post tomorrow before Gertie's Halloween bash for Kat's Big Halloween Blog Party.

Don't forget to enter to enter my Giveaway as well and please remember to pop it somewhere on your blog to be eligible :)

Julia xxx


  1. The candelabra is beautiful! And the skulls...well, maybe you should practice a little bit more LOL
    Here is another way of making candles
    You could even burn them...for a very short time ;-)

  2. LOL Margriet, Oh my candles!! Its a good job they are just 'mess around' minis LOL
    Your candle making link is brilliant though, thankyou. I may even have a serious attempt at candle making one day after reading that link, it was great :)
    Julia x

  3. I like the candleabra too

    Marisa :)

  4. sono ritornata ;-)i teschi sono inquietanti!!! ciao

  5. I've always loved skulls with candles in them :). I like the little signs you found!

  6. I love the Halloween confetti idea - I've never seen that before and don't be too hard on yourself over the candles - they look the part!

  7. The candle skulls look like the ghost of Marie Antoinette!! ;)
    I've found that ordinary candle wax doesn't translate at all well to miniature, it's too clumpy unless you heat it *very* high, and then it won't behave either, and will probably burn you badly.

    The candelabra is excellent, and I love the unicorn banner!

  8. Wonderful Halloween decoration, love the banners and signs!!! Also the "weird" skull candles, they are perfect :-)

  9. I love the halloween decorations, of course witches decorate for halloween and all the festivals, can't beat a good witchy party.

  10. Just catching up Julia. Love the

  11. I love what you have done, the banners are my favourite and I love your tapestry above the fire place too!! :o))

    Michelle xxxx

  12. Me encantan los craneos, son fantasticos, el tapiz, el candelabro y la bandera es genial.
    besitos ascension


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