Sweeten up your Halloween decorations and I don’t mean with a milky way bar!! This year I wanted my Halloween deco to be really whimsical and sweet. Hello I have 4 boys who love blood guts and zombies but for my piano room where I teach singing lessons and living room I wanted a little bit more glam and less gore, (the boys can have that in the basement).
The first of a few projects I’m going to show you this month is my cute flags. You can stick them in a bottle or a plant any where you need height and sparkle.
First I started with printing off words on my computer. I use 11×17 sheets of card stock. If your printer wont print this size Fed Ex will do it for you for about a dollar.
then its all about the layers I love to use book paper and eyelash yarn as the way to frame the edges. I like A LOT of layers as you all know. LOL I start by inking the white paper with chalk then cut the edges in a dove tail.
I love my German glass glitter and yes it is expensive but I had to use it on this project because it just makes this whimsical Halloween decoration more magical. And now to layering. Mount your word strip on a piece of patterned paper, hot glue the book paper onto the back and then hot glue the eyelash yarn onto the front edge. I like using hot glue because I’m impatient and I can have my project done in just a few min instead of waiting for each layer to dry.
On this little word strip below I used it as a flag on a cone that I will hang on my dresser in my piano room. I only used the glitter to outline the words. I always use white glue with glitter not the hot glue as I do with the rest of my layers.
here is the printable for my words I saved them as and 11×17 but you can resize them in your programs or just send them to fed ex to be printed in a larger size. Happy Decorating Sweet style