Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Halloween ideas at Michael's

Before you get too excited and think I'm saying that Michael's already has Halloween out, no, unfortunately, they do not. They did, however, have quite a few Fall-colored plants and flower bouquets out, which immediately brought a big smile to my face! I decided to check out their website just to see if there was a date that said exactly when Halloween would be put out on the shelves. I didn't see a date, but there was a link to 'Seasons', and from there I clicked on 'Halloween'. This led me to a page with a bunch of cute Halloween project ideas (over 20 pages worth!). One of my favorites was this ghost TOT table centerpiece. I also thought this cupcake holder would be fun to have out on display for a Halloween party. I don't normally do a lot of craft projects, but in looking at some of these, it might be pretty fun. I always loved gingerbread houses at Christmas, and I thought the haunted gingerbread house was a pretty clever idea. It would also make a great centerpiece, and who doesn't love the sweet smell of freshly baked gingerbread?? Maybe working on a few Halloween projects will get me even more in the Halloween spirit (as if I needed any help already)!


Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Spooky cool stuff you found there! I always check out Martha Stewart's page for ideas, but didn't even think of Michaels. I still haven't gotten to mine though. My big project last year, was vintage apothecary and a super cool 9ft. scarecrow, both of which I blogged about and shared photos. But for the life of me, I can't think of good project this year. I do like the cupcake tree though. I have been wanting one of those racks for a while now and just haven't gotten...maybe I will!
Thanks for posting.....happy hump day.

Oh...and as a photographer and Halloween lover...I just wanted to give you kudos on those graveyard pics...LOVE THEM! I've always wanted to shoot people in the graveyard...but I was scared I would get in trouble. Did you all have any problems with that?

The Pumpkin Queen said...

Thank you so much! No, we didn't have any problems doing the shoot in the cemetery. They just ask that you don't mess with anything, is all. It was a beautiful place. Beautiful statues and headstones. I love scarecrows! I'll have to check out the one you made. 9ft...wow! Sounds awesome! I once made one like the creepy one you see at the beginning of 'Sleepy Hollow' with Johnny Depp. It was awesome. I'd love to make a giant Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas, but I wouldn't begin to know how. Finding fabric for the clothes would be the hardest part.

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

I actually found several scarecrows on-line I liked, and then made a hybrid of them. But FYI...clothing a 9 ft. scarecrow did pose a slight dilemma at first. What we ended up using was black burlap. We used a long sheet draped over each arm, and then one in the middle. We roughly measured out how much we'd need before we went to purchase it. It was the cheapest material to use considering we had to use SO MUCH. However, we also learned that burlap frays quickly in the wind if you don't hem the edges. So we had to go out there and iron fusible hemming tape onto the ends while it was on the scarecrow. That allowed for a no-sew hem, but was rather difficult. Hind sight being 20/20...we should have hemmed those edges before ever dressing the scarecrow because his clothes were stapled on.

And that's great to know about the cemetary...maybe I will attempt one now that I know they didn't get upset about it. Thanks for the info.

The Pumpkin Queen said...

The cemetery was awesome. I loved shooting there. It was a huge, beautiful cemetery with some of the neatest statues I've ever seen! I wish I could do a shoot in an old Victorian mansion. That would be the next best thing!