Friday, October 3, 2008

Halloween home decor

I created this set of Shaker boxes for an article at Busy Bee and I have been dying to post them here. I used products from the new My Minds Eye and Imaginisce lines. There are so many cute new Halloween lines out this year, and I will never have enough photos to use them all, so I may be making a few more home decor projects. These boxes were so much fun to make and came out even better than I had hoped. I saw a set similar to this at our local Ben Franklin for $20 and I was able to make these for about $10. In the comments in the Busy Bee gallery, several people hinted that they wouldn't mind having some of these, so maybe I ought to make a few sets for sale on etsy. I can't wait to incorporate them into my Halloween decorating. My "Halloween decorating" is mostly confined to a Hoosier cabinet in my kitchen. I change the contents of his cabinet seasonally, and every time I do it gives me the chance to mentally thank my friend Sandy, who gave me the cabinet several years back. This picture is from last year and it reminds me that I need to get Ron to get down the box of Halloween decorations from the attic.

Oh, and I have such a cute new print from my favorite living artist, Diane Duda. When I get my cabinet decorated (and I did not just put away my July 4th was Americana, at least since August 1) you can see it framed, but look how darling this is: She has more, and you can have one too.

Make sure to drop by Busy Bee and check out the other fabulous Halloween projects created by the Booya Girls. Kimber made the cutest set of cards, Summer created a darling gift bag and invitation set, Lacintha made a darling layout, and Chrys (a woman after my own addictions) made a super cool acrylic album using many of the new Pageframes products.

Of course that's not the end of the article goodness at Busy Bee! There are three more wonderful articles posted here: In honor of the season I'm going to channel The Count from Sesame Street. One article... two articles... three marvelous articles in October...bwahahaha. Actually, there will be a total of five posted by the end of the weekend. Don't miss them! I know I have never said this before, but those Booya Girls are some kind of talented and I am honored to work with them.


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Your shaker boxes are to die for. Very nice!!
Love your pics, and blog.
Keep it up. Wish I had a fingertip full of your scrappin' talent. I give it a whirl, but it's baby stuff compared to yours!'re my idol!

Tanya said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE them! You are so talented. I want some!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Beautiful job on the boxes, Cyndi - they're fantastic!

I love your cabinet too - that is so awesome.