If there was ever a weekend for crafting, this was it. I did SO MANY fun home decor crafts and I am SO excited to share! Halloween is in the air and the weather here in Louisville is cooperating (for once!) -- so I am covered in pumpkin everything and I love it. Judge me all you want - proud basic b over here! Because that's my business. (Wink to Tabitha.) Stay with me -- there's a freebie at the end of this post!
The first thing I want to share is my Broom Parking sign I made. I got a wood sign (that was actually white to start) from Hobby Lobby and painted it with black chalkboard paint. Then I took the fun SVG that I made and cut it out on removable white vinyl (in case I change my mind later) using my trusty Cricut. It turned out so, so cute (even if it is a little off-center) and it looks great with my other Halloween decor. Click here to get your very own copy of this fun design!
I went ahead and just full-out decorated for Halloween, because -- why not?! It makes my kiddos happy and it makes me happy, so I went for it. Olivia was asking the first week of September if we could decorate for Halloween, so I think she was ready. Ha!
I completed my Halloween porch decor today, even if it is a few days early. We had an unexpected day off (please pray for our city), so I took advantage and just stayed around the house doing all of this fun stuff to take my mind off of all the chaos that's going on in the world right now. Paul's Fruit Market has these fun corn stalks and I made my wreath out of deco mesh, burlap, and Halloween ribbon. This might be my favorite wreath to date!
We are taking our girls to the pumpkin patch this weekend, and what is a trip to the pumpkin patch without matching outfits for pictures?! I let them pick out their own "pumpkin face" and found these precious tops at a local vinyl store and used glitter (duh) iron-on. Super easy and WAY cheaper than trying to find matching shirts for them (not to mention getting them here on time).
I couldn't resist doing a few shirts for myself. The pumpkin one is actually a sublimation transfer that they had at the vinyl shop I visit (a little too often) and it was so cute, I couldn't pass it up. I also am in LOVE with the color combo of the green and that copper on the thankful shirt.
Do you BUJO? I do and I love it. I typically stick to the "simplistic" or "minimalist" layouts because who really has time to do all that fancy stuff, but I couldn't resist a fun spider web for October! My layout is still SUPER simple to set up, but I just added some flair with this spider web Dutch door.
My All Hallows Eve banner that I've used for about 6 Halloweens now finally bit the dust, so it was time for an upgrade. I found some thin wood rectangles at Hobby Lobby and some really cute digital paper that I just printed on cardstock and then mod-podged to them. I used some sandpaper to sand down the edges for a spooky effect. Then I used my Cricut to cut out the fun little witches and the "WICKED" lettering. Click here to download this SVG for free to make your own!
I forgot all about school for a few days. I needed a reset and I am so glad I took some time for myself. I hope you are able to do the same. It's so important just to step back sometimes so that you don't get burnt out. I will be refreshed and ready for the week now!
What crafts are you working on? I would love to see them! Comment below to share!