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halloween decor {on a budget} – 2012 projects recap

DSC_1208 copyWEBLast year I did a mini series about chic Halloween decor on a budget and shared a few projects I did to decorate our home for this spooky holiday. Most of the decorations were still in good shape so it made sense just to re-use them again this year instead of making new stuff. I didn’t, however, want to display the decorations the same way I did last year. So I recycled and updated them a little and changed their place.

I figured to get into Halloween mood and before sharing my new re-purposed and recycled Halloween decorations and because I haven’t taken pictures yet, I’d make a little recap of my favorite projects from last year.

DSC_1006 copyWEB{ spider web art }

DSC_0952 copyWEB{ easy striped halloween candles }

DSC_1219 copyWEB{ free halloween printables }

DSC_1007 copyWEB_edited-1{ $4 halloween wreath }

DSC_0957 copyWEB{ easy newspaper fans and Halloween garland }

I didn’t get to post about these newspaper fans and Halloween garland last year. I made them to hang from our TV in the living room.  For the garland I threaded three different Halloween cut outs {pumpkin, bat & skull} I found at the Dollar Store combined with black, orange and white card stock circles with orange twine. For the paper fans I used some sheets of newspaper and black and orange card stock circles. Here’s a cool tutorial for making paper fans if you need one.

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{ card stock bats }

This was one of the easiest projects we made last year. And I said “we” because L helped by cutting the bat silhouettes. I got the idea from Made but the original idea is from Country Living. They even have Halloween templates you can download here.

Hope you like these little projects and maybe try some of them. Stay tuned for a new quick, easy and extremely budget friendly Halloween project!

halloween decor {on a budget} – free halloween printables

I collect frames. I have many in different sizes and colors. And I wanted to use some of them with some Halloween related prints.

I printed a couple of images, a skull and a spider, I found on the web. And I edited a school drawing L did last year. I just changed the blue background for an orange one. I wrapped some of my decor books with newspaper so they can be more in tune with the decor. But as you can see I haven’t finished.

I still wanted to add something more typographic, so inspired by this print  from Jess LC {love her blog!}, I created my Halloween versions. They are not perfect but they look nice.

I also printed a couple of pictures of last year’s Halloween {the boys in their costumes}. I think this will be a nice tradition every year.

It was a simple, easy and cheap way to add some Halloween spirit to the house, in addition to my other Halloween DIY projects.

Materials: white cardstock and various frames.

You can download the prints here and here. Enjoy!

Coming up: free striped Halloween candles.

Linking up with: eighteen25, somewhat simple, momnivores dilema, and polkadots on parade.

free printable {& sneak peek} – laundry room art

One day while at Home Goods I came across a canvas art that I immediately thought will be perfect for the laundry room. However I didn’t like the colors and overall look of it. It was not my style. As soon as I came home I designed my version. Since our laundry room has yellow accents it made sense to have a yellow background with white letters.

Once again I used Vistaprint and order a poster size print. This time I chose their regular paper. To be completely honest I’m not 100% satisfied. Their regular paper is way too thin. Once framed you can’t really see the difference, though. But I liked the thicker cardstock better. We’ll see how it holds up. For now I like how it looks in there.

You can see we finally did some work in this room. We painted white and yellow stripes {what can I do, I’m obsessed} and added some hanging bars I got from Ikea. We also had someone add wall-to-wall wood shelving on one side of the room {which was not a very pleasant experience}, covered some visible pipes with curtains, added long white curtains on the other side and placed a rug. I still have some details to finish and I’m waiting for a moment when the laundry room looks decent to snap some pictures.

If you like it, you can download it here {yellow} and here {black}. Enjoy!

Happy Friday!

Update: I’m linking up with Tatertos & Jello. Hope over there to check out other amazing DIY projects!

free printable – closet divider template. round 2

I’ve meant to create a new set of these closet dividers now that G is one year old and his closet is rapidly filling with 2T, 3T, 4T and even 5T clothes. {Yes, I’m that obsessed with buying clothes for my boy}. I also have tons of L’s hand-me-downs that I want to save for G. But those need a different storage system. For now I keep them in bins under the bed in G’s room.

Anyway, a recent comment asking for these divider templates with a different size grouping gave me the perfect excuse to finally get to make them.

These new set is grouped: 6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m, 24m, 3T and 4T. I know each clothing brand has different sizing, so hopefully these new set will be useful for some of you. Again, I hope it’s not too late.

You can download them here and here. Enjoy!

Linking up with A Bowl Full of Lemons. Check it out!

free printable – wine lovers

I made this poster for my sister after I saw she had it on one of her Pinterest boards. She’d just had a buffet console custom-made for her dining room and is looking for ways to accessorize it.

I know some people are tired of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters {and all their versions} but I like them and I think they could be a nice piece of art to add to your home. We actually have one in the Game Room {can you guess what it says?}. There are so simple yet bold and you can create your own versions. Did you know the original poster was created in 1939 by the British Government as a “morale busting symbol” during World War I? I had no idea. Here you can read more about it.

I used Vistaprint to print it in their Premium Poster Card Stock and it came out really nice. I can’t wait for my sister to take it home, frame it and put it up. My sister already took it home, framed it and put it up as you can see. It looks great!

You can download the pdf version here.Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday!

free printable – closet divider template. finally!

After sharing some of the DIY details in baby G’s nursery, I got some comments and emails asking if I could share the closet dividers template. At that time I couldn’t find the template file for the life of me. I swear! I thought I had lost it. But a couple of months ago I did some cleaning of my computer files and guess what, I found it! It was saved under a random name, nothing to do with closet, divider, or even nursery. I don’t know how that happened.

The good thing is that now I’m able to share it. I apologize to some of the ladies that asked for this so long ago. I know it’s almost a year after, but I hope you can still find it useful.

All you’ll need is wrapping or scrapbooking paper, cut to 8.5×11 size. The template fits these dividers from the Container Store.

You can download them here (template 1) and here (template 2). Enjoy!

Update: Some people have requested the closet divider template with black wording instead of grey so here it is. Download it here Closet Dividers Template.