Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Ornaments!

Good morning! My house has been battling the sickies this week....Kyle is on the mend....Brian is still not feeling well, and yesterday I had a massive migraine. Surprisingly, I feel 100% better today! Cort has been OK.......thank goodness! Hopefully this nasty virus is just about gone!

Halloween is Sunday......I can hardly believe it! On Friday, the teachers dress up and my 5th grade colleagues decided we should dress up as the Chipmunks. I am Simon. So I have part of my costume all ready to go...... : ) I'll be sure to take pictures of how ridiculous I look!

Today I have a couple of ornaments I created using bottle caps, Crafty Secret's Creative Scrap images, and Crystal Effects. I punched a small hole at the top of the bottle cap with my Cropidile. I found a circle punch that was the perfect circle and punched out the CS image. I added black Stickles to the edges of the circles. I set it aside and let it dry. I then placed it on a foam circle inside the bottle cap. I added an even coating of Crystal Effects and let that dry. I just added a ribbon hanger a bit of twine and that's it! : ) I have a little black glittery Halloween tree that these were perfect for! : )
Sorry for the wonky ribbon! ; )
My husband tells me that our house is perfect for the fall......our living room is a rich, warm golden yellow and it opens up to our kitchen that is a cranberry red color. My house is small.....but cozy. Here is my hutch in the kitchen. I don't have a formal dining when I entertain, people eat here.
............and my living room mantel. You can see the walls reflected in the large mirror above the fireplace.
Thanks for allowing me to share a bit of my home with you! Happy Thursday! One more day closer to the weekend!


Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Halloween decor with us. I love the creative. You inspire me ;-)

Janet xox

Jocelyn said...

Oh what a beautiful home!!!! LOVE all the goodies!!!

Hoping that the sick buggies leave quickly!!!!

Have a great one!!!

Marcy said...

Oh, I love these ornaments, Michele! You've inspired me to make some Christmas ones for the pink miniature tree my daughter keeps in her room. Perfect! Thank you, as always, for the inspiration!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great idea :) They are great!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Home...
Love the Ornaments!!!

Regan said...


Debby said...

Hope everyone feels better soon.
Love the ornaments. The vintage images are really cute. I made some bottle cap jewelry......posted it on my blog. I used a regular punch, oh my it was so hard.
Afterwards I thought about the crop tool.
Sweet decorations.
Have fun tomorrow Simon.

Crystal said...

What super fun ornaments Michele!! Great deco too girl!! I am happy to hear everyone is beginning to feel better...sending well wishes to you guys!! We just got over strep throat..ugh!!! Hope you have a wonderful and healthy rest of the week!!

Rose Ann said...

Those are the cutest little Halloween bottlecap ornaments, Michele!! Your place looks great with your festive decorations!!