Welcome to the All Things Altered Halloween and Fall Blog Hop 2013!!! I love being a part of thee hops that Pam Bray so lovingly organizes each season. She is a real altering dynamo! Here's the lineup of fabbloggers she has gathered together for this Fall inspired round:

1. Pam – http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

2. Christine www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com

3. Barbara – http://blackholeartstudio.blogspot.com

4. Jessica – http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/

5. CandianNickel – http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.ca/

6. Gloria – http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

7. Jennifer Priest – https://hydrangeahippo.com/blog YOU ARE HERE

8. Pinky – www.blueyecicle.blogspot.com GO HERE NEXT

9. Irit – http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/

10. Betty- http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/

11. Eileen  http://eileenhull.blogspot.com

Today I am sharing a few oldies but goodies!  This fun yarn wreath featuresClear Scraps' Mini Ghost and Mini Bat Albums as well as their Pennants Embellishments – I hung this wreath indoors this year, along with a collection of spooky looking candles!

I love love love googly eyes!! Perfect for Halloween :) I inked the Pennant Embellishments with a solvent-based ink, string them together with tiny ric rac and then splattered them with white acrylic paint.

I then hung one of the Bat shapes and the Ghost shapes from ribbon. I embellished them with clear American Crafts stickers, Staz-On ink, and more googly eyes!


  • Yarn – Red Heart
  • Acrylic Shapes – Clear Scraps
  • Ribbons – Close to My Heart, May Arts
  • Stickers – American Crafts
  • Solvent Based Ink
  • Paint – Delta
  • Feathers, Green Stick Pin
  • Gray Stick Pin – Maya Road
  • Wreath Base, Googly Eyes – Joann's
Hope you enjoyed this fun little wreath. This is one of the kids' fave decorations and we”ll be using it for years to come.

The next “oldie but goodie” is this door hanger for Halloween using the Crafter's Workshop Summer 6×6 Template and 6×6 Mini Chevron Template, Smooch Accent Ink, Glitter, and Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap, and a Door Hanger from Magisitical Memories. It is supposed to be for Halloween but Katie actually has it hanging on the door in her room, year-round…


Here's how I created this door hanger:


First I laid the Mini Chevrons Template on a wide purple ribbon and sprayed it with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil. This put a cool, spooky pattern on the ribbon! I moved the template down and did 6″ sections of the ribbon at one time. Since Smooch Spritz dries super fast, I could immediately tie the ribbon into a large bow.I painted the Door Hanger with a mix of cream, white, and black paint. Then I laid the Summer template onto the Door Hanger and sprayed it with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil to get an out line of Summer. I then painted the face with cream paint and lips with Smooch Accent Ink in Siren. I then laid the Summer template back onto the image and painted over it with black, to make the outline of Summer stand out. I added white accents to her eyes with a Uni-Ball Signo pen.I then added the letter stickers. I painted the tops of the the white American Crafts Foam letters with Glue Gloss and then sprinkled on some Clearsnap Glitter in purple. I added the bow with hot glue and voila – a spooky door hanger!


  • Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil, Smooch Accent Ink in Siren, Glitter, Glue Gloss – Clearsnap
  • Summer 6×6 Template6×6 Mini Chevron Template – The Crafter's Workshop
  • Door Hanger – Magisitical Memories
  • Paint – Making Memories and Plaid
  • Ribbon – Offray
  • Pen- Uni-Ball Signo
  • Alpha Stickers – October Afternoon, American Crafts (Foam)

And finally, an altered skull mdf wood form that I made into a sugar skull!

A little glitter, some paint, sequin trim from our etsy shop, a few doodles, and there ya go!

This would be great as a Halloween decoration or in a teen's room year-round! Don't forget to finish hopping through to all of the blogs!


I hope you enjoyed today's post!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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25 thoughts on “All Things Altered Fall and Halloween Blog Hop 2013

  1. Jennifer you creations are simply stunning, I love them all, the 1st one, looks fabulous as it has my very favourite gingham..yum and the Mask, delightful…love the bookmark, the thing I miss most about having a Kindle…thank you for the hop xxx

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 2:19 am
  2. Hi, Jennifer..fun projects. I, too, love googly eyes and adding them to your wreath was a fun idea. FYI…I almost couldn’t find your comment button to leave you a comment.

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:10 am
  3. love the wreath! that looks like it was fun to make!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:14 am
  4. Wow! Your projects are so fun! I love how you treated the acrylic pieces on both the wreath and the door hanger. The way you used the sequin trim on the sugar skull is brilliant! The shine is fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:21 am
  5. Love the wreath! It is so cute with it’s eyeballs, and it’s hanging element. Yarn wreaths aren’t always my favorite, but this one is so darn cute. Love the altered skull! How cool.

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:34 am
  6. These are such fun projects today. Love the boo banner the most. I love how you made the smokey look on the acrylic pieces. Just awesome. TFS.

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 8:20 am
  7. love your projects they are so cute. I love the banner and bats on the wreath. The door hanger is so cute and I love the skull what a great idea!! Thank you for sharing

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 8:51 am
  8. Great hop! LOVE HH to get so much inspiration and kept up on the latest trends. Thanks!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 9:54 am
  9. Cute ideas. Love the Boo on the wreath. The sequin colors are so colorful-love them

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 10:21 am
  10. Great Halloween projects Jen. I LOVE the sugar skull, so creative!!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 10:35 am
  11. Thank you for the cool crafty ideas. Who doesn’t love googly eyes!
    thank you also for the chance at the mini book kit.

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm
  12. Oldies but goodies INDEED … amazing artwork like these projects NEVER go out of style. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm
  13. LOVE all the projects (the sugar skull is my FAV. Just saying ;). Hugs!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm
  14. Awesome , not sure where to leave a comment but hope this counts!! love your projects as always Jennifer especially your Boo banner!!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm
  15. FABULOUS!!! LOVE THE SKELETON HEAD, OH MY!!! Love the wreath and going to try to make myself one this year…great idea. Thanks for being a part of the hop

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm
  16. Delightful projects – just love Love LOVE the wreath – such a fun and do-able project! In fact, I plan on making one for my front door tomorrow!

    I’m a new follower to your youtube channel – but the astounding list of videos is so enticing – I’ll be back to peruse for several hours very soon!

    … oh – and your giveaway is charming!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  17. Your wreath is so much fun and with so many details I just love it!

    Posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm
  18. I love all things acrylic so I really like your wreath. And your sugar skull is fabulous. I’ve never done one but you have inspired me to give it a try.

    Posted on October 26, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  19. These oldies are sure goldies Jennifer, loved the wreath full og googly eyes !!

    Posted on October 27, 2013 at 3:02 am
  20. I can see why this wreath is one of your kids’ fave Halloween decos! Love the shapes dangling below. Wonderful.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Posted on October 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm
  21. Great projects, esp. the first one. Love the goggly eyes!

    Posted on October 27, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  22. I love all your projects. The wreath is so cute.. but the skull won my heart! I love it!

    Posted on October 28, 2013 at 11:00 am
  23. Great project.

    Posted on October 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  24. love that wreath, so kool

    Posted on October 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm
  25. Stunning wreath, love the cute sentiment banner!

    Posted on October 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm