Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I love to decorate. But all too often the decor goes too far to one extreme or another – it's too cutesy or too gory or too bright or too “vanilla”. Who is making Halloween Decor for Grown-ups? Guess we gotta do it ourselves… enter Craft Attitude. 

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When I get ready to create with Craft Attitude I am always trying to think of non-flat surfaces to use it on.  Applying it to a flat surface is easy! I want to see how Craft Attitude can do what paper, vinyl, card stock, and stickers CAN'T do! As soon as I spied these foam painted pumpkins in the Halloween aisle at my local Hobby Lobby, I knew what to do with them – Craft Attitude 'em!

I also loved this candle holder and had been admiring it for months … something about it was pretty and elegant but it also had a spooky vibe. Katie suggested we use Craft Attitude on some tape candlesticks to make this candle holder spooky for Halloween–then change out the candles seasonally. 

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Applying Craft Attitude to the pumpkins was easy peasy – just follow the directions on the packaging. The taper candles proved a little more difficult because of the oils in the candles. After wiping the candles clean, the Craft Attitude film transferred easily onto the candles. Again, the film can be removed so that I can use these candles for other seasonal decor. Here's how to create these decor pieces using Craft Attitude:

To apply the glitter to the top and bottom of the candles, generously apply glue-stick and then roll the candle onto a plate of silver glitter.

Supplies:

  • Craft Attitude Printable Craft Film
  • Xyron Corner Glue Stick
  • Fonts on computer: Old English
  • Chevron and Houndstooth Patterns
  • Silver Glitter
  • Taper Candles, Foam Pumpkins, Candelabra – Hobby Lobby

 

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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5 thoughts on “Halloween Decor for Grown-Ups – No Carve Pumpkins

  1. great projects, simple and perfect for Halloween, I have to get my hands on this product.

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm
  2. just love what you did, it is elegant but not too fussy. you did an awesome job jen. xox

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    1. Thank you so much Lura!

      Posted on October 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm
  3. So many of my friends have said they’re going to make pumpkins like this, thanks to your post. You’ve inspired the grownups!

    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    1. Awww thank you so much Jonathan! Such a huge compliment :)

      Posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm