Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Crafting Craze!

I can't stop myself from cutting black and orange vinyl and spray painting plastic containers. Good thing Halloween is almost here because I really need to clean my house! Some friends and I made these cute Spooky blocks. They were pretty easy, but it lead me to buy Sure Cuts A Lot for my cricut/computer. It took me almost 2 days to get it all figured out. I do love it and can NOT stop cutting vinyl.
Then, I had a crazy idea to BOO our friends with something different than cookies. Over the summer I collected left over plastic containers from Costco they were just throwing away. I did haul them home and have stored them in Logan's closet. I have been waiting for something to use them on. So, I broke out the primer and the cheap black spray paint and headed to my garage. I have about 20 left now! We filled them with candy, spiders, and glow sticks. We ended up making cookies too.

Since we can't carve pumpkin here, I decided to decorate them with more vinyl. They turned out ok. It was harder than I thought. The vinyl didn't go on too smoothly, but you can't really tell.
I bought a new Halloween cricut cartridge with all these cute images. The owl is my favorite!

Even got carried away with my front door!
I made these cute countdown blocks too.
I found these orange buckets on clearance at Michaels when they were getting rid of all their bright summer stuff. I need to remember to snag up the orange summer things and save them for Halloween.
On to our luminaries...the kids loved painting the inside of these jars. They are cute all lit up at night.
I saved my big pickle jar just for the owl

I had to put a picture of my cute Halloween owls. I talked my sister into making me a bunch of owls. She sewed them and I stuffed them. I think she did 32 for me. I have given them to a few lucky people.


  1. Oh, my! You are the crafty woman! Can I live close so I can play with you? I'd love an owl or to get Boo'ed by you!

  2. So cute!! Can I buy some from you?? Seriously, You could make money!

  3. You AMAZE me!!! You are so creative! I hate carving pumpkins so I need to invest in vinyl. Love all of it!!!

  4. Everything looks sooooo cute! Your are a vinyl maniac!

  5. Melinda, you are so cute with your vinyl craze! I love looking at all the things you make. I'm so glad we are all good at different things - and can appreciate and stand in awe of one another's strengths! Take Care. Miss you!