I was really sad that I had not found the time to make any thing for Halloween or Fall/Thanksgiving. Then The Frilly and Funkie blog had the theme of Something Wicked! I really wanted to participate in this challenge! It would force me to make at least one Halloween project. I even had the base for what I wanted to do. Well, I finally made the time and made this:
I had gotten the paper mache witch's hat at Michael's last year on sale. I had plans to do something with it this summer. Well, that didn't happen! I always plan to do Fall and Halloween things in the summer but it rarely happens. Anyway, I thought this was my chance to use the hat. I painted it with black gesso and used Peeled Paint Distress Glitter on the edge of the brim. I glued black feathers and glittered leaves as a hat band and then used a black and an orange die cut cat that I had from another sale package from Michael's. The little purple glittered spider is also from the same package of die cuts. I found some little skulls in my stash and glued that in front of the cat. Using an awl, I poked a hole in the point of the hat and inserted a black wire with a glittered star on it. Here you can see some details.
This is about as spooky as I get! I love Halloween but not the way Halloween is now. I don't like the gore and horror that has become so prevalent now. I like the vintage Halloween of cute Jack-o-lanterns, cute little witches, black cats to go with them, and cute little ghosts out on the prowl . So I do a lot of my own things for Halloween since I love to include it in my Fall decorating.
I'm so happy that I decided to use this hat for the challenge. I'm heading over to the Frilly and Funkie blog now to post it. Check the other entries. They are always great!
Thanks again for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your Halloween!