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Friday, October 7, 2011

Ghoulish Centerpiece

Well Friday is finally here.

Voting has started for 
American Crafter 
round one!

Swing on over to Naptime Crafters to see what we've all created!

My entry is titled
Ghoulish Centerpiece.
I'm # 11

And now I'll tell you all about it!

I had all of this already in the house, some of it I bought about a month ago, some of it is more than a year old.

The glass bowl & vase was thrifted, the skull and pumpkins are from the dollar store and the decorative balls were in my bathroom on the window sill looking fit for the garbage.

Putting this whole thing together was pretty simple.

Rip the scrapbook paper into strips and start adhering them to the skull with mod podge. Keep going until you've covered the entire skull leaving the eyes, nose & mouth uncovered.
Spray paint your bowl fillers & accessories with your desired spray paint - I chose silver. 
Spray paint your bowl & vase as well - I chose black.
I also spray painted a wooden charger that I found in the kitchen cabinet above the fridge (the one that compiles things that I never use!) and I used the charger as the base.

I glued the vase to the bowl and the skull to the vase and the crow to the skull!(Oh, I put some black glitter on the skulls eyes & nose for a little bling! Just use a liquid glue)

Then I went outside to collect some branches to go with the moss and leaves I had left over from last year.

I poked leaves and sticks here and there and draped some moss around.
I played around with it a little bit until I thought it looked right.

Imagine, Improvise & Invent


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At October 7, 2011 at 3:10 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Wow this looks awesome! I love how you did the skull. What a fun centerpiece!

At October 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM , Blogger Kim Sturge said...

You got my vote. Hands down. How do you dream it up Sarah?

At October 7, 2011 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Unknown said...


At October 7, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

This is just simply amazing! Wonderful job! I just clicked over and put in a vote for you! Good luck! Thanks for sharing this at The Crazy Cute Link Party @ Between U & Me! I can't wait to see what you share next week! :D

At October 7, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Blogger Ruth said...

This is so amazing!! I love all the layers and colors, the metallics. Just spooktacular. Great job.


At October 7, 2011 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Shabby chic Sandy said...

great display!

At October 7, 2011 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Abby said...

Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

Your newest follower,
(come take a look if you like)

At October 8, 2011 at 3:40 AM , Anonymous Annamaria @ It's In There said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Thank you for the tips!!!!

At October 8, 2011 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Lissa said...

Love it - beautiful colors!

At October 8, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

OK this is so many kinds of fantastic I don't even have the words! A-MAY-ZING!

At October 8, 2011 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Well and wonderfully done! Love every bit of your project, it came out so cool!

At October 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM , Blogger The Tablescaper said...

How creative. Awesome execution. It would be great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

At October 9, 2011 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Shawn said...

This is awesome, thanks for sharing! I found you through The V-Spot on Twitter and have stalked it for DAYS. I am finally doing my own version of it.

At October 10, 2011 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Payne Holler Cards said...

this is so incredibly creative - I'm here from Lori's blog (-:
headed over to vote next!

At October 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Katherines Corner said...

This is great! Creepy and creative. Hugs!!

At October 10, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I love this! so darn cute and creative. Sharing it on my COM-FB page. winks-jen

At October 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Blogger annies home said...

oh spooky with some of the best boldest colors that help make a statement great job :) come see me at

At October 10, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Jill said...

WOW! That centrepiece is amazing! Great work! I'm off to check out this competition you're in and see if I can vote for you!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

At October 11, 2011 at 4:29 PM , Blogger That Crazy Ajumma said...

All I can say is wow!
It looks amazing!

At October 12, 2011 at 4:05 AM , Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great Halloween centerpiece you have created!!
So imaginative and spooky!!

Great job!!


At October 12, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oooooh! Another hit, Sarah! I'm your newest fan! :)

At October 12, 2011 at 8:40 PM , Anonymous Leah said...

I love this, great idea for covering the skull, and I never would have thought of spraypainting the moss but it's perfect.

At October 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that looks so stinking good! i love the tiered-ness of it all!

At October 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Shawn said...

I posted my rendition of this, giving you credit of course, on my blog today. Thanks for the inspiration!

At October 14, 2011 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Sommer said...

This is just too cool! I've featured this at the VIP party this weekend!

At October 15, 2011 at 11:15 PM , Blogger The Tablescaper said...

I'm glad you chose to be a part of Seasonal Sundays this past week and hope you'll join me again this week.

- The Tablescaper

At October 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very creative. Lady Deco loves it, may do a version of this for next halloween. Great minds think alike...

At October 18, 2011 at 12:27 AM , Blogger Marie said...

This turned out so great! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!


At October 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Creepy. I love the raven on top to the skull-just creepy.

At October 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM , Blogger Katie said...

LOVING this centerpiece. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this project today on Sew Woodsy!

At October 18, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Jenn Erickson said...

The whole piece is beautifully put together, and my favorite element is the decoupaged skull. Wonderful!

At October 21, 2011 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Nora B. Peevy said...

I love decoupage. I also have this raven. He's perched on my bookshelf. I'm planning on carving a Poe pumpkin this weekend, among others. Hopping over from Strawberry Jam.

Hope to see you hop on by my blog this weekend.


At October 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow! Your centerpiece is awesome. Very clever and so spooky!


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