Friday, October 9, 2009

...Martha Frightens Me

Martha Stewart scares the heck out of me. Can I just tell you that this picture proves my point? She is holding a skull (glittered, of course) in her hands and is smiling. Why is she smiling? Knowing Martha's affinity for doing everything from scratch, where do you think she got the human skull? Just a question...think about that for a while. Martha, you can glue and glitter it, but that don't make it right!

I haven't crafted, or decorated myself (well, not myself in a literal way) in a bit, so I was trying to find something to post that would get me inspired. Here are a few fun things on the cheap...
Here are some black chandelier cutouts from the craft section used as napkin rings. Apparently the whole black & white thing is super chic for the season. I like it! These candy corn tissue paper crafts are from Martha Stewart Crafts. $14.99 for all of these!


I did something similar to this last year & I had several compliments on them. They cost me the cost of the paper. I made them curl around the glass instead of standing them up straight.

They used cheesecloth for the look of webs, but you could also make strings of glue from the hot glue gun (although that sounds a little messy and painful...hot glue guns and I don't get along very well).
I love the ghostly gourds...anyone can do this!

So pretty!
These vintage inspired invitations are from the Martha Stewart Craft line. $6.99 for 2 of each design. I LOVE these!
So, to sum it up, your decorations don't have to be pricey, or scary and Martha could turn you into a craft if you don't watch your back.
Happy decorating!

2 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi there! I hope you are having a wonderful fall season so far! I was cracking up with the whole Martha thing! Partly because I can't decide if I like her or not, because well, she IS a little scary! (Or perhaps INTIMIDATING would be a better word!) I enjoyed looking at all of the halloween inspiration pictures, too! I LOVE the idea of doing the BOO in jars like that! SO cute! :)

I need to keep better caught up with you, I always love reading your blog. You seriously have the best sense of humor, and are such a good writer~ I think you should write a book! Like I said before, I'll buy your first copy! :)

I hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Sharon said...

OK .. now I'm scared.