Monday, September 23, 2013

a vintagey 'boo' garland

Happy Monday and Fall! 
I am so happy that autumn is finally here, and the weather has been absolutely lovely! Over the weekend I started to do some more fall decorating, along with Halloween. I wanted to make a simple, vintage style Halloween garland, so this 'boo' garland is what I came up with! 
I used some vintage book pages, polka dot fabric letters (traced on Heat n' Bond), and then glued them on. I also had to lay them between books to flatten them out while the glue dried. 
Then, I added some paper doilies with black and white craft papers, and cut out some circles to go on the sides.  Then I used my sewing machine, and sewed them along the top, leaving a few inches of thread at the beginning and end so I could hang it up. 
Finally, I added some vintage lace ties at the end, and it is ready to bring some Halloween cheer to my home! Simple and sweet! 
I also made this crafty goodness for my black frame. The fabric pumpkin I made a couple years ago, and actually have about eleven all around my home. I used this tutorial and always make a few more each year to add to my collection. 
My Halloween kitty and another pumpkin.
 
Some spooky accordion paper wheels. The small ones were from a Halloween paper pack I got years ago, and the big one I just made! 
I used some vintage paper and a craft paper circle for the middle, and that's it. They really are so fun to make, and I should make some more! ;) 
Some more decorations, and my vintage shutters got some fall fabric. 
And, my quilted table topper that I made a couple years ago. I wanted to make a new one this year, and still may, but for now this one will do. Have you started fall/Halloween decorating yet?
Last week I was a lucky winner of giveaway from the sweet Pam of Virginia Retro, and these are all the pretties that I won!! So fun! Thank you Pam for having a lovely giveaway!

And, if you haven't had a chance to enter the Simple Sweet Fabric giveaway, you have until this Thursday, and I will be announcing the winner on Friday!

Wishing you all beautiful and crafty autumn week! 

35 comments:

  1. What a great garland. Your decorations are so cute and inspiring. Congrats on your win of all that goodness.
    Hugs
    donna

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  2. What a great garland. Your decorations are so cute and inspiring. Congrats on your win of all that goodness.
    Hugs
    donna

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  3. Hi. I just love your autumn and Halloween decorations. I decorate my house at the drop of a hat and for as many seasons and celebrations throughout the year as I can! Here is a banner I made last year and cannot wait to put it up soon! x
    http://creatingandbaking.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/my-first-step-by-step-guide-to-thing.html (Hope the link works).

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  4. What a delightful Halloween post filled with inspiration! Love that polka dotted pumpkin!

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  5. You know how much I love your decorations. I have all kinds of vintage Halloween treat bags. I love the idea of framing them. Darling bunting and those paper wheels look fantastic. Great ideas (as always). Halloween hugs!

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  6. Your Halloween decorations are wonderful. I love the bunting and that black cat is adorable , long with the paper circle fans. great job!

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  7. Love your Fall/Halloween decor - so cute & vintagy!

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  8. such fun fall decorations!
    love the pumpkins : )

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  9. Hi Heather, I love your BOO bunting, it's just perfect! Those paper circles are cute too, thanks for sharing!
    Dorothy

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  10. Happy Fall Heather!! Love your darling decorations!! I've been putting out some fall decorations too, and now I'm feeling like getting some Halloween out also to blend in!! Your "boo" garland is so sweet and simple Love it!!! Have a great week! xox Holly

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  11. I am ready to pull out my Halloween decorations next weekend. Yours fall stuff looks great!

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  12. I love the combination of the scrapbook paper with the paper doilies! Love the accordian fold flowers too. I have a huge pile of the instruction sheets from sewing patterns so might be a good project with the little Grand.

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  13. you are so creative, Heather! I love the bunting. Your decorating looks wonderfully seasonal :)

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  14. Your the only one I know that could make Halloween elegant! :) x

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  15. Heather, the garland is cute as an be! I love all your decorations! Your house must be cute as can be! Have a nice week! Twyla

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  16. You are all decked for Halloween!! Love it all!!!

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  17. You have such good ideas Heather. love that garland!

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  18. What SWEET Fall and Halloween decorations!! The banner is so CUTE...BOO!! LOVE it! Congrats on your win...hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall weather.....Blessings~~~Roxie

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  19. Your BOO bunting is great. Love all your halloween/fall decor. Precious quilt top, and love the paper circle flowers.

    Thanks for the shout out, glad you like your package. Thought you would like the delicate crochet/tatted pieces.

    :) Pam

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  20. love the boo garland!!!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  21. Oh my goodness... PRECIOUS! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  22. Your banner is so adorable. I love it.

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  23. Your banner is so adorable. I love it.

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  24. I love the table topper and the pom pom flowers. Very cute! xx

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  25. You are very ready for Fall! love the banner, it is great!! Pam was very good to you. She is such a sweet heart!
    Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  26. Your boo banner is so cute. I like the simplicity of it (not saying it was simple to make though). All of your decorations are sweet.

    Tresa

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  27. Oh Heather your halloween decorations are sweet and your house must look really lovely with so many different bits for the season. I usually decorate the house and this year I need to start thinking about it, but for now, it all seems a bit early for me. I also have to get really stuck in to make our entrance look spooky as the kids love it when we get a bit carried away. I think Halloween is my little girls all time favourite thing. Thanks for the tutorial on the pumpkins, they are my list this year. I saw another tute, so I will try them both. I love your BOO decoration, it is so lovely, I might have to copy it. Wishing you a lovely week and thank you for always leaving such sweet comments. xoxo

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  28. I admire those who have such a great eye for decorating their homes. Yours is truly lovely!

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  29. Beautiful! I love your boo garland and the Halloween decorations around your home are lovely too!

    S x

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  30. Your decorations are so cute! And I LOVE the banner!!

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  31. Nice I love everything I see :)

    www.vindiebaby.com
    Vintage Inspired Girls

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  32. I love all your sweet Halloween decorations!! Especially love the boo banner!! Congratulations on the giveaway! How fun!!

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  33. I made a Halloween banner last year and can't wait to hang it again this year. what do you think of it? http://creatingandbaking.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/my-first-step-by-step-guide-to-thing.html. I wold love you to take a look at this link (not wishing to teach anybody to suck eggs but just pop it in your browser.) Love your work!xx

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  34. Hi Heather.
    Everything looks so fall and festive!! The little paper candy bag in your frame brings back dear childhood trick or treating memories! :o) I have not seen such things for so many years, funny how it brings back a flood of images.
    Trish xo

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  35. love your "BOO" garland, so cute! i want to make something similar for my front door. your pumpkins are so cute too and i'm glad you shared the tutorial you used. i have made some before, but always like to try a new way of making something. i adore your pom pom bouquet, they make the perfect fall/winter flowers! i recently made one from wool felt balls and stuck floral wire stems in them...i'll definitely have to make some pom ones too! hope you have a lovely week!!

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