10.20.2008

Still More Halloween Projects

So yeah, you'd think that I would be done making Halloween projects by now...but I just can't help myself. I have been meaning to make this candy corn garland since I saw it on Susie's blog clear back in September. Life being what it is, I finally got around to making it over the weekend. It was more difficult than I anticipated it being. If anyone decides to tackle this little project, make sure that you string each corn through the fattest part, and I found it easier to go at an angle rather than straight through (the corn broke less often that way). I'm glad I perservered, however, because it looks quite festive over my dining room table!

And believe it or not, I had never spent much time on Matthew Mead's website until this weekend either. (I know, I know, I guess I live under a rock.) But then I discovered his Free Halloween Templates. Oh my, but I had fun. I downloaded a bunch...and I mean a BUNCH of stuff...I still have some waiting (so you may get yet another post of Halloween decorating ideas...my apologies in advance)! But I did get around to making this fun little banner. (and you KNOW I love a banner!)
I took this closeup hoping you could see that each flag is made of handwritten letter paper (downloaded from his site also). You can't tell very well, but it gives you an idea anyway. I combined three of his different templates to give the banner a more distinctive look...and I love the way it turned out!


And just so you can all see that I was telling the truth about painting the porch, here a couple of "after" photos. See this pinch of railing? It's the same spot as the photo in my previous post. Amazing what a little paint can do.





And Thanks to Pink and Green Mama for this lovely award! I'm supposed to add this text along with it...
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be
friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is
that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are
propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to
eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text
into the body of their award.”
My nominees are Darlene at Darlene's Days
Cherry at Cherry's Jubilee
Damaris at From the Corners of my Kitchen
Shannon at Bless our Nest
Holly at Holly's Haven
Carrie at Buzzings of a Queen Bee
Lisa at Lisa Leonard Designs
Cristin at Serendipity
If you haven't had a chance to visit any of these great blogs, make sure and stop by! Tell 'em Wendy sent you!


Have a lovely Monday~

15 comments:

Saucy said...

That candy corn garland is absolutely cute! I must try it!

Darlene said...

Hi Wendy,

Your garland and banner turned out sooooo CUTE!!!! LOVE them!!

Thank you so much for the kind words and the award...that is so sweet and I will post it sometime this week.

Sandy Toes said...

I just love the corn candy garland! What is in the pumpking spelling the letter "p"! I love it!
-Sandy toes

Suzanne said...

You were busy this weekend! LOL! Everything looks great and I wish you'd come to my house and start here!

Ms. Tee said...

The candy corn garland is just darling - love that. And what a pretty award! :)

Laurel MacD said...

The banner turned out great1!

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for the award! You are so sweet! Your porch looks great and of course your projects are awesome!! Love it!

Valarie said...

I still have halloween stuff I am trying to do, but I think I am just going to call it harvest stuff so I can keep it out longer. :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Wendy, thank you so much for this award! I am truly excited that you think I am worth reading, because I love your blog so much! I will admit this: I haven't checked out Matthew Mead's site either, but I guess I will have to now! Thanks again!
Carrie

Damaris said...

you ar so sweet. thanks for the awards. I'm inspired to make Halloween decorations very time I see your blog.

Holly said...

A candy corn garland...what next?? That has got to be the cutest, and most clever use of high fructose corn syrup I have seen in....well....ever! Thank you for the honor; I am preparing my acceptance speech. :)

Betsy said...

I SOOOO have to copy the garland.

JuJu and Family said...

Hi there, I found you through Darlene's site (isn't she great) and I wanted to tell you I like your blog. I also went to Matthew Mead's site too and it's a great source, so thank you for the info. Love the pictures too. Take care

Cristin said...

Oh! You just made my day...a compliment coming from the Shabby Nest is not one to be taken lightly!

YOU are a delight!

Love Matthew Mead (and his new Halloween book/mag)...so many ideas...so little time...

Lisa Leonard said...

You are such a sweetie!!