Kathryn and I were lucky enough to meet the ladies of poppyseed projects at SNAP! They are so fun and were such great teachers at our class. We became instant fans of their products and have a wish list/idea list a mile long.
I shared a little Halloween project I made with one of their frames on their blog and I wanted to share it here with you too! You all know that I am never 3 months ahead of the game in my holiday crafts...(I'll go back to procrastinating in a sec) but I was itching to do this, once the idea sparked! I had seen lots of frames turned into wreaths and I knew the poppyseed frames would be perfect for a
wreath-ish situation on my door.
I am completely in love with the Jaxson frame! I want one in every room of my house. I ordered the 11x14 but they come in many sizes, bigger and smaller. I feel like you could make it look formal and classy or cutesy and fun, depending on how you use it. I went for the cutesy look this time. It came unfinished (and ready for endless possibilities).
I gave it a few good coats of orange spray paint.
Then I gave it some subtle stripes with a pearlized glaze. The stripes can look almost white or almost non-existent depending on the angle you look at it. I used blue painter's tape to make this quick.
I had grabbed this ribbon from Costco about a week before this project, not knowing what I was going to do with it. But I knew it would look good with anything Halloween. It looks like a roll of spiderwebs! I also got out my stash of cheesecloth because that gauzy stuff reminds me of mummies.
I made a hot mess of this stuff and it resembled a bow-ish thing.
Then I found these little clip-on spiders at Michael's and knew they were the perfect finishing touch for my Halloween door. They are already attached to a clip. The stars were aligned to make this easy!
I clipped them right onto that ribbon and cheesecloth and called it good.
This is one of the easiest projects I've done. The frame is so stinking cute to start out with, that anything you do with it will turn out awesome!
I'm already scheming to repaint this once Halloween is over. I have so many other ways to make this look good and so many other holidays. Can you imagine this polka-doted at Christmas!? I sort of want to paint it silver metallic too. I may as well just order a couple more!
Never-ever have I been so prepared for Halloween! (Thanks poppyseed girls!)
If only I had my kids' costumes ready, I might just win a medal.
(Or maybe not. I've been watching too much Olympics).