Friday, October 14, 2016

6 Pinecone Crafts on Halloween Theme

Pinecone and candy corn owl by Remade Simple

Spiders made using pinecones by Fire Flies and Mud Pies

Felt and pinecone owls by See Vanessa Craft

Pinecone black crows by We Made That

Pinecone witch craft from here.

Pincone bats from here.

Pinecones are available in abundance during Fall and we all know they can be put to good use in making fun craft projects. I have featured some of the most wonderful pinecone crafts in this post dedicated to Halloween. The owls, spiders, bats, crows and witches will bring just the right amount of spooky flair to your holiday decor! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fabulous Plate Sets by Yvonne Ellen

The new monochrome collection by Yvonne Ellen features unique illustrations across matching plates. The high quality bone china plates with beautiful gilt gold edge detailing are perfect for dinner parties or to hang as artwork on wall! The sets come in four fabulous designs - owl and stag, whale, giraffe and flamingo. 

You can find more work by her that was blogged previously, here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

10 Creative No-Carve Pumpkin ideas

This is a such a fresh and creative no-carve owl pumpkin idea by DecoArt.

If you are into wise owls. Found via Country Living.

This is an easy way to dress up your pumpkin. Simply cut owl faces and wings in different sizes and use thumb tacks to make unique pumpkin art. By Matthew Mead.

This is an amazing project that teaches how to make steampunk owl pumpkin. You can find the complete tutorial on Journey Through Style

A fun no-carve pumpkin idea for kids by Simple as That Blog

I love this simple owl pumpkin idea with so much attitude. By Christopher Hiedeman.

This shabby chic style owl painted pumpkin will be a perfect addition to your holiday decorations.

Just paint the pumpkin in dark color to make the colorful owl pop more. So cool! - source.

Decoupage owl pumpkin is another great idea for those who are not fond of spooky decor. Inspired by this. Martha Stewart's website has this wonderful tutorial on how to make a decoupage pumpkin.

Kids will love making this masked owl pumpkin - source.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Spooktacular Doormats to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters

Hi friends, every year I share new season's fresh and fun decorations to commemorate festivities. This post features the most spooktacular owl doormats to dress up the front of your house. After all, that's where you first greet your guests. So what are you waiting for, pick one now to instantly add a touch of holiday spirit to your front door! From the top right corner:-

1. Owl face shape doormat
2. Who's scared?
3. Owl and the pumpkins
4. Hoo's There?
5. Owl and the Moon
6. Happy Halloween owl
7. Hoot doormat
8. Halloween owl face doormat

Monday, October 10, 2016

Unique Felt Head Masks: From Owls to Unicorns


Gladys Paulus is a felt artist born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1995 she moved to UK where she presently lives in Bath, England. She made her first piece of felt in 2005 and ever since has been experimenting with various techniques for her work. Her best known work consists of a series of hand felted theatrical masks that are inspired by tribal dresses, puppetry, and storytelling. Her animal masks have been featured in Harrods Magazine's fashion feature, Paruno Mexico advertising campaign and Lou Rhodes album cover for ‘theyesandeye’.

She teaches felt making workshops and master classes around the world. She is a member of the Crafts Council Directory, International Feltmakers Association and Somerset Art Works. Her work can be found in private collections in Europe and the Americas. Her upcoming exhibition is from 3 Dec. 2016 through 28 Jan. 2017 in ‘Zoomorphic’ group show at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre for the Applied Arts in South East Wales. To learn more about the exhibition go to LGAC's website.