Happy, happy day! Yes, it is Friday – and that makes this day amazing in and of itself – but even more importantly, we are welcoming a fabulous guest today! I am thrilled to introduce Gillian from “Seasons Gredings” and her tag line says it all…”festive to a fault”! She is here to show us how to create something gorgeous and gloriously ghoulish for our Halloween decorating! Check out this beauty:
So, let’s give Gillian the warmest of HowDoesShe welcomes! Take it away, Gillian!
This is Gillian Greding from SEASONS GREDINGS and I am beyond thrilled to be spending time here on the crazy fantastic– How Does She?
Talk about a blogging dream come true!!!
I’d better not screw this up!!!
My blog, Seasons Gredings, is all about the seasons and holidays (I’m pretty much a holiday crazy lady), so I am super excited to bring you a vintage Halloween garland just perfect for the upcoming spooky season.
I call this garland my bits and pieces garland because it’s literally made up of bits and pieces and odds and ends of stuff from around the house.
No joke– I literally walked into my kitchen and grabbed a bunch of supplies that might look good on a garland and then headed to my office for some Halloween scrapbook supplies (you know those scrapbooks that I buy stuff for constantly, but never actually make a book out of. I might as well put the stickers all over my computer because that’s where all the photos are). I digress…
a variety of cupcake liners (I used Martha Stewart Halloween ones)
tulle on a spool
tinsel garland (I get mine off of tacky decorations from the Dollar Store)
witch sign (from Michaels)
Halloween journal cards
a variety of spooky stickers
ric rac (the length you want your garland)
Find the middle of the ric rac and add your center embellishment with hot glue
Flip a cupcake liner inside out and glue it to the center of a coffee filter- make 4
Trim the coffee filters
Glue 2 of the coffee filters to the ric rac on one side
Now glue the other 2 filters to the other side sandwiching the ric rac
Tie a short length of tulle to each side of the garland by tying a simple knot
Print out small family photos and add them to journaling cards and add a sticker or two- make 4
Sandwich the ric rac with 2 journaling cards on each side
Turn cup cupcake liners inside out and glue to ric rac on both sides
Cut 4 lengths of tulle and add to each side
Punch 4 circles out of spooky paper
Add them to the center of 4 trimmed coffee filters
You can buy super expensive mini Halloween tinsel OR you can buy these from the Dollar Store and remove the tinsel and use that
Glue garland onto coffee filters
Sandwich the ric rac on both sides using the coffee filters
Cut 8 lengths of tulle and tie 4 onto each side of the garland
Add stickers to each side of the tulle knots
Continue adding these embellishments until you reach the length of garland you want
THANK YOU, HowDoesShe, for letting me hang out with the cool kids today!
You are the best!!!!
Thank YOU Gillian! If you loved this as much as we did, and you are itching to see even more – check out her blog, “Seasons Gredings” for even more fun tutorials. For example, you can learn how to make this gorgeous puff headband:
I live in a little place called Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and love being a Canuck! I married my very best friend 15 years ago and am a mother to four adorable girls who keep me on my toes constantly. Being a homemaker is my favorite occupation, though I'm also a portrait photographer and avid Project Lifer! Oh, and I LOVE working at HowDoesShe, sharing ideas for women, by women, on how to make the most out of our lives! It's amazing!
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