There are three important things I’ve learned on this blogging journey I’m on.
1. White backgrounds are essential for styling your home. Unless you have dark walls, because dark walls are fabulous.
2. The bloggers I follow in America have THE best resources *sigh* and MUCH bigger homes. Not that I let that deter me… it’s what storage units are for.
3. Everything looks better in a cloche.
No argument there!
Cloches are brilliant styling tools. You can fill ‘em with absolutely anything, from ceramic pumpkins…
To Wedding bouquets (image courtesy of my little Sis).
Even craft projects that cost you nothing can appear much more expensive when displayed under a cloche.
Cloches can make the inexpensive look high end and everyday normal look other worldly. You’ve only got to think about Harry Potter and Dumbledore’s office to see where some of my inspiration comes from.
This year I made something a little different. While Beloved was away with work one night, I knocked up this cloche Halloween decoration in minutes and all from stuff I already had lying around. It cost me absolutely no extra pennies.
I spent them all in Homesense and TK Maxx!
How to make a skull and mini graveyard Halloween decoration
It’s not really worthy of a tutorial, so I won’t explain step-by-step how I made it. Instead, here’s a list of the stuff I used and a few pointers on the process that might help if you want to create something similar. Of course, if you do have any questions, feel free to holler!
- Ceramic planter – a charity shop find, that I painted to look like metal
- Cloche – from a Matalan candle
- Skull with a hole in the bottom – to insert the “stand”
- Black chopstick – to stand the skull on (insert the other end into the foam below)
- Foam – cut into a round shape to snugly fit in the top of the planter
- Dried Moss to cover the foam – try craft shops or florists
- Gravestone – I made mine by cutting out a tombstone shape on my Cricut and gluing it to a piece of foam. To make it stand up, I opened out a paper clip, folded it in half, then pushed the folded end into the tombstone and the other 2 ends into the foam below
- Miniature skull – one of the goodies I picked up in Michael’s
- Battery-operated Candle – a tea light wouldn’t fit, so I pulled one apart to get at the candle within, then used a sharpie to colour the base black
And there you have it. A creepy skull and miniature graveyard cloche display in no time at all, just perfect for Halloween.
Or displaying all year.
Not that I do.
Happy crafting Witches!
A hui hou,