Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Bit of Vintage Halloween


Hello, my friends!

Just a bit of vintage Halloween whimsy to share with you today…


The moment I saw this rusty, old muffin tin at a yard sale this summer, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!


What used to hold delicious cupcakes & muffins now holds wonderfully vintage pumpkins, witches & all things spooky!


This came together so very easily!  I just chose my favorite images from Crafty Secrets’ “Halloween Greeting” Creative Scraps, “Halloween” Images & Journal Notes booklet, and “Halloween Time” Vintage Cuts, cut them out & put them in place!


I wanted to keep the embellishments simple…wanted the “beauty” of the old tin to shine through…


…besides, the rust spots were the best part!  Already orange against the dark of the metal…perfectly Halloweeny!


A few vintage buttons from my button bowl decorate the bottom of the tin…not too many…


For the images I put in vintage bottle caps, I covered them in Glassy Glaze, then sprinkled just a bit of fine iridescent glitter on top while it was still wet…for the other images, I simply framed them with Platinum Stickles…easy peasy!


Simply crowned with a gingham bow (tinted with some rusty brown Glimmer Mist), and topped off with the perfectly shabby black button…thread still remaining in it…stitched by some unknown, long-ago hand…


And that’s about it!  What spookily sweet creations are brewing at your house?