Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Bit of Vintage Halloween

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Hello, my friends!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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

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

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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!

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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…

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

Julie