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

28 comments:

  1. Julie how clever of you to think this up. A perfect use of the old muffin tin. I love what you did with it. Vintage Halloween has always been a favorite look of mine.

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  2. Hi Julie,

    I found you on Pinterest and had to come visit you here on your blog.
    What a fun place to visit...so I had to become a follower of yours to experience more fun!!
    I use to live in England and so really enjoyed looking at your photos.

    I am in love with your spooky muffin tin! How clever you are! :)

    Come on over anytime to my blog as well! I would be happy to serve you some tea and scones with clotted cream!! :)

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Susan

    sjmcdowell.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Julie,
    I love your idea using the old muffin tin this way! I love the images you used too! Great job!
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  4. You never cease to amaze me with all that you create Julie! This is gorgeous!! What a wonderful re-purpose for an old object! Sending love and hugs your way from a SUNNY UK this morning! xxoo

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  5. Hi Julie,
    What a fabulous idea. I just love what you were able to create with that vintage muffin tin. A perfect Halloween creation. Now I'm really in the mood for Halloween! Very sweet!
    Maureen

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  6. This is awesome, Julie!! I love it. You have such a great imagination and never lack for creativity!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. LOVe it Julie! how stinking cute it turned out. I have an old time somewhere.. and NOw I'm going to be obsessing! Is youre a mini tin? or did you use the large bottle cap typey things?
    cute cute cute!!
    vivian

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  8. What special items - this is the type of Halloween I like - gentle!
    Mary

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS...
    you are so creative Miss Julie :D
    BEAR HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  10. Hi Julie,

    Very cute indeed. You've always got really great ideas and/or methods. Thank you so much for always sharing.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  11. Love your altered muffin tin! sweet and more sweet :)

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  12. Oh my goodness this is adorable in everyway..I have spray painted old tins different colours to hold collections but I adore your Halloween tray. Bravo my sweet friend. HUGS xoxox

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  13. Julie---darling. Never a dull post here. Cute hanging in a kitchen or half bath. Smiles...Renee

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  14. Hi Julie... oooh, that is just the cutest thing ever! I love what you did with that old muffin tin... I have one somewhere, now I want to make something like that... LOVE Halloween and this time of year... so magical and enchanting... all your little bottle caps look so cute!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  15. What a wonderful Halloween idea Julie! I have been waiting for inspiration to begin my own spooky crafting, and I do believe this lovely tin is it! Have a wonderful day! Elizabeth

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  16. Oh Julie,
    This is soooo totally adorable I'm going to feature you as my Surprise Guest on the Shabby Chic Girls' Club this week! I'm doing a cute Halloween piece!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  17. Bonjour Julie, what a GREAT post ~Vintage Halloween how wonderful is that! I LOVE your ideas!
    Hope you are well!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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  18. I just love how you used the muffin tin! You do the greatest crafts =) Xoxoxo ~Ashley

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  19. I just had to comment and tell you that I adore your shabby halloween tin, gorgeous!!!

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  20. Hi Julie,
    Visiting from Cindy's:) I adore your altered vintage muffin tin! It is just so cute and charming, and such a creative way to reuse it! I never would have thought of that! Thanks for sharing, and for the inspiration, too!

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  21. PS: I am your newest follower:)

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  22. Love it-and just the inspiration I needed for a project I need to do.

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  23. I love all of these vintage Halloween ornaments Julie, thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. I LOVE your muffin tin idea. I think I just have to copy it ;)

    Have a happiest of Thursdays, Julie xxxx

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  25. Hello,
    Just love the vintage tin, the vintage images, and the adoreable bottle caps that you made. Such a cute project!!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  26. Super Cute Halloween muffin tin! Been creating some fun tutorials and fun things starting on Oct 1st at my newest blog - www.thecreativepatch.blogspot.com Hope to see you there.

    Have a great week.

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  27. This is darling!
    Have a pretty day!!!
    Kristin

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