Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Lighting and Prizes!

It’s starting to look like my lantern decorating is becoming an annual Halloween tradition. Last year I had fun decorating the lanterns in this post and this post. And this year I’ve been at it again. Here are a couple of my creepy creations, each created with vinyl from Stampin' Up! and lanterns (and a vase) from IKEA:


Gone Batty

I was excited to see this blood red lanterns this year, just right for a little vampire bat decor. I vant to suck your blood!



I love the shadow this style of lantern casts.



Spider Style

I couldn’t resist doing another spider lantern, but this time I used a jumbo-size lantern. It makes a freaky statement!





Venomous Vase

My vinyl fun didn’t stop at lanterns. I also adhered it to this tall, skinny vase.



I added some Stickles (glitter glue) from Ranger to the letters for a sparkling finish.



It looks like a spider has already moved into my vase. She appears to be a widow. Eep!



I made this flower with a little crepe paper, a spray-misted doily, and a bitty spider cupcake liner from Martha Stewart Crafts.



Note: Please keep in mind that these lanterns do get hot. Follow product instructions to ensure your safety. Thanks!


Enter to Win

Now’s your chance to bring a little vinyl boo-ty into your home. I’m giving away two sets of vinyl designs from Stampin’ Up! Simply leave me a comment here by Sunday, Oct. 17 and I’ll randomly select two winners to receive the following images:






The Prizes Continue

See another one of my lantern designs on the Creating Keepsakes blog and enter to win even more fabulous vinyl.


See a Demo

I’ll be on Studio 5 today at 11:00 AM sharing my lantern creations. If you’re in Utah, I hope you’ll tune in for the frightful fun! Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!


Cheers!

100 comments:

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...these projects are amazing. I love that spider and the red lantern is too cute!!

jengd said...

Great projects! I love the pop of Stickles on them.

dazey said...

Those lanterns are awesome!

karen Taylor said...

Great ideas for my halloween display! You are the queen great ideas!

sarahw said...

So cute!I just ventured over to your blog from CK and I have to say I love how honest and open you are. I will be back to visit again. :)

Lisa Swift said...

This is such a spook-tacular idea, Megan! I know my daughter would go crazy for the cat lantern. She's all about cats. :)

just me and z said...

THOSE are eeriely adorable!! LOVE the spider, and it looks awesome on those lanterns. The little stickles add just the right touch too!
Great job!

Jamie said...

I love these.. Great lanterns

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Chelle said...

Those are great decorations..I hate the cheap looking ones and those look like something I would love to have around my house. May have to pick up some lanterns while at Ikea this week.

jen said...

those projects are awesome- I could see how the vinyl could become addicting! :D

Heather Innusa said...

Great stuff!! That flower is positively adorably cool!

calamityjane said...

Great ideas! I'd love to win these and treat my visitors to some eerie fun!

Lindy said...

Great lanterns....thanks for sharing

charli said...

love them--especially the little Stickles touches to make them pop! great blog btw!

Scrapycandy said...

These are gorgeous! I had no idea. Thanks again so much!

julie m said...

the venomous vase is fantastic. great use of stickles.

Melanie said...

I so want to win one of these!!! Thanks for the chance!

Denise said...

I just love all your halloween projects!! The lanterns are my very favorite. Love how they look when they light up!!!! Spoooky....lol.

Linda said...

Love the ideas...thanks for the chance to win!

Jamie said...

I love the spooky lantern!!

Melissa said...

Great projects! The vinyl looks awesome on the lanterns, especially with the lights out!

Ash said...

Such cute stuff!

Misty Smith said...

Oh my goodness This is so beautiful I was going to start working with vinyl today and this just gave that extra umph to do it!! Thank you you were fantastic on Studio 5!!

Misty
scrapinisty@gmail.com

Melanie said...

I just watched your segment on Studio 5. LOVE IT!

Thank you for the chance to win!

Connie said...

Loved seeing you on Studio % today. You look great and the projects are awesome!!!

Carl said...

I love them! I can't wait to make my own!

Nicole said...

Just saw you on Studio 5 and I love these projects! Absolutely adorable.

Chacoy said...

Great job on Studio 5! These are great ideas not only for Halloween but for other holiday's too-I love how you added the bow, makes it a little more cutesy & not so scary;} Great gift ideas too!
Thanks for the opportunity & sharing such cute ideas:)

Debbie L said...

I love, love,love these projects!!! So simple and sooo adorable.

Peggy said...

Great projects! I wish we had an Ikea here in Idaho.....hmmm maybe it's time for a little trip to SLC.

Jennie Reese said...

I have walked passed the lanterns many time thiking how could I use them.. This is a great Idea and I'm look to do this project thanks for the idea. I wish I could come up with great ideas like this..

happygirlsherri said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents and ideas with us. So Fun!! I would love to win some vinyl and add some spookiness to our little house of horrors this time of year. :)

Adrienne said...

Lately I have been trying to get my "craft" on. I looove your ideas! So clever and easy!

cindy said...

Those lanterns are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!! :D

DBeck said...

I saw you on Studio 5 and loved the lanterns. I am on my way to Ikea! Now I just need the vinyl.

Wendy Sue said...

Super cute projects, Megan! :o)

Glenda said...

Super cute vinyl!!

mnms said...

Great ideas!

Melissa Reynolds said...

I loved that segment on studio 5, my sister got some lanterns from Ikea and made her boys room into a cowboy them room. (i also love the main picture "that's what she said" i love it

tHe XouMpHonPhACkDy'S said...

So cute!!! Gotta make these.

Heather said...

Love these projects! What great ideas.

Julia said...

Adore these Megan! It's been a while since I've seen a SU catalogue. Just might have to take another look. Love those lanterns!

Cassidi said...

Absolutely love it. They are so cute.

Jennybean said...

I love your spooky creations!

Erica Hettwer said...

These are super cool! I think a trip to IKEA is in order!

parkermmprb said...

What talent and so creative. They are so adorable. I have to make them. I love all the different sizes and how they illuminate in the dark. So fun. I love Halloween so many great ideas. Loved this spot on Studio 5 today good job.

Ruth said...

great ideas, thanks megan, I have just added your blog to my reader so i dont miss any of your great posts. i love your contributions in CK, thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

I love these lanterns! Spiders are my least favorite pest if you will but for halloween it is my favorite item to decorate with! TFS

Cula said...

Wow, so simple but so cute!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, very cool projects. I have a digital cutting machine and I haven't played with vinyl yet--these projects motivate me to try some of it out!

Steff said...

Love the detail in those images! Such fun to decorate for Halloween! Thanks for the giveaway!

Summer Braxton said...

Such a cute and clever idea!

Jenny McGee said...

Great projects. Cool vinyl. Looks like fun to play with. Thanks for a chance to win.

C. Adair said...

I have been looking for something to put on my porch. I live in a community with all of the same houses- and I have wanted to set mine apart with something "eye catching!"

Pam said...

I love your projects, you really have lots of great ideas!

lesleyw28 said...

great ideas, my son loves them all

nicole said...

those lanterns are so cute. The illumination is beautiful. Great giveaway!

Denise said...

I love your projects on Studio 5!

2 Cutie Peas + 2 said...

I've seen you on Studio 5 several times and really like your projects. The lanterns are adorable!

Wendy said...

Thanks for a chance to win some cute Halloween vinyl.

Renae said...

Love the vinyl and your wonderful creations!

Melanie said...

Super cute projects! I want to try this!

Corinne said...

Love, love, love! Such a great idea can't wait to make them!

Gina said...

I really love these lanterns. I really love the bats...and the spiders....what a great decorating idea. I have to go get a lantern!

St. John's Mom said...

Love these Halloween ideas! You are so crafty!
Thanks for checking in at my blog! I appreciate it! I tried to "follow" you, but still couldn't find the button, so I put your blog on my sidebar.... that way it will be right at my fingertips! :-)
Cheers!

Kayla Larson said...

These are great! I especially love that you used the bird - I have used it for wedding invitations, but hadn't thought to use it for Halloween! :)

CatiriaKolon said...

the lantern Idea is a great one we have some old lanterns that need sprucing up!

Allison Cope said...

I just this idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jamie said...

Cute ideas!

Laura Stewart said...

love the latern!

Meghann said...

Such a good idea! Thanks!

mandi said...

U love that idea,

LindaC said...

Awesome projects!! LindaC

Amber said...

You were a natural on Studio 5! Loved your bracelet, btw. What a great response you are getting to these on both blogs!

Lydia said...

This is a ridiculously cool Idea!! I love the lanterns, I an gonna have to keep my eye open for some!! Fantastic!

scrappingmom73 said...

Such a cute project! Love the glow they cast!

kdunwoodie said...

What a great idea for holiday decorating!

Anonymous said...

Wow... amazing. love the lanterns
Barbara from NH

Inga's Notepad said...

These designs are so awesome! The details are FRIGHTENINGLY amazing!

Kasey said...

That looks so cute and easey

Anonymous said...

love the vinyl...lanterns are awesome....

Katy said...

LOVE the lanterns!!! So cute and since it's vinyl, they'll be easy to remove and reuse for the next Holiday!!! BRILLIANT!

tampatha said...

I love these! they would make fantastic decorations for a halloween party! thanks for the great ideas and the chance to win!
-Tammy L

KayTee said...

Amazing projects! We will definitely have to give these a try. Thank you!!

Jessica Gabriel said...

I didn't know vinyl could be put on glass too! Now my creative wheels are turning... ;)
jgabriel@shaw.ca

KellyB said...

These lanterns are incredible & they have inspired me to decorate! Thanks for sharing!!

Lori Robinett said...

This decor is amazing! Very, very cute, scary, fun and dramatic! Something for every taste!

Brenda said...

Wow, even more lanterns. Great job

Burffrau @ aol dot com

jenlynnie said...

what great ideas!! i definitely like the doily idea.

neisha said...

LOVE those lanterns! Perfect! Thanks so much for the idea and the chance to win!

TC said...

Love them!

Noblekatt said...

OMG I LOVE the spider and the SPOOKY vase! halloween at our house is all spiders this year! great prize, thank you for the chance to win!
Jenn Post
noblekatt(at)hotmail.com

Girly-Wheelz said...

I love these projects! I have actually been looking for the perfect Halloween vinyl for me entry mirror, but now I want to make lanterns!

JanKat said...

Fabulous creations! Keep them coming...many of your ideas can be adapted to cards and layouts, too.

Veronica said...

Love the Halloween themed vinyl! Thanks for the chance!

Kelly said...

Such a great and easy way to make Halloween decorations. Would love the chance to make some of my own :)

Georgette S said...

Love the projects and the inspiration. The wheels are turning now!

Karen Scoffield said...

Darling! count me in.

Sherry Grove said...

very cool! Ikea, here I come!