October 23, 2010

Halloween "Newsprint" Framed

This is the last Halloween project I plan on doing this year.....I think I've had enough.
Most of my decor is super scary.....which is the one reason why my nephew is afraid to be inside my house.
So I thought I'd make something that is...not so scary.
Check it out....


I really wanted to do something with newsprint or pages from a book but.....they're just not as colorful as I'd like them to be. To be perfectly honest...I don't have any books that I want to destroy and I definitely don't read newspapers...that's what the internet is for right?

So I made my own "newsprint" in Microsoft Word and chose some bright, colorful, patterned paper.


The "newsprint" is actually Halloween related poems.


I cut out some basic Halloween shapes, inked the edges a little bit and attached them to the patterned paper.


Finally, I swapped out some pictures that were in this black frame and added the new stuff.


So there you have it.....cheap, simple and cute!!





41 comments:

Adena (aka cre82learn) said...

Great idea!! I love that you used Halloween poems instead of regular old newspaper, more appropriate. I am always looking for cute decor ideas and definitely remembering this one. (came via Tatertots and Jello)

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Ash said...

I love this idea! I might just have to use it, but with a Thanksgiving theme, thanks for sharing.

April said...

This is a really cute idea. Your ghost is adorable!

Mindy said...

Very cute and simple! I love it!

kim c said...

saturday soiree......so cute.

dnicolle said...

What a cute idea, and very cost effective too! Visiting from www.lifeisaparty.ca

Jenny said...

Good idea -- looks great!!!

Black and White {Side by Side} said...

fun project!!! i love that you made your own "newsprint". cute!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Hi,
I just came over from Sunny's. This is a very cute project. Personally I like cute Halloween decorations. And, I really like the chair embellishment in your last post...very pretty idea! (-:

Sandy Ang said...

How fun !

Life in Rehab said...

I LOVE the idea of using scary poems as your "newsprint," uber creative!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Saw this on Craft Gossip - precious!

Abby said...

Cute idea and I love the bright colors. Would be great for Thanksgiving or even Christmas too :)

Jenglamgirl said...

very cute! and I love that its just paper, super easy with such a cute turn out. Jen

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is so cute! I love that you made your own paper for the cut outs! I have a four year old scardy cat, and she'd love this sweet Halloween decoration! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

Laura said...

I don't usually decorate for Halloween but might have to try this next year.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh how cute!
You are very creative!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Now that's a great idea! Making your own colorful text! I love crafts with book pages, so I will remember this for later! :)
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Dana said...

so clever, so creative, cute, cute, cute! When I saw your printed paper it was a "duh" moment for me. I love that you showed me I can do "book page" crafts with color!!

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

I love this! Love the colors used. Thank you for linking up to All About You Monday, stop by today, I feautred your project.

Wendy said...

Very cute Halloween idea ~ and you could totally change it up for other seasons too :)

Jami said...

This is so cute. I really love the bright, fun colors!

Patty said...

Very cute! Love this! This could easily be adapted for Thanksgiving...will definitely try this!

Christina said...

I love this!! Super cute! :)

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much for the comment you left on my blog. Because of your comment I got to come over here and see all your creations! Fabulous! Love this one and all the ones below!

Sourkraut said...

Looks great! I did something similar by printing my own Halloween paper for a bat collage. Much cheaper than buying fancy holiday scrapbook paper and you can customize it to say exactly what you want. Stopping by from Sew Woodsy's Halloween link party.

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I love these!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Eeek~ I love this! Your project is truly spooktacular!

Catch A Falling Star said...

This is a really cute idea!
I absolutely love it!

Olivia Renn said...

These are great, such a good idea. Thanks for linking up to Olivia Renn!

Coley said...

Love these!

I'm thinking something similar (with diff shapes of course) would be cute for Thanksgiving too!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

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Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh what an awesome idea! Come link up @ Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays whenever you get a chance! (Not that you don't have enough link parties already hehe.)

Lori said...

So cute! I love the colors and bow to you for decorating for a holiday. I fail miserably in that department.

Kathleen said...

These turned out so cute, and I love the colors. I will definitely be trying to find a project to use this technique with for Christmas.
Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

These are super cute!

Laura Lynn said...

Love these, what a great idea! Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following you back!

Laura

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

These are so eye-catching. Love the colors. What a creative project :) I'd love for you to link this over at my 'Sweets This Week' Link Party

cleverlyinspired said...

Fabulous!!! Thanks for stopping by my little blog!!

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