Monday, October 22, 2012

DailyBuzz Moms 9x9: Halloween Decorating

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun post for you. I was selected to be a part of the DailyBuzz Moms' Halloween decorating challenge! When I heard the news I knew exactly what I was going to do... pull out my Cricut!

I haven't used my Cricut much since Harry was born so this was the perfect opportunity to put my machine to use. I used my Cricut to make a Happy Halloween banner to decorate our dining room window. Our condo is on the first floor and the window faces a busy walking path that leads out to the main street and train station, so I thought it'd be fun to decorate something our neighbors can enjoy.

I wish the window would have turned out a little better. Harry now has a cold and is miserable. His second cold in one month! This one is about 10 times worse than the last. He was mopy, clingy and whiny all day yesterday. And his nose was a non-stop faucet. He was up a few times through the night, too. Anyways, since he's been so sick I didn't have as much time to spend on the window as I would have liked. I wish I would have put a pumpkin or witch's hat in the corner where the hard-to-see skeletons are. But, I definitely didn't want to take Harry out to the store yesterday, so it is what it is.

I cut the banner out at 9.5'' from the Calligraphy Collection cartridge and the letters were cut using the Mini Monograms cartridge at 5.25''. Both oldies but goodies! The cardstock is all Stampin' Up, which perfect for banners and other home decor projects because of it's a heavier weight. I love making banners and I think this one turned out pretty cute!

Behind the banner I added a purple and silver spiderweb and two bat-themed door hangings. I purchased everything, including the little hanging skeletons, at JoAnn Fabrics.

If you live in a condo or apartment, decorating a window is a great and simple way to show your holiday spirit. Just think about the screen, I didn't realize how much darker everything behind it would appear.

If you live in a condo or apartment, how do you decorate for the holidays?

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