Monday, September 29, 2008

A Quick Project for the Mantel

I love to decorate for Halloween!

I found these great mdf (medium density fiberboard) at Michaels on clearance for $1.00 each. I only bought a few because that wasn't a huge bargain for me. I found them again a few weeks later, for the same price and decided I needed a few more. When I got to the register they rang up $.29 each! Yeah baby! It was probably only a week later and I was back again...lets see what they have left...got a few more letters. This time they were $.14 each! Now THAT's a bargain!!!!

I painted these black and covered them with Imaginesce paper. The bats are from the Martha Stewart punch and I attached them to some wire I curled around a paint brush. The cat is from Whipper Snapper, Anna Wights Spooky Expressions and I cut him out and covered him in Diamond Glaze before adding him onto the O. Well, you won't be surprised to be seeing more words in the future...at $.14 I bought quite a few...lol!!

21 comments:

Shelly said...

What a bargain hunter. So cute and quite the deal!

Bonnie said...

Great bargain!!! and you did a fantastic job - I love them! (hate bats)

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

oh my gosh ... what FUN!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love the springy bats!!

Ila said...

I love this!! and the way you decorated it is Fabulous...and what an Amazing deal...I'd have bought a bunch too!!...Hugs, Ila

Julia Aston said...

what a fun decoration Danielle! love the fun DP's you used and the 'flying' bats - don't you just love when you find a bargain like that!

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a wonderful idea for the mantle! And I can't believe the deal you got on those letters!!!

Catherine said...

that sure is a bargain... too cute!

Beate said...

Dang! I need to run to my Michaels. That is definitely a bargain.
I LOVE what you did with the letters! Awesome Halloween Decor.
Hugs and smiles

Candy said...

Love a great deal! Love your BOO, so cute!!

shel9999 said...

Ahhhh! This is so cute! I love the wires!! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME, Danielle!! What a fun project. Looooove the curled wire with the bat punches, the paper, and that adorable WS smiling cat. hehe!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Great bargain!! Too too cute. Fun idea!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Love your boo! Great deal- I do the same thing- stock up when they are cheap!

Joan said...

Danielle, this is fantastic! I love it. Joan

missy said...

i love them!!!! i hope you don't mind if i use your idea!!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

You are so lucky! After I saw this, I ran over to Michael's to snag the deals, and theirs were not on sale! This project is adorable, and you did a fantastic job! I can see this sitting on a mantle! LOVE it! Best, Curt

Linsey said...

OMG--I'm going to Michael's today!! My luck--they'll all have been snatched up by all the crafty peeps who are more on-the-ball than myself, hehe! Danielle, this is such an adorable decoration! You are so darn inspiring, girl! hugs!

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely adorable, Danielle!! I love the bats on the spring wires too!!

Lisa H. said...

I adore these. What a cute, cute Halloween decor. great paper and love the bats on the wires. too cute!

Debbie Olson said...

TOO cute! Love this, Danielle!