Thursday, October 22, 2015

DIY Skeleton Hand wreath and Halloween Pillow

Ok, you all know I'm not a big-time crafter, but you all know how much inspiration one can get from blogging right? And this is just the post to showcase that. 

This wreath I made for Halloween....

 was inspired by this...

Skeleton Hands Wreath from Vanessa Brady of Tried and True Blog

Thank you very much for the inspiration Vanessa, you can check out her tutorial HERE!

This is what the hand looks like

I wanted my wreath to be bigger so I spray-painted an old charger black, wrote the "Happy Halloween" sign using gold Sharpie paint, then hot-glued the hands all around!


Our Girly Halloween Entry

The other DIY I/we did for Halloween are these gorgeous pillows.

I had these grey Gurli Pillow covers from IKEA and these 2 beautiful table napkins I scored from Williams and Sonoma last year.

And since I can't sew to save my life, I sought the help of my mother-in law to sew the table napkin on top of the pillow cover .  And, VIOLA - perfect Halloween pillow! No cutting was even done!

Gingersnap Crafts

There you have it, my easy Halloween crafts. Please check out my post on Monday as I do my last post for  Halloween (actually, almost last, since I often share our Halloween costume photos here on the blog too) on my TOP 10 AFFORDABLE WAYS OF DECORATING FOR HALLOWEEN.




  1. Oh my word, how clever is this. Love the wreaths, so cute.

  2. Vel those pillows are so fun!! What a great idea to sew the napkins right onto the pillow case. Filing that away for the day I conquer the sewing machine!

  3. Okay, those hand wreaths are really creepy.....a cool kind of creepy, but mostly just creepy! The pillows are great....not creepy!

  4. So cool Vel, love the wreaths. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Both projects are SO clever Vel! I might need to get one of the hands and glitter it to rest on a pile of books. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a lovely fall weekend.

  6. Oh wow those wreaths are awesome on your doors! What a fun idea! Love the pillows too!

  7. Love the wreath! So cool! Those pillows are perfect for Halloween too. Great ideas!

  8. Look at you getting all crafty! I love the wreath and your MIL did a great job on the pillows!

  9. I love the wreath and the pillows!
    Thanks for joining and sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  10. Haha! This is great! Love the idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  11. Your wreath looks spooktacular, such a cool addition to your home!

  12. Love, love! Freaking amazing actually! Great job on both; pillows and wreath!

  13. Your wreath is so cute! What a welcoming, mildly scary decoration for the door at Halloween. I saw your link at The Dedicated House's Make it Pretty Monday party.

  14. I'm so happy to let you know that I featured this at Monday's Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Thanks and we hope to see you again!

  15. Great spooky wreaths! I love the color you chose for yours!


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