Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Frilly & Funkie Guest Designer - Vintage Halloween

I'm thrilled to be a guest designer today over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog with my take on the Very Vintage Halloween theme.

I've created this fun and frilly Halloween decor piece to hang on the wall, using all sorts of great Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz goodies. Let me share the steps to create one, so you can follow along and perhaps try this yourself!

Paint the surface of a Baroque Frame with Antique Linen Distress Paint. When dry, dab some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint randomly. Select an image from the Found Relatives cards. I chose this spooky looking bride. Trace the frame and cut out the image you chose, then adhere to the back of the frame. Set aside to dry.

Onto a pumpkin from Pumpkin Pieces, paint with white gesso. Once dry, paint two coats of Antique Linen. Set aside to dry. I discovered by carefully heat-setting the pumpkin, it started to bubble. What a happy accident!

Adhere papers to a Graphic 45 black ATC book box. My papers are from Graphic 45's Off To The Races collection. I've sanded the edges to distress before adhering the papers in place. Add a hardware hook to the top/back of the box's flap if you plan to hang you decor piece on a wall.
Adhere paper on the back of the box's flap as well, for strength (not shown).

Affix a Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull to the top of the flap as shown, securing with brads and metal glue.

Paint two Idea-ology Vignette Boxes with Antique Linen Distress Paint. Once dry, stick Idea-ology Industrious Sticker borders around the outer edge.

Adhere papers from Off To The Races into the box, then more papers around the outside of the box. I used Graphic 45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland.

Paint Idea-ology Letterpress Blocks with two or three coats of Antique Linen Distress Paint and adhere them into the smaller box. Add some bones and a Graphic 45 Shabby Chic metal key.

Here's a tip: Since the letterpress letters contain only one of each letter of the alphabet, if you need two O's, you can paint the Q so that it appears to be a second O. You couldn't tell, could you?

Adhere the small box into the ATC book box with several layers of foam tape to push it forward so it appears to float in the box. Add black fancy lace to the bottom edge of the box.

Adhere the framed bride into the larger vignette box. Add a key and baubles hanging from the ceiling by a Ring Fastener.

Adhere the large vignette box to the back wall of the open ATC box. Adhere a Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Clock Key to the top of the vignette box.

Fill the large vignette box with more elements. I used a Mini Lantern, the pumpkin, another clock key, and my skeleton sits in front.

I had some spare small skeletons, so I popped the head off one and placed it inside a Decorative Dome and adhered it in place in the ATC box. A few more bones are added as well.

I'll be hanging my Vintage Halloween Display on my wall over a shelf, so the Mini Lantern battery pack will have a place to sit.

Here's another look at my Very Vintage Halloween piece. It was great fun to create this with all sorts of goodies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, one of my favorite online stores located right here in Florida.

Thanks for stopping in. Have a great day!



  1. This is such a great and truly spooky project Anette!!! Love it!

  2. Fantastic, Annette! I love the composition of this and how beautifully balanced all your elements are. Standard Annette Green awesomeness here. <3

  3. Wow Annette, this is just brilliant! I love the neutral tones, works so well for Halloween! So many fabulous details, love your 'happy accident' pumpkin!! lol. What a treat to have you with us at Frilly and Funkie this challenge as a Guest Designer! hugs :)

  4. This is wow! Fabulous design and so spookily beautiful. Thanks for Guest Designing with us on this challenge !

  5. Super project Annette and your bubbled pumpkin was a super accident, love all the spooky details.
    Julie x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, wonderful details . Tracy x

  7. Wow, Annette! The construction of this project is just amazing! Beautiful detail upon beautiful detail! Love the way you framed the focal image, and the skeleton leaning on the shelf makes me chuckle. Thanks so much for being our guest designer at Frilly and Funkie!

  8. This is both stunning and spooky - perfect for Halloween decor. Love the black and cream colour palette and the way you transformed all the boxes. Love all your wonderful Halloween elements tucked here and there. So glad you could join us as Guest designer for this challenge.

  9. I love your Halloween hanging Annette! It has just the right amount of spook, I really love the box within a box idea, it looks so very effective and the skeleton is fabulous! This will look wonderful hanging on your wall! Anne x

  10. Annette, congratulations on your Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie! You did them proud with this awesome, spooky, wall hanging! Every detail is perfectly done, and I could sit and stare for hours and never see the same thing twice. Love your bumpy pumpkin and your overall elegant color scheme. Well done! Hugs!

  11. This is magnificent Annette! I can just imagine the bridegroom treasuring those memories of his dearly departed wife until his last breath and beyond. What a treat to see how it all came together too. I'm sure it will really grace your home this Halloween. Thank you so much for being a special guest designer with us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  12. Phenomenal Annette! I am besotted with your white pumpkin, I'm adding that to my "to try" list. Your configuration box is wonderfully vintage and a gorgeous piece of home decor for Halloween. Thank you so much for guest designing with us at Frilly and Funkie, it's such a treat and you rocked this challenge! :)


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