Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Topiary

I mentioned that I have been crafting. I am so excited to show what I did! I have a topiary that sits by my front door - pretty much year-round. I had been looking at it wondering what I could do to make it a bit more festive for the season. I also wanted to decorate my porch a bit. After thinking for awhile, genius struck. I was so excited! This is what I started with. (Sorry the pictures is crappy.)

I used scrapbook paper and modpodge to cover the top two balls on the topiary. It was incredibly messy and took a while since the surface wasn't flat. I really hope that modpodge is water-soluble (like someone told me) since I would like my topiary back at the end of this process. After I finally got the surface paper attached, I used more paper for a pumpkin face and cardboard for the bat wings. This is a mid-craft shot.

An the final product....

Ta Daaaa!!


I used white fabric for the ghost and ironed on the face. I love the way it turned out.

Do you think the scrapbook paper and modpodge will come off? I'm a little nervous about it now.

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Mama's Kat Writer's Workshop

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

OK, that is seriously adorable.

Erin said...

Very cute!!

UK Yankee said...

Awesome!!

Paper Mom said...

Creative idea! I love it!

I spray painted pumpkins gold and silver and got many comments on changing it up.... sometimes taking our ordinary and making it extraordinary!

Emily said...

How adorable, I could NEVER do something like that. Maybe you will turn him into a turkey next, then Santa Claus...