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Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2

“When someone told me I live in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn.” Anonymous Just acknowledging the fact that I’m a bit weird, but I’ve learned to embrace it and now I just go with the flow when I see a bird cage at a second hand store and think ‘I could… Continue reading Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Upcycled

Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

This is MY TIME OF YEAR – I love Fall, all the colors, the cooler temps and HALLOWEEN. It’s also the start of the ‘Holiday Season’ which has many folks groaning as they check the available balance on their credit cards (Christmas) uggh.  I say forget Christmas – Halloween is the best holiday of the… Continue reading Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!

arts and crafts · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Steampunk

Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!

Did you catch my other post on Steampunk Triceratops?  That’s him next to T Rex about to get down to business.  I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with those paper mache blank forms of dinosaurs that I found. In case you might be interested in trying your own hand at creating a ‘punk’ dino, these… Continue reading Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!

arts and crafts · Decor · Etsy · Upcycled · Vintage Wallpaper

25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box

This post won’t be a breakdown of how I made this jewelry box as I’ve stepped out the process before in a couple of other posts.  As usual, my apothecary cabinets start with a Kaisercraft base, in this instance I used the SB2204 Shadow Box Drawers. Remember, if you would like to try your hand… Continue reading 25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Uncategorized

Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 3

So in Part 2 I left off with ‘decorating the dungeon’, sounds kind of Martha Stewart, doesn’t it? The final areas are the ‘book shelves’ and the ‘counter tops’.  We’ll take it from the top down.   Remember my box (or two) of Halloween goodies, well, I just started digging through until I came across… Continue reading Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 3

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Uncategorized

Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 2

Progress is being made – I’ve got the “bat” paper all the way around now.  I’m glad I decided to do the back on this piece, which I don’t normally do, but this paper is just too wonderful.  I love the color of it, just looking at it makes me feel like I’m outside in… Continue reading Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 2

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween

Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 1

Yep, this is the time of year I really get rolling on making Halloween items for my shop (Old Raven on Etsy).  This project is an Apothecary Cabinet.  Actually, it starts life as an unfinished, un-assembled product by Kaisercraft – this is how it looks when you buy it: This “kit” has pre-cut MDF for… Continue reading Halloween Apothecary Cabinet – Bats – Part 1