Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bewitched with Witch Hazel

Last year, October Afternoon released an adorable Halloween line, Witch Hazel.Now, Hazel has been patiently waiting for me to start my fall/halloween 2013 decorating.  And since fall is my favorite season (even though we don't experience much of it in south Georgia), I decided that late August is a perfect time to start pulling out the pumpkins (and witches, in Hazel's case).

Here's what I came up with:

This is already sitting on the table in my foyer.  The pumpkin candles and soaps that have been in rotation for two weeks already (Bath & Body Works is my friend).  Now, if only the weather would cooperate (90+ degree days are so last season!). 

But back to Hazel...this is what I started with:

I chose a neutral paper and cut it down to fit the 5x7 opening in my Target (clearance!) frame.  I then lined the paper up with the grid on my desk and used a ruler to keep the letters straight:

After adhering the letters, they were getting a bit lost in the paper, so I outlined them in black:

Next up was Hazel.  I chose this oversized chipboard piece and attached it directly to the frame.  I then added a couple jack-o-lanterns with pop dots (they were stickers, but I wanted them to have the extra dimension):

 Because I'm crazy indecisive, I don't have pictures of the next step, but basically I spent 15 minutes moving around a couple stickers and pieces of chipboard until I was happy with the arrangement.  To add a bit more dimension, I added some Liquid Glass to the "31", owl's eyes, and jack-o-lanterns:

And, once again, here is the completed project:

Has anyone else started their fall crafting yet?  Or pulled out the fall candles?  Or experiencing cooler temps?  If you've got a "yes" on that last one, could you send them down south for me?  :)


  1. We were doing so well this summer with mild temps and then BAM! 90's. It's crazy. I did create a Halloween mini album and a layout last month for a magazine assignment, so I will be sharing those soon :)

  2. I'm with you both! SO hot here ~ hard to get in the fall feeling. I absolutely LOVE what you created, Dawn!!

    I also love With Hazel and I've created several cards already, but that's about all.


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