Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Too Cute to Wait til October!

I know, I know, it is only mid September and probably too early to decorate for Halloween, BUT, I saw this idea in the BH & G Halloween issue and I just had to go ahead and try to recreate it now.  It was simply too cute to wait!!!

This was such an easy project!  Here is the inspiration picture:

It was shown as part of a Halloween party dessert table.  I decided to turn it into my early fall centerpiece.

In the original, I couldn't quite determine what was adorning the apothocary jar.  I trimmed mine with a double layer of grosgrain ribbon that I hot -glued together.  What can I say?  I am indecisive and couldn't choose between black or orange.  When in doubt - go for both!  Then I added pumpkins and black cats that I already had on hand in my scrapbook supplies.

I thought it needed a little "something" to finish the project so I added a black "berry" wreath.  I picked this up at Rite-Aid for $5.00.  It was originally yellow and orange, but that was quickly fixed with a little can of black spray paint.

I think it is just too cute! 

Hmmm... I know there is a lot of pictures - I just couldn't stop!

Don't want to spend the money on jelly beans?  Try Candy Corn.  I may use them next year because three pounds of jelly beans is not cheap :-)

This week I am linking to the following parties:

Debbie's Magazine Copy Cat Party @ http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/

Wow Us Wednesdays at http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/

Show and Tell Wednesdays at http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/

Open House Party Thursdays at http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/

Tuesday's Treasures @ http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/

Keep it Simple Party @ http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/

Seasonal Sundays @ www.thetablescaper.blogspot.com

Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party @ http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/


Ultimate Halloween Linky Party @ http://www.theletter4.blogspot.com/

Falling for Crafts Challenge @ http://www.oneartmama.blogspot.com/

(Debbie, I got so excited about your party I made two entries.  Hope that is ok.  You had me inspired!!!)


  1. Lisa, this is absolutely charming. I have to do this. I love the color and festive feeling about it. Thanks for sharing the idea with us.

    Barb :-)

  2. This is so cute and looks great as a centerpiece! Great Job!

  3. Of course it's OK! I love you got so excited! This project totally excites me because I love Halloween decor. I may have to steal this copy too! Second one time I want to copy the copy. Thanks again!

  4. This is too cute! I love simple, cute, and easy! Great copy!

  5. OH it turned out just great. I love it.

  6. Love this! Such a neat Halloween centerpiece!
    I'm now your newest follower and can't wait to read your other posts!


  7. So simple, and yet I wouldn't have ever thought to do it. I really love these copy cat challenges.

  8. Lisa you have really been up for the copy cat challenge,two for us to enjoy!Love them both!
    Your ready for fall!...a favorite time of the year.

  9. But jelly beans are soooo much better than candy corn! That was a great idea to paint the wreath black. So cute!

  10. you are right, this is way too cute to wait to put out! Love the simplicity of this :)

  11. This is very cute. I love that you painted the wreath. Why can't I think of things like that?

  12. It is very cute...and a great idea to spray the wreath...I never think of that!!

  13. Found you at Debbie's copy cat challenge, love what you did! It looks great!

  14. Hi Lisa, Your copy cat project turned out really cute! Love it and thanks for linking to the Open House party. Take care.

  15. Absolutely, tee-totally charming. My daughter-in-law who is a Halloween nut would disagree and say its never too early to decorate for Halloween. LOL Thanks for joining in my first Keep It Simple Party. Blessings, Barb

  16. Cute and you are so clever to spray paint a berry wreath!

  17. Oh, no way are you too early for Halloween decorating! It's all over blogland & has been in the stores for quite some time now. Your idea is so cute -- I just love all the things you can do with apothecary jars. Your blog looks like fun and I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll visit my blog.
    :) CAS

  18. So cute. I don't blame you for not wanting to wait until Halloween.

    It would be wonderful to have you link your Fall post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. Very Cute! I will copy it!Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  20. :)) This turned out and look amazing..Great photo's as well.. love it.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my fall crawl blog party.. I'm officially following ya with smiles - I found ya on linky..GREAT blog with Lots of inspirations here :)) - the link to link up is http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-12-blog-party.html

  21. You are featured on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you can stop by.

  22. What a great project. Love how you use spray paint to change up and make new in your way.

  23. Great centerpiece! Are there any jelly beans left? When I put edible things in mine, everyone always just eats them...lol. Thanks for linking at OAM!


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