Guest Blogger: Truly Lovely

Some of my WONDERFUL, GIVING, KINDHEARTED bloggy friends will be guest posting here at Mine for the Making while I recuperate from surgery. I’d love for you to stop by their amazing blogs and leave them some bloggy {}. 
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Well hello there lovely MFTM readers!! 

My name is Kassi and I blog over at Truly Lovely!

Truly Lovely

I am thrilled to be here guest posting for 

Miss Kara (she rocks, right!?!) while she’s re-cooperating!

I have a SUPER easy, SUPER quick crafty project to share with you all!


Halloween is ALMOST here!

I have been LOVING all of the fun Halloween/Fall printables Kara has been sharing, haven’t you!?!

So here’s a quick, easy Halloween craft for those last minute decorations!! 

Spider Web Candles


First, I bought two white candles at Wal-Mart. 
Then used my Silhouette SD to cut out two spider webs in black vinyl. 
The spider web is a FREE shape included with the software!


If you don’t have a Silhouette, you could easily purchase a sheet of Halloween stickers, or if you’re really ambitious… 

Trace an outline of a spiderweb onto some vinyl (you can get a large sheet at Wal-Mart for less than $10) and cut it out with an Exacto knife or scissors. 


Carefully stick your cutouts (or stickers) onto the candles and smooth all edges. 



Done! Quick and easy! And so cute!


What are you scaring up these last few days before Halloween lovelies?? 
I would love to hear about it!! :)

Thanks to Kara for having me over!!! 
Hope to see you dolls around Truly Lovely sometime!

LOVE this idea Kassi! It’s such a perfect way to decorate for Halloween and would totally go with my Halloween decor! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Kassi!
Head on over to Truly Lovely for more crafty inspiration.

Halloween Decor and 3 Printables

Are you ready to see this year’s Halloween decor?
Warning: This post is picture heavy.

The piano in the dining room…

And here’s the entry way…

Everything was either made, bought on clearance, or bought at the dollar store.
That’s how I roll.
Here are 3 more printables I made for the frames in my entry way. I am sharing them with MFTM readers because you guys are awesome and I ♥ you. 
(Please follow before downloading.)
 {click HERE to download All Hallow’s Eve printable}
 {click HERE to download the Witch’s Spell printable}
{click HERE to download the If the broom fits RIDE IT printable}
You can find the black & white houndstooth Halloween printable from the picture by clicking HERE.
All printables created by MFTM are for personal use only. Please do not alter them in any way, and if you decide to share them, link back to Mine for the Making. These printables are formatted as 8x10s but can be sized smaller. 
Are you all ready for a spookilicious Halloween? 
Thanks for stopping by friends!

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{Witch Way} Halloween Sign

I had an awkward blank spot on my entry way table after all my Halloween decor was up.
I thought about all of the cute Halloween things I’ve seen at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and JoAnn that I could buy to fill in this annoying blank spot. The more I thought about it, the more the spot bothered me (does that ever happen to you?). So I gave in and decided to MAKE something rather than purchase something new. I mean…my motto is “Saw it. Wanted it. Made it.” Not “Saw it. Wanted it. Bought it.” 
Enter in…{Witch Way} Halloween sign.
How did I make it?
1. Spray paint a piece of wood or a plaque white (I had a plaque I purchased from the dollar store a long time ago).
2. Design a stencil on your craft cutter and cut out design on vinyl.
3. Transfer the stencil onto the plaque and spray paint black. 
4. After paint is dry, peal off stencil.
5. Paint over words and witch with glitter paint.
6. Hot glue a piece of lace along the side.
7. Hot glue a piece of ribbon to the top for hanging purposes.
8. Make a paper flower out of mini cupcake liners (purchased from the dollar store) and hot glue to the lace.
9. Hang your sign and admire how cute it is.
Best part about this sign is that I had ALL supplies on hand so, essentially, it was FREE. Gotta love that.
What do you think of the Witch Way sign?
Thanks for stopping by today!
Make sure you come by tomorrow so I can show you the rest of our Halloween decor!


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Spidery Halloween Yarn Wreath

I wanted to make a new Halloween wreath this year and I have been meaning to make a yarn wreath for some time now…so why not knock out both of those in one project?
Here is the Spidery Halloween Yarn Wreath I created for our front door…
The spider web ribbon, black spider web, wreath, and spider were purchased at Dollar Tree.
I bought the yarn at JoAnn and they were 50% off. 
Such an easy wreath to make. I will say that the yarn wrapping is a little time consuming, but I did it over several evenings while catching up on TV shows. 
I had the entire wreath planned out in my head…exactly what it was going to look like. After it was made and hung on our front door, I decided to take it down and add the “EEK” with the white yarn.
So glad I did.
My 3 year old thinks it’s so funny “Itsy Bitsy Spider” is haning on our front door. 
Silly girl.
What do you think?
Did you make your Halloween wreath this year?
Thanks for stopping by my friends! 
Don’t forget about the Johnny in a Dress giveaway! The giveaway closes on 10-16-11, so click HERE to enter!






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