Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects

Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects

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by Susan Wasinger
     
 
These 30+ costume, pumpkin, and home-decorating ideas are not just beautiful--they are scary beautiful. From unique pumpkin decorations to a “blood”-splashed dinner-party centerpiece to a Yard Specter made from two poles, a string of lights, and torn, draped fabric, these creepy but stylish Halloween projects will give your home a spooky, sophisticated

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These 30+ costume, pumpkin, and home-decorating ideas are not just beautiful--they are scary beautiful. From unique pumpkin decorations to a “blood”-splashed dinner-party centerpiece to a Yard Specter made from two poles, a string of lights, and torn, draped fabric, these creepy but stylish Halloween projects will give your home a spooky, sophisticated look . . . with gothic flair!
 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Offers a wide range of home décor, costume, and party ideas that are faithful to the creepy, eerie Halloween mood without giving up elegance or sophistication...The book not only does a great job of getting you in the Halloween spirit, but also tells you exactly what you need to re-create the ideas and gives easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for the projects. Even if you don't consider yourself to be the most experienced craftista, this book will take your Halloween decorations, parties, and costumes to the next level! --Tori Spelling, actress, author, and host of Craft Wars

“If you love making Halloween decorations I bet you will love Artful Halloween as much as I do. The projects are, as the title states, elegant but not too fussy or time-consuming, which is just the way I like my holiday crafts.” --Craft Gossip
Library Journal
Halloween continues to be a favorite holiday for many crafters, and Wasinger's latest collection of projects capitalizes on the classy-macabre trend in crafting. There's abundant variety, with projects ranging from paper craft to basic stamping to simple sewing, as well as ideas for pumpkin decorating. A number of the projects incorporate found or recycled materials, turning them into low-cost decor options. VERDICT Crafters interested in bringing a bit of style and eco-chic to their Halloween festivities will appreciate Wasinger's take on crafting for the holiday.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454702474
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,282,689
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Susan Wasinger designs houses, products, books, and magazines. Her work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Stitch, Natural Home, and Piecework magazines, as well as on HGTV. She is the author of several books, including The Feisty  Stitcher (Lark, 2010). She  lives in Boulder, CO.

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Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
Halloween is becoming a more and more popular holiday, and a big reason why seems to be because of how much fun it is to decorate for. In Artful Halloween the focus is largely on the more grown up, elegant ideas for the holiday. Pumpkin decorating has come a long way since I was a child and there is a whole section devoted to embellishing pumpkins with suggestions like paint, studs, chains and stickers. There are ideas for decorating indoors and out, my favorite outside decoration is the tin can man. I'm saving my cans to recycle them into this little guy, which is made with a paint bucket body, tin can limbs and head and a funnel on top for a hat. What I have already made though, are some of the totally adorable button and bead spiders. They are very fancy bugs, which use any old costume jewelry you have and with a little wire bending, it's really easy to make these lovely long legged creatures (and I don't usually think of bugs as "cute"!). Artful Halloween has lots of great ideas to make decorating for Halloween easy and elegant.