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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, October 24, 2011

{Halloween decorating} Newbie party started!

By the end of October you surely will be sick of my Halloween decor!
But that's OK, then we get into another Holiday and there is  more fun to be had decorating.
I have ONE more Halloween post after this, and that is it! YAY for you.
You remember my Owl?
He had to get creepified around him...

It was pretty easy this year transition into Halloween with the Fall decor already out and about.

I had to make something new as well...check it out.
Can you spare a buck? I am betting you can...

{I had this banner last year on our mantel..I changed out the banner this year and you will soon see that.}

Now let me tell you the quick story of this Mr. Owl graphic from the Graphics fairy.

I bought this pitiful picture from the dollar tree.
Yes it is cheap and looks and feels every bit of it.
HOWEVER, I loved the background surrounding the palm {or whatever plant that is} picture,
and had a light bulb moment.

I thought I would paint the frame mustard yellow, add a little wax, distress it, and then mod podge the graphic
right over the pic!

The idea worked like a charm!
I told you I can spread a buck a long way.

Mike noticed it last night and actually said, that's a pretty cool picture.
I told him I made it up...surprise, surprise!

Lucy likes it too!'
I really hate that my cords are sticking out.  I had a plant there covering them, but of course, it was in rough shape and I moved it to hopefully bring it back to life.


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Blogger Icy BC said...

You are such a great host, with so many ideas for us to copy! I always enjoy my visit!

October 23, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your decorations are super cute, Debbie! I love the owl!

October 23, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love that- REALLY cute idea! xo Diana

October 23, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your delightful, creative creepiness, Debbie. Nice job upcycling that dollar tree piece.

October 23, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Great idea to reuse the background of the original picture! I really like the whole vignette. Thanks for letting us know about your next magazine copy cat party...I am looking forward to it.

October 23, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Looks positively spooky, Debbie! Very creative and creepy owl art :)

October 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cute Debbie! Love the skull heads! Martina

October 23, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a cool picture. Great Halloween decor.

October 23, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love that Lucy always finds the sun! Thanks for hosting!

October 23, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Debbie,

I recently came across your blog, and wish I would've came across it sooner!!! :) I have been blogging for almost 5 months and this is my first link up. :) Love your blog and am your newest follower!


October 23, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI DEBBIE DEAR!! I've missed you and see you've not run out of ideas! This is so cute and little Lucy looks so gorgeous blending in with Halloweenyness! :)
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

October 23, 2011 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie -Your decorations are super cute. I always chuckle when I read your posts:-) and I wantd to tell you none of us even see your cords-honest we are all just mesmerized by your decorating and of course Lucy!

October 23, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Christian Anderson said...

Debbie, Everything looks great.My favorite is your owl picture.

October 23, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I love what you did with the frame... You've really got an eye for potential, Debbie!

I am loving your Halloween posts!

October 23, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Debbie, you did an excellent job on the picture frame, I have to read up on mod podge I've been hearing so much about it. Thanks for hosting this linky party, lovely projects posted.

October 23, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

That owl picture turned out great. Last night I went outside to bring in a plant after I heard it might frost. I actually heard an OWL. That was so cool.

October 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

I think Lucy loves Halloween!!! She is too cute!

October 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hi Debbie, you have created instant art... always so inspiring! Love the cute owl, it works so well with your Halloween decor and the skulls on the pedestal look so cool for the theme! And I really love your tiled mirror, it looks so striking! Thanks for the party, Debbie. This is the last time I will be joining the newbie party and will thoroughly miss participating in it. Thanks for introducing so many wonderful ladies through this party. Have a great week and Happy Halloween to you and yours. Hugs~Poppy

October 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

You really do know how to stretch a dollar! I always forget about those dollar tree stores for some reason. They probably are a great source for crafting things! Just one week left of Halloween decorations. I can't believe that Christmas decorations will be going up in about a month!

October 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Now that is ingenious! What an excellent idea & it turned out great too.

October 23, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, thanks so much for sharing your Halloween decor and tips! Those dollar stores can be little gems, if you know what to do with their merchandise! And, you, my dear, most certainly do! Thanks for sharing your ideas and hosting this great party!

October 23, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Breena said...

Love all of your designs! I'm your new GFC follower :)


October 23, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger andrea@townandprairie said...

Debbie, it's my last newbie post! Thank you for all of your support! andrea@townandprairie

October 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Halloween decor,, you have the touch you do,,the magic touch!!

October 23, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Very clever idea! I will have to take a look at all my cheapo art work and see if it can be reborn! Thanks for sharing!

October 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I agree with Mike - cool picture!

October 23, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Tardevil said...

The owl picture looks great and kind of spooky. Like that banner, too. I tried to leave a comment earlier on the craft post, but it wouldn't take. Those houses had some great idea. I wish I had made it down there to visit. The picture you took of your hubby and son are so like my family photos, except w/ teenage girls, you get the eye roll, too. Your youngest son looked like he was the only one ok w/ you taking the picture. LOL!

October 23, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really not into Halloween, but love what you did, especially the $ store print. What a great idea.
Karen G

October 23, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Cute display, what is Lucy going to be for Halloween??

October 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Ok, that's an incredible transformation of the Dollar Store print! Nice work my friend!

Have a great week.

October 24, 2011 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Halloween is more popular here in Hong Kong. Love the festive mood in fall. Pumpkins are the main decoration. Inspired by your blog I've put in the corner of my garden a little pumpkin. Your decoration is very festive. Everything is delightful.
Thanks for hosting.

October 24, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

He looks really cool! Love the banner!

October 24, 2011 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'll bet you never knew this was the first time I used Mr Lindy ??? I haven't a clue what I did to get all those pictures. Sorry if I messed up the program.
It's only 3 am and I have been at this all night. It really should be very simple, and it is. Someone should have yelled, "STOP".
Debbie, I hope this can be fixed for you.

October 24, 2011 at 2:41 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Hi Debbie...ooohh I have to say that Holloween looks like a load of the goodies and ladies are sooooo all the wonderful links and your post as weell. Thanks for having us

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

October 24, 2011 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger Elle and Lou said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for letting me link up my new blog. I have been following you since Uber Savvy and continue to do so of course! You have wonderful tips! Lynda

October 24, 2011 at 4:54 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

That looks great and I know it took a lot of time. Those glittery skulls are wonderful.

October 24, 2011 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I love the banner and the owls very much. Cute!!

October 24, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger WhyCuzICan said...

Joining in on our party as I have been blogging less than 6 months (but I have over 150 Followers)...

Love your owl print from GF-- I used it on the project I'm linky up this week for the first time at your party-- it's SPOOKY!

Found you by your link AT BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy, BTW.

Smiles from NW Illinois,

October 24, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love the owl and your new owl DIY pic. Awesome post as always, Debbie!
~ Wendi ~ xo

October 24, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger said...

Love the owls! That is a cool altered art piece too.

October 24, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I saw that owl on Graphic Fairy (thank you for introducing me to her!) and loved it. I think it is 15 times better the way you did it than I could have ever thought of! You are one crafty woman! I also love your skulls on the candlesticks. That just made me chuckle!

October 24, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Helen's Decor said...

Debbie, I just know your kids love Halloween at their own home better than anywhere else that night. Such a fun house you provide. Love your spooky ideas! Thanks, Helen

October 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Love the owl and the owl print, very cool! You are set for Halloween. =) xo ~Liz

October 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Cottage and Broome said...

Love the owl you did! What a great way to use and inexpensive print. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura Cottage and Broome

October 24, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, Debbie an Owl theme was going to be my main element for next year...where did you find yours? I love him, he is the perfect size! luv your halloween decor by the way!

October 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

What a fun vignette! Love all of your decorations. Genius idea mod podging directly over the framed print! Thanks for sharing.

October 24, 2011 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Nice. So cute! Good idea! Joann

October 24, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

How cute!

October 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Cute, cute! I LOVE the original owl and you did a great job on the new one.


October 24, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Happy Monday!! Love your Halloween decor and can't wait for what's next! Thanks for hosting!

October 24, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Drama Mama Lori said...

Linked up! Thanks for doing a Newbie Party! I'm definitely a newbie, but I can't deny I'm obsessed, fulfilled and replenished with what I'm doing! Thanks again for giving me and those like me a forum! - Lori

October 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Having fun with halloween decor!Love all you do. Thanks for the fun!

October 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Hi Debbie! I made it back to civilization =) Thanks for hosting, I've made quite a few new friends with your help!

October 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Kori said...

AHHH!!! Debbie! My computer froze on my first try to link up so I had to do it again...don't hate!! LOL!

P.S. Love your owls. Very cute/creepy. :)

October 24, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Debbie, you do Halloween seriously well! What fun!

October 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, I had some problems with linky - it kept giving me an error message and then it finally went through but now it has added my link seven times!! I couldn't delete them either. Sorry to cause you bother, but could you please delete all but one link? God bless x

October 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Debbie!

This is my 2nd link up on your Newbie Party - hope that is ok. I had another "fall post" to share. :) Thank you kindly for hosting such a wonderful newbie party. :)

Hugs from here,

October 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Kahli said...

Really cute ideas! You're such a fab host! Have a great night :)

October 24, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Wow! 103 entries to your current Newbie Party? No wonder you have Carpal Tunnel symptoms. That's a whole lotta links! : ).. I will be joining again shortly after a short break last week. Thanks for being such a great host!

October 25, 2011 at 12:57 AM  

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