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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Screens

halloween images on window screen

Window screen (I bought a roll of charcoal colored fiberglass screen at Home Depot for less than $7)
Stencil (I cut paper with my Cougar--you can use any diecut machine or even scissors to cut your design)
Foam brush
Frame (no glass or back needed)

Cut a piece of screen (I cut the fiberglass kind with regular scissors) a little larger than your frame size.

Place a paper towel down on your work surface, then layer with screen and then stencil.  You can use a bit of tape to secure the stencil to the screen.  

Brush paint onto the screen--you don't need a lot of paint as you're not trying to fill in each of the tiny spaces.  Lift up the stencil and let paint dry.

When paint is dry, attach the mesh to your frame.  I used hot glue and pressed it down into the inside edge of the frame.  

Here they are all displayed on my entry table.   We don't have a mantel in our house, but I love that I can decorate this one table, and then anyone who visits our house will see it.  I don't even have to decorate the whole house and I still feel festive.
Halloween Entry Table on Crafting in the Rain

In addition to the screens I have a Dollar Tree crow, some white painted pumpkins and a black wreath.  It was inspired by one I saw at Target and I simply spray painted a twiggy wreath black, made some spiral paper roses with black beads in the middle and glued them to the wreath.  I opted to only cover a small section with the paper roses.  I'll tell you that it was so the creepy-twisty-twiggy-ness of the wreath would be seen, but really it was because I didn't want to spend the time covering the whole thing!

So what about you--are you a whole-house decorator?  Or do you have one sweet spot that you focus on?

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  1. Nice idea Steph! Another medium I need to try-- screening!

    Thanks for sharing :D

    Visiting from Midwestern Sewing Girl's Everything Halloween Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  2. Oh my gosh, Steph!!! I LOVE these screens! I am sooo making these...love them! And your wreath??? I saw your inspiration at Target and almost bought it...but for almost $50 I changed my mind...;) Now I can make my own!!!! Yay!!!! Thank you so so much for linking up to my Everything Halloween party!!!

  3. I have one spot I decorate, the top of our bookcase... until I get a mantle, it will have to do! I love those screens, what a great idea!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a follower now!

  4. Love the screens, Steph, and I especially love your halloween tablescape! What a cool idea.

  5. What a great idea for some spooky decorations. Your table looks fabulous!

  6. What a great idea for some spooky decorations. Your table looks fabulous!

  7. These screens are such a great idea! I love it! I like to focus on one or two spots for holiday decor and the rest of the house gets general decor for all year.

    New follower. And thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. This is one of my favorite Halloween ideas EVER!

  9. What a cute idea!
    Now that is just ingenious!

  10. How cool! Very creative idea :) Would love if you would stop by and share this at my linky party! http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-2_02.html

    Have a great day!!

  11. I've never seen anything like this! What a creative idea, love it :)

  12. Oh I LOVE how these look! I never would have thought to paint on a screen - perfectly ghostly :D

    Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love the screen idea. I have a bunch of screen leftover from repairing my door. Perfect, I'll use it for decor! Found your site from Sugar Bee Crafts- adorable ideas!

  14. Great idea to use screens! I would have never thought of it.

  15. what a cool idea! looks very "ghostly"

    Love it!!

  16. SO ghostly!! Very cute!! I was going to make a chalk board for some frames, but this is supper cute!! I will have to try it:)



  17. Very cool idea, and so easy! I love quick and easy craft projects like this :) The table looks great!
    I'd love for you to share in my Halloween linky party going on until Wednesday at midnight...

    {Not So} Tough Tuesdays - www.onetoughmom.blogspot.com

  18. Hey Steph! Just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your screens on my facebook page today! Yay!


  19. OMG I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cute! I may just have to borrow your idea. :)

  20. very cute love this idea come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  21. Genious idea!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

  22. Oh my gosh.. this totally rocks.. Please do link into my October party.. http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-spotlight-of-spooks-sparkles.html

    Would love to see you there!!

  23. Oh my gosh.. L.O.V.E.L.Y..... absolutely stunning decor.. Please can you link this to my Halloween party.. Would love for you to share this ..

  24. Wow ! This is gorgeous... Love the cobwebs.... the black wreath and screens...!! I have a blog party for festival and seasonal decor going on at my blog ... Hope to see you there ;-) ;-) ... The details can be found here : http://liventhingsup.blogspot.com/2011/10/itz-festival-time-2011.html

  25. Awesome! I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  26. What a brilliant idea. I love them. Thanks for linking to the party. I'm featuring this today.

  27. Oh, these are so cool! Your whole table looks great.

    I'd love for you to link these up to my Monster Mash Bash! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

    Hope to see you there!

  28. Wow! This is so creative!! Gotta love a new idea : ) I'm going to share this on my crafty facebook page!
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  29. Love these! Simple, but they've a slightly creepy vibe, which I appreciate in my Halloween decor. :)

  30. Thanks a lot for linking in your gorgeous decor post to the blog party... ;-) ;-) ... Hope to see you coming in with more and more entries... The party is open up to Jan 5th 2012 and there is no limit to the number of entries per person ... ;-) ;-) ...

    Have a great week ahead !! I loved seeing your halloween decor again ... ;-) ;-)

  31. Yay! Your entry table rocks! Those screens are too fun! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  32. Great project!!! I found your blog from the CSI Project. I love your Halloween table decor!!!


  33. Such a creative way to frame the pictures....kinda does look scary....:) I hope you will link up with me here:

  34. Hi! I'd like to invite you to join our Halloween Link Drive!


  35. Love the screens, such a fun idea and easy to make!