Month: October 2020

A Gnomes Life

A Gnomes Life

Why do we humans have such a love for gnomes?  They are always portrayed as grumpy, mischievous little men with buxom ladies or they look like they have had one too many of their homemade brew. Is it the little pointy hats that are always red 

Fairie Rooms I want to Live in!

Fairie Rooms I want to Live in!

If I were a Fairie I would want to live in a snug, enchanting room in a tree surrounded by little lights and wonderful unique furniture that would be made by fairy artisans of the finest woods. I have compiled some of the best Fairie 

Our Favorite DIY Halloween Miniature Paper Decorations

Our Favorite DIY Halloween Miniature Paper Decorations

October is the month for the spooky, the orange and the black, full moons and the best decorations. If you have been a scrapbooker you know the joys of all the amazing papers out there. If you have not worked with scrap book paper you are missing out. We want to introduce you to the joy of mixed media to DIY your own Halloween Miniature Paper Decorations. Paper is an inexpensive way to create little works of art. One of these amazing paper companies is called Graphic 45. The piece above and the net few are made using their papers.

Pam Bray is a guest artist for Graphic 45 who made this beautiful Halloween Miniature Display using their amazing papers. If you would like to see the collection of Graphic 45 Halloween papers you can check them out here.

This next piece uses some of our favorite Graphic 45 vibrant papers. We love this miniature fairy carousel by Laura Dennison. Check out her tutorial for this unique Fairy Go Round.

Halloween Fairy Carousel

Next is another Laura Dennison creation from Graphic 45. She calls it the Wizard House. It is a little bit Halloween and little bit steampunk! Laura creates wonderful kits that you can purchase from her. What a great addition to your miniature Halloween collection!

Wizard House by Laura Dennison

This next Halloween Miniature is a great example of how to use inexpensive Collage sheets to create a really terrific decoration. The sheet used below from Artfully Musing gives you 86 images for $5. Using a simple shadow box, black paint, and miniature glass bottles gives you this Witches Apothecary.

Witches Apothecary

Anne from Annes Paper Creations is from Norway. She has a video tutorial on making these cute little individual Halloween books and other oddities that can be placed together or scattered throughout to add to your other decorations. She also happens to be using Graphic 45 papers too!

Tiny Rare Books and Oddities

One more example of how to turn old miniature bottles into real looking vintage apothecary jars. You make your own labels or purchase labels from places like Etsy or even print free labels from Pinterest. It just takes your own imagination and creativity to turn any corner of your house into it’s own little spooky bit of Halloween.