It’s September, and you all know what that means, right? The season of Halloween crafting is officially here! Time for creepy crawlies, and ghosties, and goblins… and all things pumpkin. So today I’m kicking off my very favorite time of year with a too-cute-to-spook party favor home decor project, made with Idea-ology findings from the master of Halloween, Tim Holtz.
I recently heard a rumor that Tuesday Mornings was stocking some of the older Tim Holtz Halloween goodies, so when the opportunity presented itself the other day, I stopped in for a quick peek. I wasn’t lucky enough to score any Halloween loot, but I did snag up a package of these awesome trophy cups for only .99 cents. Perfect for the adorable pumpkin pieces I still had in my stash from last year.
The trophy cups are a shiny silver color straight out of the package, but are quickly altered with a bit of alcohol ink. I used three colors of alcohol ink, caramel, rust, and mushroom to create that old-world tarnished patina you see here. The aging is instant, and almost magical…just keep dabbing until you get the perfect shabby finish.
I added a bit of brown Distress crayon to the ridges of the pumpkins, and then sprinkled the tops with sparkly Distress glitter. I picked up that moss in the mountains the last time I was home in California. Absolutely love the bright lime green of it. To secure the moss and pumpkins in the cups, I crumbled green florist’s foam into the bottom of the trophies, and then filled them up to the top with Glossy Accents before adding the moss, and finally, the pumpkins.
So how about you all? Are you getting into the spirit of fall and Halloween crafting yet? Or is it still firmly summer in your worlds?
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: