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The Book Witch

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This project began over the summer and was inspired by a Christmas project from when I was a little girl.  Who remembers making angels from the Montgomery Ward catalog?  Folded pages, silver spray paint, and a styrofoam ball for the head?  Sound familiar? I decided to make a Halloween version using an old book.   Behold, the Book Witch! Little did I know Book Witches were 'a thing' until I started talking about them and Pinterest started listening.  Guess what started showing up all over my feed?  They used wooden balls for the head and pipe cleaners for hair and arms but I made mine a little differently using materials I already had stashed away. W elcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. I used a book that had seen better days.   The first fo

A Denim Pumpkin Sign

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 It's September and that means pumpkin season.   I'm always trying to come up with something new and unique and this time I started with a dollar store pumpkin sign that really needed some help! I actually spotted this at the end of the season last year at the dollar store.  I had no use for a 'J', especially one with smeared paint; but that didn't matter, I had other plans for it! Welcome to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from  Birdz of a Feather .   If you just came from Gail @ Purple Hues and Me , welcome to the Cottage.  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.  Now on to this project... After removing the ribbon and metal leaf, I made a pattern. I  carefully folded the pattern along the lines. Then it was cut apart and the denim was cut. Glue was spread and each piece was put in place. The extra fabric was wrapped aroun

Dollar Store Pumpkins - 4 Ways!

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  We've all seen (and purchased) those lovely bright orange styrofoam pumpkins at the dollar store.  Let me show you their true potential with very little effort or time,  starting at the top-left and going clockwise.  Don't let the picture fool you.  That's not yarn or a sweater.  It's a dollar store mop.   If you don't have an old sweater or you don't knit or crochet, this project is for you.  The 'Sweater-Look' Pumpkin  is easy and will take less than an afternoon to complete. I love the jewel-tone color of this pumpkin.  Some corduroy fabric creates a  Purple Pumpkin  that adds a little 'glam' to your Fall decorating. It's a Halloween Pumpkin speaks for itself.  It's another quick and easy project.  If you can't find the fabric, no worries.  I offer some alternatives that will work just as well. The 'Not Yet, Fall' Pumpkin was my answer to all the pumpkins I started seeing in August.  Honestly, August is still Summer in