Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spell Bound Garland

I just wanted to thank everyone that has been by my blog to visit and comment. This is encouragement to keep sharing these craft ideas with you all. And if you have something new you want to share with me, just let me know. I love visiting other creative blogs too.

I'm getting ready to head out of town for a few days and wanted to post another fun Halloween project! Here's a Garland for a fireplace, over an entryway or as trim around a party table.

This polka dot, orange, flannel-like fabric that reminds me of candy corn. I brushed Stiffy fabric stiffener on the backside of the fabric and let it dry. Stiffy is like liquid starch and is easy to clean up with water. Then, with an iron on low setting I removed all the wrinkles and let it cool before cutting out my triangles.
Visit for cool computer fonts that are free to download. This one is called "Fiddums Family". I printed out "Spell Bound" onto iron-on transfer paper, cut out each letter and ironed it on the fabric triangles. I found that if I let the transfer cool before I removed it gave the best results.

Then using glitter dimensional fabric paint, I traced each letter and the outside edge of the triangles to add some sparkle. Embellish with scallops cut from black felt, charms, bottle caps and creepy crawlers for a final touch. I just love how this dresses up my fireplace.


  1. I love it! So very festive... I love the bottle caps. I've gotten into making bows for my niece, Mary Elizabeth, and have been looking for bottle caps to use on the centers. Do you happen to remember where you got them??

    - Christiana

  2. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your delightful blog! You share so many lovely projects with us. I'm always looking forward to your posts. Keep up the good work, I'll look in often.
    Dana Thomas

  3. Bottlecaps used to be easy to find. I found these Halloween ones at a craft fair. But check out JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. If still no luck I'm all for recycling. Use some beer bottle caps, but cover the tops with a sticker, print a design off the computer and glue it down or paint a design on the cap. This would be easy and pretty much free.

  4. This is SO Cute, one of these days i will get some free time to make one for my house!
    Sandra Evertson