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Best Witches!

Today I committed to get in the craft studio and get some stuff done that I had on the board before I allow Pinterest to over inspire me and I end up with twenty projects piled up half done!

Before I get into the details of how and why, I want to note that you may be seeing an” up in my game” with my photography.  My fellow design team member over at FCCB and newly found blog buddy, Holly, from Ribbons and Glue has been such a wonderful cheerleader and inspiration.  One of the things that I have really noted about her blog is her photography.  Granted her projects could be posed atop a trash can and no one would ever notice. However, her attention to detail, lighting and props really adds additional  WOW factor.  So if you see that some of my newbie staging looks somewhat familiar, yes I am gleaning from the MASTER and will settle in my own style soon enough.

Now on to the project! This is a little hat I picked up at Michael’s a few months ago with my sweet neighbor in mind. I wanted to make her a Halloween goody for her home.  Yes, I know that a few months ago would mean August, but Halloween comes out before the Fourth of July fireworks cool down.

I painted the hat with black craft paint (about three coats).  As the third coat was drying I dusted the whole hat with black glitter.  It added some pops of bling!  Then  I used some mini orange feather boa around the brim. Note: this stuff gets everywhere!  It is way worse than glitter!

Then with Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge I cut out 3 scalloped flowers at 5,6,7 inches and made the flowers (first time ever making these flowers and I have the hot glue burns to prove that!). I used buttons for the flower buttons. I  the made the little sentiment sign using My Pink Stamper’s Spooky Puns stamp set, Story Book Cricut Cartrige cut at 1.5,1.75 and 2 inches and embossed with Cuttlebug’s Musical Flourish. Attaching to a cut down skewer.

Linking Up To:

Pink Cricut – Link it Up Tuesday

Decorate to Celebrate – Halloween

Sunday Fun Day Link Party 

My Crafting Channel – Halloween

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Fall Colors

Paper Issues – Halloween Harvest

Paper Playtime #85

Little Scrap Pieces: Fun Fridays

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays

Simply Create: Linky Party

Simply Crafts: Halloween

CraftyMess- Anything Goes

Cardz TV: Buttons and Boos

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping on task and leaning new things” pie with me! 


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. OMG’s this is FREAKIN FANTASTIC!! Excuse my language….LOL. You totally nailed the photo sizes and staging! Thanks for the shout out too! Holly 🙂

    • apieceoflifespie

      I have been told I am a quick study! lol! Thank you so much for your great feedback and inspiration Holly!

  2. Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers and all the pretty sparkle!! Absolutely fabulous project!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

    A Mermaid’s Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  3. LOVE it!!
    I love the feather boa around it, fantastic idea!

  4. Awesome witches hat!

  5. This is fabulous—I love it! Love the glitter, boa & flowers, and yes those boas are a MESS!!!! Your picture does look so creative!! I need to do more of that stuff…….one tip that helped me was ALWAYS use natural lighting when you take your pics, as much as you possibly can–it makes all the difference in the colors in your photos!!! (one of my BF’s is a photographer, I take all the tips from her I can!!! :)) Looks great!!

  6. Cool project Arin! I love the colors and bling! Those flowers look wonderful and I love the button centers! Nice staging and close up shots on the pics! ~Vanessa

  7. Arin, this is Fab! Smiles, Jill

  8. Oh My Goodness Arin – this is absolutely stunning. WOW!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog – hey maybe Holly can start giving lessons!! 😉 TFS

  9. Ha Ha I have a love hate relationship with pinterest. Love everything I see hate that I will never be able to do 1% of what I have pinned. Love this witches hat all your details are spectacular…Thank you so much for joining the LSP challenge this week. karen

  10. I absolutely LOVE this project Arin! I should be passing through Camarillo again later this month and I hope we’ll be able to meet and share projects – I would love to see this “live and in person!”

  11. Oh, this is just fabulous…I love the hat and all of its glorious embellishments…

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge.

    Sandie @ Craftymess

  12. LOVE that hat and the flowers! So fun!!! Thanks for participating in the Simply Crafts challenge!


  13. WOW This is fabulous!!!!!! I LOVE IT !!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  14. way too cute, thanks for joining simply create!!!

  15. WOW! these witches hat is super cute and just love the boa you used! I’m sure your neighbor love it:) TFS

  16. LOVE the witches hat — Your attention to detail is fabulous… What a treasure!! 🙂

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Big hugs,
    Amy 🙂 at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  17. This is absolutely stunning, my friend! The photography & props really help show it off. I love love love it!! One of my faves of yours for sure!

    Diana 🙂
    Leelee Card Designs

  18. By the way, I posted this on my Leelee FB page!

    Diana 🙂
    Leelee Card Designs

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  20. WOW!!Fabulous and Fun!!!
    MCC Challenge #1 – The gh’oul times!
    MCC DT

  21. this is so pretty thank you for joining mcc challenge with nana and rhonda could you please add my button to your side bar thank you

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  23. Hi Arin,

    Marlene from ScarppinCookie…Great Minds Think Alike! Love your Witches Hat with the feather boa and paper rolled flowers. Thank You for joining us at Paper Issues!

    We featured you today –

  24. Fantastic witchy hat, love that boa on there *swoon*

  25. Love your hat and those gorgeous flowers. This is a neat Halloween project and your neighbor will love it. 🙂

  26. Total eye-catcher. Lucky neighbor you have 😉

  27. ADORABLE! This witches hat is PERFECT! I love the colors and textures and bling here. BEAUTIFUL job. Thanks for joining the Simply Crafts Challenge. Hugs- Glora


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