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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 28, 2008


Welcome and thanks for coming by. This is a FUN Halloween Blog Party put on by Amy at http://www.livinglocurto.com/?p=622 be sure you check this out, there are wonderful prizes and other participants showing you wonderful pictures of their decor...some are....surprising!

I've put together several of my posts to show some of my farm style Halloween decor. I started off with an old shovel that screamed to be spray painted orange...
He then became helpless as a shovel, but wonderful as...

a punkin' head! Hubby is still looking for his shovel!
Next we have a little trick or treater...desperately needing some 'candy corn'

I wanted to show you these little glass cups, I just pick them up at thrift stores, I believe Walmart has something similar in their vase department. I set these in the tops of glass mason jars and put little candles in them. Love it!
Here is the last little board~sign I made with a vintage postcard, added a little ric rac, buttons, fall leaves and brown glitter....

Next is my CANDY CORN JAR~which I love, it was so easy to make. I painted one horizontal stripe at a time on a third of the jar, added glitter, then let it dry. This time I used a little foam brush instead of a paint brush, it covered more thoroughly I thought. After this glitter dried, I added the next stripe and so on. It was so easy and I like how it turned out.
I painted a little wood triangle I had too...

I even glittered the little plate holder I set the sign on...Hahaha, it is too bad all this stuff has to be put away...oh well, it has been fun doing all these new projects, next year it will be fun pulling it all out again. I wonder what we will be working on a year from now! I know Linda from http://behindmyreddoor.blogspot.com/ will have her first little grandbaby to hold in her arms, Congratulations Linda! We are all happy for you Linda!!!! Yipppeeeee!
Next I set the table a couple of ways, mostly with orange colors, pumpkins and black candle sticks...nothing too scarey!

Last, these are candy corn topiaries that I made, they were easy and fun, they go with the little pumpkin plates I picked up at Target last year,
Come by again for a visit and thanks
for stopping by!


Juanita said...

I think everything is so cute.I really like what you did with the glitter.Have a blessed day.

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...


These are FABULOUS!
Whered you get the glitter?

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

OMG, thanks! The glitter is awesome!
There is SO MUCH you can do with it ya know?

Uh, I came close to sewing my finger, I get in these dazes and loose concentration and find myself very very close. I think its from lack of sleep - its ALL ive been doing for the past week:)

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I am soooo excited to find your blog! I love beautiful things but am not creative. Thanks for sharing your creations with the instructions. I am on my way to find Martha Stewart glitter.

Cathy Miller said...

Love it! I am so into glittering things myself...I even glittered a pumpkin, now it looks like it has frost on it...I can use it for Thanksgiving, too...maybe even into Christmas!

Now I just have to glitter some jars!! Thanks for the ideas..

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

OH Debbie - You are so sweet! Thank you so much!! It is exciting to see what the next year will bring!

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Oh I love that jar!! I saw a huge thing of jars at Goodwill the other day for $3 and didn't think I could use them. Now I am SO MAD I didn't pick them up!!!!

ShabbySheep said...

Debbie, Don't you just love glitter and Mod Podge? Check out my blog and see how I Mod Podged pictures on soap! Great little hostess gifts!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie, Isn't glittering just wonderful! LOL! I can't wait for Christmas and all the glitter projects! I got so tickled at your comment on my post about glitter literally EVERYWHERE! LOLOL! Love the mason jar project you did! Now that is too cute! :)

Georgia Girl said...

Wow Debbie you have been busy having lots of fun! I have missed reading your blogs while I was gone but glad I was able to catch up on things. Great crafts you have been doing. Love all this glitter! I have actully done a couple of things also.

Robin Beck said...

Hi Glitter Girl # 1,

Stop on by my blog...you have been boo-ed!! ~♥~

From: Glitter Girl #3

P.S. Rhonda is Glitter Girl #2 :)

Bella Della said...

Thanks for stopping by BellaDella. Happy to have you and hope you come back. You have a fantastic blog too and I am adding you to my favorites. I will be back to visit often.

Great Halloween crafts. I love the jars.

Have a great evening!

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your glittered projects. I went hunting for glitter today and managed to get black...they had no orange or yellow :( Guess I'll wait a bit and get red and green and silver and whatever other colors for Christmas projects!

Unknown said...

Very very cute and creative!

I thought I had already added you to my blog list but I hadn't...but you're on my list now!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You are the glitter queen. LOL!!

Ginger said...

Hi Debbie:
Cute idea to put the small votive holder on top of the mason jar. Where do you get all your ideas?
I still want to know how you find time to do all this? lol.
Great post.

Leslie said...

Cool stuff :) I like your use of the vintage items and your glittered jars and all of that. You remind me of Martha Stewart...she LOVES glitter for Halloween projects :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

FABULOUS!!! You are super creative! Thanks for showing me your ideas...just oozing with glitter and fun around here! xoxo

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Wow! You're table decor, shovel and candy corn jars are awesome! You're super creative. I love that!

Thanks for joining the Halloween Party. Happy Halloween!

Unknown said...

those corn toparies are adorable. mishelle