Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Tree:{DIY Vintage Ornaments}

Vintage Halloween Ornaments!As mentioned in our Halloween Mantel post, you will be seeing these cute little black cats and jack-o-lanters in our Halloween decor and crafts! Our ornaments are made using canned foods lids.We got to thinking that the lids off of olives and beans are the perfect size for making  homemade ornaments for our Halloween tree. Now all we had to do was assemble our ornamnets and decorate our tree for Halloween!

This is what you need:
Matthew Mead templates Tin can lids. Hot glue. Glitter. String
Chip board frames. {we found ours at Michael's last season.}
Branches. Black spray paint.

How to:
Spray and let dry your branches.
Print and cut out your templates. Glue templates onto lids.

Glue frame onto lid.

Poke a small hole through the frame and attach your string.

Now you have a vintage tree ornament!

Since we did not have enough round frames,
we decided to use some glittler on some of the ornaments.
We found some very fine glitter at The Dollar Tree.
The glitter has a mind of its own and got everywhere!
To hang these ones, we simply looped the string in back and glued it down.

Here is the vintage black cat.

Happy vintage Jack-O-lantern.

Our crow loves hanging out in the tree amongst the ornaments.

We love incorporating the color purple into our Halloween decorating.

We hope we have inspired you create a Halloween tree this year! We would love to see what you come up with! Remember, keep it Homespun!

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Giveaway ends October 7, 2011.

The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man
it searches out his inmost being.
Proverbs 20:27

Homespun With Love
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  1. Seriously fabulous use of can lids!! LOVE the vintage feel!

  2. I would have never thought to recycle tin can lids for a project like this - great idea. Your ornaments looks so amazing.

  3. Beautifully and cleverly done. The idea of using the can lids is perfect for the look of this project. Looks great!