Wicked Fun!

Knowing that I will start decorating for Halloween next week I decided to have a bit of ‘wicked fun’!

If you ask me, creating Halloween decorations is just that!

It all started with a B.I.N.G.O. card. . .It was blue, but I took it to a copy center and had a few made in b&w.

I cut rectangles out of old book pages and backed them with black cardstock.  The words were added by using a stencil, black ink pad and a stencil brush.


I have a lot of Halloween banners so I went with the words WICKED.  Notice the clock?  It signifies the ‘witching hour’.


When the crow caws. . .


You know that Halloween is near.


EEK!  Spiders and bats, oh my!




I thought it might be fun to decorate my basement family room in b&w for Halloween this year.  I have had this pumpkin for years.  Decided to give it a new look.



I tore small squares from the book and simply Mod Podged them onto the pumpkin.

A little ribbon, tuelle, a crochet flower, and scrapbook doo dads. . .Voila!


Oh, and don’t forget the crow on top!  I made her a party hat.


I think she likes it.  If you look close, I swear she is smiling.


I haven’t started decorating yet, but I had to drape it to see how she looked.  Well, I think it’s ‘Wicked’ cute, How about you?




I will be sharing with these fun parties:

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Primp Your Pumpkin Party

Craft Frenzy Friday

Tickled Pink Friday

Jennifer Rizzo for Creative Friday

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

The Scoop


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

It's wicked terrific. I like it and I think that it adds a lot of fun to your Halloween decorations. Can hardly wait to see the unveiling of your decorating.
Happy weekend.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The bingo cards are perfect for the Halloween black and white banner!

Debra@CommonGround said...

love these, so cute!!!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your banner and pumpkin...just gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my....now MY crow will want a fancy hat! lol I just took pics of my crow today. It's such a fun holiday to decorate for! Hugs!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Nothing more wicked cool than a black and white Halloween. Wonderful, Jann!

Junkchiccottage said...

I love all the black and white. I don't decorate for Halloween but you really have some cute things here. Hmmmm you have me thinking!!!!

Gina said...

At first when I saw the banner I thought, Oh wow! Then I saw the pumpkin & you just blew me away. They are both spectacular, Jann. Pinworthy!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


You are so danged clever.

That all looks so spooky and awesome!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady.


NanaDiana said...

Jann- I love what you are doing. It is wicked fun for sure. Love the bingo card as a background- xo Diana

Createology said...

Wickedly clever banner and upcycle of your orange pumpkin. Happy Haunting Halloween...

Kris said...

I love it all!!!
xo Kris

Anonymous said...

That is wicked fantastic! I love all the detail you put into the banner and the pumpkin sets it all off beautifully.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Ooo, now I'm thinking about making hats for my crows. Love the little ruffle, too!

cynthia lee designs said...

Wicked cute...for sure!! Love it and the pumpkin and crow.

Laura Turner said...

Great banner, Jann! Love your decorations!

Fran said...

It sure is wicked cute! I love how you transformed the pumpkin, and from now on I'm gonna make sure that every crow I ever use in my decorating is wearing a party hat. Brilliant idea! :) --Fran

mimi_62 said...

Love that banner. So creative!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

love these projects! the pumpkin is so darling... oxox, tracie

Di said...

This is so fun I'm off to make hats for my crows!

Cynthia said...

Jann, Love what you did with that pumpkin, too cute! The banner you made came out great too!


Rose L said...

Paper mache on a pumpkin--such a cute idea!!

Victoria Lavender said...

Loving the Bingo banner, way cool!

The Victorian Girl said...

Your banner and pumpkin are sooo cute! I love all the little details that you embellished the banner with.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I think it's wicked cool! Love your banner. Yup, think Ms. Crow is smiling.

Pollyanna said...

I love it all, but the wicked banner is astonishingly awesome!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Jan!!! this is fantastic Hon!!! I love the banner and I love your redone pumpkin. I know I use the word cool a lot, but I am 62 and that is what I said back then...LOL...SO THIS IS SOOO COOL!!! Your basement will be to die for.
Take Care,
Marie Antoinette

priscilla said...

Love your pumpkin and your banner ! Can't wait to see all of your Halloween decorations !

Tarnished Royalty said...

How fun! The crow's party hat is so, so cute, I want one for me! Hugs!
Tarnished Royalty

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I just love the idea of using the word "wicked"!

Fran. said...

OMG!! Jann I LOVE YOU!!! your simplicity of how you re-do rocks!!! You inspire me always!! THANKS!!! XOXO Love Fran.

Holly Lefevre said...

I LOVE this - the attention to detail, all of the elements work together beautifully!

Sandy said...

It's wicked cool! This has to be the best and most creative banner I've seen! Love that you added the skeleton keys too. I have to come here more often for inspiration.