I’m excited to share something special with you today. I’m participating with a great group of bloggers in the Halloween project extravaganza presented by Coupons.com.
So what’s this all about? We were asked to complete a Halloween craft project that could be repurposed after Halloween in your home. We were each provided with a gift card to do it. I received my gift card from one of my favorite stores which is Target. Ha, now you know why this project is so exciting to me, right?
I wanted to come up with something a little different from the normal Halloween decor and make it a little more colorful. I’m sure you have seen the Mexican artwork and costumes for their holiday “The Day of the Dead”? Creepy but also very artistic and beautiful, at least to me.
With that in mind I found a book on the Target website called “Graphica Mexicana” (or HERE )which I ordered with some 11″x14″ frames and a Nate Berkus tray.
I first wanted to copy all kinds of different skulls and artwork out of the book but then decided to stay with one skull that would be colored differently.
After photocopying the skulls, I cut them out.
Then my daughter and I had a great time coloring the skulls with some colored pencils.
After Halloween we will be using the frames in our staircase hallway where we have a family photo gallery.
The book will have a permanent spot on my coffee table. And I’m also thinking about using some of the Mexican wrestler graphics in my son’s room. He wrestles and my daughter is a huge fan of Nacho Libre and Jack Black…don’t ask…I know it’s strange. Not the most common thing to like for a little girl LOL. At least she appreciates a guy with great humor. Should I be worried 😉 ?
Do you want to see what the skulls look like in our home?
I love how it all came together with the Nate Berkus tray, my $15 craigslist lamp, spray painted gold Target skull, a pie pumpkin, spiders and a $3 thrift store vase for the roses.
My daughter just loves putting spiders into eye balls 😉
(And if you are here to see the fall/Halloween home tour then click HERE)
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