Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Beetlejuice

Does this tree remind you of something that should have been from the movie Beetlejuice? I realized that there is only 2 more weeks left before halloween, and I have no decorations save an uncarved pumpkin. All you will need for this project is your Haunted Cosmo Cricket Blackboard with matching diecut stickers and ribbon. Oh, and the Halloween tree of your choice. I got mine on sale a month ago from Micheals. It has wonderful bendy wire branches, perfect for displaying spooky stuff.


The first step is to cut your ribbon and then make a loop. You can see the Cosmo Blackboard shape in the background.

Next, get the matching Cosmo die cut sticker and place on top of your loop.

Then sandwich your ribbon between the sticker and the blackboard. I left the adhesive backing on the blackboard, my tree sits in a corner. However, if this bothers you, you could remove the blackboard backing and sandwich between the two adhesive sides, if your shape is reversible (not all of them are).

Then hang on your tree.

Ready for the advanced portion of the program? If you want to hang the Cosmo skeleton (2 come with each blackboard set), then you will need to gerry-rig the parts. Here is how I did it. I took black thread and "connected" each part and then placed the sticker body part over it. It works, and it holds pretty well.

One more picture so that you can see everything on the tree a little better.

Supplies for Cosmo Blackboard Tree Ornaments: Cosmo Cricket Haunted Blackboard shapes, Haunted Adhesive Diecut Stickers, and Haunted Ribbon plus tree from Micheals.

This did not take very long, and is a great way to use up your stash of blackboard. I really should go try to find the cutting tools to carve the pumpkin, I think they got lost in the move. And it looks like I'm going back to the pumpkin patch at the end of the week. I ran into my friend Amy, who really wants to go so I said I would. More pumpkin photos, eeekk!


13 comments:

Allie said...

How cute is that?!?!! I am totally lagging in the Halloween/fall decorations at the moment too. I wanted a clean house first... Love that tree! And now I want to watch the movie again. :)

Lisa Dorsey said...

such a cute tree! I love it. We are sadly behind on decorations too. We have had so much going on there has been no time.

Susan Beth said...

Loving that tree. Andy your ability to tell how it is done is wonderful.

AnnaMarie said...

This is so so KEWL! Your tree totally rawks and my girls would LOVE it, we are so going to have to do this one! ;) Thank you for such detailed pics!

lauren said...

great job! and thanks for showing the technique! that skeleton musta been some work!

Kate said...

Love these projects! please put a link to your blog on the Halloween thread if you haven't done so already. they are inspiring!

Lauren said...

That tree is so fabulous! Great job! It is way too cute!

Jen said...

This is such a cool project Danielle! I love that skeleon and I LOVE Beetlejuice too. ;)

Scrapper Mom said...

Great project :) Too bad I hate halloween and I can't wait for it to be over... Yes, I am the "Grinch" of Halloween! lol

Close To Home said...

really neat. say, make the ornaments and sell them on etsy as a package. I'd buy it! And I bet others would too. Really cute. :)

Rita said...

Love the tree! What a great idea! I have no fall decorations up...not even a pumpkin yet. It's on my list for next week :)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

OMG.. that is so adorable!! thanks for sharing!

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