Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gnarled and Twisted

Good Morning!  I am happy to say I am Guest Designing today at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog 
  in their Autumn Splendor challenge.   Simply create a vintage or shabby chic project using the rich colors of autumn, and remember to include an autumn leaf somewhere in your project.  The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I was inspired to create Halloween Decor to set out in my craft room.
I love fall leaves and knew I wanted to cut some from papers and this idea of creating a tree with an old branch popped into my head.

I started with an old wooden spool for my base.
I stuck the branch into the spool.  I had to use a glue gun which I rarely do because I wanted to make sure it would hold and dry quickly.

I then created the leaves using the Tim Holtz Halloween papers and focused on cutting out the faces in the leaves.

I decorated the spool with papers and stickers.  I added a little moss and a sign on the top. 

For all the details of the challenge hop over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog and play along! 



  1. So cute! Could be as big or little as you want.

  2. So cute! Could be as big or little as you want.

  3. Love this Suzz, love the homespun feel to it and I adore that you used twigs and added imagery to leaves, perfect. Congratulations on your Guest Slot well deserved. Tracy x

  4. Hello Sweet Suzz, this is so charming and wonderfully created. I am so impressed. I want to make one for my kitchen window :)
    Have a lovely weekend and thank you for sharing your inspiring idea with us.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  5. What a cute idea!!! The spool base with sentiments is adorable!

  6. An absolute treat of a make, Suzz - I love it!
    Alison xx


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