Monday, October 19, 2009

Top 10 Etsy Halloween Picks

Ghost and gobblins, tricks and treats, from kids to adults, everyone loves Halloween. I have always loved Halloween and still do! Etsy sellers offer a huge assortment of Halloween related items and I narrowed it down to my favorite 10. It was hard to choose with there being so many amazing things. Rather you're handing out candy, dressing up, horrifying your home, or having a party, there is something here for everyone!

This frightening wreath will be fabulous greeting little ghost at your door. I love how the tiny skulls are nestled upon shiny orange and black tinsel garland and the black bow ties it all together. From the Etsy shop of thechicadeeshop.

Someone show up to your fright night party without a costume? No worries, toss them a vintage mask and they're good to go. This is an awesome (and colorful) assortment of vintage Halloween masks from the Etsy shop of Plantdreaming.

Nothing says "ghost in the house" more than a Ouija board. This is the only real vintage Ouija board I could find on Etsy so grab it before it's gone and talk to those on the other side! From the Etsy shop of lookinglasshouse.

Whose fingers? I don't think we really need to know! If you've got dirty hands, clean them with these scarily fantastic finger soaps from the Etsy shop of ajsweetsoap. These would also make a great hostess gift or door prize!

I absolutely adore this pumpkin hat for any little one. Keep those little heads warm in this hat from KarlenKnits on Etsy. Grab your little one an orange sweat suit and voila, instant costume!

Don't these just look so tasty! Grab yourself a dozen of these Halloween inspired sugar cookies from the Etsy shop of TSCookies. You get two of each of these terrifyingly delicious cookies.

BOO! Sorry, I didn't mean to spook you. Place these fun and festive blocks on a shelve, mantel, or table and help your ghost get his words out! From the Etsy shop of YourCraftyFriends.

I bet those anxious little hands will think twice before grabbing candy from this gruesome bowl. Made to look like a jawbone this ceramic bowl looks amazingly life-like, especially the teeth! From the Etsy shop of MotherMacabre.

Creepy crawly and dangling from your ears, these silver spider earrings look as though they are spinning their webs right from your ears! From the Etsy shop of BeadsInTheBelfry.

Let the ghost know they're welcome at your home by hanging this cheesecloth banner that reads "GHOST". Your mind will have to wonder, is it the breeze blowing this in the wind or something more? You may never know! From the Etsy shop of funkyshique.

Items listed are in no certain order!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Brand New!

Not only are all of these sellers on Etsy, but they're new and awaiting their first sale. As a seller I know how exciting your first sale is. You never forget it! So I encourage all of my readers to go and check out all of these shops and hopefully help them make that first sale! Best of luck to all of you!

This beautiful feather adorned head wrap is from the Etsy shop of cricketquills. Not only can these beauty be used as a head wrap, but also as a belt and neck corset. Stunning.

This touching image is from the the Etsy shop of forhisgloryphoto. This image shows how much a soldier contributes to his country especially when he doesn't make it home.

This beautiful mapple leaf necklace is from the Etsy shop of FernFronds. This is an actual mapple leaf that has been coated in copper. How amazingly fall is this!

Two sparrows whose nest is built out of love for one another. This charming necklace is from the Etsy shop of EarthenEmbers.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fabric Bottom Cadlesticks- An Easy How-To

Hi everyone! Ok, so my new goal for my blog is to bring you more productive post. I don't want this blog to be consumed by my Etsy shop or my new items. So here goes! I made the cutest fabric bottom crystal candlesticks last night. These candlesticks are easy and inexpensive to make. Give them as gifts for birthdays, Christmas, housewarming's, hostess gifts, or for any other occasion.

Here's what you'll need:

1. Modge Podge
2. Crystal or glass candlestick
3. Fabric, just enough to cover the bottom so this is great for using scraps. You could also use pretty papers as well.
4.Pen or something for tracing
5. Scissors
6. Sponge brush

First, you're going to start by tracing around the bottom of the candlestick on the fabric. Set your candlestick on top of the design you want and using your pen trace around the bottom until you have a complete circle.

Using your scissors cut out your circle.

Now you are going to turn your candlestick bottom up. Dab the tip of your sponge brush with modge podge and gently apply the modge podge to the bottom rim of the candle stick, make sure you've covered the whole rim. *If your candlestick has a solid base apply the modge podge all over.

You are now ready to place your fabric on the bottom of the candlestick. Lay your fabric circle with the patterned side facing up. Turn your candlestick over and gently place it on the fabric. Be sure to make sure fabric is touching the entire rim. At this point you may need to gently tug the fabric to each side to make sure it's nice and tight.

Finally, apply modge podge all over your fabric using your sponge brush. Don't be scared, lather it on nicely! Place your candlestick bottom up again until it is dry. Once dry you are good to go!

Here's what your finished product should look like! Sorry the pics aren't the BEST, but it is hard to photograph glass, lol. I hope everyone enjoyed this. This would also be a great craft project to do with kids.

Later this week, we will be pulling out the ghost and goblins and giving you some great Halloween tips for decorating, food, and more!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Items In My Etsy Shop

I'm so excited to announce that I've been working on some new items and some of them have been added in my Etsy shop. These new items are designed for the busy working woman to help her stay a little bit more organized. Visit She's Chic Boutique on Etsy.

Petite lemon and lime glittering flower magnet set. Only $2!

Orange sherbet glittering flower magnets. $3

Pretty in pink glittering flower magnet set. $3

Green flower jumbo paper clip or bookmark. Only $1! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

All of the flower jumbo paper clips/bookmarks. These are awesome and they're only $1 each.