Keeping it Simple: Halloween Ladder

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Ladder

I have this super cute ladder that I like to decorate for every holiday.  I decorated it for spring/Easter and loved the look of it.  I wanted to decorate for Halloween, the only problem was that I couldn’t just run down to the store in Utah (like I did for the Easter one) and get wood shapes that I wanted.   So I had to get creative.  I really badly wanted shapes for it, so I broke down and bought a band saw.  And I’m so glad that I did, it’s awesome!
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This is how I made it:
I drew all the shapes onto the wood and then my husband cut it out with the band saw.  It’s super awesome and does a really good job cutting it.  One day I’m going to get the guts to try it out.
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Here are all of the shapes cut out of the wood. 
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I painted all of the wood and then added glitter to all of them (because I love glitter!).
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For the blocks, I put some scrapbook paper on them with mod podge.  I used the sparkle mod podge for the top layer. 
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I added some white vinyl and some ribbon to hang them up. 
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And here are all of the pieces all done and painted.  The candy corn.
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The pumpkin.  I added raffia and wire for the leaves.
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The bat.
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The ghost.  I added vinyl for the face.
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The witch’s hat.  I just tried some tulle around it to decorate it.  
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And the complete ladder.  I love it and can’t wait to decorate it for every holiday!
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15 comments:

Ana Lopes said...

So fun! Thanks for sharing tutorial .
Hope you have an amazing week!

Hugs from Portugal
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Stephanie Thomas said...

I love our bandsaw! This looks awesome!

Brook said...

Great job! After much insistance on my part, my dad taught me how to use the table saw last weekend. :)

Lacey said...

I want this ladder in my house!!! I'd LOVE to decorate it up for each season...definitely on my to-do list!!! Thanks, Kaysi!

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

This is such a fun idea! I love it!

Gina Baker said...

I like the BOO letters. Very cute!

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

This is so fun! You now convinced me I need a band saw :)

Angie Church said...

how super cute love it

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Sarah Larsen said...

Love it! Very festive!

I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.
http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/09/flaunt-it-friday-13.html

I'm also your newest follower. Come by and follow Blissful Bucket List when you get a chance. Can't wait to share more ideas with you! :)

Sarah@
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Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I found you on Naptime Crafters. I love this idea, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Mandy said...

Hi Kaysi! Your ladder is adorable. I will be featuring it Monday night at Project Queen's Highlight Party.
Thank you for sharing!

Sarah said...

I think I want a saw for my birthday so I can do cute things like this. Love the ladder. If you get a chance come link up at my Pin Party.

http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-link-party-10.html#.UGC99K4-WnA

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

Mystery Girl said...

hahaha, first time I see this halloween ladder. Good job.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Love this! I wanted to stop by and let you know that you were featured today at Just Us Four. I hope you will stop by and check it out.

Thanks again for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party.