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Monday, October 12, 2009

Spooky Alphabet Art

Remember back in May when I made this alphabet art Family sign using photos of stuff from around my house & yard? I posted about it on my family blog, Manning Family Tree. If you missed it & are interested in how I made it, you can read about it here.

Since it is Halloween time, I thought it was the perfect time to update the alphabet art sign to a new word. Since there are 6 openings in this frame, I needed a 6 letter Halloween word. So I came up with "Spooky".

Now comes the fun part, our the hard part, looking for items that look like letters. Since spooky & family both end with "Y", I could use the "y" already in the frame. That meant, I only needed to find 5 letters.

I first went out on my front porch. I found the perfect "S" in this plant hook. Plus it already had spider webs.
So I turned above into this: S
Next I needed a "P". I couldn't find anything with a p except for this.
My apothecary jar with the letter balls I got on clearance from Coldwater Creek back in August. Now I just have to find the letter "P".

Here it is!!! So I turned above into this: P


Next I needed not just one, but two of the letter "O". Pumpkins would make the perfect "O" for spooky.

I love this faux white pumpkin already on my mantel. It came from Target.
So above pumpkin became this: O
I wanted the next pumpkin to have a little bit different look. This copper pumpkin from Target qualifies. It is taller & a little thinner.
So the above pumpkin became my 2nd: O
I was on a roll. I only had 1 more letter to find. But it was a "K". One of my favorite letters (I wonder why). I lucked out when I went into the back yard. I found this old trellis leaning up against the wall.

So the above trellis became: K

And to remind you where I originally got the "Y". It's from this old glass conservatory. This originally came from Big Lots years ago. It's been in my backyard for the past 4 years & is looking old & weathered. Just the way I like it. Unfortunately since this photo was taken back in May, it has completely fallen apart. Hubby may try to see if he can put it back together. If anyone can do it, hubby can. So I turned above into: Y

Put them all together & you get: SPOOKY


Perfect for my Halloween mantel. I'll share more of my mantel & Halloween decor later in the week. I'm not completely done. Remember I've been sick. Cough, cough!!! And I'm sorry that there is some glare in the photo. It's hard to take photos when glass is involved.

But don't you just love it? I know I do. And the best part, it is so easy to change it back to "Family" when I'm done.

Kim

I'm linking this post up to the following:

Monday: Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
Monday: The Knock Off Knock Out hosted by Cheri at Its So Very Cheri. Be sure to visit as she is also having a fabulous giveaway.

Monday: The DIY Show Off: Fall Festival hosted by The DIY Show Off.

Tuesday: Do it yourself day hosted by Kimba at A Soft Place to Land.
Thursday: Transformation Thursday hosted by Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage.

Friday: Frugal Friday hosted by Wendy at The Shabby Nest

61 comments:

  1. I've seen the family name before but this is really unique and fun! I never realized how much we look at everyday but never truly look at it. I like what you did - I think you open up an etsy store with this!

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  2. I love you spooky. That is so cool how you do it. I'm going to try that.

    Cindy@stitches

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  3. I just love your creativity, it is just wonderful...so many people would never to think of the amazing things you can make with a little time and imagination, good job..

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  4. I adore your creativity, your project was just wonderful. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.
    Sandy

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  5. I so want to try this! Very creative. I love your blog, BTW, so many cute ideas. Been following for a bit now. :o)
    peace!
    cindy

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  6. wow, what a neat idea, it looks great too! thanks for visiting my blog

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  7. Kim! That's awesome and a great Halloween accent. I love it!

    Thanks so much for adding your creativity to the Fall Festival! ;)

    Roeshel

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  8. WOW! Very clever! You are a very talented gal!

    Did you buy the little black bird votive holders that way or did you paint them? I have some that look very simmilar...

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  9. I love your spooky. You did such a great job. Sometimes it's really hard to find those letters, no? Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Kim, I am sooo impressed! Now I'll be going around my house looking for hidden letters!

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  11. Kim,
    What a cool, creative and "spooky" idea! now I'm gonna be looking around at everything now to find letters!

    Thanks also for showing the "Do it yourself day" event! I think I'll link my post to it too!

    I hope you come by and have a look at the pumpkin I made!

    Have a nice day!!
    Sherri:)

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  12. Wow, this is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! How creative! You've definitely got an artistic eye. Wish I could see things the way you do!

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  13. I absolutely love this idea and wish that I was able to pull it off. You have done it beautifully and I love your tutorial (if you call it that). I am going to feature this on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com grab my "featured" button!

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  14. Oh Kim that looks amazing. I love your lettered projects. you should start selling those.

    Cheri

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  15. Oh my gosh! So completely amazingly awesome!!


    If you haven't already drop by and sign up for my link party if you'd like! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com

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  16. This is so so so cool!!! I love this idea!!

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  17. It took a good eye to see what you did with these "letters." Very cute, Kim.
    :-) Sue

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  18. Great ideas and I love that look. Thanks for posting on Made it Mondays!

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  19. Hi Kim. I found you via Michelle at Someday Crafts. I've never seen this before and I'm like Karen ~ this is clever beyond belief. Thank you for sharing. I wish I could see what you see without having it pointed out to me.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday...Tracy :)

    P.S. Stop by an visit my blog anytime.

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  20. What a great idea! I am thinking how much fun that would be to travel around the house and yard with my little girls looking for letters! Thanks for the idea! I hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for visiting me yesterday! Have a wonderful day!

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  21. LOVE this! So glad you visited my blog which sparked me to visit yours and I got to discover this genius idea! I did one awhile ago with my last name, but never would have thought to do Spooky! Very, very cute! Feel free to visit my blog again, I know I'll be visiting yours again! :)

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  22. awesome! I have always loved these letter pics. But honestly, sometimes I just can't see it. It took me forever to find that k in the trellis. :( I scrolled to see how you used it, then back up to the trellis again, and I saw it! I believe I just have to "follow" you to see what you do next! :)
    gail

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  23. Kim: I LOVE this!! It is so gorgeous and I love the little skeleton standing guard too!! You are a great photographer with a good eye!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment! I hope the door is safe (lol) I figure if someone wants in bad enough, they will find a way! I may end up putting some bamboo blinds on the door to close at night. I'm still pondering it!

    Have a great day!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  24. Super cute idea! I love it. I'll have to start looking around for things I can use for letters.

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  25. A very fun use the Alphabet Letter project!

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  26. Kim, you have a talent for the unexpected! Love your mantle signage.

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  27. GM Kim...very clever girl how you did both of these...thanks for sharing...Hope its dry in your part of Calif because its so wet in my part ha ha!! May you have a dry and great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  28. Ha, ha, how funny Gloria was just here too. (We got to meet this weekend and both posted aobut it!)

    Love this idea. You area so Kreative! How did you see that "K" in the trellis? This is just fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  29. I am impressed. I started trying to get the letters of my daughter's name, and I gave up. You are so creative in the way you found the letters.

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  30. Now that is a cool idea! Very creative. I love hwo it turned out.

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  31. That is so creative. I love the way you found letters in everyday items. Great Job!

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  32. Beyond cool! I will confess to trying to find letters in our home and yard ever since I've seen this post! I will also readily admit to being so inspired to do my own - that is if I can find a spot to put one more thing in my cozy (sounds SO much better than little)cottage!
    You rock!

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  33. This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time!! WOW! I love this whole concept. And you did an incredible job!

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  34. So creative! So spooky. I love the K and Y.

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  35. Consider me inspired, honest to goodness... that is fantastic!

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  36. I really love this...and especially the fact that you used the pumpkins for the "o's" very seasonal!!

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  37. i love it! the pumpkins just make it wonderful!

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  38. Wow! This is so creative! I love the way it turned out!

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  39. wow! i've done this with my last name but i love your holiday twist to it. very cute. i need to see what other frames i have lying around & try this again!

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  40. It looks wonderful. It turned out great!

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  41. Wow, this is really a great idea! Now I'll be running around the house with my camera taking even more pics, and Hubby will get a lot of great exercise rolling his eyes around.

    Really, a very creative idea - beautifully done!

    :)
    Zuzu

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  42. I. Love. It! Those pictures are great and you did exactly the right thing with them. Not only did you capture the letters, but you also captured the textures and feel of fall and Halloween. Well done! I love the apothocary jar with the letter balls. So cute!

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  43. I LOVE your creativity & your family sign. I'm definitely copying this. Thanks!

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  44. Amazing what your eyes see and how creative you are ~ I love this! Hope you feel much better soon.

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  45. I absolutely LOVE this. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. FABULOUS!!!! This is great! it is creative, person and adorable! Thanks for the idea... I think it will be my new favorite Christmas present to give!

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  47. You're so creative! I love your style and inspiration. I just wanted you to know that I'm featuring a couple of your projects in tomorrow's Fall Festival. :)

    Roeshel

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  48. This is SO CUTE! I want to make one that says something Fallish!

    I am going to be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

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  49. This is one of the coolest projects I've seen in awhile! Creativity at its very best. Great job! Will definitely be subscribing! Love your name...we happen to share it...lol.

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