Young and Crafty Sisters: 10/17/10

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ad Space Giveaway!

In honor of reaching 400 followers, I am hosting a giveaway!

I'm actually stealing borrowing this idea from Paisely Passions. Thanks Lori!

I am offering TWO lucky people a 1 month free ad space on Young and Crafty! The ad can be of your blog, Etsy shop, or whatever you want.

Here's how to win:

1. Become a follower of Young and Crafty and leave a comment saying you are or already are.
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2. For a second {fun} entry, I want to know a little about YOU! Tell me anything interesting about yourself as a second entry.

This giveaway will end on Sunday Oct. 24th. Good luck!!

P.S. If you are interested in purchasing and ad on Young and Crafty, It's only $5 a month! Email me at for more details or click here!

Falloween Mantel

Go (here) to enter my free ad space giveaway! Two lucky winners!

I showed you guys my mantel a few weeks ago.  It had a few Halloween items mixed in but it just wasn't cuttin' it. It was a lot more fall and a lot less Halloween.

Here's the before.

Here's the after!

After seeing all of the spooky black sticks, I knew I had to do it.  I waited patiently for a few sticks to fall from the tree in our front yard. I even saw a neighbor had sticks out by their trash can but I refrained from going and snagging it. They would probably be wondering why in the world I needed sticks!

The vase was a clear vase that I got at Salvation Army for like .50 cents. I spray painted it white so that the sticks would pop.  It's kind of clear to towards the top. That was a total accident but I kind of like the sheer look! I then, of course had to add spooky spiders and a spider web!

On the left side of the mantel, you will notice a mod podged pumpkin.  This isn't a new idea but I just love how mine turned out! I used the cast off pumpkin from this project.

I just took some scrapbook paper and tore it in strips.  Then I mod podged the strips to the pumpkin and painted the stem black. This is such an easy way to transform a pumpkin!

I basically added new decor for FREE! LOVE IT!

Do you mix fall and Halloween decor or just do one or the other?