Here’s my attempt at a primitive crafty Halloween decoration. I tried coffee and tea dying some linen first and had very unsatisfying results. I really wanted something dark. So then I tried painting on this linen with a wash of black watercolor. My art major husband was really shaking his head at that. Anyway, I ended up with a washing machine full of rit dye. I couldn’t find gray so I mixed denim blue and brown. Did someone ask me what crafts I hate? Dying! I never have any luck. So it’s kind of a purply dusky color. And not as dark as I wanted but I just went with it. I had some linen floss that I thought would be so cool to use and I’m really happy with how that turned out. My inspiration was this wonderfully eerie button bag that Jenn sent me a while back. I envisioned these really creepy button ghosts. I don’t know if they turned out all that scary. So here’s my Halloween table runner thing. Had to make a spot for some more tiny pumpkins too. Kind of random but then again aren’t all holiday decorations.
I just need to put up my mail order Happy Halloween garland and then I think I’ll be all set! Unless of course I get lured in by even more tiny pumpkins.