Remember our sneak peek for this month's Craft Night?

I only had the one side done, and it was mostly just to give our attendee's a picture.

Well this is how mine ended up turning out:

Eek!  I love my new version!  For some reason the witch legs just seemed like they were more "eek" than "boo."  And it's only three letters... Anyway, it gives you another option, right?

Here's tags I made to dress it up a little.  I used scraps of leftover paper and rhinestones to jazz up what I already had.  Plus stamps, glitter, and embossing powder.  But you guys are crafter, you know.

So here's a tutorial for this fun banner!  First off, let me tell you that this craft gets a little intense if you're doing it for a group.  I used cheap cedar fencing, 1"x6" x 6' and cut 18 triangles out of each board.  That kind of wood is only around 4 or 5 dollars apiece.  Pretty good for 6 banners, right?

Then I used a 3/8 drill bit to cut a hole in each corner, just eyeballing it.  (By the way, using a drill bit like this will kind of make you feel ULTRA capable and superwoman-esque.)

This bit cuts cleanly through this cheap wood on one side,

but it will tear up the other side:

So here's my tip you only cut through until the tip barely cuts through like this:

Then you flip the board over, and drill through the other side:

Which will make another clean hole:

Then I painted the edges black:

And modge-podged Halloween paper onto one side:

And Christmas paper on the other side:

We then added the letters for "BOO" and "JOY" and rhinestones to embellish them.

I also used the black paint to kind of distress the edges of the paper.  And here's a couple more tags:

So here's my spooky final version:

And here's the Christmas side hiding out through the witch legs.

I was inspired by Lil Luna's project here and these crazy cute witch legs by Design Dazzle here.

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"Come to VBS" clip art
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized form of religious education which focuses on children. Churches usually hold the week long events during the summer, though the lengths of such programs may vary, and they are sometimes held during other times of the year.
      The origins of Vacation Bible School can be traced back to Hopedale, Illinois in 1894. Sunday school teacher D. T. Miles, who also was a public school teacher, felt she was limited by time constraints in teaching the Bible to children. So, she started a daily Bible school to teach children during the summer. The first Bible school enrolled forty students and lasted four weeks. A local school was used for classes, while an adjoining park was used for recess. 
      In 1898 Eliza Hawes, director of the children's department at Epiphany Baptist Church in New York City, started an "Everyday Bible School" for slum children at a rented beer parlor in New York's East Side. Hawes continued her efforts for seven years. 
      Dr. Robert Boville of the Baptist Mission Society, became aware of the Hawes' summer program and recommended it to other Baptist churches. Boville established a handful of summer schools which were taught by students at the Union Theological Seminary. During one summer, one thousand students were enrolled in five different schools. In 1922, he founded the World Association of Daily Vacation Bible School.
      One year later, Standard Publishing produced the very first printed VBS curriculum. Enough material was provided for a five-week course for three age levels (kindergarten, primary, and junior). Today, many churches run their own Vacation Bible School programs without being under the umbrella of a national organization. Some churches opt to use themed curriculum programs from their respective denominations or independent publishing houses which provide easy preparation and include marketing tools.
      Modern programs usually consist of a week-long program of religious education which may employ Bible stories, religious song, arts and crafts, skits, or puppet shows which cater toward elementary school-aged children. Groups of local churches who do not have the resources to run VBS for the entire summer may elect to coordinate their schedules to provide continuous childcare.
      Most churches provide VBS programs at no cost to those attending. Some churches, however, may charge a fee for the program. The cost, if any, is established by the church. (

Come to VBS in yellow.
Come to VBS in green
"What do they know about Jesus?"
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 Christian VBS Clip Art.

"Ask for it and it shall be given" in Spanish

A church choir in gold robes.
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 Christian  Choir Clip Art.
      Choir; that part of a church, or cathedral, where the singers, or choristers, chant, or sing, divine service. The word according to Isidore, is derived a coronis circumstantium, because, anciently, the choristers were disposed round the altar. It is properly the chancel.
      In the first common-prayer book of king Edward VI, the rubric at the beginning of morning prayer ordered the priest, "being in the choir, to begin the Lord's prayer:" so that it was the custom of the minister to perform divine service at the upper end of the chancel near the altar. Against this, Bucer, by the direction of Calvin, made a great outcry, pretending "it was an anti-christian practice for the priest to say prayers only in the choir, a place peculiar to the clergy, and not in the body of the church among people who had as much right to divine worship as the clergy." This occasioned an alteration of the rubric, when the common-prayer book was revised in the fifth year of king Edward, and it was ordered, that prayers should be said in such part of the church, "where the people might best hear." However, at the accession of queen Elizabeth to the throne, the ancient practice was restored, with a dispensing power left in the ordinary of determining it otherwise if he saw just cause. Convenience at last prevailed, and by degrees, introduced the custom of reading prayers in the body of the church, so that now service is no longer performed in the choir or chancel, excepting in cathedrals.--Hend. Buck

A church choir in deep burgundy robes.

A church choir in navy robes.
A church choir in dark grey robes.

A church choir in forest green robes.

A church choir in red robes.
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Above version is in black and white.
Palm Sunday  "der Palmsonntag"
   is the Sunday before Easter. The day gets its name 
from Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.
(der Einzug Jesu in Jerusalem
On this day palm branches were strewn before Christ.
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German Christian Clip Art.

color clip art of a Nativity

This above clip art says, "King of Heaven" in French.

The above clip art says, "Father, Son, Spirit" in French.

My front porch is officially looking pretty spooky!  Eek!  Is that a ghost??!! 

 Okay, okay, I know I'm a dork and I had a little too much fun with the editing this morning!  But I do want to show you the "Wicked Witch of the East" legs and sign I made for my Halloween porch decorations.

It all started with a bit of inspiration.  First of all, the movie, duh.  But mostly the ubiquity of cute witch leg crafts I started seeing last fall and have lasted through many a Wizard of Oz themed party blog post.   Like this one:  

credit: Diary of a Crafty Lady
And then I heard Krylon had this new amazing glitter spray and I had to try it! (It's that compulsive craft addiction!  Do they have rehab for this???)

I had a pair of pointy patent leather black heels that were getting too hammered to keep wearing so they found a new use:

disclaimer: patent leather is NOT a good vehicle for this spray.  It works, but it bubbles and slips and looks very amateurish.  Good enough for one side to show on my porch, mostly in dusky light.  I would choose spray adhesive and straight up glitter next time if I was using patent leather.

Then I stuffed striped tights (children's from after Halloween clearance last year) with polyfill and hot-glued the feet into the heels.  And I used glue dots to shove the top of the tights into the wedge of patio/wall.  We'll see how well that holds through the season...

 There they are on the right side!  I wanted you to see the full effect minus the special effects:

I made this sign to hang with it on picnik:

If you want to use it, you can.  I just saved the image onto my computer, then inserted it into a word document and printed it on scrapbook paper so I wouldn't use up tons of ink:

I was putting the legs near my doorbell and thought I just could not pass up the pun!
Here they are again:  I love them!!!

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