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{Spooky Subway Art}

The other day I had my friend Sarah from Alpine Poppy and her daughter over for a Girl’s Subway Art Day. We had a wonderful time chatting and making some Subway Art projects! I made a Spooky Halloween one using a board I had in my garage from my Laundry Room project {more details on that coming up this week!}

It was great fun! A Girls Craft Day is a great way to get projects done while having fun!I highly recommend it :)

I painted my board using my DecoArt Americana Black craft paint. Then I cut out the letters using my Silhouette machine. But if you don’t have a craft cutting machine, you can use sticky scrapbook letters for the same effect. OR, you can print off letters using your computer on cardstock and cut the letters out and then decoupage them on!

I added three rolled flowers for fun, using two different fabrics in each.  I sewed the flowers together and then used Gorilla Glue to attach them to my board. There is a great Rolled Flower Tutorial over at My Sparkle if you want to check it out.

I had a dilemma of how to hang up my Spooky Subway Art when I was finished. Luckily, the nice folks at Dremel sent me a cool power tool a couple weeks ago and I had a chance to try it out!!! Wow – I felt so handy! It came with a box of little bits and there was a drill bit. So I popped that on and in 2 seconds flat it had drilled through my pretty thick wood. I made 2 holes and then I found an old wire hanger.

I cut it in a 20 inch section using some heavy-duty wire cutters and threaded it through my holes. I felt about 5 inches looped across the top. Then I took a pair of small pliers and wrapped the hanger around the pliers in a circular motion, creating a tight loop. I did this on both ends and then I painted the hanger with my DecoArt Americana Orange Paint.

And, instead of hanging it on a plain old nail, I slipped a sparkly knobover the top of the nail and hung it on that for a little excitement. I had the perfect wall for my Spooky Art – long and thin. It’s perfect!!

Have a Great Day!
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  1. I have a question for you. If I wanted to purchase a cutter machine, which brand and specific model would you buy? And what add-ons would include or make sure were included with the machine? I am looking at these guys, but am kind of at a loss as to which one does what. Thanks!

  2. I LOVE it, Jen! Thanks so much for linking up!

  3. I linked this up on my blog. Hope that's okay. LOVE IT!!


  4. Melissa Stewart says:


    You are very talented!! Kudos

    Simple as 1-2-3

  5. stephjacobson says:

    Very cute! I need to practice with my Cricut more so I can make a cool project like this.

  6. Lauren @ 31diy says:

    Wow, that is such a great idea! I especially love the rolled flowers you added.

    I'm here from CSI Project, by the way. :)


  7. I love this! What a great way to use the wall space!

  8. Love the flower detail :) Visiting from the CSI project!

  9. Im in love with this thing!! You are so talented!! Im making one for each season!

  10. Betty J Pagley says:

    I love this….can't wait to make one too! I get to feeling so crafty this time of year, well, any time of year really! But I just love fall and Halloween! Great job, as always!

  11. jellybeanjunkyard says:

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I'm featuring this and YOU over at my blog http://www.jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com

  12. You are so amazing! I need your secrets on how you are able to get so many things done – and done well! :) Love this!

    PS – Thanks for your recommendation of the Outlander series! I finished up the last book in the series a month or so ago, and am now anxiously awaiting the next one to come out. I'd sure like my husband to be Jamie and me to be Claire. :)

  13. Michelle@Somedaycrafts says:

    This is rocking my subway world! looks great! I am featuring this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Thanks for all your inspiration and sharing your talents!

  14. Sassy Sites! says:

    I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

    @ Sassy Sites!

  15. I of course love this :) so I linked to you from my post today :) http://www.craftsbyamanda.com/2010/09/spooky-eyeball-treat-bag.html

  16. This sign is adorable – I love Halloween that is fun and not scary and this fits it perfectly! Thanks for sharing,
    Paula in Idaho

  17. William and Lacey says:

    Halloween subway craft SOOOO cute! I had to post it on my blog! Hope you don't mind! http://www.thequalefamily.blogspot.com

  18. Sassy Sites! says:

    Great job! You have a very cute blog here. I'm visiting from Made bY you Monday! I'm a follower! Stop by Sassy Sites when you get a chance! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  19. I love this . . . haven't ever done a subway art, but I think I'll try this one! By the way, completely off the subject, where did you get the large square lantern in the background of the picture with the little girl next to the subway art? I am looking for something just like that!

  20. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post today for Weekend Bloggy Reading. :) Keep up the good work, chickie. :)

  21. Hi Jen, I featured this on Craft Gossip today :)

    (The one pictured is from a different blog, she was inspired by yours so I linked to you as well)

  22. jennykate77 says:

    LOoK at you and your Halloween themed Subway Art! You already know that I'm envious of the Subway Art. Hoping real life slows calms down a bit and I get to tackle some fun projects soon!

  23. this blessed nest says:

    OH.NO.YOU.DIDN'T just put some rosettes on some subway art! = ADORABLE!

    you are so smart & it looks so whimsy all together. how fun!

    all the colors together are just amazing. how fun to have a group of friends over to do some crafting together!

    thank you for linking this up as well to the FALL FESTIVAL. so fun having you!


  24. So CUTE!!!!!

  25. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    All of your subway art projects are so adorable! I love this one!

  26. ~3 Sides of Crazy~ says:

    Fun – Fun – Fun!

  27. This is awesome! I just love your projects!

  28. What size was your board?

  29. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    I must make some subway art for Halloween! So cute!

  30. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    I love it! What a great shape!

  31. Molly @ The Creative Maven says:

    I love that it's long and skinny – it's just a little bit different!

  32. That Halloween subway art is one of the cutest Halloween decorations I've seen in a really long time. Great job!!!
    ~Robin (keephomesimple)

  33. This is too cute _you could sell these easily on etsy .

  34. Wow, that is awesome!!! I am in love with the flowers. I have a ton of scraps that I have been meaning to turn into flowers. I am going to have to check out that tutorial you linked too.

  35. Christianne @ Little Page Turners says:

    It's amazing! Looks like something Pottery Barn should be selling. Great job!

  36. Jean Knee says:

    I love the eternity hearts with names stamped on. It is so darn cute!

  37. Casa de Mask says:

    Oh, wow! I love this- what a great idea!

  38. dimpleprints says:

    Jen, CUTE! Do you have a tutorial for the rolled flowers? Thanks, Carli

  39. dimpleprints says:

    Jen, CUTE! Do you have a tutorial for the rolled flowers? Thanks, Carli

  40. Amy @ Chicy-Creations says:

    I just love this! It's just perfect, the flowers on it are too cute!

  41. Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup says:

    It looks great!

  42. Shell in your Pocket says:

    Okay..that is super duper fun!

    sandy toe

  43. Seriously love this! Not sure why but Halloween is my favorite to decorate for second to Christmas. I sooooo gotta do something like this!!

  44. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says:

    love, love, love Halloween! Please keep posting more projects!

  45. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:


  46. she wears flowers says:

    This is darling! I've gotten kind of tired of subway art these days, but this makes me want to do it again!

  47. love your subway art signs-all of them-this one is adorable-thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

  48. super cute! I have been thinking about making a fall/halloween subway art. This just made up my mind! It will be my first subway art as well.

  49. This is definitely a real winner!

  50. Mormishmom says:

    I love that subway sign! I can't wait for your project tomorrow at 1825.

  51. Jenglamgirl says:

    eek~ "sorry and hALLoween too"

  52. shortmama says:

    So cute!

  53. Jenglamgirl says:

    "Eachother" 😉

  54. Jenglamgirl says:

    yOU HaVe ANY idea HOW MucH fUn it would be if we lived by eachtoher???… we would be crafting all the time. I ADORE THIS SUBWAY ART. When I make my FIRST ever subway art I want it to be a HALLwEEn one. LOVE IT, SO DANG CUTE. You are a doll, hugs, loves, Jen

  55. SOOOOO cute! I love the way Jack O Lantern is placed. The big "O" is awesome. And of course, the flowers are amazing, as always. And I CAN'T WAIT to see your eighteen25 post. Yipee!!! (PS…I'd like tickets to the next girls' crafting day. Will those cost me a lot?)

  56. That is fantastic! I had so much fun making the last subway art project that I think I should make another!

  57. Hi there, New follower here and I have just caught up on your blog and LOVE it!! I also love all the Halloween decos , in Oz we don't celebrate it , so its so nice to see!! Can' wait to read more of your craftiness, such inspiration!

  58. what a great idea!

  59. what a great idea!

  60. WOW! I love this, Jen! The black and the orange are perfect!! Another subway art success!

  61. I love this holiday take on Subway Art. It is so much fun. Great job. My friend Tricia and I are always talking about having a Girls' Craft Day, but we never get around to it. I think we need to now!

  62. Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! says:

    Darling project. My daughter would love it.

  63. Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} says:

    I L O V E it! We're getting really excited for Halloween here. My daughter wants to have a Girls Craft Day- EVERY day after school.

    We're going to have so many decorations we won't find room to display them all. The creating is fun though!

  64. Sarah@AlpinePoppy says:

    That WAS such a fun day, thanks! I am counting down the days until I can display my Halloween board, I love it! Thanks for the super fun day, and the link!

  65. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    This is just too cute!!!

  66. Megan @ Polish The Stars.com says:

    I love it! Such a cute idea!

  67. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Jen!!! Love this!!! :) The little scrappy flowers that soften the piece up a little bit. When my girls are a little bit older, I think it would be so much fun to do stuff like this together. :) My MOPS group is going to have a "crafty club" for moms who like to do stuff like this. I'm excited! (PS. Have you read Mockingjay yet??)

  68. glimpse of my world says:

    I love that!!

  69. This is such a cute project! I like Halloween things that are cheerful and not scary and yours fits the bill. You could sell these in a heart beat!


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