Sunday, October 4, 2015

'Kid Friendly' Halloween Greeting Card Art


I love this time of the year for decorating. I might even say that decorating for Autumn is my favorite of all the other months. But what I'm not a fan of is decorating for Halloween. Really. It is just so... messy in my mind. There are just too many different colors and it never seems to go together. Plus, so much of the decor is too scary for little kids. I usually go heavy on the Fall decor and skip over the actual Halloween stuff, except for a couple spooky jack o'lanterns and some spiderweb. 

But this year my kids got majorly on my case about making the house look more Halloweenie and less Fall-tastic, at least until November rolls around. Since my little bro was born on Halloween, my mom had two giant boxes FULL of Halloween decor. Most of it was dated in my opinion but it was a good starting point for my Halloween decorating adventure.

Then, while I was grocery shopping, I came across these super cute and child friendly greeting cards. I just fell in love with their innocence. Lukas loved them, too, and asked for all of them {there were too many to buy so I just stuck with 4}. As I stood there in the store, I thought of all the cute ways I could use these cards to make my home a little more Halloweenie, while not making it scary.

Once I got home, I went through my frames and decided to hang them over the fire place. I had originally thought I would hang them on my black chalkboard wall but really like them as more of a center piece in my family room. I think they turned out so cute and add just the right amount of kid friendly Halloween decor to the room... which made all my kiddos happy. And as a major bonus, the cute greetings inside the cards are going to be used for another project {score!}... so stay tuned for that! 


Just cut the cards apart and separate the cover from the inside. Save the cute greetings for another project or hang them, too! 


I used black frames with no glass and just taped the cards with double stick tape to the wall. Easy, peasy! I added some other little treats and my kid friendly Halloween mantle came alive {I said that in a creepy voice... bahahahahahaha}

17 comments:

  1. Cute way to use cards! and a nice way to decorate a room for fall.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  2. That is such cute idea! I love this time of year and how fun it is to decorate. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What lovely Halloween decor! I can feel the spirit of the season just looking at your photos. And I love the framed Halloween greeting cards. I have my favorite greeting card framed in my office - it was just too lovely to hit the recycle bin. Your framed cards can be used for years to come. :-)

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  4. OH MY GOSH you are so creative! I would have never, ever thought to do this with greeting cards. I love this idea for Halloween and just home decor in general!

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  5. I love this idea! They really do look like cute prints, rather than just greeting cards. :)

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  6. Such a cute idea!! Your display is great:)

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  7. How have I not thought of doing this with cards? It's brilliant!

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  8. I wish I had an eye for things like that, I never would have thought of framing the cards! Love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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  9. I am a bit of a greeting card hoarder and I could not figure out what I was going to do with them. This is brilliant. And so simple! Why didn't I think of this? Thank you so much for sharing at #mommymeetupmondays.

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  10. Too cute! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  11. Those are so cute...and creative and simple! I love them! Thanks for sharing this fun idea at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

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  12. Always enjoy your creation.. And using all the materials we have around! Super..

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  13. Omg how cute are these cards!?!?! Perfect for Halloween!!!!

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  14. Such a cute way to decorate with cards! I would have never thought of that!

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