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We are gearing up more seriously for Halloween around here- well, soon anyway! Next week in our house we have three birthdays in three days. Yep! That’s a lot of birthdays, so right now we’re in, ‘Keep the house as clean as we can! Don’t cook! Don’t eat! Don’t open things!’ mode. Then we’ll be in ‘Birthday Decorations EVERYWHERE!’ mode. Finally, after that, we’ll decorate for Halloween.

When my son was younger decorating for his birthday and Halloween went hand in hand. He loved Spider-Man and  his birthday décor featured Spidey and ‘Friends’ rather liberally. He was always a fan of the black-suit Spider-Man in particular so we would do black and silver décor, which then could be repurposed for my birthday two days later as I’m a huge San Antonio Spurs fan, and finally reused as Halloween decorations. Pretty cool, huh?

He still enjoys Spider-Man, but other Marvel (and non-Marvel) characters usually take precedent.

In light of that, I decided to try something different this year for our Halloween décor as well! I’ve been trying to come up with just the right way to use box canvases in my crafting for a while, and with the onset of fall it occurred to me to dye them. I have a very full and busy home, so ‘extras’ need to be as easy as possible- because of this, I just set up a dye bath in my kitchen sink and dipped the whole canvas in. I let it sit until I thought it had picked up enough color (it didn’t take too long) and let it dry on the porch over night. After dyeing the canvases, I sealed the back with Mod Podge (to prevent staining my walls just in case! not the whole back, just the dyed fabric attached to the frame) and then attached the design cut from HTV.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, and I’m going to put the whole set on command hangers behind my son’s remote learning area!

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