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Book Page Halloween Watercolor Art

October 20, 2014

Have I mentioned that our dog chews up books when she’s mad at us? Well, apparently she’s mad at us a lot lately because my torn up book pile downstairs is growing …

So, what am I doing about it?

Well, last week I raided my boys’ craft stash to find their watercolor paint, and made some festive Halloween inspired ‘art’.

Note:  I say ‘art’ in a very loose sense of the word.  

My kids could make this art, BUT I kinda love how it looks on my wall.  And it was free, so that helps, too.  You may have spotted this art in my Halloween Home Tour that I shared last Friday.

Check out the tutorial over on Juggling Act Mama!

Book Page Halloween Art |  View From The Fridge


JAM tutorial


Or stop over and check out all of our Halloween decorations this year:

Halloween Home Tour from View From The Fridge. Lots of fun, simple, and unique ideas

On another note … we had an absolutely gorgeous Fall weekend here.  The kind that you never want to end.  The kind that make you love living in this state (until you realize what’s coming next).  It was also the kind of weekend that made up for our rainy spring this year and horribly cold winter.  Makes me almost forget those months.  Almost.  

We managed to take a couple family pictures, too!

Book Page Halloween Art |  View From The Fridge

Ben is shoe-less and looks a bit like a linebacker in his enormous sweater, but I love these pictures!

Book Page Halloween Art |  View From The Fridge

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Did you get lucky with the weather, too???



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  • Reply Marie@The Interior Frugalista October 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Awe, your boys are adorable Katie – great pics! Great use of doggie torn up book pages too – like this idea :)

  • Reply Ginger October 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Love the pictures of your boys. They looks so sweet together. — And the watercolor picture frames, great idea for pretty but inexpensive changeable decor.
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  • Reply Erin October 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Great pictures of your boys! I wish Fall could last a little longer. All the pretty leaves are starting to fall in Indiana :( Anyways, love the pics! Can’t get over how cute and simple they are! Good job!
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  • Reply Ariean @OneKriegerChick October 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Such a cute idea and it looks awesome! The photos of your boys are so cute…Wish I could get mine to cooperate for a photo. ;(
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  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney October 21, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I cant’ wait to see how you made the pictures, but i have to say your boys are the cutest!! Love the pictures with them in the leaves. Totally needs to be framed .
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  • Reply Ana Lynn October 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I love how you re-used the torn up pages of the book! And the fall weekend pictures look awesome too!
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  • Reply Megin October 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    What a pretty project, Katie! I love book page crafts and white frames, too.

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!

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  • Reply Meghan October 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    1st. You boys…are so adorable!!!! I as well am a mom to 3 boys. The oldest 21, 15 & 8.
    2nd. I love this project. Totally awesome girly!!!!
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  • Reply Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness October 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I love this simple project! The neutral colors of the book pages are perfect to match with any fall decor. :) AND, your boys are adorable!
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  • Reply Krista @ the happy housie October 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    This was one of my favourite little touches in your home tour! Thanks for sharing it with us at Work it Wednesday this week, Katie!
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  • Reply Meaghan October 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Your kids are beautiful! Love that blonde hair and that art! Easy is always my favorite!


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  • Reply JaneEllen October 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Wellgee whiz, seems everybody before me has already said it all about your boys and your art projects. Love them all,especially little boys. Could just hug and snuggle them forever. Great way you made the art, I take it your dog ate a book?
    Yeah we have one of those kind of dogs also. Or he was, mostly grown out of it now. Used to be he’d destroy anything I got for front porch or the yard. He even got a tomato cage on his head and proceeded to run all over the yards entertaining us.
    He watches out for the chickens, if our cat is near them he knocks him over and talks to him, no kidding.
    I have two boys that are 16 months apart but they’re soon to be 52 in Dec. and one is 50. Oldest boy was due on Christmas Eve but I wasn’t about to be in hospital over holiday so I ran for bus with oldest daughter on hip and he came 3 days early. Went home on Christmas Eve. In those days we were kept in hospital for 3 days. I had 3 kids in less than 4 yrs. Sure glad I was young then. Wish I could do it all over again and of course be very young again.
    Happy Halloween

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