September 16, 2012

Halloween Prop

I have some of the cutest Halloween collectibles and of course display them every year. I like to set them on top of things, mostly orange and black tins I collect. But sometimes I like a little bling bling on my "props". I used an empty spool from some ribbon and repurposed it (love to re-use, love that it's free) into a sweet and blingy prop for one of my August Moon cuties.

Start out by tracing the spool onto background paper for the top and bottom and put them aside. Then trim the spool edges with scalloped scissors. You could leave the edges straight, but I wanted to make them scalloped, so I cut around the edges with some decorative edged scissors.

Then I cut some background paper (Walmart) to fit the middle and taped it inside. I used a cute orange and black polka dot.

I then Mod Podged the top/bottom onto the spool. The edges may not match up, but it wasn't an issue. I just used the scissors to trim them after they were glued and it looked perfect.

(Not so perfect edge before I trimmed)

I then used Martha Stewart glitter (the Hematite was extra sparkly) to glitter the inside scalloped edges, using Mod Podge.

So cute, easy, and blingy.

September 06, 2012

Dollar Tree Halloween wreath - Holla!

I have been busy as a bee getting ready for our fall craft show plus getting some Pinterest projects done. I found this idea:

...which I loved immediately. It is made from 5 - Dollar Tree skeletons pulled apart and hot glued to a wreath form. She spray painted hers silver, and it looks great but I took my wreath in a little different direction.

I loved the natural bone look of the skeletons so I left them as they were. I already had a grapevine wreath with summer stuff on it, that I had looked at for far too many summers. Tug, pull, and those old silk flowers are gone from the wreath. I pulled the skeletons apart and hot glued the limbs to the wreath. The original pinner suggested gluing one group of body parts at a time and that worked out very well. I started with the biggest pieces which were the torsos, then the skulls and legs/arms. It looked awesome just as it was, but I wanted it a little more ghoulish.

I found some fabulous black and white striped ribbon and a huge black widow spider at Michael's in the Halloween section. I also got some moss to tuck in here and there. OOOOOOO, spooky and awesome at the same time.

and on my front door  (yes, I know it's only September) Hello!? you should know me better than that.