Saturday, December 7, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
"Colored - Block Nightlights"
I saw a post on Crab & Fish ( I believe it was a link from a Pinterest pic that led me to her site.....) but these Festive Glass Block Nightlights were so pretty it was hard to imagine how easy they would be to put together....really simple...like 1,2 Done!
Just a KraftyBlok from a craft store and some white (or green) wire lights in any colors or size you want! Her name is Mari and she has a cute little tutorial on them on her site..so check it out!
And last, a quick update (because I am sooo late with this) but Halloween was fantastic and we ended up with a last minute costume change and a need for a quick but cute "Red Riding Hood" cape and Fleece Fun.com came to the rescue with a simple but easy and adorable downloadable pattern and instructions. It was easy enough for me to sew the entire cape start to finish in 2 hours on Halloween afternoon...whew!
Here's what we ended up with:
|A Happy "Little Red" on Halloween !|
Hope your Halloween was wonderful as well!!
Till next time,
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Halloween Door Knocker:
** Tutorial **
I came across a few pins on Pinterest that had the Door Knocker Skulls from the Dollar Store .....they had added some paint to them, but I wanted to go a little further. I knew I wanted to mount the skull on a plaque, but the plastic lining inside the skull was really thin, so I needed to figure out how to securely glue it to the wood and then dress it up as well.......
The following is a little tutorial on how I whipped up my "Skull Door Knocker" pictured above !!
A wooden plaque...size of your choosing - mine was about 13" in length to have the skull fit evenly in the middle....or thereabouts.
E600 Glue...not pictured...sorry.
Great Stuff - foam spray that is found in the plumbing aisle at the hardware store.
Dollar Store- Skull Door Knocker ...of course!
Silver and Black Spray Paint - pictured below
Silver Embellishments of your choosing.
First, I spray painted my skull and plaque......
While the paint dried, I spray the skull with the Great Stuff Foam.....FYI: a little goes a long way as it expands as it dries.......
Now, the foam needs to dry for the designated time as stated in the instructions on the can.....after it has dried and expanded, it it time to cut your foam to lay even with the edges of the skull...I used a large kitchen knife and found the foam cuts really easily......the foam inside will make it easy to glue the skull to the plaque...
FYI: I was concerned at first that my E6000 would eat away at the foam as it does Styrofoam...but there was no such problem with the Great Stuff Foam...so no worries!!
From here on out....its up to you....Glue your skull where you want it on the wooden plaque and add any embellishments at this point....
Then hang it up and Be Proud!!!!!
|"Knock if you dare......."|
I'll be back with one more post of projects before Halloween !!
Till next time,
Thursday, October 17, 2013
More Halloween Decor: "FrankenDoll Light", "Fortune Teller Sign" and "Wanted: Frankenstein Plaque !!
Only 14 Days til' Halloween....
We are celebrating like every other crafter, by decorating every nook and cranny of our house with the most exciting craft projects we can create......
Here are my 3 latest projects:
"The Franken-Doll Night Light"
There are quite a few doll-head projects on Pinterest we speak, so when I found an old lamp base at Goodwill, I decided to try my hand at a Frankenstein - themed doll light. I grabbed a doll and "borrowed" her head :), then the green paint, the crackle paste, some wire and bolts from the hardware store and "Ta Da"...here's what came of it!!
"Marie Laveau: Fortune Teller sign"
I had one heck of a time photographing this sign. I tried outside, inside, etc...and I'm fairly proficient but not a total guru in Photoshop, and there was nothing I knew how to do in that program to help the these pics. Sorry - but it's enough to give you the idea !!
"WANTED: Frankenstein Plaque"
** This last one was inspired by Dave Lowe, set and prop designer who runs an incredibly cool blog at : Dave Lowe@Blogspot.com - He made the Frankenstein graphic and text available for download in a pdf on his site - so the above is my version with a plaque I found at a thrift store. I printed out the pdf from Dave's site and resized it, then inked it up a bit and burned the edges to give it an aged look and glued it to the plaque. So take a minute to visit his site - it is really worth the time - you will not leave uninspired...I promise!!