Friday, October 25, 2013

Haunted Pumpkin Patch

I have had this very cool basket for about a year now.  I got it at one of my favorite thrift stores for only a dollar.  It is a perfect fit for the top of my red hutch.

I filled the bottom of the basket with some floral foam and Spanish moss.  The little piece of black fence came from my favorite store, The Dollar Tree.

The orange pumpkins came from there too.  I just found sticks around the yard for the pumpkins and stuck them right into the floral blocks.

I hot glued some fall leaf stickers on the sticks, and 

added some raffia for some interest.

To give it that Halloween effect, I cut some eyes and a mouth out of regular construction paper and used a glue stick to attach it the pumpkins.  I didn't really want anything permanent.

Next came some spider webs and a crow to sit on the fence.

Everything needs spiders......

He does not like spiders - yikes.

It is amazing all the great stuff you can get for a dollar.  My basket was a great thrifted find, but, the floral blocks, Spanish moss, pumpkins, fence, crow, and sign are all Dollar Store items.  How are you using your dollar finds?  

Happy Haunting

DIY Halloween Decorative Balls

Happy Friday everyone.  Wow, and another week has slipped by.  I have been told that the older we get, the faster things go -- this year has been warp speed and I think it is only picking up the pace.  I did manage to get a couple of projects done, and hopefully, I will be decorated by the time Halloween is here.

These are my Halloween DIY Deco Balls

This is what I start with.  I fell in love with this cute spider web bowl from The Dollar store.  I just glued it onto a Dollar Store candle stick and it instantly became an elegant bowl for decorative balls.

I think it is so cool.

These are my Halloween themed decorative balls.

These are the supplies I needed.

I had extra bugs from a sensory project I did with the kids.  Now on to the individual deco balls.

Fly Ball (this is in honor of my softball player - a fly ball to catch -- haha)

This one is just rolled rosettes (my favorite flower).

I cut little squares of tissue paper and mod podged them on.  I really liked the shinny finish.

This one, I just twisted the strips of fabric onto the ball and secured it with hot glue.  The fun green one is just mod podged.

This one is my favorite and I am making a few more.

I started by soaking strips of Dollar Store gauze in my coffee.  I took the strips outside and let them dry completely.

It just gave it an older appearance.  Then, I just wrapped the ball to look a little messy.

Added some google eyes, and

popped him on top of my bowl.

By far, he is my favorite.  Hope you are are having a spooktacular time this Halloween season.

Happy Haunting.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mason Jar Treat Boxes

Happy Friday all.  I hope everybody has a great weekend.  I am so excited because we have Fall Break next week and I do not have any little ones.  YEAHHHHHHHHHH.  I wanted to end this week with this fun craft.

I was at a sporting event for one of my kids and was sitting next to a nice lady that had a great magazine.  I was looking through it and went a little GAGA over the Mason Jar Treat Boxes.  She was so nice and gave me the pattern page out of the magazine.  So here is a link to a blog that has a great article about the magazine.  Holiday Crafts 2013

I like this one.....  I am always looking for a way to thank my neighbor.  I have the BEST neighbor in the world.

They are about the size of a medium Mason Jar.  The actual treat box is really small so I think I will enlarge it a little.  I think I will use coffee beans as a filler and nestle a Starbucks gift card in the beans.

Ohhh the possibilities.  Stay tuned because I think I am going to deck these little guys out for the upcoming holidays.

Happy Fall Y'all...
(I have been wanting to say that - hee hee)