Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Skull Wreath

Skull Halloween Wreath

This past couple days I have been working on a Halloween wreath.  I used dollar store skeletons that I cut up and painted.  A wreath form.  Some moss and a few bugs.  Thats it!!

Longest part wast painting the skeletons so they looked less plastic.  Hardest part was glue gunning the whole thing together.  Because I always burn myself with my glue gun....repeatedly!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Eye see you!

I made a jar of eyeballs over the weekend to go with my other specimen jars I use to decorate for Halloween!  

To do this you need:
Plastic eyeballs from the dollar store
an empty jar with a lid (mine was an empty salad dressing jar)
green and yellow food coloring

This is easy.  Plop the eyeballs in the jar.  Add water and then a few drops of green and yellow food coloring until the water is the shade you like.  Then put on the lid.  I then did spray paint the lid a bronze color and will probably add some dust to the top for an aged affect.  Sometimes I do a label,  but in this case it covered the eyes and we like it better this way.   Pics to follow of the whole thing set up for Halloween!

I love easy cheesy!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Family Room 2012!

My family room...... 

Pretty simple, but I love my couches.  And I cant do a coffee table because we have spontaneous gaming, dancing and other things that go on in the center of the room.  A coffee table would just be in the way!

The other side of the room by the stairs.....

I moved the fish tank so Im still in search of something else to put where that too small table is....

The fireplace side...

The fireplace is double sided with the Kitchen....I do love that!

The bookshelf behind the couch...

So there ya have it.  Homey, basic, but good :)

I linked my family room photos to Thrifty Chick Decor!

New leaf Gourd

I recently finished a new gourd.  I really do like the way this one came out using different color dyes.  I sell them on occasion and so if anyone is interested, please let me know.  :)

Here is another side.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mending my heart!

I have been in a funk.  I hate funks.  I have also been feeling very down the past few days.  My heart hurts.  I need to pull myself out of it.  I know I do.  I also know what is bothering me shouldnt.  But it does, more that I care to let it.  So,  I figured today I should at least channel that into a project.   

I dont know about you but I love collecting heart shaped rocks.  I have a basket full in my bedroom.  I then always keep one right in the middle of the pile to remind me that life is good.  Life is worth living.  And that life needs LOVE!

So, I grabbed the heart rock.  Gave it a good scrubbing and repainted it to show a mended heart.  Because that it what I need mine to do!

 My finished heart - I even painted a tiny bandaide on it.  

And then I replaced it on the pile!  See!  Feeling alittle better already! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY Halloween Noose Necklace

I am starting to try and come up with a few new pre- Halloween projects.  That and Im still so not ready to face back - to - school.  UGH!!

Anyhow here is my first project of the season!

 A Halloween Noose Necklace!

What you need:
twine, thick string or yarn
some sort of clasp.  unless you want to make it long enough to tie!

I got the directions on noose making (learn something new everyday!)  on this website...

here is my basic boring noose.....

I then damped it with plain water and added a few layers of brown paint to age it.  Nooses are old and yucky ya know :)

I then took a clasp i had on hand...

Unraveled the end of the string and tied it on....

 Then tidied the ends....

And then I was done.  Plus it is so hot in my shop that it dried quickly!

It is also why I look like Im melting!!!

Happy Pre- Halloween!

leaf gourd

updated to show finished gourd :)

My latest project almost finished.....

Still needs a bit of sanding and prepping, but almost done.

ugh, wish it wasnt so hot in my shop!