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Jel{g}low

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Halloween, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Jel{g}low

Glowing Jello = Jel{g}low.  Can you make Jello?  Then you can also make it glow!  Easy, fast, and cheap – my favorite kind of project! Materials Needed: Jello Tonic Water Bowl Spoon Microwave Glass Serving Containers Black Light How To: 1. Heat 1 cup of tonic water until boiling. 2. Add Jello packet, and stir thoroughly until completely dissolved. 3. Add 1 cup of chilled tonic water – stirring until completely mixed. 4. Pour into serving containers – dividing into whatever number….  Makes 4...

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DIY Halloween Curiosities: Scabs

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Halloween, Halloween Curiosities, Hedge Apples, Seasonal Decor, Uncategorized | Comments Off on DIY Halloween Curiosities: Scabs

DIY Halloween Curiosities: Scabs

Remember these? From DIY Garland with Hedge Apples, Versatile Halloween Arrangement, An{other} Outdoor Halloween Arrangement, and the Hedge Apple Idea Gallery?  Well, here’s another use for this funky green fruit.  Scabs.  Yep, that’s right.  Scabs – for another addition to the Halloween curiosities collection {pug eyes, snake skeleton}. Materials Needed: Hedge Apples Oven Printer Printer friendly paper with adhesive back (I used UPS shipping label {free!}) Small Bottle How To: 1. If you have whole hedge...

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Pumpkin Inspiration Gallery

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Fall Idea Gallery, Halloween, Seasonal Decor, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Pumpkin Inspiration Gallery

A wide variety of pumpkins for your inspiration: Let me know if you have some fantastic pumpkins you’d like to share! Carrie Want more Hallowee

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Halloween Inspiration Gallery

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Halloween, Paint Projects, Project Gallery, Tutorials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Halloween Inspiration Gallery

Halloween Inspiration Gallery

A Halloween Gallery provided for your inspiration: These ideas will haunt you until you do them….. 😉 Check back often – new posts will be added as they are published! Carrie Let me know if you have an idea you’d like to share! Share this:ShareEmailPrintFacebookTwitterReddit

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DIY Halloween Curiosities: Skeletal Snake

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Acorns, Halloween, Halloween Curiosities, Paint Projects, Uncategorized | Comments Off on DIY Halloween Curiosities: Skeletal Snake

DIY Halloween Curiosities: Skeletal Snake

Now that you’ve made some pug eyes, what to do with the tops?  Answer: snake skeleton.  Providing you with another addition to your Halloween curiosities.   Materials Needed: Acorn Tops  Drill with {very} small bit  White paint Paint brush Spray paint Wire Jar Label Printer Printer friendly paper with adhesive back (I used UPS shipping label {free!}) Scissors   How To:  1. Drill a hole through each cap.   2. Paint caps white – 1-2 coats depending on  your preference.    3. Sort out acorns from smallest to...

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DIY Halloween Curiosities: Pug Eyes

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Acorns, Halloween, Halloween Curiosities, Paint Projects, Uncategorized | 6 comments

DIY Halloween Curiosities: Pug Eyes

 For those of you who have pugs, you will find my humor in this.  Pugs are odd little critters – Halloween curiosities in and of themselves.  Sassy, spunky, quirky things.  And, above all known for their defining look – like it or hate it.  When I brought these acorns home, all I could see was Maleah’s eyes looking at me.  So, I decided to play that up. Materials Needed: Acorn bottoms Black acrylic paint (I used Folk Art 661 Metallic Sequin Black White nail polish (I used N.Y.C. Sheer French Manicure Nail...

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Terrifying Tablescape

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Halloween, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Terrifying Tablescape

For Halloween, I concentrate my decorations towards the front door of our home.  It’s not like Christmas time with people frequently stopping by.  I figure by placing the majority of our Halloween items near our door the trick or treaters will get a kick out of it.  Here is the terrifying transformation of our formal dinning room:   To Get the Look: I removed {most} of the items adorning the center of the table. The table was then topped with two tablecloths – one sheer white with crystal balls to weight down the...

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An{other} Outdoor Versatile Halloween Arrangement

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Halloween, Outdoor Arrangements, Seasonal Decor, Tutorials, Uncategorized | 4 comments

An{other} Outdoor Versatile Halloween Arrangement

Here is another versatile Halloween arrangement.  Little effort is needed to transform this outdoor arrangement into fall or Thanksgiving themed.  Easy and quick – if you already have all the materials, it should take less than 20 minutes to complete (including clean up!). Materials Needed: Planter Hosta Sweet potato vine Hedge apples Tombstone *Hostas and sweet potato vines aren’t mandatory – I’m using them since they were already in my planters from my summer arrangement.  If a different plant variety...

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Fauxto Collage Art

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Fauxto Collage Art

My fathers birthday was this past month.  I love him dearly, but don’t like purchasing a gift for him.  It’s not that I don’t want to do something nice for him on his special day – really it’s the opposite.  I want desperately to find him the ‘perfect’ gift.  Unfortunately he’s challenging to buy for.  Anything he would want that falls in my price range he most likely will just purchase.  High tech items?  I’m not even gonna try!  (I’m hoping I’m not alone...

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How to Make Tombstones Out of Barnwood

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Halloween, Outdoor Arrangements, Paint Projects, Seasonal Decor, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Upcycles and Updates | Comments Off on How to Make Tombstones Out of Barnwood

How to Make Tombstones Out of Barnwood

As a child, I knew Halloween was nearing quickly when my parents got out the old tombstones.  My father was our assigned household painter.  Every Halloween season he would paint faces on pumpkins and ‘endearments’ on tombstones.  Of course I would want nothing less for my child growing up, so I created several for display at our home.  Here’s the ‘How-To’ for another cheap and easy project {my favorite kind!}. Materials Needed: Barnwood, or some other kind of old distressed wood (heck, even low-grade...

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