I know I haven’t posted anything on here recently, and that is because I have been busy. I started a light fixture revamping project two weeks ago and finally got it finished…only to find out it didn’t work when we hooked it up to the electric. I am disappointed, to say the least, but as always, I have a back-up plan for it. Or I might have my dad work on it. He is very good with all things electrical. Anyway, let’s just say the poor thing has options:) Because of this, I am just now posting the items I made for Halloween, but I am pretty happy with how they turned out at least.
I had gotten two mini mice (the computer kind, not the animal kind), and they came in these plastic tubes with crinkly, orange paper. As I was going to throw them away I got to thinking these were like a Halloween kind of orange, and an idea was formed. I had the spooky leaves left over from an earlier project, but I did have to buy the ribbon. Who could believe I wouldn’t have any black ribbon? I know, crazy!
Here are the supplies. I glued the ribbon after twisting it around the tubes several times. While that was drying I also made the bow out of the same ribbon and glued it in the middle.
I then placed the spooky leaves in the top and glued the scrapbook embellishment in place. I then called it good. I think they turned out cute and the cost was minimal. I did have to buy the black ribbon, but I know it will come in handy for other projects. Currently they are sitting on a shelf in front of my living room mirror…still. Have to get my Halloween decorations down!
This next project was actually for a work function. It was a pumpkin decorating competition, and we got paid to do it. Who doesn’t like that? Anyway, I had been seeing pumpkin decorating ideas all over blog land, but one had really struck my eye. It was at Between Naps on the Porch. I figured since I had been wanting to do one for my table anyway, I might as well do one for the party. All I did was take two pieces of ribbon, center the pumpkin in them, brought up the sides, and secured them around the stem. I also cut leaves out of black construction paper and used a silver marker for the veins. I used the same paper embellishment as in the project above. I think she turned out super cute!
Alas, a mummified pumpkin won the contest, but I had a lot of fun doing this, and it worked out well since I got to take it home. She is sitting on my table, and looking pretty. I think I will take off the Halloween embellishments and use it for a Thanksgiving decoration.
Thanks for looking.