Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Halloween Yard Sign- made with scrap wood

Halloween Yard Sign 

(made with scrap wood)

Using some scrap wood my husband had lying around I came up with this fun yard sign. I talked him into cutting the wood slats down, then I painted them all up with acrylic paints and sprayed with glitter spray. Once he used the pinner/nail gun to attach the arrows I hot glued on a couple dollar store items to give it more character and stuck it out in the yard.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DIY Halloween Cauldron

Halloween Cauldron

I hate the look of the plain plastic cauldron so i wanted to change it up and didn't want to spend an arm and a leg to buy a better looking one so this is what i came up with. I had originally planned to use wall texture to make it bumpy but that stuff is kinda spendy so i looked into what other people had done and tried a few other things and they where major failures. So i went back to my first plan, and the nice thing was i had some spray texture in the garage already, so I covered the entire cauldron randomly with texture and let dry over night. Once that was dry i used some matte black spray paint to cover the white texture, then went back and dry brushed a little bit of gray to highlight some texture. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Halloween and Fall Decorations 2014

Halloween and Fall Decorations 2014

Yes I am that crazy lady who already has up her Halloween and Fall decorations. What can I say we are that excited for Halloween this year! :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spooky Franeknstein Paintbrush Craft

Spooky Frankenstein Paint Brush Craft

Start off by letting the kids paint their paintbrushes with green paint. Once that is dry you can decorate the face however you want, we used black paint and wiggle eyes but you can also use a black sharpie if you want to. Once you have complete the face you can dip the bristles of your brush in black paint, make sure all of the bristles are covered in black (try to squish out any excess paint so the hairs will dry well). Once the hairs are dry they will stay hard and ridged. Last of all use a hot glue gun to attach your bolts.

Materials Used- Chip Brushes (house painting brush) I got mine from Quality Art at an extremely cheap price, Acrylic paints (green and black), wiggle eyes, glue gun and hot glue, paint brush to actually paint with, nuts or bolts and anything else you might want to add to your Frankenstein.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall Leaf Resist Painting

Fall Leaf Resist Painting

For this project we started off by painting the background of our canvas with several fall colors using acrylic paint only. Once that was dry we laid out our leafs onto our canvas (I used some lotion on the back of the leafs to help them stick to the canvas better), once you have arranged your leafs you can begin to paint over them with black paint (you may need to be careful or help small children hold down their leafs for this part), paint all of your background with the black then carefully remove each leaf while the paint is still wet. You should have a bring colorful leaf underneath.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scarecrow Mask

Fall Scarecrow Mask

 I got these adorable wood masks from Quality Art, I guess they are supposed to be a witch but I thought they looked more like a scarecrow so that is what we made! Using felt, straw (rafia), craft glue and crayons we ended up with a scarecrow mask that is just cute as a button!