Friday, August 24, 2012

Halloween Stacked Boo Blocks

Yesterday I threw together this cute little decoration for Halloween.  My inspiration for this came from I (heart) To Stamp.  I didn't do mine quite like hers but they are pretty close.
What you will need:
3 Blocks
Scrapbook Paper
Black Paint
Modge Podge
Hot Glue
Vinyl (optional)
4 wooden feet (optional)
First I started with some 4x4 wood blocks I had laying around.  I painted them with a flat black spary paint.
I cut out 3 different squares of scrapbook paper to modge podge.  These were just scraps left over from the halloween countdown project I did earlier.
I put modge podge down on one side of the block and laid the scrapbook paper down. 
Once dried I modge podged over the top of the scrapbook paper.  I did this a few times because I wanted a nice thick layer of modge podge over the paper.
Repeat for the other sides.  For each block, I only covered 3 sides.  I didn't cover the top, bottom, or the back.  Nobody was going to see the back so I didn't figure it mattered.
Next just glue and stack your blocks.  I added some little feet to the bottom of my stack.  If you don't have any feet on hand, this project would still look cute without them.
Then cut out your vinyl if you choose to use that and add to your blocks.  If you don't want to use the vinyl you can print the letters out on your computer or paint them on.
Add a little bow for an embellishment if you choose.
The cost of this project:
Everything for this project was scraps from other projects so it cost me next to nothing to make.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Ladybug Landing

I just added some adorable Halloween and Fall hair bows and hair clips to The Ladybug Landing.  Feel free to take a look around.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Google Eye Picture Frame

The other day on Pinterest I ran across this cute little frame done by Joy In The Jungle.  She got her inspiration from A Diamond In The Stuff.  I loved this so much that I needed to create my own.

What you will need for this project:

1 wooden picture frame (I used a 4x6)
Google Eyes
Hot Glue
Paint (optional)
Some sort of picture to go inside your frame
Ribbon (optional)

First you will need to paint your frame.  I chose a "monster" green color for mine.  It took me about 3 coats of paint to get it the way I wanted it.
Next, glue down your google eyes.  I started with a big eye and went from there.

While the eyes were drying I printed out an image of Frankenstein on purple cardstock.  I just googled an image.  You could do any picture you want.

After I was finsihed I had an extra bag and a half left over of the google eyes so I decided to cover an old candle jar with some.  I painted the jar the same color as the frame and glued the eyes down the same way as the frame.  I added a black ribbon on the top of the jar.  I will add one of those battery operated tea lights to the inside.

Here is the finished product:

I still might add a little bow to the top of the frame in the corner for a little extra something.  This project was very easy to do and most of the items came from the Dollar Tree.

The cost of this project:

4x6 picture frame $1 (Dollar Tree)
2 packs of google eyes $2 (Dollar Tree)
Cardstock, Jar, Ribbon, Hot Glue and Paint I had on hand.

*If you only wanted to create the frame, you could just buy one package of the google eyes*

Monday, August 20, 2012

Halloween Countdown

Halloween is coming soon so I am trying to get all of my little projects done that are on my list.  This project was really easy to do and can make a big impact in your decor.  You can google Halloween Countdown and find a ton of different ways to do this but here is how I did mine.

What you will need for this project:

2 2x2 cubes for the numbered blocks
1 2x2x4 for the bottom piece
Black paint
Modge Podge
Scrapbook paper (I used 6 different designs)
Vinyl (see below)

First cut your blocks.  If you don't have a way to cut them yourself, most home improvment stores can do it for you. 
Take your blocks outside and paint them.  I chose a flat black spray paint for this project.
Once they have dried you can start adding your scrapbook paper.  I cut my pieces of paper a little smaller than the cubes so that you could see the black edges.
Put a thin layer of the Modge Podge on a side of the block and lay a piece of the scrapbook paper down.
Modge Podge over that with a thin layer.  Continue until all of your surfaces are covered.
I let mine dry and went over them again a few times just to make sure I had nice coverage.
For the bottom piece of the countdown, I printed "Countdown to Candy" out on my printer first and then Modge Podged the paper to the block.
Once everything is nice and dry, you can add your vinyl.  This is where my cricut comes in handy.  If you don't have one, you can print the numbers out on the paper first and then Modge Podge them or you can paint them on.
On block 1 you will need the numbers:
0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5
On block 2 you will need the numbers:
0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 (the 6 will be used as a 9 also)
Easy peasy and so cute!

This project cost me next to nothing to make since I already had everything on hand.  The whole project was made from scraps that were laying around from previous projects.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Halloween Candelabra

I recently saw an awesome DIY candelabra on Pinterest.  Since Halloween is my favorite holiday and it's fast approching, I just had to create one myself.  The inpiration for mine came from Sawdust and Paper Scraps.  She made hers a floor length one but I wanted mine to be shorter so I could set it on my end table. 
This morning I decided to take a trip to Goodwill to see what I could find.  Now she used a regular chandelier to create hers but they didn't have any at my store.   Instead they had this little gem for taper candles and an old lamp base.

I had the husband tear the lamp apart.  I then attached the candle holder to the top of the lamp base with some glue and took it outside to paint it.

I just used a black satin spray paint.
I also spray painted 4 bead necklaces black.
This is the (somewhat) finished product.  I still need to pick up some candles to go in it but I think it turned out super cute.

The whole project cost me less than $8. 
Lamp base was $5.38
Candle holder $2.38
Spray paint, bead necklaces, and glue I already had on hand.