I've been on a roll this week with my Halloween decorations and I wanted to share my Witch's spell book.
I pinned a picture almost a year ago & I've been so excited to make it for this Halloween. Through My Looking Glass shared how she made this & I just followed her instructions. Click here to see her instructions.
I found this book at Deseret Industries for $1.00.
IT'S finally finished!! Well, just the wainscoting part, but it's so nice to have something done when there's still so much to do in the Laundry/Mudroom. With each project we do, I realize more and more how much I do not like to paint. Oh well, I guess it has to be done.
I really like how it turned out and that I can look at the wall and laugh.
That's right, laugh! I am not a fan of those colorful hooks, but sometimes you just gotta give in to your kids.
Can you tell what they are?
When we went to IKEA to get hooks, the girls saw these wonderful little hooks and they just had to have them. Every once in awhile, I try to be a nice mom and let them help make decisions, so I said "sure lets get those hooks and you can have your own special hook to hang your backpack on."
Now each of the girls has one and they are VERY happy about it!
It wasn't part of my vision, but it works:)
Now we just have to put some hooks up on the adjacent wall, paint the top half of the walls, put a shelf up, build some pedestals for the washer and dryer......you know, and anything else we can think up.
To see what this looked like before, click here to see it again.
Yesterday a friend called me up and said she had a great idea for a few Halloween decorations.
She had left over bowling pins from a previous craft project and decided she wanted to make them into ghosts and mummies.
They turned out awesome!
It was such a simple idea and a simple plan.
She did all the prep work by getting everything together and prepared before I got there. She painted the red stripes with white acrylic and then did a quick coat of white spray paint over that. Then when I arrived we cut a few pieces of cheese cloth that would be long enough to come down on the sides of the bowling pin and we trimmed it where it was too long. We used 2 layers for the ghosts and then draped it over the bowling pin. Oh, and yes, we drew eyes on the bowling pin with a black paint pen.
For the mummy, we cut long strips of cheesecloth, Mod Podged the body and wrapped it around until it was mostly covered. We left a little slit to draw some eyes and the we used a brown stain to dirty it up a little.
I just love how they turned out!!
I can't wait to get the rest of our Halloween decorations out and start putting them up with the kids!