Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Spider Pillow

I am officially obsessed with making pillows... The are just so easy and awesome! I can't help myself.

Today, I got together with my neighbor crafting friend, and we made an itsy bitsy spider pillow.

Like all the other pillows I make, I used drop cloth material.And yet again, I used my Cricut to cut out a stencil.This next step is new to me. Instead of spray glitter, I used acrylic paint rolled on with Martha Stewart rollers- if you don't have some, buy some...This is what it looks like after the stencil is removed. Don't mind the blotches on the bottom and side...Next, I stuffed the pillow...
Finally, it found its home on my porch swing!

Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 15, 2011

HO HO HO Glitter Blast Pillows

I know it is a little early for Christmas, but it will be here before you know it!

Using the same technique I used for the "Trick or Treat" pillows I made some awesome HO HO HO Christmas pillows.

If you want to purchase a set go to my Etsy Shop found HERE.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shadow Box Pumpkins

Last year, I made a SHADOW BOX SNOWMAN found HERE. These pumpkins are taken from that idea...

Supply List

1x4 cut in half
(4) 8.5" square mitered pieces- bottom box
(4) 6.5" square mitered pieces- middle box
(4) 4.5" square mitered pieces- top box
pumpkin stems- mine are from a tree branch

Lets get started...
2.Nail together to form each box.
3.Cut stems for each box.
Here are the boxes before painting.
4.Paint a coat of black on each box (optional).
5.Once the black is dry, paint a coat of orange on each box. Then wait for the orange to dry, then dis-stress the each side by sanding the edges and corners.
6. Hot glue the stems onto each box.

Now comes the fun part... Displaying!
They can be stacked... or not.
I hung some wooden stars off two of the stems to add some cuteness...

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Feather Boa Wreath

Feather Boa Wreaths are all over the internet. Since they are so awesome, I thought I would make one for Halloween.

-24" foam wreath ($5.99 @ Hobby Lobby)
-(2) 72" feather boas ($4.79 @ Zurchers)
-glue gun and glue sticks

Lets get started...

My supplies: a 24" foam wreath.My Supplies: (2) feather boas.
Start by gluing the rope end to the foam wreath. Next, start wrapping the feather boa around the foam wreath, use the hot glue as you go. Make sure it is attached to the wreath form. You will end the wreath like you started it... glue the rope end to the wreath.To hang it from my mirror, I wrapped a ribbon around the wreath, then I used a tack to attach it in place.Total Awesomeness. I even added a crow!
Happy Halloween to me!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

They Went Viral...

I never thought my "trick or treat" pillows would be so popular. They literally went viral over the internet. I even opened an Etsy shop because of them. I have been featured all over the place. Thanks for all those who gave me free publicity. I got so busy, that I had to put the stencils up for sale, so I could catch my breath and let those who could make the pillows, make them for themselves.

A few days ago, emailed me about the possibly featuring my pillows and the stencils used to make them. Of course the answer was, "YES!"

Here are my pillows on their front page:

Go check them out HERE!

I only have a limited numbers of pillow sets left in my shop, plus Halloween is just around the corner, so if you want to own some of these pillows, now is your last chance...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Candy Cones

I love candycorn. Not only are they delicious, but they make cute holiday decor...

First up, gather your supplies.

-3 Styrofoam Cones (Dollar Tree)
-Rigid Wrap (Michaels) This big roll was $10.00 ($6 with a 40% off coupon)
-warm water
-gloves (optional)

Next, cut the Rigid Wrap into strips. Before you you cover the cone with the plaster strips, make sure to make a hole in the bottom of each cone with a dowel so you can have the candycones on stands. Next, gently slide each strip across the top of the warm water, then wrap the strips around each cone until the whole cone is covered. Smooth out the strips.
Paint each cone like a candycorn. Since I really didn't like the look of just the paint, I decided to weather the candycones by covering each one with stain and wiping the stain off. I think the strain really added a much needed element to this project... I then wrapped some raffia around each one.Finally, I showed them off by putting them on my Three Benches.
So cute!