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Monday, October 28, 2013

Spider Pumpkin for Halloween! Pumpkin Decorating Halloween Craft Tutorial!

I said this is my last pumpkin of the season, but  I've been asked to do some Thanksgiving pumpkins, so we'll see if I am back in pumpkins after all!


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You will need:

-  Pumpkin - I used a smaller one for this craft
-  8 Black pipe cleaners:  https://amzn.to/2XPnmzc
-  Black acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2YmKW61
-  2 Googly eyes:  https://amzn.to/2XP2p7s
-  Red acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2Yc8QRv
-  Needle and/or skewer stick:  https://amzn.to/2SqNwlJ

Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Paint the pumpkin with black acrylic paint - it will take at least two coats
2.  Taking the skewer stick, poke four holes on each side of the pumpkin.  This is for the legs, so space accordingly.  I didn't poke all the way in with the skewer, I just started the hole and then finished with a needle tool.
3.  Put the pipe cleaners in part way and bend to create the legs.
4.  Glue goggly eyes into place.
5.  Using red acrylic paint, create a mouth

That's it!  No you have a spider pumpkin!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Witch Hat Sticker Coaster - Another Coaster Friday

Learn how to make a resin witch hat coaster!   
A perfect Halloween Craft Tutorial!





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You will need:

-  Witch hat stickers:  https://amzn.to/2O1K42n
-  Fine red glitter:  https://amzn.to/2Lwqyce
-  Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is a resin well suited for coasters:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

Here is the video tutorial:

Directions:

1.  Prepare your resin according to package directions.  You only need enough to cover the bottom of the mold.
2.  While still in the mixing cup, add glitter and mix well.
3.  Pour into mold.
4.  Let it sit for 12 hours.
5.  Apply stickers.
6.  Add another layer of resin and let it cure for 12 hours.
7.  Unmold and that's it!!

Now you have a very festive coaster!  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona

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Halloween Bride & Groom Ghouls Yard Decoration Halloween Bride & Groom Ghouls Yard Decoration
SOLD SEPARATELY. This gruesome twosome greets Halloween visitors with eyes shining a bloody, red glow and the horror of ghoulish howls. Bride and groom zombies have built-in motion detectors and can stand on any flat surface or be staked into the ground. Bride Wears a gauze wedding gown, black faux pearls and carries a bouquet of black flowers. Measures 13"W x 7 1/2"D x 48 1/2"H. Groom Wears a black gauze cape over his shirt and bow tie and a top hat. Measures 12"W x 9 1/2"D x 50"H. Each requires 3 AA batteries (not included); constructed of plastic and polyester. For display in a covered area. Bride and groom sold separately. Novelty item not a toy.


Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights
This impressive votive holder features a scrolling iron base and includes 5 glimmering gold votive holders. Plus, 5 LED tealights are included that provide a rich, warm glow. Includes 1 button cell battery for each candle. Plastic, cast iron & glass. 17 1/2"L x 2 3/4"W x 9"H.

Paint and Glitter Pumpkin Ornaments Craft Tutorial

Learn how to make Paint and Glitter Pumpkin Ornaments!  It's an easy Halloween craft tutorial!

Here are two versions of pumpkin ornaments and I'll show you how to make both!





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You will need:

-  Clear glass ornaments:  https://amzn.to/2xKiXhy
-  Orange glitter:  https://amzn.to/2JrV9We
-  Orange acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2xGh6dH
-  Black acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2XYrsEd
-  Floor wax - I used Mop and Glo, but any would work:  https://amzn.to/2xKFN8N
-  Contact paper:  https://amzn.to/2JuQt1W

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:

Paint Pumpkin Ornament
1.  Take the cap off of the ornament.  
2.  Take the orange acrylic paint and squirt some into the the ornament.  Move the ornament around, making the paint cover the entire inside of the ornament.
3.  Put the ornament on a cup, with the hole pointing down, allowing the excess paint to drain out of the ornament.
4.  Allow it to dry.
5.  Replace cap.
6.  Take your contact paper and draw a jack o lantern face that would fit onto the ornament.
7.  Cut it out with a craft knife.
8.  Peel off the paper backing and stick it onto the ornament.  Make sure to burnish (rub) the edges down, so paint won't get underneath.
9.  Take a stencil brush and dip into black acrylic paint.   Remove most of the paint on a paper towel and then tap it onto the openings of the stencil you created.  When it is solid enough, carefully remove the stencil and set the ornament aside to dry.

That's it for the first one!  The second one is even easier!!

Glitter Pumpkin Ornament
1.  Take the cap off of the ornament.
2.  Squirt some floor wax into the ornament and swirl it around.  Make sure the entire inside is coated with the floor wax.
3.  Pour out any excess floor wax.
4.  Immediately pour glitter into the ornament and shake it around.  Make sure it is all covered.
5.  Replace the cap.
6.  Stencil the face same as above.

That's it!  Easy Peasy!  

Now go hang them around the house, or wire them to a wreath!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!

Mona


Creepy Graveyard and Carousel Horse Tiles - Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday

Here is Wednesday's day to share!


Princess Pumpkin for Halloween Craft Tutorial


Here's a little departure from the traditional Halloween spooky stuff.  It's a Princess Pumpkin!



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You will need:

-  Pumpkin
-  Acrylic paint in flesh, white, black and red:  https://amzn.to/30nqpLI
-  Yellow yarn:  https://amzn.to/2JubvOh
-  Flower gems:  https://amzn.to/2JrngVy
-  Princess Hat:  https://amzn.to/2xFyu1Z
-  Googly eyes:  https://amzn.to/30xAPZt

Here is the video tutorial:






1.  Paint the pumpkin with the flesh color.  It will take a minimum of two coats.  Allow to dry.
2.  Paint the whites of the eyes - with white acrylic paint
3.  Paint the nose with black acrylic paint
4.  Paint lips with red acrylic paint
5.  Outline the lips and the eyes with black - I used wooden barbecue skewer to outline.  I get a better outline using the skewer than I do a brush, but use whatever works best for you!
6.  Paint on eyelashes - again I used the skewer for the eyelashes.
7.  Glue on googly eyes 
8.  Take yarn and wrap it around something - I wrap it around my arm (see video) an number of times and remove it.  I cut the bunch in one place and it's a bunch of yarn that is the same length.  
9.  Glue it onto the top of the head.
10.  Take  the flower gems and glue where the ears would be.  They look like cute earrings and hold the hair back a little.
11.  Add princess hat and you are done!

To see how to make the Princess Hat, see the video here:


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!

Mona



Here is the video on how to make the Princess Hat!


Spider Pumpkin Craft for Halloween


Oriental Trading sent me these very cool and very creepy spider picks to decorate my pumpkin!



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You will need:

-  Pumpkin
-  Spider Picks from Oriental Trading.  They don't seem to carry them anymore, but you can easily hot glue some spiders  on instead!
Here are some spiders:  https://amzn.to/2Jr02Pv

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Take the spider picks and poke them into your pumpkin.

That's it!  It couldn't be easier for a great result!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona


**The spider picks were sent to me by Oriental Trading for review.  The opinions and ideas are all my own.

Candy Corn Box Halloween Craft

Learn how to make a Candy Corn Box for Halloween!  It's a fun craft and great to hold a candy stash!



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You will need:

-  A wooden triangular box:  try your local craft stores  
-  White, orange, yellow and black acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2Jf5iFB or https://amzn.to/2RY3OlX
-  Painters tape:  https://amzn.to/2YvVI6I

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Paint the box with at least two coats of white paint - inside and out
2.  When dry, take painters tape and tape off the section you want to be orange
3.  Paint two coats and remove painters tape
4.  Allow to fully dry.  
5.  Put painters tape to block off the orange and paint the yellow - at least two coats
6.  Allow to fully dry
7.  I painted the bottom black and left the inside white
8.  Finish it with a varnish or polyurethane to protect it

You can use the box for years to come, or give it as a gift.  Fill it with candy and set it out instead of a candy dish.  

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tissue Paper and Contact Paper Pumpkins Easy Halloween Craft for Kids



Here is maybe the easiest craft I have posted thus far!



You will need:
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-  Clear contact paper:  https://amzn.to/2XfLR3h
-  Orange tissue paper:  https://amzn.to/2KNTZ9q
-  Black permanent marker:  https://amzn.to/2NnJvje
-  Scissors:  https://amzn.to/2xolGgl
-  Kids scissors:  https://amzn.to/2Np7TRF

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Cut two similar sized rectangles of contact paper.
2.  Remove the backing of one of the sheets and lay it on your table, sticky side up.
3.  Take a piece of tissue paper, it can be larger than the contact paper, and crumple it up.  Uncrumple it and then crumple it again.
4.  Lay the sheet of tissue paper on the sticky side of the contact paper.  Flatten it out - wrinkles are good.
5.  Take the other sheet of contact paper and line it up with the other sheet.  Smooth it out.
6.  Cut out the shape of a pumpkin.
7.  With a permanent marker, draw the face of the pumpkin and color in the stem.

That's it!  You can use it as table confetti.  Put a little double sided tape on the back and hang it in a window.  Create a bunch and make a garland, or a wreath!
That's it!  Happy Halloween!  Thank for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Tissue Paper Pumpkins Halloween Craft for Kids

Here is an inexpensive and kid friendly craft!





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You will need:
-  Card stock:  https://amzn.to/2XHFzhb
-  Scissors:  https://amzn.to/302EhuT
-  Orange tissue paper:  https://amzn.to/2Nmp1aM
-  Glue stick:  https://amzn.to/300FW3N
-  Black marker:  https://amzn.to/2NiyoIi
-  Brown tissue paper:  https://amzn.to/2LtaO9o

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:

1.  Draw a pumpkin on the card stock and cut it out.
2.  Using a black marker, draw the eyes and mouth.
3.  Rip and tear small pieces of the orange tissue paper.
4.  With your glue stick, apply glue onto a small section of the pumpkin.
5.  Take the tissue paper and stick it to the glue.
6.  Do that all over the pumpkin - except for the eyes, mouth and stem.
7.  Using brown or other tissue paper, do the same thing on the stem.
8.  Trim around edges, if needed.
That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona



How to Be a Witch

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In this short video, I give you some quick tips on how to be a witch!










Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights
This impressive votive holder features a scrolling iron base and includes 5 glimmering gold votive holders. Plus, 5 LED tealights are included that provide a rich, warm glow. Includes 1 button cell battery for each candle. Plastic, cast iron & glass. 17 1/2"L x 2 3/4"W x 9"H.

Chili Peppers and Mung Beans - Another Coaster Friday

I wanted to try something a little different.  Someone had suggested chili peppers a while back, but I hadn't gotten around to doing it.  I thought chili peppers alone might be a bit boring, so I wanted to add something that would be a complimentary color and add some visual texture.  I wandered the bulk spice and beans section at Whole Foods and came across dried mung beans.  I'm not sure what mung beans are, or what they taste like, but they were a great color!




You will need:
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Mung beans:  https://amzn.to/2RuIbJQ 
Dried chili peppers:  https://amzn.to/2N7CX8i   
Sea sponge:   https://amzn.to/2WGh2Vh
dickblick.com
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.


Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Prepare your resin according to package directions and gathered my dried mung beans and dried chili peppers.




2.  Put some of the resin into a small cup and add mung beans.  Mix up enough to cover the bottom of the mold.  

3.  When they are well covered with the resin, pour them into the mold and spread them evenly over the bottom.  Pop the bubbles with a lighter.


4.  Take your chili peppers and gently press them into the resin.

5.  Allow to sit.  I let mine sit for 12 hours, but you probably don't have to wait that long.  Add top layer of resin, pop the bubbles with a lighter and let sit for at least 12 hours.

7.  Unmold it!


That's it!  It's very earthy and natural and fun!  Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona