Crafty Stuff

Friday, October 10, 2008

Spooky Stuff!!!!

Yesterday my son was home from school for a holiday so the night before we headed down to micheals to get some crafty supplies for a project I dreamed up a few days before. I thought it would be fun to make our own Halloween decorations and fairly inexpensive too. My mom is coming the 30th to stay with us and I laso have my Close To My Heart Workshop on the 24th and I always decorate the house for the holidays. I love Halloween because it's usually the kick off to decorating! So we decided to make spiders from styrofoam and pipe cleaners to put inside the spider webs we could hang in the dining room. The paint took a few coats to cover the foam but once it dried it was really easy to stick the pipe cleaners in the foam and then use glue dots to put on the googly eyes and Voila! It was an easy and cheap project.
A few supplies we picked up
Here's Scott putting some legs on his spider
Here's a pic of our finished project hanging from his web

Next I had gotten some wood decorations that were a 1.00 and decided we were going to paint them. I found this tree for a centerpiece and got a few wood bats and ghosts to hang from the tree. I have never been really great at painting things, that's my mom's department but i figured I'd give it a try.

I also picked up a few wooden decorations to paint and display. I love the sparkle modge podge. it adds a great texture.


Jessica said...

sparkly M.P. i will have to check that out! looks like you and your son had a great time! cute decorations!

Beate said...

The thing that is even greater than the decorations is the time you spend together doing things like this. What wonderful memories you are making!

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