Sunday, October 27, 2013

Monogram Pumpkin

This fall Pinterest has been flooded with different ways to decorate a pumpkin without carving it.  After finding a fake pumpkin at Goodwill for $2 I decided to give one of the ideas a try. 

What You Need:

Pumpkin- real or fake
Spray Paint
Paint pen


Spray paint your pumpkin outside or in a well-ventilated area. Make sure you cover the area around the pumpkin with a plastic tablecloth or use a cardboard box.  It took me about 3 coats to get the pumpkin covered,  

While the pumpkin was drying I used Word to find an 'A' that I liked.  After the pumpkin is dry you can hand draw the letter onto the pumpkin, which is what I did; or you can print the letter out on paper, cut it out and trace around it on the pumpkin. Then use the paint pen, or a paintbrush if your skilled J, to fill in the letter.  You can also add glitter to the letter for some added flair. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

DIY Witch Shoes

I made this super cute sign for my halloween porch decorations, and thought I needed some witch shoes to go with it.  I found a tutorial for the shoes from here.  I followed all her directions, but didn't take pictures of any of the steps.

What You Need:
1 pair of shoes, mine were $4 at Goodwill
Aluminum foil
Masking tape
Mod Podge
Spray paint


Take a section of foil and fold it to be the same width at the toe of the shoes. Make sure the foil peice is about 3-4 inches long, depending on how much of a curving toe you want. Use masking tape to secure the foil to the bottom of the shoe right under the toe. Make sure you have a section of the foil at least 2 inches long on the front, then use it to mold the curled toe of the shoe.

Once the bend of the shoe is made, cover it with maksing tape.  Continue the above steps with the other shoe.

Once both shoes have curled toes, cover each one with newspaper and mod podge. This will help the shoe look uniform, otherwise the toe will look different than the rest of the shoe when painted.

After the newspaper has dried, spray paint the shoe any color you want. You can cover it with glitter, add a buckle or jewel.  The spiders on mine were rings I found at the party store.  Since there wasn't an easy way to attach them with glue, I ended up using a ribbon to hold them on.  Not my favoite since you can see them, but they will look great on halloween.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pearl Bracelets

Project three of catching up on blog posts. This craft was a spontaneous one that I did on Wednesday night when I realized I had all the parts for it already.

What You Need: 
Pearls, any size
Fishing line or thin jewelry wire
Needle nose pliers


Cut enough ribbon to tie around your wrist,  and tie a knot about 1 inch from the end.  Then take the wire and push it through the ribbon on the side with the knot.  Put a pearl on the end of the wire and wrap the ribbon halfway around the pearl and push the wire out the other side of the pearl. 

Continue adding pearls and ribbon until the it is long enough to wrap around your wrist. Finish with another knot on the end and curl the wire with pliers.

Quick and Easy- Mini French Dip Sandwiches

The boyfriend and I had one of those days where neither of us wanted to cook dinner, or even come up with something to eat.  So we scrolled through my Pinterest recipe board. This easy recipe, from Mama Loves Food, won in the end and we loved it so much we already have plans to do the same thing with ham and swiss, and pepperoni and mozzerella.

What You Need:
1 package of crescent rolls, 8 count
1/2 pound Roast Beef
1 package swiss cheese slices
1 Au Jus sauce packet
Horseradish sauce (optional)

Unroll the crescent rolls onto a cookie sheet. On each roll place a slice of roast beef and a half slice of cheese.

Roll the crescents from the wide end to the narrow end. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes. While the rolls are baking, prepare the Au Jus according to the package.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Halloween- Witch Parking Sign

Project two from catching up on blog posts. I wanted to make this sign for my halloween decorations on my porch last year, and just didn't have the time.  I think it turned out great, and will look even better when I have fog from my fog machine coming out of the cauldron I bought.  Bring on the trick or treaters!