How to improvise… Halloween floating candles

  
What do you do when something doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it?
This is what I wanted:

  
http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2014/02/20-harry-potter-party-ideas/

This is what I got:

  

Oh my. You can tell these floating candles are obviously toilet paper rolls with led candles on the top. So, rather than admit defeat, I got creative. I wrapped the candles in some shear purple material I had laying around and added some raffia to tie it all together! Viola! It’s not perfect, but it’ll do!

 

   

This egg carton holder however is a great idea to hold the rolls up while you are spray painting!
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Vintage Vanity with secret jewelry box mirror

  

It’s been a while since I have posted any of my latest creations! Life has been pretty chaotic with lots to do (as usual)

Here is a look at my newest creation. 

   
    
    
 
I currently have this for sale on Etsy but I may have an offer pending. Either way, if you are interested in this or something like it, I will always do a custom order!! Let me know if you would like a quote. Areas within 20 miles of Morrison Colorado will ship free! 

Diy Halloween Head in a Jar 

  
Here is another great Halloween display that will get people talking. It is also quick and easy for all of the procrastinators out there! Heads in a jar!!

   
  

Much like in Futurama, having a head in a jar is creepy and a bit scary. These life like zombies and wrinkly faces are nothing more than cheap rubber masks inserted into glass jars with a little water and food coloring! The result is a creepy, realistic and easy Halloween display. Add chains and lights for even more of an eerie effect! (Or a black cat 😉)

  
Be sure to check out my other Halloween diy tutorials and follow me on Etsy for your creative shopping needs.   

Fall/Halloween diy combo wreath 

  
Do you need an easy way to decorate for both Halloween and fall with just one swoop? Then I have a great idea for you! Introducing the Halloween/fall combo wreath. This can be as hard or as simple as you would like to make it, but the basic concept is easy as pie. 

First create a wreath (or buy one) that would make a great, eye catching fall decoration. Go with fall colors such as red orange tan purple and black and make a wreath full of flowers and leaves and whatever else you would like to put in it.

I used a wire wreath frame and first weaved a black boa through it, so it had a feathery texture. I then added various gourds and floral pieces that were mostly orange and purple. 

  
Now the fun part! Halloween-ize it!!! I have had this wreath for a couple of years now and each year I add different Halloween elements to it. This year I have a scary skeleton man in the center. I have also done a giant spider and a spooky Halloween sign. All you have to do to make this a spooky Halloween decoration is grab your favorite hunting materials and add it or tie it to your fall wreath! Make it removable so later you can simply take it off and have a new wreath! 

Simple yet effective! There you have it, a fall/Halloween combo wreath! My go to every year 🙂

   
 

Until next time be sure to follow me and check out my Etsy store for some fun shopping! 

Diy Halloween Poison Tray

  

Halloween is just around the corner and I have been busy preparing my haunted mansion. And what haunted palace would be complete without a tray filled with spell making ingredients and poison? This was extremely easy and not expensive to create. I simply found cute bottles at local thrift stores and bought some transfers from the dollar store. Here is a very simple step-by-step list of how to re-create this tray. 

step one: accumulate all of your supplies. When looking for your potion bottles look for flat surfaces that are large enough for the transfers to stick to. I got these transfers at the Family Dollar; they came in a pack of four squares with one long rectangle “poison” transfer.

  
Step two: Prepare your bottle surfaces for the transfer. I have this tray sitting out by my mantle which I did in ivory and black so I painted a few of my bottles ivory to accent the coloring. Make sure your services are clean and free of dust. 

Step 3: Remove the plastic covering and place the transfer on the bottle where you want it to be.

 

 Step 4: Rub cold water on the bottle with a wash cloth making sure the transfer is saturated.
 

 Step 5: Peel off the white backing carefully and see your beautiful work! 🙂

Step 6: Let the transfer completely dry and then put it on display!

   

And there you have it! An awesome poison tray for your Halloween party guests! Be sure to follow me for more decorating ideas and check out my Etsy store to see what creations I have up for sale! And please post pictures of your wonderful Halloween decorations!!

  
 

My Soul Has a Name

I always thought my flittering around from subject to subject was a bad thing and I always resolved to stick with something the next time.  Now I know there is a name for this restless spirit that is always learning, always evolving and always changing direction.  It eases my mind a little to know that some of the greats were also Renaissance souls.  Michelangelo and Leonardo DiVinci are a few and, as if it were fate, these are some of my greatest heros.

Now that I know I am not alone and there still is a way to manage my many interests and still be successful, I am relieved.  I just need to create a plan that takes into account this restless mind and changing attention shifts. I always seem to come back to art and design, so that definitely needs to be a focus. I like furniture design, painting, interior design and anything that involves the use of my hands.  Any ideas for business plans would be welcomed!

Meanwhile, if you want to know what makes up a Renaissance soul, Check out http://www.renaissancesouls.com/pdfs/freerenaissance.pdf It has great information. And if you are a Renaissance soul, I would love to know what works for you! 🙂

Help a dream become a reality. 

“A colorful ball standing tall in the gutter that I pass by…”  

This children’s story/poem is meant to be published! It is the story of a chance meeting of a boy, a ball and it has the perfect ending…

If you would like to help see this piece of literature come to light, check out Kickstarter and donate or share what you can! Trust me, this story is worth it (and I’m not just saying that because it’s a true story that happened to me lol)