Monday, October 25, 2010

It's a boo-tiful day!


What a fabulous weekend. The weather was great here in the sunny south. Decorating pumpkins, birthday and Halloween celebrations, Christmas shopping (sounds weird inserted here) and yes, I finally completed my craft project. All of these things and lots of other family fun made for my favorite kind of fall bliss.


So, most of you probably thought that I would never finish the craft project that I started several weeks ago. The truth is, I didn't either. There wasn't anything difficult about the project, it was just that I could not find the time (all of 30 minutes) to finish it up. Crazy, I know.





Here's the quick version on how the project came together. After watching this episode of the DIYdish. I decided to take the challenge and create a little "boo-tiful" Halloween wall hanging.



Supplies

3 open center round Styrofoam circles

flat wooden letters B, O,O

a dowel rod

glitter (orange, green, purple & black)

black acrylic paint

glue/school glue

fishing line

ribbon/toile for hanging

yarn needle


When I unpacked my supplies at home, I headed outside b/c I knew things were gonna get sparkly! I used acrylic paint (black) on the wooden letters and the dowel rod. Then, one by one, I covered the front and sides of each Styrofoam circle in white glue and then sprinkled on the glitter. I did the same thing for my letters. Then I allowed them to dry overnight.



Then, "several" days later, I tied each letter with fishing line and threaded the line to a large needle and fed it through the inside of the circle to the top. I tied a knot in the fishing line to secure the letter. I wanted the letters to appear to be hanging in mid-air. After each letter was secured to each circle, I used some black toile and tied them to the dowel rod...tada!


2 comments:

moxieLisa said...

Love it!

Kris said...

Heather, these turned out SO GREAT! Really! The glitter is sparkly and gorgeous. You always think outside the box and I love what you come up with!