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.


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!


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!