Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
There are only two more weeks til Halloween and our petite cottage is all set for all the spooky fun, candy, tricks and treats.
Here is a little look at this year's Halloween mantel/fireplace.
Kept it a little simple this year but....
still fun and a tiny bit spooky
I used things I already had. The only new addition was...
My new magical crystal ball I made. You can find the instructions on how I made it in the previous post.
Oh, and one more thing that is new...the black mantel scarves are new too. Got those at the Dollar Tree.
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I always enjoy the company.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and Kisses,
Monday, October 6, 2014
Crystal ball, crystal ball, tell me what I want to know....
Is there a mini Halloween tutorial in the very, very near future?
Looks like there is...Here is how I made this super spooky and super easy crystal ball.
Here is what you'll need:
*A plastic sphere (The kind that you can open in half.)
*Very little faux silk spider web.
*A candle stick...any will do ( I got mine at the Dollar Tree. They were two for a buck)
*Some vellum paper to print out the image of your choice...I chose a skull because for some reason skulls seems to be the main Halloween theme around our petite cottage this year.
What you'll need to do first is pick your image and then print it on the vellum paper. Just make sure it will fit your sphere. I made my image just a little smaller than the measurement from the inside center of the sphere to make sure it would fit. And then cut it out and you are ready to continue.
Open your sphere. I placed one half on the candle stick to make it easier to work with. Otherwise it just wibble wobbles everywhere :-) Make sure that the little hoop that is used to hang the sphere goes at the bottom. It will go in the candle stick so you won't see it. Plus it will help a little to keep the sphere in place on the candle stick.
Then take just a little bit of faux spider web and pull it apart. Pull it kind of long because some will go in the sphere and some will hang out...Keep reading, you'll see why.
Then place your image in the center, on top of the web that's inside the sphere...Like the picture above.
Next, with the web that was left hanging pull that over the image to sandwich the image between the bottom and top layers of web. This will keep your image in place. Play around and adjust the wed and image until you are happy with it. Final step is to close the sphere and place it on the candle stick and your done...Easy peasy, right?
Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial...I would love to know if you decide to give it a try.
Happy Monday Everyone.
Hugs and Kisses,