So today's project, for all you over-achieving early birds, is this bad boy:
A creepy crawly halloween-themed picture frame that was so fun and easy to make. Kids would love this project, but they would also love to re-decorate your living room furniture with the spray paint, so a word of caution there.
I found a cheap picture frame from the dollar store; all you need is a basic black one to embellish with creepy things. I found some plastic spiders and snakes, and gathered some twigs from my front porch ( I KNEW not sweeping was a brilliant idea!) A little black spray paint and hot glue are all you need to complete the transformation.
First, spray paint your twigs and bugs like so:
You don't even need to paint the undersides, because those will be glued onto the frame. Once they are dry (it took mine about one hour) simply glue the twigs down first in whatever arrangement you like, and glue the critters on top. So easy! And a very creepy sign for a devilish sweets table. I ended up attaching a black raven to mine for extra scariness, and I made a little bat bouquet to go with it.
The bat bouquet is just as easy ( I didn't take photos of the process because my camera died and I was getting hungry and cranky). I found some beautiful black sparkly paper and cut bat shapes out of it, then stuck those onto some black duct tape with a little bit of wire in between so I could attach the bats to this branch. The finished product went into this plastic dollar store vase I got, which I spray painted black.
Sure it's early, but you have to admit it's cute, right?
In other news, I am now up on the May Arts blog as an official Cameo Ribbonista!
You should go over and check out the other talented ladies, and if you leave a comment you get a chance to win free ribbon!