Friday, September 27, 2013

Paper Mache Pumpkin Makeover!

Today my very first design team project for Yasutomo is up on their blog! I created a quick tutorial to show how to make this!

Go check it out on the Niji Creative Collective blog!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pumpkin Pail Tower!

It's September, and to me, that means it's time to kick off fall and all her holidays! My favorite being Halloween, OF COURSE. Did you know that Halloween decor doesn't have to be expensive? Sure, stores will be selling great display pieces, but the price tag can make you look twice. Did you know, that almost ALL stores sell inexpensive pieces, that with a little creativity and a glue gun, can be show stoppers?

Allow me to show you how to decorate for Halloween on the cheap. I am NOT afraid of being cheap, lol. Not at all. It's always smart to save money when you can! Today, I made a cool and LARGE Halloween prop for just $7. Yes, you read that right, SEVEN DOLLARS. Wanna see it??
Here ya go....

So, how did I make a cool, lime green, pirate jack-o-lantern tower, you ask? Let me tell ya! I went to Walmart, they were setting out Halloween goodies last week at my store. They had these lime green trick-or-treat pails for a buck a piece. Sooo, I snatched up FIVE. Yep, I'm greedy when it comes to Halloween!

 I also grabbed a nice pirate hat for only $1.98. If you're paying attention, you'll see that that is where I get my $7 prop price from. At home, I already had a glue gun and glue sticks, as well as black creepy cloth. If you don't have that, hit the Dollar Store and pick some up for a buck!

All that I had to do was stack and glue the pumpkin pails, tie/glue the creepy cloth around them, and glue on the pirate hat. That was it, so easy! It looks so great in my living  room right now!