I'm a little behind in my blogging this week but I'm hoping you'll understand. I am keeping things simple this month for Altered Ecletics and posting a couple of Halloween projects that I made. The first one is pretty much a copy from Pinterest. I have a picture tutorial I made below with brief explanations. The things I did different than the original was (1) painted the rolls black so they would be better hidden, (2) added the wax paper to hide the glow sticks, (3) used glow sticks instead of Christmas lights so no plug-ins were needed, and (4) used plastic pumpkin eyes from last years pumpkin carving kit on a couple of the rolls.
|start with paper towel roll|
|cut out eye shapes|
|paint black with acrylic paint|
|adding wax paper to inside hides glow sticks|
|cut several and even add plastic pumpkin eyes|
|add glow sticks (instead of Christmas lights)|
|snap glow sticks to activate and put inside each tube|
|this is the plastic pumpkin eyes placed in bushes|
Sorry about the glow from the left, that would be the garage lights shinning on the bushes.
Now, here's another project I was inspired by Pinterest to make. The original was a plastic pumpkin bucket that the kids use to gather their goodies. I looked all over town for a white one that would give me a more "ghostly" look and never found one. So, I took 2 empty gallon milk jugs and cut the handles and bottoms off. I also cut up the back sides as suggested on the Pinterest inspiration project so that the milk jugs would fit over my outside light fixtures. Then I took a permanent Sharpie pen and colored in the eyes and mouths of each "ghost". When that was done and dry (almost immediately) I taped a white kitchen trash bag to the inside around the bottom (top) of the milk jug. Then with my scissors I cut the trash bag into strips up to the bottom of the milk jug. The first picture is with the light on and second one is with the light off (hubby replaced bulb in time for Halloween). The first one is a little wind-blown as it was put up earlier in the day (a wet and windy day I might add).
Well, there you have it. My crafty Halloween projects this year. Be sure to stop back next week as I will have another fall decor project for Eclectic Ellapu. Then I will be on to my Christmas projects. Whoo hoo! I am ready for the new season. Only the crafty part - I could do with out the snow. lol. Anyway, be sure to stop over to Altered Ecletics this week and check out the AWESOME projects the DT have come up with. Much more gorgeous than my projects this time. We would love to have join us as well. You are our inspiration!