Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Super cute crafts

Today while Ryker was napping Anicka and I decided to get our craft on and decorate the apartment for Halloween. We don't have many decorations, and can't buy much because... erm... we're poor. But there are a ton of cute Halloween ideas here, and I think we're going to be busy testing them out for the next few days.

First, we made a couple of kitty pencil holders. Anicka made the first one black, for me, because she knows that I love Halloween. But she had to make a second 'pretty' one, because... well, the girl is a diva, and she likes her crafts to be as pink as possible. Seriously, look at how excited she is about these things:
Do you like her belly-shirt? It's one of her favorites. Because it's pink. But today I decided that I'm going to add some long sleeves and some fabric at the bottom to give it a layered look for winter. I've never attempted a refashion before, so I'll let you know how that goes.

Our second craft of the day was this sheet of glue ghosts. Aren't they cute? The little one on the bottom left corner is supposed to have "lots of mouths to make it scary" but I think it looks like she needs to wax her upper lip. Just sayin'. They're supposed to dry overnight and then you can peel them off of the wax paper and hang them up. I think they'll look pretty awesome hanging in our oh-so-stylish vase-full-of-twigs. (Seriously, Eric. You're never getting that vase back.)

1 comment:

crystalicious said...

those are way cute! something i did a couple years ago was using black garbage bags as 'torn fabric' and hanging them in the window. all you do is cut the bag into about 1 inch strips, leaving about an inch at the top to hold it all together and then stretch the strips out in different ways to give it a little bit more creepiness. another idea gor ghosts is to get draw on little balloons and put glow stick in them on halloween day to give them a bit of a glow. also, you can cut out shapes like a bat or a cat small enough to tape to the light on a flashlight to create shadows on the wall. yeah. i love halloween!