Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Skeleton Wreath with Light Up LED Eyes

I apologize to the person who originally posted this idea somewhere in blog land. I made these wreaths last year and cannot find the link to the original idea.  My husband helped me tweak the concept so his eyes would light up!!

Found the original link - Meg from Mega Spooky. Here's a picture of her original wreath.

And here are pictures of my creation.


We begin with a bag of bones which can be purchased at any speciality costume shop. The bones are made of Styrofoam.  Now just arrange the bones in a circular pattern and glue them together! I laid the larger bones down first as a base and then used the smaller bones as connectors.  I tried every type of adhesive for the bones - speciality Styrofoam glue, monkey glue, and finally good ol' hot glue worked the best. 
This bag photo links to HSN which is selling them for $39!! I bought mine for under $10, but they were on sale.  I suggest waiting until after Halloween if they are super expensive!

We found these plastic light up masks at a costume shop for $5.

When opened, you can easily remove the LED lights and battery pack using an exact-o knife.

 My husband loves Liquids Nails and used that to glue the LED lights inside the foam skull of the wreath and attach the battery pack and a hanger to the back of the wreath.

TaDa! Don't you love his blinking eyes!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Decorations

We finally finished decorating for Halloween at my mother's house.  Here are a few more pictures that I took with my cellphone (quality is not that good).  The pumpkin carving party is this weekend so I'll post more pictures next week.  For the life of me I can not remember from which magazines Mom found these ideas. 

Last year I made the skeleton wreaths.  I found the idea somewhere online.  My husband help me make a few modifications that made them really special.  Details to follow tomorrow.

We used a jigsaw to cut the signs from a really heavy cardboard from Lowe's, spray painted them and then painted the details. Some of the signs even got a coat of glitter

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What a wonderful weekend

We had such beautiful weather this weekend. Saturday was may husband's birthday so I helped him paint the garage/shed floor.  And later Saturday evening we went to Acme for chargrilled oysters. Can you believe my husband ate 2 dozen chargrilled oysters?

Spent most of the day Sunday helping my Mom decorate her house for Halloween. These are just the preliminary decorating pictures.  Will post more next week after we complete all the different vignettes around the house.

This will be part of the graveyard outdoor scene

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thanksgiving SCORE!!!!

So it's been a long time since I've blogged...busy at work, blah, blah, blah.  But this was too exciting not to post - look what I just purchased for my Thanksgiving table!

Spode's Celebration

I can't tell you how excited I am.  I fell in love with this pattern a few years ago when I started hosting Thanksgiving.  I picked up a couple of salad plates off of ebay, but I had THE HARDEST time finding them.  I searched the internet, china replacement stores, and even had my Aunt (who works at a gift/china store in Lafayette) try to order research these plates.

Invitations have been ordered. Now it's time to start decorating my house for Thanksgiving and to start planning the menu.