Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Project - Skeleton House

This week's Halloween project was a fun one. Like I've said before, I'm not much of a Halloween decorator. So I thought, if I'm making things for Terrorific Tuesdays, I'd like items that I'll use over and over and fit my style. I don't like to have stuff around that doesn't have a purpose (DH, stop laughing. I meant stuff I make.) This is a house frame for my dd's Halloween costume picture. I'll just need to print it and slip it in the frame!

I found the cutest paper mache' house shape at Michaels (it's about 8" tall) last week. I could just see it as a haunted house! My friend Barb mailed me the adorable skeleton and my new favorite tool (the glue pen) and I put them to good use here. The circles on the sides and around the diamond paper, I glittered with the pen and a jar of shinies. The pretty purple paper (YES Rhonda, its purple, are you shocked?) is wrapping paper from Borders that you can buy in sheets. My dd frowned at me when I pulled out the white fencing. She said 'that's the fencing you won't let me use outside for my fairy houses!' Yes, I'm that mean a mother. I've been hoarding it. But just to show there were no hard feelings, she made the pumpkin for me to add to my house. I consider it the perfect touch.

What's your favorite part of Halloween?
I love carving the pumpkins, cooking the seeds and eating pumpkin candies too.



P.S. I'll be announcing final winners of my birthday party giveaways and packing items and shipping. I still need a few addresses for mailing. If I don't have yours, I'll be contacting you. Thanks to all those who played along and made my birthday so fun!

9 comments:

Kristin Michelle said...

omg! that is just too freakin cute! i love the skeleton on top...and the pumpkin is just the perfect touch!

Melissa J. Lee said...

My son would love this, especially the skeleton at the top. I like your daughters pumpkin!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

This is just too cute!!

Margot Potter said...

Wonderful design! So whimsical!

Cheers,
Madge

Michelle McGee said...

This is REALLY great!!!!

Kiki said...

How cute is this? I love it!! The cat cracks me up!

Kersten said...

Kris, this is adorable! Be sure to post it again with the Halloween photo! :)

Contessa Kris said...

I will post when I fill it with her picture. She keeps changing her mind on what she is going to 'be'. One day its a renaissance girl (we have the outfit already.) Now she wants to be Padme from Star Wars. Who knows what she'll want to be by the time Halloween rolls around! lol I was thinking of buying the dog a Darth Vader outfit though if dd is to be Padme. I can just see them now. What a pair! lol

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the skeleton on top and the fence around the bottom. Love the one-eyed cat!! Looks like he is up to no good!!!