Thursday, October 20, 2011

Finally in a Halloween mode!

I've been taking a little bit of a break here.  And trying to get back in the craft/blog groove.  Mainly, because I miss all my favorites out there!  So, here is my attempt at my first Halloween decoration!  And yes - for me to have something two weeks in advance is amazing!  Remember my Spring pillow I finished in time for summer?  That's how I usually roll - late.  But I do eventually get there.....
So here is my attempt at Halloween decoration....

It started with a teacup and saucer from Goodwill.  I first saw painted ones at Caroline's blog,  c.w.frosting.   She made beautiful candles with hers, but I am making a little Halloween planter with a leftover succulent from another project.    
I started with one of my favorite spray paints, Rustoleum 2x in Grape and Real Orange.  And no, Orange and Purple don't usually mix but I like them for Halloween! 
And here it is!  Grape painted cup and saucer and one Real Orange painted golf ball on a black golf tee.  I just tried this but it's not over yet.  The golf ball is actually for another project I hope to finish soon.  You do believe that, right?  It was a finished project until I discovered something was warped - no, not me, but ... well just wait and see.
Here it is getting sprayed Orange.  I put it on a bottle cap but could have used another golf tee.  Just because they are e v e r y w h e r e.  (The guy that fixed my dryer found a handful in it)
So, I sent the pumpkin golf ball off to it's next deal and very sloppily hand painted a ghost on my teacup.  Tossed some orange fish tank gravel on top (like the blue I used for my Fourth of July post) and I am done!   

Well...........not exactly.  I'm playing around with chalk and unsanded grout and paint and glaze and plaster of paris in an effort to find a great combination.  And I will - but I still love the basic Martha Stewart chalkboard paint recipe.   
And yes, you are officially Booed!
Pass it on!


  1. I think your crafts are super cute! And I don't think your ghost looks sloppy at all. Much better than I would have done. :)

  2. I am amazed that you painted the teacup and saucer. I never would have thought of that. I love the orange golf ball, almost as much as I like your ghost. Great job.

  3. Purple and orange? Why yes please! Love the ghost too - looks like you're creativity is back in full force :)

  4. I used to love to do crafts as it was relaxing and I sometimes surprised myself with what I made. Now many of them sit in my basement as reminders of my past creativity.

    I do love your cup and saucer ideas.

  5. Cute!! My kids go around our neighborhood "booing" their friends. Love the orange and blue


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