Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Going into The Wood Connection was NOT a good fiscal decision for me!

I already had a big wooden pumpkin from a class forever ago, but it was lonely. So I bought it some friends:

Luckily, I am OCD and save all my scraps! So years later my little pun'kins match perfectly. See? Never know when your are going to need those! 

Just a little close up of the paper flowers and leaves on top. Lots of glue on this one...

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Romantic Pumpkin

Ok, the pumpkin itself is not romantic... but it was made out of a 25 cent romance novel!

My awesome upline Blythe has instructions to make your own cheap romantic pumpkin on her blog HERE. It's really not that difficult. Just destroy one book and add some fluff!

I want to make more! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Thanksgiving" tree...

..ha ha! Psych! It's a Halloween tree:

I found this awesome little wood-cutting store just around the corner with really good prices! Visit their cute blog HERE and make your own stuff :) 

In the store this tree was labeled "Thanksgiving Tree" and the sample was all done up in fall colors with leaves and hearts... but I thought painting it black and sticking bats out of the top would be better! Never been much of a cutesy-heart person.

The tree part I painted silver and crackled black over the top. If you have never used the "weathered wood crackling medium" at your local store, now is the time to get some and play. 

The bats are glued to hanger wire and stuck into holes kindly drilled by my husband into the top of the tree. I learned that fine glitter does not do well when sealed with ModPodge! Spray it with a shiny finishing spray instead. And then add googly eyes. Everything is better with glitter and googly eyes!

I gave this to my mother-in-law for her birthday. Yes, she did actually request a Halloween tree decoration! And yes, she liked it. 

Since I ended up using all neutral colors (black and grey) I can enter my tree in Heart2Heart's neutral challenge! Go visit their blog HERE to enter the fun weekly challenges. 

Happy 2 days after Halloween!