Monthly Archives: October 2012

wishlisting wednesday- halloween every day

:: 1. funny bones leggings 2. new matte black leggings
3. wet look black leggings 4. resurrection black leggings ::

This is the first peter pan collar dress I’ve ever liked.

How adorable is this satchel bag?

I can’t get over this adorable pyramid kimono.

A secret message with this spinner necklace.

This stud and spike trend is making me real happy, esp these studded suede flats.

xo

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boooo!

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just about right

This sums up my Sunday quite accurately.

I’ve managed to not have to cook a single thing, take a dozen naps, and watch Hocus Pocus 3 times today. We did a little storm preparation to boot.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and stay safe if the storm gets real bad!

xo

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DIY: paper bag lanterns

This week I’ve gotten around to finally posting a couple of DIYs, mini sugar skull boxes and a bat wreath. Today I bring you this incredibly easy paper bag lantern diy. We’re having a Halloween party at my besties house and I needed to come up with an easy and cost effective way to make lanterns for the back stairs. I found a stack of paper bags in my kitchen and thought AHA!

Supplies:

Brown paper lunch bags
Flameless candles
Xacto knife
Tissue paper
Glue

Directions:

1. For this step, I used the stencil I made in the bat wreath DIY and simply traced two of them on one side of the paper bag, and one on the other side. Putting a piece of paper inside the paper bag I cut out each one of the bats with the xacto knife. When you switch sides, you’ll have to re-situate the paper inside the bag so you don’t cut through the sides of the folded paper bag.

2. Take the tissue paper and cut out a big enough piece to cover the cut out shapes, plus a little extra. Put a line of glue around the edges of the tissue paper and carefully glue it on the inside of the bag. I only did one side of the bag with tissue paper, it lets the light shine through more brightly on one side.

3. Put your flameless candle in the bag and done! I put my candle on top of a small tea light candle holder. It weighs down the bag and helps the candle get higher up on the bag.

You could also put some stones in the bottom of the bag.

 

xo

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and spiders in my hair

Last weekend I bought the finishing touches for my Halloween costume. Fake eyelashes – Check. White thigh high fishnets – Double check. This awesome veiled hat – Um hell yes. I love anything with a veil, especially a hat with a big black feather attached to it. I’m probably doubly excited about the fake eyelashes. It’s been forever since I’ve worn a pair, and I can only hope I remember how to put them on. And don’t manage to poke my eyes out in the process. Then I’d be going as a pirate, har har.

Greatest thing ever, right? The best part would have to be it cost me less than $10! Kh got home around the time I was playing with my new hat and she was pretty jealous. So, naturally she put it on and I made her take photos.

I think we’re already for the Halloween party tonight. Yayy! I’ll have photos of what we went as after. I won’t ruin the surprise!

xo

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DIY: bat wreath

Earlier this week I posted a diy on making these sugar skull boxes. I didn’t so much make the boxes, but rather how to decorate them. This bat wreath is probably my favorite diy I’ve done in a long time. A black wreath and bats, whats not to love?

Supplies

Wreath
Spray paint
Black card stock
Floral wire
Stencil (or make your own)
Pliers

Directions

1. Take your wreath to a well ventilated area and spray paint it, thoroughly. Make sure to get both sides and around the middle. If you want you can also use this time to spray paint the floral wire black as well, as most floral wire I’ve found is green. Using your pliers snip the floral wire in half if it’s too long.

2. While that’s drying, either draw your own stencil, or use a premade one and start tracing several bats on the card stock. I’m lucky enough to have a very talented girlfriend who  free handed the big and small bat on separate card stock paper, and ended up using a couple of large bats and several small bats.

3. Cut them out and put two holes in the center big enough for the floral wire to go through. Loop the floral wire in each hole, and place it on the wreath wherever you want the bat to be.

4. Turn the wreath over and twist the floral wire around itself to secure it on the wreath. Once you have as many bats on the wreath as you’d like, you’re done!

The dangling skeleton I found at a local craft store. I spray painted it and painted the bones on. I just love him! He goes perfect with my bat wreath.

Halloweens almost here!

xo

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DIY: mini sugar skull boxes

I’ve decided to finally put up a couple of DIY projects. I know I’ve been slacking horribly in that department, my apologies. I haven’t had much inspiration, even this Halloween-y time of year.  Maybe that will all change when the holidays come a-knocking.

Supplies:

Paper mache boxes (such as these)
Spray paint
Acrylic paint
Paint brushes

Directions:

1. I first had to peel off the sticker on the back of each box, then spray painted each box with an even layer of black spray paint.

2. Once the boxes were dry, I sketched out the general shape of each skull and painted at least 3 layers of white paint onto the top.

3. Now once that was dry, I drew out what designs I wanted on the sugar skulls. If you need some reference, try googling images of sugar skulls. I found some great reference photos. Cobwebs, crosses, and diamond shapes.

4. Start painting your embellishments, I wanted to use a lot of yellows reds and blues.

Once the initial coats of paint were dry, this was such a fast project. You could use them to put candy in or even little jewelry boxes. I plan on making a few more in the future, even after the spooky season has ended.

xo

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