Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ouija Lamp

I have a couple of Ouija Boards that I have picked up at Goodwill that have been sitting on a shelf ignored and unused.
So when I came across this lamp on craftster, I knew I wanted to do the same.
Fast forward months later and I still hadn't begun. I had collected a lampshade, but alas I couldn't find the perfect one used in the inspiration lamp, so I made do. I carefully peeled the paper top from the board and decoupaged it onto the shade. I robbed a black feather boa from an old piece of lingerie, added some ribbon and a dollar store bird and called it done.
But it sat unused until the end of September when DH called me out on my laziness and said I would never finish it. That lit a fire under my butt and I quickly found a lamp at Goodwill that I could robbed the light kit from. DH then promptly attached the light kit, added a red bulb and hung it for me in the dining room.

And without further ado, here is my Ouija Lamp.

I do admit that I think the original lamp looks better, but I am happy with the end result. I have delighted in my BIL's freaking out, and the admiring glances of friends who appreciate my spooky decor.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

More Crafty Wreaths

I had to break up my Wreath Pins into 2 posts, because there was such a wealth of people who shared their talents this year.

How Freakin' Awesome is this? Seriously, I love it.

And this one? Yes, it's made from store bought props but it's reuse is one of the best I have seen.

How about this simple beauty?

Or this one that's beyond creepy?


Pinterest is hands down my favorite site on the web, it's a wealth of tips and tricks and decor ideas. You download an app for your browser and when you come across something you like you "pin" it and it's saved to Pinterest. You "pin" an image as a visual reminder and pinterest saves the original link, so that it makes it super easy to revisit. It's bookmarking but better, because you can access it from any computer, not just your home.

I've been "pinning" my favorite Halloween wreaths and want to share. These are all handmade crafty wreaths that you will not find in any store.

Seriously, why waste your money on fluffy glittery mass manufactured decor? You can totally be inspired by these talented people and make our own.