Tag Archives: Halloween

A Birthday Gift

A very dear friend and second mom has a birthday this week! I love that it is so close to Halloween and we always make her a Halloween themed card! The problem always comes to what gift to send.  She sends cards to all of us for EVERY holiday! She is in her later life and recently has had some health concerns that are giving her a little less energy to do things. Luckily when I spoke with her a couple of weeks back she told me she would love if I would send her some cards to put together. She even told me what kind she wanted!!!   I was so relieved! She wanted the one we call a 5 step card. We cut the bases and a coordinating paper and she can use it for any occasion she wants!

 

 

 

 

Here’s her card!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She called me this afternoon and said she got a package and was jumping up and down, even though she can’t anymore! I’m so glad she liked it and I really get excited when I get feedback!

 

Thanks for listening to my ramblings!

 

Lu

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Potion Jar

Sorry we are a day late.

But here is the fun project we made for you today! An Eye of Newt Jar! It is the perfect companion to the rest of your potions bottles and jars!  

We tried to take pictures through the process!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the first time we have made this kind of bow so that was fun that it worked out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is pretty simple but turned out so cute!

 

Thanks for hanging in there with us!

Lu

So are you going to make your own?  No but you need one right? This one is for sale for just $15.00!   Just send us a quick email!

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UpCycle

Have you had a week where you just can’t seem to get your table cleared off enough to do anything?  Well that has been this week for us!!  So as we were trying to come up with something for the blog we finished off a bottle of laundry soap.  As you probably know I am big on upcycling so I told Steve to save it. He is so sick of me saving every jar and container and toilet paper roll!!! lol lol lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So with just about 30 minutes to do something I decided to get this one ready to move to the for sale section! I think I will put something else on it when I get some other jars ready to go with it , so that the set will have a common decoration.  I just went into my designs and picked one I liked, sized it, cut it and applied it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will post again when we have the whole set done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lu

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Last Halloween Project

I’ve got just one more Halloween project to show you then we will move onto something else!

I actually did this project to clean up a part of my house.  We had a gap between our house and our foundation that needed sealed. Steve had this idea to use drywall tape mesh to help hold the spray foam in. So he asked me to cut him some lengths. I did too many and so we had some lengths left. So they have been sitting here waiting to have something done with them.  

I bought a couple of pans from the dollar store and got my glue gun out! I know you have all seen these a million times!

First you have to paint them.  

So here are my drywall  tape mummies!!!

We put the picture of the one (below) I did a few years back in also  so you could see the difference in the materials. I did that one with gauze.

So these are $12.00 each

Lu

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Halloween Tic Tac Toe

Halloween is a great time for parties and this is just the thing to make your party fun!

This classic game takes on a fun Halloween theme with its spooky skulls and bones playing pieces!

Adding some cute papers to the board and some fun colors makes this a perfect addition to your holiday fun! I had a fun time making this set but the possibilities are endless! I have papers that will go with all different color schemes, I even have some red and black Halloween themed!  It only takes a little while to put it together and or pick it up already done!

Take N Make         $6.00

Make N Take (class)     $8.00

Ready to Play        $12.00

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Lu

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More Halloween Books

We mentioned last week that we would have some more of the Halloween book/boxes! So here they are! Hope you like them!

 

 

Remember they are all for sale, $12.00/per stack and we can meet up to deliver!

lu@inspirlutions.com

 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lu

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Halloween Book Boxes

Halloween has always been a big holiday in our family. We have almost as much Halloween decor as we do Christmas!

So when I came across these fun boxes that look like books I knew I had to do something fun with them! These are ones that I found last year. I found some this year too and will posting them as soon as I get them tied together!

You may not be aware that everything I post on here is for sale! I’m sorry we haven’t put pricing on but I will start. We are struggling a little with the store part of our website right now so if you are interested please feel free to contact me at lu@inspirlutions.com

$12.00 a stack pickup or meet up, close to Fulton or Mexico MO

Thanks for reading!

Lu

 

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Halloween Cat

So I really like to paint ceramics and dry brushing is my favorite technique.  Sometimes it is hard to find things that have the detail to paint.  I saw this cat in the store and it was 50% off!  Well you know I love a deal!  Only one problem, it is plaster and not ceramic.  Plaster paints totally different and doesn’t really hold up to the dry brush technique.  I thought this had enough rough edges that it would.

It did not hold up well. The plaster flakes off as the dry brush applies the paint! Well I had to make it work because I was determined to get it to!!! lol lol lol  I used  black for the base on it all and it took one more coat than it should have.  Then I used gray and blue on the stones and that went without too much problem.  Then I used purple and gray on the cat.  This was where it really started to have problems. Just the pressure of the dry brushing made the black come off in a lot of places. I just kept going and came back in with more gray or purple trying to cover the white spots.

So it took a lot longer to do and more days of it sitting and then looking for fresh white spots but eventually this was the result!  I like it now that it is done but will try to find ceramic in the future!!

Lu

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Halloween Lights

Sorry I have so much Halloween that we are past the holiday and still posting ideas! But we found so may fun things this year!

These next two thing are wood that we found at the local craft store for under $5.00. They both have lights in them, the 3 pumpkins one changes colors and blinks and the house one is just a solid.

So the pumpkins we gently took the light out and spray painted it black. The house one I just painted with a brush.  Then we scanned them into my Cricut software and started to play with the sizing. Once we got the sizing right things went pretty fast.

For the house I glued tissue paper between the light and the front to get that more diffused look.  But the light in the pumpkins had a bigger area to cover and didn’t work with tissue paper I ended up cutting each image 3 times to get what I wanted! I probably could have played with it more in the software and not cut so many times.  The house one was pretty fast, but with all the detail the pumpkins took about an hour a time to cut! Good thing I had multiple projects going that day!

Once I had the images cut out then I just glued the papers to the wood! Let that dry and give it a top sealing coat and they were done!!!

I think they turned out fun!!

Lu

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