I'm pretty sure I mentioned that I have a lot of projects going on right now. Well, as it turns out, Kimba's having a Halloween party today, and I wanted to be there! I always miss the parties, but not this time! Soooo...I went to work today.
Cherry (yes, I've linked to her a lot lately) inspired me with a spooky clock some time ago. I fell in love with it, and I've been scrounging the consignment shops ever since. THIS is what I found.
Ummm...not really my taste--especially since we all know how I feel about my dog. It must first be "spookified" with some black paint, and then the fun begins.
Here is the final product!
I really wanted a witch on the face of the clock (like Cherry, of course), but I could only find one for $3.00. It was twice as much as I paid for the clock! Therefore, the bat--that I already had.
Some .77 cent house numbers from Wal Mart are a nice addition. I need to age it a bit yet, but the glue isn't even dry yet! Nothing like finishing under the wire for the party, eh? :)
Because I want to make it very clear that I am not a snob when it comes to copying, I will show you my $2.08 project I copied from Joy. I bought the frame at the dollar store, bought a few chipboard letters, painted them, and put them up against some spider web paper. TA DA!! Doesn't it look cute in front of Frank? Original name...I know.Now for the masterpiece. Remember this inspiration?
Well, it may have taken me longer than I wanted, and I may have nightmares about glitter for the next six months, but here it is!
I promise you it looks 1 million times better in person, but I could NOT get a good picture of it! I bought all the bones at the dollar store, so I'm feeling pretty good about the money I did NOT spend. Bill (as my daughter named him) has now found a home next to Frank in the dining room. I can only imagine the conversations they're having in there.
It is 12:19AM, I have to get up in 5 hours, and I realized at about 11:43PM that I could have just joined the party with my mantle post. A little frustrated with myself? You bet! Enjoy!