Sunday, October 5, 2008

I. am. spent.

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!

77 comments:

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Wow - the clock is amazing, but now I am going to have nightmares because of the trapped green guy! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

YOu sleepy girl you! It was worth it ...couse it allll looks fab. LOVE it all. Give me some tricks with the glitter would ya? How did you not make it messy? LOVe your batty clock...rofl, cherry

Rachel said...

Okay the clock turned out so cute! And i love all the green glitter! I have the same dollar tree bone set here at my house and I need to get them done and glitter tips would be great! Anyway great job as always!!

AJ said...

Very cute as always:) And I live with a "real" Bill and he can be quite spooky at times!

Joy said...

Your Halloween crafts look terrific! Thanks for the link back to me. I'm just happy to know that I've inspired you a little bit. I'm with Cherry, you need to give us the glitter tips you've learned.
Oh, and I love that little Frankenstein head too.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WAY TO GO Chris! The clock is just as cute as it can be. And "Bill" ...let's just say, I think I'm falling in love. (I hope you get my kind of humor by now). Anywho...you are one impressive gal. Loved it all.
M.L.

chris jenkins said...

seriously love how you altered the clock - it turned out fabulous!

next time if you want a witch, you can google a witch silhouette, enlarge it however big you need it and trace it out. - i've done that for various objects - it's free vs paying $$$ at a scrapbook or craft store.

also love the glitter skeletons - very cool.

Hopefull said...

Love so many of your ideas! one my kids saw your green skeleton and went to the kitchen to get out my glass dome/pedestal cake plate so that I can make it too :)

Me said...

just love it!!!

Bella Casa said...

Just love that green glitter dude...lol...I just bought a green glitter candle that looks like his cousin :)

Love the clock, too, so funky cute!!!

Bella

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

That clock is amazing! Great job. Love the EEK all framed up in your dollar store find - quite adorable.
The Green Guy under glass is way cool. Did you use a spray adhesive and then pour glitter on him? He looks GREAT!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Chris,
Love the clock remake! You have some great ideas!

Darlene said...

I LOVE your clock...it turned out GREAT!!!! Love your glittered skull and Frank!! Cute, CUTE!!!

Sandy Toes said...

That clock is so amazing! You are so talented! Wow! Everything is spectacular!
-Sandy Toes

Stephanie said...

I love the clock and the glitter! I just recently found your blog and I love it! I've been inspired so many times!

I wanted to let you know that I linked to your Halloween Tutorial post this morning! I created a version of your countdown calendar, but I can't wait to do it your way for our Christmas Advent calendar!

Thanks again for all the fun projects!

santamaker said...

Oh goodness! I adore the glittered skeleton... and every respectable home needs one for Halloween! Girl...nice job! Your little touches are great and you have such fun projects! Awww, why do you hate your dog?

Marie said...

LOVE your clock!! And Bill is fantastic! Don't fall asleep in class today. :o)

Julie said...

I love the clock! and bill looks great what a great job on him!
julie

Layla said...

Oh my gosh, you are so good!
LOVE "Mr. Glitter Bones"...(that's what I call him).
I will email you and tell you where I've been...it has to do with me not taking my antibiotics, because I'm afraid of pills and my bacterial infection AND pink eye coming back with a vengeance,

Talk soon,
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Shannon said...

LOVE it all!! The clock is great!

mollyandmarshal said...

I love them all! Great idea on rehabbing that clock, I never would have thought of that! So clever!

Moi said...

you are so creative! I love the clock and the frame ideas! I saw a bute blog that did the same thing but spelled "FALL". I have to admit that the glittery bones under the glass are cool but give me the heevy geevies!

Magpie Interior Design said...

Loooooooove the skeleton!!! Fabulous job!

~Stacy

Becky said...

How spooky and how cute.
Becky

Jeni said...

All of these projects look great! I love watching all of the fun things you create...keep it up!!

Laurel MacD said...

Ahh - what we give up sleep for. It looks awesome!

Gordostyle said...

You are AWESOME! I LOVE everything! So COOL!

Smiles,
Jen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute projects, Chris! You Halloween girls are so funny with all the ghoulish things, but they are cute. I've just never gotten into much fall or Halloween decorating. Fun to see it all in blogland.

tidymom said...

You always do such cute things!! Love the clock!!! I was going to get those bones from Dollar Tree, but they wouldn't fit well under my cake save, wish mine was deeper/taller.

Thanks for the heads up on the party!! I linked up too!! what fun!!

Happy Fall
~Tidymom

Shauna said...

You are so crafty!! Thanks for all the great ideas - I love hearing how you transform things, makes me feel like there's hope for me!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

Ann said...

Those are really cool projects for Halloween. I could only wish to have some of your talent anf patience in doing those.

Inspired Kara said...

The bones are AMAZING! I love them. SUCH a great idea.

Thanks for inspiring budget-concious ideas!

I can't wait till after fall when everything goes on sale! :)

Nichole said...

Love that clock!! Fun decor - and please do share the glitter tips you learned along the way :o)

Stephanie said...

You are soo talented and always have the best ideas! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Astrid said...

I LOVE your clock! What a cool idea! I also heart your glittery bones but I know that my girls would freak out and cry if they saw them...So no bones or skulls in our house (yet). :)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

What a smart cookie you are! That clock looks great and you did a terrific job on the glittered skeleton! :) Love it!

The Berry's Patch said...

More cute projects! I just can't keep up with you talented ladies. :-)

AndreaLeigh said...

That is amazing! I was inspired to try to make the glitter bones. I found the hands and bones at the dollar store but couldn't find the scull. Hopefully mine turns out as lovely as yours.

Kristin said...

Great projects! You have been very busy. I love the clock. I saw the EEK pictures and thought they were very cute too.

AndreaW123 said...

Bill is amazing....do you have green glitter....everywhere? Worth it....so....worth it.
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

southerninspiration said...

Oh, girl you do have a boatload of creativity! You are amazing at what you've done! Love the clock!

Suzanne

Halfpint said...

That clock is so adorable! I want one!

Stacey said...

I love your blog...you are so creative, glad I stopped by!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Wow! You have been busy! It all looks so great! Where did you get Frank? He is so funny?

I am very afraid of glitter. Did it get everywhere or was it not so bad? The bones look awesome!

lipstickandlaundry said...

LOVE your ideas... the clock transformation is AWESOME!
~Jen

Meghan said...

You rock girly!
Totally!
Can I puh-leeze move in?
Really, you won't notice me.
I'm 6ft with red hair & a weight issue, I'll blend!
LOL

Great job!

Tausha said...

sleep is overrated! My hubby always says that you can sleep when your dead. Of course, this refers to when he goes fishing, and to my crafting! i love the glitter! it looks so fantastic-creepy good. So-did you spray the skeleton parts with some sort of spray so it wont come off and you can save them from year to year? i am not a glitter girl-but I am really liking the "NEW" and improved glitter-so I am thinking I want to make something. Let me know!
The clock is super cute as well. I couldn't find a witch cutout either-I just went online and found one that I liked (better homes and gardens site) then i just made a stencil. It was way way cheaper than buying a pre die cut! I love your clock more than mine, thats it, I am redoing. I am such a freak! Maybe I should put my head under a dome!

Tausha said...

ps-looks like you need to do a glitter tutorial! Look what you started!

Our Complete Family said...

Hoping you're not running on 'E' and feeling good this evening! You did an awesome job on the clock! How neat! And the green guy? He's so fun and funky! Love him! Happy rest of your week~ Les

Cameo said...

The clock is so cute!! I love the green guy. My girls are terrified of anything spooky, so I have to wait a few years to make him!

Sheila said...

The clock is fabulous! and the glittered bones are amazing...the time it took was worth it they look great!

Sweet Simplicity said...

The clock looks SO good! You did a great job and I love the bat!

Kelly said...

Wow, just wow!

Love the clock, my list is getting longer with projects wanna-do!

Geez, thanks! ;) xo

Barbara said...

Sorry I am commenting so far behind everyone. I was in deep pain from yard work. You did a fantastic job! That CLOCK! My fav is the EEK and Frank... He's so handsome...

tiffany said...

The clock is great! May have to credit you with that when I copy you!

Angie said...

Love all the great Halloween projects!

Kimba said...

Oh my gosh! I hardly know where to begin! You've got enough in here for 3 posts! That clock is fantastic! I seriously love it!

And Bill? He's too fabulous for words! I can only imagine how long you'll be finding green glitter in your house. But he's so worth it!

You are beyond awesome! Thanks for coming to my party.

Happy halloween!
Kimba

Saucy said...

I love your version of Martha's glittered skeleton pieces. I'm looking for the pieces but have yet to locate them. I refuse to pay Micheal's prices.

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Chris ~ I love that clock...it turned out awesome! I have been missin your posts lately, but you have been a busy little girl!

Your house looks wonderful decorated...love it...love it!

Have a great week!
Hugz,
Michele

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Very creative. The clock is wonderful. You are very talented. Jackie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I am so in love with the clock!! All those ugly clocks out there just waiting to be spookified! I am going on the hunt for one today! :)
Carrie

Michelle said...

Love every bit of it!
Especially the glitter green!!!!!

Michelle
http://www.everydaycelebrating.com

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Those clocks are awesome. Your decor is just too much fun! I love it, lady.

Kris said...

Ok, I think my problem is the vision in general. I did NOT see that cute clock coming from that really ugly dog one. SO cute! And Bill??! He is looking a little jealous but it is a lovely shade of green on him - Ack! LOVE THEM! I think I'm picking up more than I'm going to need to at the after Halloween sales and *I'll* be the one with too many projects copying all of yours from this year!

restyled home said...

Brilliant!! I may just have to copy you and your sources!!

Linda

sandra/tx said...

Chris, great job on your Halloween projects. Can I copy YOU?! :-)

Blarney said...

Awesome job on everything! I am so glad I have you on my blog roll ...

Victoria said...

Oh wow! Love the clock and Bill! You did a fabulous job on everything.

Jennie said...

too cute... the clock is great, I love to be able to salvage something and make it into something so new.... great job

Sharen said...

Hey I love your decor! I love how your glitter skeleton turned out. You should check out mine! Just scroll down on my blog.

To The Moon and Back said...

Wow, you are so creative. I love what you did with your mantle, and these bones are just too much.

I LOVE your blog, it is very inspiring. I just started blogging, hope you can come & visit me some time!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the clock! It's so awesome! I never would have thought to do something like that.

And Bill turned out smashingly. I love how we can be inspired like someone like Martha and do it ourselves so much easier and cheaper. Way to go!

Mandi said...

I am gonna be copying this glittered green skull for a party Saturday night. I enjoy your posts so much! Thanks for sharing.

Kimba said...

Hey girl! I linked to a couple of your posts this morning.

Jenny S said...

I might have to copy the glitter bones too! I love how that looks!!Thanks for sharing!

Jenny S said...

just have to tell you!I went out and got the frame from the dollar store and this is now in my too do pile!!

yeahexceptfornot said...

I love the clock! total transformation! so creative!

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