As promised, part 2 of the Halloween crafting extravaganza.
These wine bottles in my mom’s Woman’s Day kicked off the whole crafty idea:
Luckily for us, my roommate has been saving wine bottles and other glass in the garage for a while – holding out hope that glass recycling may once again return. All we needed was orange and green spray paint, black construction paper for the hat, and a white paint pen. (actually, we should have gotten black spray paint instead of green, but I couldn’t recall how the witch was done off the top of my head when I was in the spray paint aisle – so our witch was an especially witchy green). No one has quite the affinity for spray paint that I do, so there may have been some initial skepticism about the whole “paint wine bottles” idea. But I thought our versions turned out pretty cool – only wish I had taken photos of my (much artsier) friend’s elaborate pumpkin-stenciled version.
Painting in the backyard – this sheet of plastic is now covered with paint remnants (red, teal, white, and now orange and green) from my various summer projects.
The big pumpkin reveal (lots of oohs and aahs):
(this one’s kinda shaky, despite using the tripod. no idea.)
and finally, mine – not quite as dramatic lit up as some of the others – but may be around until Thanksgiving.
caramel apples are essential.
and possibly my favorite decoration from the party – Kleenex ghosts.
Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like creativity has to be expensive. Or that you have to take a class. Or that you have to actually have artistic ability. Or that it’s super time consuming. But nothing we did was expensive – and nothing was too tough, even for the artistically stunted among us. Spending an afternoon with friends, watching creepy movies and eating crock pot chicken and too many pumpkin cookies while getting crafty – it was the perfect way to spend an autumn Sunday.
Now I’m starting to brainstorm ideas for the yuletide version. I’ve got a bit of time…
(four wine bottle photos from Woman’s Day)