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Monday, October 26, 2015

Giant eyeball Halloween decoration

Today's Halloween decoration was a total surprise project. I was out for my morning walk and one of my neighbors had put this lamp out by the side of the road in the "free zone" and I instantly saw its possibility to be turned into a giant eyeball with just a bit of paint and a circle of black cardboard.
Giant eyeball halloween decoration paper lampshade, stefanie Girard
That's really all there is to this. I freehanded a blue circle of paint and the red bloodshot lines. I used a plate as a template to cut the circle. The kids are loving it as they walk to school :)

This is the latest in my recycled eyeball series. I have made eyeballs from yoga balls, bowling balls, ping pong balls, paper weights, and have needle felted and crocheted them. I see a happy Halloween in your future!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween decoration: Pumpkin jar filled with Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

This falls under the so quick and easy you won't believe it category. Hey wait that should be a hashtag. I will be using that one!

Step 1: Fill clear pumpkin shape container with Pepperidge Farm Goldfish.
goldfish pumpkin jar Halloween decoration
I did however put all my jack-o-lantern bowls, candle holders, salt and paper shakers and a mug with it as a collection seems to have formed. Hmmmmm how did that happen?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How to paint zig zag and wavy stripes with quotes on planter pots

I am in love with quotes! Yes indeed I am. I have designed tons of adult coloring pages based on quotes and I have quotes all over my house and yard. My latest quote embellished items are these giant 22 inch Fiskars planters.
how to paint kylon stripes quotes frog tape zig zag line Fiskars planters, stefanie girard
They were fun and easy to make.
how to paint kylon stripes quotes frog tape zig zag line Fiskars planters, stefanie girard
I used Frog Tape in the chevron pattern and the scalloped pattern.
how to paint kylon stripes quotes frog tape zig zag line Fiskars planters, stefanie girard
I simply ran 2 strips around the top edge to form a stripe. To prevent spray paint getting on the pot below the stripe I used some newspaper sale flyers.
how to paint kylon stripes quotes frog tape zig zag line Fiskars planters, stefanie girard
I used the box the pots came in as a stand while painting them.
how to paint kylon stripes quotes frog tape zig zag line Fiskars planters, stefanie girard
Now that I had a nice scallop and chevron stripe on each of the pots it was time to embellish and write the quotes.
Krylon paint pens write quotes on planters, stefanie girard, wavy stripes

I used 2 Krylon paint pens. 1 in gold and one in black.

The 2 quotes I wrote were:

"Don't go through like, grow through life."

and

"We never really grow up. We only learn how to act in public."

I simply hand lettered around the pot adding some swirls as well for fun.

I highly recommend dressing up flower pots and planters with quotes. It is just another thing to make you smile around your house.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How to make a see-through skull shirt with a Sizzix die cut

I haven't done too much with clothing lately but today's post is my latest favorite thing to do with clothing- die cutting it! With my new Sizzix Big Shot. I thought it would be fun to do a skull on the back of a black shirt for Halloween.
Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard
I found a plain black shirt in the stash and gathered up:
white tulle
Heat n Bond
press cloth
Inner ironing board with scrap press cloth
Sizzix skull die
Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard
The first step is to turn the shirt inside out and iron on a square of Heat n Bond to the area you are going to die cut.
Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard
Next die cut your shape. The  Sizzix Big Shot makes all the difference as you have tons of space for all the extra fabric of the shirt.
Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard
Then Iron on the tulle. Be sure to use a press cloth under the shirt surface and on top so you don't get adhesive on the front side of the shirt or your iron.
Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard
Then flip the shirt right side out and peal off the paper backing on the die cut eyes and nose and iron them onto the tulle. Be sure to use the press cloths on this step too!
Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard
Here's another photo you can see how translucent the shirt die cut is with the window light coming through.

Sizzix die cut skull shirt Halloween stefanie Girard





Monday, October 12, 2015

I'm A Good Witch Most of the Time - Adult coloring page

I thought I'd design a coloring page for Halloween and so I went poking around for a good quote and "I'm a good witch most of the time" jumped out as the clear winner. If it calls to you too feel free to download and color away my fellow good most of the time witches!

I'm a good witch most of the time adult coloring page quote Halloween Stefanie Girard
I used a combination of BIC markers  and  Chameleon Markers.
Leave a comment with a link to your finished page or tag me on Instagram @StefanieLGirard
I would love to see how yours turns out.

I'm a good witch most of the time adult coloring page quote Stefanie Girard

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to make mini jack-o-lantern pumpkins with acorns

Are you a big fan of the acorn? I am and I thought I'd make some tiny jack-o-lanterns with a bunch of acorns from my stash. They were fun to make. Oh, and easy!
Grab some acorns,
orange paint
pencils
vases or glasses to hold the pencils upright
Tombow adhesive dots
Fine tip Sharpie marker
Use an adhesive dot to hold the acorn upside down on the ends of the pencils to make them easy to hold while painting and rest while drying.
Paint the acorns orange.
 When the paint is dry remove the pencil leaving the glue dot on the acorn. Pop the lid back on the acorn using the glue dot to secure it.

Draw a jack-a-lope face on each of the acorns.

Enjoy!



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