Saturday, November 7, 2015

Halloween 2015

Here is the beautiful but ornery butterfly. She picked her costume out this year:)

Here are the two trick or treaters before their Halloween outing. This was as good as it got for pictures. They were ready for candy and didn't want to waste a lot of time taking pictures with Mom. lol

Jack O'Lantern Juice Soda for Classroom Teachers on Halloween

Aren't these Jack O'Lantern juice sodas adorable? I bought a 6 pack of orange Crush pop from the store and made these Jack O'Lantern sodas. I designed the pumpkin face in Silhouette and used some vinyl to attach to the clean Crush pop bottle. I then packaged them up in clear goodie bags I got from Dollar Tree. I prefer Dollar Tree's bags because they are more transparent than the one's I have from Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby's had a more foggy look. The straws are from Walmart and then I dropped in a few candy corns for added cuteness. I love how they turned out and the teacher's did too. Hope y'all had a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DIY Halloween Window Silhouette

I love Halloween! This year I got pretty creative and did a Halloween display. I had found this image awhile back and thought it was just too cute. I love Halloween but without all the gorey scary stuff. I like the cutesy decorations. My girls will agree. LOL.

One of the best parts about this is it is easy to remove and doesn't leave any residue behind and is completely customizable to your space/window. We are in an apartment now so pretend those dirty windows are part of the decoration. We are on the second floor and didn't want to hang outside to clean them.  Yeah, that's what we will agree on, right?

Forgive the photos they are from my iPhone. I was being lazy.
projector for window display
Here is the overhead set up to project onto the window. I used a TV tray to get it to the right height.

halloween silhouette
Put the transparency on the overhead projector.

cute halloween silhouette
Project your image up onto the window to make sure you have it properly placed.

pencil traced silhouette
I put some scotch tape up to keep the Magic cover up in place and traced the projected outline with a pencil.

material for window silhouette
Here is what I'm using to put it on the window. I had to order mine off of Amazon. It's called Magic Cover and it sticks to the window but it comes off clean. It is also double sided black. Meaning this will show black on both sides. Love it. But not that it comes in 24 ft! Looks like I will be finding lots of projects to use this on.

black out material for silhouette
Here is the Magic Cover traced. Can you see the pencil lines? It is just enough to see to cut it out.

halloween window silhouette
 I had to divide my silhouette into 3 parts. I decided to put the center of it straight down the middle of the girl since this would be the easiest. Here is the first part cut out.

black cover for window display
 When I started sticking the silhouette to the window I put the top on first then slowly pressed down with my hand will I moved the paper backing away as I went down.

window black out
Here it is going up. My photo bomber in place as usual. My husband told me I'd have to take it down if the dog started barking excessively at it. It was a 50/50 chance but she's good with it:)

I loved how it turned out and I've had lots of neighbors complement it as well. Looks like another project I will be repeating.

Chalkboard Art Tutorial

diy chalkboard art
Here is my Halloween chalkboard. It's a little busy for my taste...but it's only going to be up for a few weeks so I can live with it. The design is Lindsay Letters. I love all of her stuff and now you can buy some of her work at Hobby Lobby!

BTW This is how I do all my chalkboards. I start with finding a design I like, then resize it and touch it up a little or a lot depending on the image quality I have in Photoshop, size it to 8 1/2 x 11, and have it printed at an office supply store on a transparency for .75 cents.
diy hand lettering
Here is my dog photo bombing as I'm trying to show you the image projected up on the board from the overhead. She loves the projector. She literally runs to me and waits for me to plug it in. It's her favorite craft machine because its puts out heat like a heater. She's crazy. My kids were literally swimming this week it's still so hot here in Texas. It should be called Hot-ober instead of October.

diy chalkboardHere is the board during mid production. It's really easy to do. You should try it!
Need more inspiration? Check out my other chalkboards:Good Mom MottoAutumn is the Year's Last Loveliest SmileEaster Bunny & Chicks Chalkboard

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Good Mom Motto Chalkboard

Motto of my life! This is what has stayed the longest on my chalkboard until I changed it to the Autumn one. I think that this saying "Good Moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids says it all. The dirty floors can with your kids!

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