Thursday, October 28, 2010

House O Lantern 2010

Last year we did this to our house and we got such rave reviews from the trick or treaters, that I decided to do it again.  Here is where I found it...Family Fun House O Lantern

I was trying so hard to get it the cardboard up, (notice the markings on the top are facing inward..good thing)  There were no markings on the bottom cardboard.

Cut out the face...(notice the markings on the top are now facing outward, BUT I don't notice it...yet)

Taped the orange tissue paper to the cutouts...(still don't notice the markings are facing outward)

Go outside to have a look see....

NOW, I notice that I have turned the box around...crap.  Do I take it down..remove all the tape, tear out the tissue paper, turn the squares around?  Nah, I don't think it will be dark and the markings should not be seeable from the road. 

..we have to wait for dark thirty to see how it looks....

Ta-Da it's Boo-tiful

Sunday, October 10, 2010

chicken wire bulletin board

At one time, I had a bulletin board in here, and then didn't like it, so it came down.  But over time, I realize I need a place to hang things, whether it's projects to do or a new recipe to try.  It will be an easy place for me to hang pictures from magazines or ones I print out.  This will make it easier for hubby to see what our next project will be.

I can't remember why this chicken wire was originally bought, but it has been hanging in the garage for over  a year now.  Well, I finally found a use for it.  I went to HD and bought these thin strips of wood out of the scrap wood bin for $2.00.

Hubby used the Kreg Jig and made the frame.  Then I stapled the wire to the back, cutting off the excess wire.  I put a picture hanger on the back, and spray painted it black. Used clothes pins as hangers. new bulletin board.  Love it.

P.S. I want to paint the clothespins several different colors, to make it pretty.