Saturday, September 24, 2011

EEK and BOO!

I've been in a funk lately.  A blah sort of mood, where I feel unmotivated, lazy, and let's face it....annoyed.  Anyone watch The Office on Thursday?  Where Pam was all hormonal and crying?  As my husband was sitting on the couch laughing at her, I was sitting in my chair holding back tears.....because Pam........she really gets me.  As much as a fictional character can get someone, at least.  Unlike Pam, I don't have the pregnancy hormones to blame my blah-ness on, but seriously, the ups and downs of adoption, the hurry up and wait, the unknowns.....it's been taking it's toll lately.

Why am I telling you all this?  Really, I have no clue.  I'm actually posting to show off the cutey little Halloween decorations I made yesterday!  I'm typically not a Halloween person.  I don't really decorate for it, because I don't like the witches and goblins and all that spooky stuff.  But yesterday as I was digging through my craft supplies, forcing myself to do something creative to hopefully get out of my funk....I found some black glittery letters that just screamed Halloween!

So, I gathered up some supplies...

The frames were part of a cheapy 3-pack from Ikea.  I painted them with DecoArt Americana's Burnt Orange.

When the orange paint was dry, I gave it a little more character by using a paper towel to rub on a little black paint in spots.  I cut some scrapbooking paper to fit, and put on my sparkly black letters.  Easy peasy.

Here's what I ended up with:

A close-up of the glittery letters...

And again, the end results...

No witches or ghouls, but just a nice little touch of Halloween!



Linked to a few of my favorites, including The DIY Showoff's Fall Festival Party

6 comments:

Tanya said...

Very cute!

Althea said...

I don't usually love Halloween decorations either but these are cute!

Meri @ twofive365 said...

Very cute! Sorry to hear that you are having all the ups and downs during the adoption process. We have several friends who have gone through it and it is almost like being preggers with the highs and lows. Prayers for peace <3

Jamie said...

Sweet and simple! I'm adding this to my Halloween decor To Do's. :0)

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

Oooh. I had a project in my head and this just gave me a better idea of how to do it! I love the way these came out!

I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

Lindsay said...

I love this! What adorable little frames. The details on them are just perfect for the holiday! Thanks for inspiring the rest of us! I would love for you to share this at Show & Share!

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-7.html

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