October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
Halloween may be just around the corner, but you still have time to prepare for the revelers and trick-or-treaters. For Country Living‘s October issue, I decoupaged this Funkin pumpkin (the faux kind that you can use year after year!) with images of bugs and critters from Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities. Decoupage may sound like a fancy word, but just mix school glue with water, and you’re in business. Check out the full instructions right here.
For a good scare, give out these finger-shaped pens as favors. They’re the perfect sugar-free alternative to candy, and a snap to make. For an extra creep factor, be sure to use red ink pens instead of black for a subtle hint of blood. Check out the full instructions here.
pumpkin photo by Dana Gallagher; finger pen photo by Seth Smoot
October 13, 2011 § 1 Comment
Fall weather meant one thing to me as a kid in eastern North Carolina, and that thing was the county fair. For one evening every October, my family would head over to the fairgrounds to do things we normally never did, like sliding down slides on burlap sacks, eating sugary snacks, and playing silly games for prizes. Though it’s been years since I’ve been, these fair-style finds help me feel like I haven’t missed it at all.
Marquee Letters from Urban Outfitters
Pet Fish Soap in a Bag from Spoon Sisters
Full-size Cotton Candy Machine from Walmart
Turkey Target Pillow from Red Barn Mercantile
County Fair State 3-Pack Notebooks from Field Notes
Popcorn Scoop Boxes from Food Service Warehouse
Prize Ribbons from The Curiosity Shoppe