Thursday, 16 October 2008

Spooky Crafts

We decided to do a bit of preparation for I's Halloween Party this weekend. She has had a party now for the last 4 years and each year we try and make it better than the previous one. She fancied a gravestone for the garden, and this is what we came up with. It is so easy to make and a great one for the kiddies to have a go at.

We cut the side from a large cardboard box......

We shaped the top and painted it with black acrylic paint...

We used a glue stick to make the letters and then sprinkled them with red glitter....and Hey Presto!

This will be propped under a tree and a skeleton will be draped in front. A green glow stick will make it suitably spooky when darkness falls...and then you enter the garden at your peril....Ha Ha Ha......!!!

Toothache is getting the better of me at the moment and this was one of the few things that I have managed to make in the past couple of weeks. My concentration levels are very short at present. Dentist on Monday and 2 extractions booked in, (or out, depending on how you look at it!!). Never one to enjoy the dentist, but I will be positively galloping in there next week. Can't stand it much longer!

Dev X


Heart in the country said...

Sorry to hear about your toothache, one of worst things!

Love the preparations for your party, and you should be pain free by then, just in time to enjoy apple bobbing :0)


Lisa said...

Hope your toothache is gone soon!

You certainly have me in the Halloween spirit. :)

Faith said...

Horrible tooth ache - poor you!

Great tombstone you made. I used to love doing all that crafty stuff with my girls when they were little and we had some great halloween parties.

Thanks for your comment on my dove blog. Unfortunately I don't know where the doves roost and nest so can't remove eggs. I certainly wouldnt want to eat them (the doves) like your husband does!

carolyn said...

My eldest son's birthday is a few days before Halloween so his birthdays have always ended up with a bit of a Halloween theme.
Hope the toothache is now a thing of the past.

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