Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Some Halloween projects

I made these bats and spiders last halloween before I began blogging and they are just too cute not to share. I think I got the idea from a magazine but I don't remember which one exactly, and I did take some liberties with my final creations.


It was so hard to photograph these black items! I tried outside, but what was I thinking using a white back drop? Anyway, this is his face close up. All began with styrofoam balls that I painted with black acrylic paint and a foam brush. The bats I also sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Midnight for some sparkle. I used a sheet of craft foam to create the wings and ears which I inserted slightly into the foam and secured with hot glue. Gotta be careful with that though because you can melt your styrofoam! The first picture is the bat hanging in front of my window in my livingroom. I was going to hang them random around my livingroom until I realized that since the walls and ceiling are plaster there is no way a thumb tack was penetrating! They are like cement!


These spiders are really my favorite. I wrapped the large ball with craft marabou securing with hot glue. The legs are just large chenille pipe cleaners that I pushed into the foam and secured with hot glue yet again. Some I added filament for hanging like above, and some I added a stick so that they could be added to flower pots or floral arrangements. I love my spider on a stick! Bet Andrew Zimmern's had a few...yuck.

The eyes of all my pets are ball head pins which I dipped into bright green pigment ink, Colorbox I think, and then dipped into clear ep and embossed. I did this several times until I got them thoroughly covered and bright and shiny!

Here is hanging spider up close, and below in his environment! Sorry for the crappy pictures.



I have more halloween projects to share but it's too late and Lord knows I need my beauty sleep! Have a great night everyone!!

10 comments:

Lorraine said...

Danielle, I love it all! so creative and perfect for Halloween! tfs! love the hairy spider. too cute

Julia Aston said...

Fun fun bats Danielle! and I love your wonderfully decorated mantel!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Your place looks fabulous!! You know I am NOT a big fan of bug or bats but I love these little creations!! I would probably shriek!! everytime I walked into my living room with these babies hanging around!!

Catherine said...

OMG! Danielle, i'm sorry but they're just too creepy for me...hahaha. they're cute, i think!!! but CREEPY, LOL!

sideshow stamps said...

ahhh!! These are so cute! I love how furry the spiders are!
Adorable!
:)

Ila said...

What Fabulous, Spooky and Fun projects..and I love the last photo...Gorgeous fireplace!!!...Hugs, Ila

Amy said...

Fantastic ideas! The little spider looks fantastic! I LOVE them!

Curt in Carmel said...

Martha has nothing on you! These are super! I love how you decorate your house with them! Makes me want to go get some stuff and make some! Best, Curt

Rose Ann said...

These are just too cute, Danielle!! I love 'em!!

paula said...

Theses are toooooo CUTE, Martha approved for sure! lol I love them all!