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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: I don't even know what to call this, but I want to make my own on: November 04, 2008 12:19:51 PM
Definitely use the pool noodles! They would work perfectly and can be covered in fabric. I live in texas and they sell them year round here.. however you may have to wait till summer to get some =(
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Undies Swap - My Fave Themes .:CLOSED:. on: November 03, 2008 12:19:06 PM
I haven't physically started crafting yet but I've been getting my ideas organized and materials ready. I plan on starting tonight after work =)
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Undies Swap - My Fave Themes .:CLOSED:. on: October 29, 2008 12:20:11 PM
I have this FANTASTIC idea for one of my partner's themes but there's a small chance I'll mess it all up.. is anyone else nervous like I am about ruining undies that your partner bought??

I don't want to just play it safe with my crafting here, but I also don't want to ruin anything... I think I'll practice on scrap fabric first..
14  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Recycled Milk Jug GHOST decorations with Mini-Tutorial on: October 22, 2008 05:45:55 AM
that is so neat! do you think it would work with those little electric tea light thingies?

yes! They work just fine =)
15  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Recycled Milk Jug GHOST decorations with Mini-Tutorial on: October 20, 2008 10:29:16 AM
I made these cute little spooky guys in about 20 minutes if you include paint-drying time. =) They look GREAT and glow like crazy but of course, my cell phone camera didn't capture the amazing glowness.

*These aren't my idea, I saw something like this on a blog a long time ago and don't have a link for it*





How to make them

1. Collect a few milk jugs, I used gallon sized ones but I'm sure skinny ghosts from the half-gallon jugs would look great too. If you can't drink that much milk before Halloween, do what I did and ask friends/family!

2. I painted the caps black because I had no white paint, but I think they'd blend in more if they were white. But definitely paint them because mine were a mix of blue and red and that's SO not Halloweeny

3. Alignt them up so that all the sides with the label are facing the back. Using black acrylic paint (I bet a sharpie would work too), paint some ghoulish faces.. I made mine up as I went along.

4. I used a razor and cut out a hole in the  back, using the sticker label as a guide.

5. Then I divided a strand of 100 orange Halloween lights ($3.50 at Walmart) into 4 parts and shoved them inside.. I think clear lights would look better because Ghosts are white and not orange.. but its all I could find.


Then plug them in and enjoy!

16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Undies Swap - My Fave Themes .:CLOSED:. on: October 15, 2008 05:23:28 AM
I've got some great ideas for my partner! woo!
17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas crafts easy for elderly to make on: October 14, 2008 06:57:42 AM
Maybe a small needlepoint project? They sell them in tiny sizes (2" x2") and many elderly are familiar with this technique. Its small enough to not flare up arthritis, etc.

My grandmother loves sewing sequins as decorations onto dishcloths, fabric calendars, etc. Maybe she would like that?

18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Three dollars of yarn=cosy=Christmas present on: October 14, 2008 06:49:07 AM
Thank you so much for the pattern! I will make some of these for Christmas gifts! =)
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Pimp my Office/Desk Swap? on: October 03, 2008 06:48:53 AM
I'm sitting in my boring office right now.. I'd love to do a swap like this
!
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Undies Swap - My Fave Themes .:Signups til Oct 15:. on: October 03, 2008 06:36:46 AM
I'm stoked for this!
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