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1  Upcycled/Recycled/Awesomecycled Halloween Decorations! in Halloween Decor and Parties by HowdySailor on: October 17, 2013 01:42:05 PM
I am one of those crafters that can't walk past anything without figuring out what I can do with it.

I just recently completed the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap and got to make an awesome bottle for Momof2! I liked how it came out so much that I made 2 for myself.

These started with empty wine bottles that I kept from my recent photography show. I washed them out and let them soak in hot, soapy water to remove any labels. It took about 3 solid coats of gold spray paint to cover everything up. After that, I sprayed them with a mixture I made that consisted of red screen printing ink and some water for the blood splatter effect. The twine is hot glued around the neck as well as the cap. The labels are Martha Stewart that I purchased 3 or 4 Halloweens ago. The ping pong ball eye as well as the severed finger were purchased at the dollar store.

This started as an olive oil holder that I purchased at Goodwill for $3. It was an ugly wooden box and had no bottles. I happen to horde bottles with corks so this worked out perfectly! I sanded the box to get the logo off and then spray painted it black. The white splatter is from spray painting a couple feet above the box and letting it drip through the air and onto the box. The bottles are filled with half solid color/ half glow glitter so they have a faint glow after being exposed to light. Again, the labels are Martha Stewart.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
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2  Re: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Gallery in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: October 01, 2013 09:52:00 AM
Mine mine mine!

Day 1 w/bonus!
Some apple sugar candy from a 1912 cookbook(SO awesome) and orange taffy. She also threw in an extra that I opened on day 1. A "zombie" blood stained towel. I LOVE it!

Day 2.
I LOVE these. I have always wanted my own little wooden figures. She even sent them in a coffin which is also displayed.

Day 3.
These awesome mini frames with classic monsters. Momof2 is doing a heck of a job decorating my mantle!!!

Day 4.
A super cool sign that has already been hung, Pez(my fave!!!), and an awesome ghost that comes with a magnet pen...just like the old Wooly Willy. Loving everything so far!

Day 5.
Some awesome goodies for my house! A towel, pumpkin spice potpourri which is totally in my car already, and some really cool owl cutouts. Action shot of my towel included!

Day 6.
An amazing painted sugar skull! I love this so much. It immediately went onto my mantle!

Day 7.
My very own mug rug! YAY!

Day 8.
A delicious jar of sugar scrub(arranged like a candy corn). We had a little leakage with this one when it arrived, but I just washed my hands with some and it is glorious. Also, 2 super cool lip glosses. Zombie and pumpkin themed. Already used the pumpkin one. So cool!

Day 9.
Some super cute paper lanterns!

Day 10.
Check out these super cool decoupaged letters! EEK is already on my mantle and BOO is propped up on my tv stand in the back room. YAY!

Day 11.
Check this out! It's a half human/half zombie heart. I love it!!! I took something down off the wall and hung it immediately!

Day 12.
Supply day! Got some great stuff. I have been dying to try the glitter spray! (stamps, stickers, glitter paint/glue, and glitter spray paint)

Day 13.
So sad that this is the last day, but I got some super fun witch coasters! Perfect for beer on football Sunday!

Momof2!, you have been such a great partner! I had a blast with this swap, yet again. I wish all of you craft ladies were in my life more often!  Grin
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3  Re: 13 Days Of Halloween Mini swap Round 4 (SU-July 10-25; SO Sept 30/12) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by HowdySailor on: September 29, 2012 11:32:07 AM
I am so excited to start looking in the gallery! I shipped today for myself and Mom (PrimAtHeart). I think our partners will be very pleased. I used my 60lb Bulldog for scale. These boxes weighed 46lbs in total. Hahah

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4  Re: 13 Days of Halloween Mini Swap Rd 4 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by HowdySailor on: July 29, 2012 04:02:04 PM
Epic Halloween goodness goes HERE

Patiently awaiting opening the goodies!

October 19th
My beautiful "container"!!! This couldn't be more perfect for me!!  Grin

October 20th
Super cool fabric flag garland! We already hung this up!

October 21st
Fabric brooches! I LOVE LOVE LOVE brooches and I got a whole set!

October 22nd
Get ready to be jealous....this amazing spooky bird house!

October 23rd
Look how awesome my garland is! Covered in glitter and eyeballs! LOVE
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5  Re: Felt Badge Round 2 Gallery!! (Send Out July 9) in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: July 18, 2012 05:27:12 PM
YAY! My package from kathrynsss is here and it was well worth the wait!!!

First, the super cute bag that accompanied my badges:

Next, this adorable crabby to fit my sea theme....his pinchers and dangly. Heheh

And she made me this crazy awesome sleepy fox:

Thanks so much super mega awesome swap partner!!!! I love them both!!!
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6  Re: Felt Badge Round 2 Gallery!! (Send Out July 9) in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: July 02, 2012 04:04:28 PM
Holy canoli! I LOVE that owl!

And now, get ready to be jealous! My amazing partner deathbeforedishes sent me not one, but TWO crazy awesome badges. She stuck with my deep sea theme for both and I couldn't be happier!

First up, my cute little octopus with the button eyes!

And my crazy cool diver!

I wear every single badge I have and can't wait to put one on!!
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7  Re: One Small Hobbit Thing Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: June 05, 2012 01:52:28 PM
That hood is EPIC! I have loved everything so far, but be prepared to be jealous when I get home and show you all my goodies!!!

YESSS!! I'm home now....are you ready?! Sorry for the poopy pictures.

First up, my awesome Gandalf glitter box(which sadly was stuck to the paper, but I salvaged!!), an adorable fishy pin, and an amazing Hobbit hole made from clay!

An amazing hoop that has already been placed on my shelf and a super cute matchbox diorama:

And my most favorite in all the land! Not one, but TWO crocheted Gandalf dolls. AAAAHHHHH

This swap was amazingly fun and I can't wait until we all gather to see the movie haha
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8  Re: Felt Badge Swap Gallery!! (Send Out April 30) in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: May 01, 2012 06:25:12 AM
Ok, so I seriously love every badge that I have seen so far, but I officially have the best partner EVER. I mean, totally above and beyond what I could have ever expected!

My favorite things all relate to the ocean and/or zombies and goldfishpollywog nailed it!

I present to you the most epic badge EVER!


In the dark. Spookyyyyy

Thank you for making me the coolest badge everrrrrrrrrrrr  Grin  Grin  Grin
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9  Re: Unicorn Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: April 09, 2012 06:17:04 PM

My awesome unicorn stuffie inspired by Rainbow Brite!

A super cool bag painting with an image I LOVE from my fave pillow!

This rad wall hanging

And last but not least, this huge stuffie with moving limbs! AMAZING!

Thank you SO much to my super mega amazing partner! <3
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10  Re: Make My Collectible Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by HowdySailor on: April 07, 2012 04:18:12 PM
I received from the wonderful skittlebub and she knows me pretty well these days  Grin

She sent me this crazy good embroidered towel which already displayed in my kitchen. I LOVE it!

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