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« on: September 28, 2010 02:37:41 AM »

I squuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Halloween Grin  I just wish it was a bit bigger here in the UK. I try to do my part though by holding a Halloween party every year, even though the list of attendees seems to get smaller as all my friends have kids and decide that costume parties aren't for them anymore.  Boring farts I say!!

Aaaaanyways..... on to a couple of decs I did this week Smiley  Papier mache pumpkin!

I'm afraid I did cheat a little as I bought the papier mache base from Hobbycraft, but this is my pumpkin gal after I...
- coated her with orange acrylic paint
- did some shading and dappling
- coated her in glitter glue to make her sparkly and give her more of a shine
- hot glued some fake autumnal leaves and then glittered the leaf veins (my first time with a glue gun, my new favourite tool!!)

Planning to pop her on the coffee table, on a nice black sparkly cobweb lace tablecloth, with some LED tealights inside  Cool

I've also been working on making a wreath this week for the front door Smiley  I took a polystyrene ring and covered it in rusty orange coloured ribbon, and then cut up some more fake leaves, and cut out a load of bats/skulls/ghosties out of foam

Then got the hot glue out again!!!  I started with the larger leaves and then added some smaller leaves on top, then added some googly eyes to my foam skulls n ghosties and added them to the wreath.  Then I recalled some grey-black [fake] roses I'd bought the other day and decided to add those around the centre.  And then I got the glitter out again and glittered the leaf veins and the petals of the roses Grin

And that's my Halloween fun for this week Smiley
Loops  xxCool


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010 05:08:00 AM »

I absolutely love Halloween. It's my favorite holiday by far.  I LOVE your decorations. The pumpkin is adorable. Yes, glue guns can become quite addictive. LOL.. I've done my fair share of damage with them. Keep up the awesome work and keep Halloween alive. Great job on these. Take care and have a good day.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010 06:21:28 PM »

Your pumpkin is so cute.  Cheesy

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