Thursday, September 23, 2010
Martha Stewart Revamp...
Halloween is coming, and I am so excited this year. I have been kind of a bah humbug for a few years about decorating for it (too much "cheesy or too disturbing Halloween decorations out there). Because I have a 3 yr old I wanted to get into the "spirit", and finally have found some decorations that "work" for me. Ran off to Tai Pan Trading, and started buying small cute things but I needed a little more stuff and wasn't willing to pay an arm and a leg for it. Martha Stewart had a tutorial on how to make these super cute paper lanterns, but of course the supplies needed were things that would again, cost me arm and a leg for only Paper Decorations. So I had to find an alternative...
CEREAL BOXES, BLACK SPRAY PAINT, TISSUE GIFT WRAP, SCOTCH TAPE & A BLACK SHARPIE.
I used 1 Kix Cereal box, cut it to work with her template, than spray painted the whole thing with glossy black paint. While it dried I printed out on regular paper Marthas templates, than traced them onto the tissue. I cut it to shape so it would fit inside of the boxes. I made a little hole in the back of the box ( so I can insert some christmas lights later on, or perhaps even buy those battery operated votive candles.) So EASY~ SO CHEAP~ SO CUTE!
So, yeah instead of spending up to $20 bucks on Marthas idea (which by the way is soooo very cute, but not quite the time or $ that I want to make home made paper crafts that most likely will only last me this Halloween), I spent.....a grand total of.....$ 0.00! Yep I had all this stuff laying around the house....:-)
Needless to say I am a happy camper, and so is my little girl who is LOVING all of her "new halloween stuff" as she calls it.
ps. the smaller lantern with the moon is made out of a fruit snack box:-)