Friday, 9 August 2013

Halloween Wreath in Pictures

So I thought I would add the project I finished this morning. The pics are pretty self explanatory so I will add them in.

This is the wreath I made at my parents house.

 I did not spray paint it against my husband's wheelbarrow. I would be dead now if I had done that.

All the dollar store stuff I got! First shop of the season!

Twine cobweb. This was actually really annoying. The twine kept getting caught on all the curly cues and twigs.

Should have wrapped the ribbon around first...more annoying to get it around the cobweb.


 All done.

Ebenezer Nickerson

My new stone is called "Scrooge" because the epitaph is for a guy named Ebenezer. I actually took the whole epitaph off of as picture I found of a tombstone from New England. It is an actual guy!

Now I used my new hot foam tool for the lettering and...well it took some serious getting used to. I found that I really should've got the tool with the heat variance. It doesn't help that my husband bought me the wrong kind of foam. Through no fault of his own, just a lack of direction on my part.

Holy pink snow! I scraped and sawed and fussed with it and made a lot of a mess. The whole stone ended up being almost 5 feet high. I know that pretty huge and extreme but I really want a few BIG stones for the back of the display.

The bottom ended up being my undoing. I wanted a spot for some stand up battery tapers and possibly some pvc dripping candles if I ever get around to making those. The issue you ask? Nothing fit together nicely once I got it cut out. It has huge gaps and cracks that I tried to stuff with hunks of shaved off foam and wood filler. The lesson lots of putty and filler. There are still some cracks but I plan on filling a lot of them in with scrunched up plastic wrap and covering it with moss.

I was so excited to start putting drylok on it the other day and I opened my can and found...IT WAS RUINED. I called my husband in tears because I had more then half a can and it was SO expensive and I am 31 weeks pregnant and cry at shampoo commercials. He failed to mention that perhaps I should've taken my paint indoors during winter and not to have let it freeze. *facepalm*

So later that day I went to drop my oldest off with my Dad who works at Home Hardware, and asked about some glow in the dark paint. Turns out I also found my drylok on sale for $29.99 and got my Dad's discount! SCORE! So now I am starting the arduous task of painting every little nook and cranny with drylok!

Now whose idea was it to have so many tiny letters on this thing?