Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oh dear, it's a Needlefelted deer

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Here's a little stop motion video I put together for this dear deer. Sorry the resolution is so low



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Mercury Glass" Spooktacular Halloween Votives

Here's a fun project for Halloween. For How-To instructions, click here.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Apothecary Centerpiece - Facci Designs

Be the Ghostess with the Mostess this Hallow's Eve.

Apothecary jars and bottles, especially around Halloween, always seem to conjour up creepy 18th century pharmacists in the back concocting their potions, liniments and elixers. So to get into the spirit of Halloween, I created this wicked and spooktacular centerpiece with my custom Apothecary printables.


Facci Designs Halloween Apothecary Labels


I used my own vintage collection of bottles but you can use bottles and jars you have in your kitchen or bathroom - try to find all sorts of heights and shapes for a more dramatic effect. You could also purchase several kinds of bottles online. Below is a list of sites for bottles and the supplies you’ll need.

specialtybottle.com; factorydirectcraft.com; ebay.com; save-on-crafts.com; amazon.com

Supplies:
• Apothecary bottles and jars
• Printable Halloween labels
• Netting
• Mirror tray or tile
• Moss
• Candles
• Halloween polyester webbing or cotton balls
• Halloween blood
• Decorative paper bats
• Facci Designs Needle felted mice (optional)

I placed the netting on the table and secured part of it to the wall behind the centerpiece. I grouped the bottles on a mirror to create a ghoulish glow when the candles are lit. I added some moss and Halloween Polyester Cobwebs I purchased but you can make your own, with cotton balls or even a glue gun! (google it).


I printed my labels on an Avery White Full-Sheet Label but you could print on regular paper, trim and glue to your bottles. Don’t always center the label on the bottle, place some on the top, bottom or angle them a bit to make them look more authentic.



I used Shabbat candles since they are smaller and more narrow than your average candle. Once everything was set up, I dripped some Halloween blood onto the candles and even some of the labels. (Don’t worry if you get a fingerprint on them, it makes it look even creepier.) I then adhered some paper bats.



Please note: when using real candles, please be cautious of the flame and keep the webbing away from the lit candles.