I got quite a few things crossed off my to do list this weekend, which is always a good feeling.
Friday night we watched Baby Mama. I thought it was really funny. Definitely worth a dollar to rent and maybe even worthy enough to add to the collection.
Saturday morning, after cleaning cages and in-between sessions of General Conference, I got to work crafting while watching my favorite Halloween movies: Hocus Pocus, Steven King's Rose Red, Casper, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's Double Double Toil and Trouble... (yes, I'm 5). I started by painting five terracotta pots like candy corn. I learned through trial and error the most efficient way to get them to look the way I wanted. I won't bore anyone with the details, but if I were to do it all over again this is what I'd do:
1) Wash off and air dry the pots to get rid of any dust and dirt.
2) Paint the entire outside and the top of the rim white; let dry.
3) Paint another coat or two of white so no brown is showing through.
4) Paint a section of orange around the middle of each pot. This should be the widest section to look most like candy corn.
5) Paint another layer of orange or two so no white is showing through.
5) Paint the rims yellow, let dry, and paint again so no white is showing through.
6) Dry overnight.
7) Paint a layer of glossy Mod Podge all over to make them shiny.
8) Fill with candy corn and eat at your leisure.
I didn't use tape or anything to get even edges, I just freehanded and eyeballed it.
Next, I finished cutting out Halloween shapes from black felt and set them throughout the apartment and in all the windows.
Uh oh! We have a mouse infestation in our kitchen!
Finally, I refurbished this old wood-stained frame. I sanded it all over, painted it with a couple coats of white, painted it again with a couple coats of teal, and then sanded the edges for a distressed look. Now it's hanging in the kitchen and I've put some random stuff inside.
Whew! I wish every weekend was this productive!