The One with the Fake Finger Reminders are Coming Along


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I've sent out the e-vite for Fox's 1st birthday/Halloween party, but to follow up I want to give out a special, one-of-a-kind, something you'll never forget reminder. These oughta do the trick:
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Here are mine in progress:
Chris has access to molding stuff (I don't know the correct terminology...) at dental school so he set up a lab on our dining room table. Looks complicated!
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He concocted an alien-green and blue paste like so:
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Then I stuck my two forefingers into the slime and waited for it to harden after five minutes.
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Then, over the period of a week, Chris would mix up a formula and pour it into the mold, wait a few hours for it to set, and then he'd pull out the fingers. We made 40 fingers total.
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This afternoon Chris took them to school and sanded off all the rough edges. Then this evening I dipped them in an India ink wash and now they look super duper creepy.
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The "coffins" have been die cut and assembled, the reminder info has been designed/printed/trimmed, and the moss has been installed:
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So alls that's left to do is tie a black ribbon around each finger and drop them off to the guests!

33 comments

  1. These things creep me out now that they're dyed. Haha

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  2. Those things are awesome! SO cute! What a fun idea!

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  3. Those are super duper creepy! But Ohhh sooo cool! What a fun invite ;)

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  4. no way! That's awesome. Those are better than the original!

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  5. Wow, how awesome in a 'icky' kind of way!

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  6. o paige these are so gross and so awesome, love em.

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  7. that looks incredible! i like it way more than the original! you guys are seriously awesome for putting in so much effort to make these amazing invites!

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  8. OMG!! Such an amazing invite!!! SO cool!!

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  9. Eeek! These are *so* perfectly creepy! What an awesome job, making these!! :)

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  10. These are so cool!! And pretty creepy :)

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  11. Lol! This is so cool! The results are perfect! (and creepy) Your guests will be aaahing and oooohhing for months hahaha

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  12. those are so gross! People will love it.

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  13. you guys did an awesome job with these invites!! the dyed fingers are so nasty!! LOL!! :) *

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  14. lol! paige, i'm sorry, but those look totally disgusting. mission accomplished i guess, right?!

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  15. Way creepy, Paige! But what a clever and creative invite! Can't wait to see the entire party! :)

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  16. Those are totally gross and awesome!

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  17. those are really something else! how cool and very creepy, Fox will get a kick out of it someday when you show him those were his birthday invites...Was he born on Halloween? My oldest son turns 14 on Halloween, it was a fun birthday when he was younger, but now he's not into the theme parties anymore... :(

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  18. oh my gosh. these really do look real! bravo, paige and chris!!

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  19. LOVE IT! I wish I were there and could get one :)

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  20. Totally awesome and creepy!! How are you going to top that in the years to come?

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  21. These are so awesome!!! The coffin box is waaay better!

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  22. i really wish we lived closer! so i could check out this party in person.

    you are so amazing!!!! i think i still have a paige crush...

    now the pressure is on to make Evie's birthday as special.

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  23. holy cow paige these are seriously sooooo cool and sooooo eerie!! haha i love them!

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  24. These are great!!! They look so real and creepy!!

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  25. My boys were sitting by me looking at these pictures and they were SO into it! They are going to freak (in a good way) when they get one!

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  26. I wish I had found this before, but maybe next time: http://www.cafepress.com/+pregnant_boy_due_october_bell_maternity_tshirt,166083481
    (They also have "little pumpkin" shirts for October babies).

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  27. omg I was totally grossed out and amazed at the same time LOL. So fun Paige!

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  28. OHHHHHHHHH MY! These turned out FABBBBBY! Love love love how you colored them! This is a great invite--clever clever clever:)

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