Monday, September 22, 2008

Candy Garland




I'm trying to fill up a nick-knack shelf over in my spooky corner. Yes, I know I'm obsessing over that darned corner, and I can't even promise you this is the last time you're going to hear about it...I really am sorry! I finally got finished painting last night and it's made a huge difference. A few years ago right after I had first gotten married, my dad made me a beautiful knick-knack shelf for christmas, it's made out of an old vintage picture frame, and I just love cluttering it up with stuff! I adore a good shelf full of eye candy. I've been having trouble finding cute non-gory stuff to fill it up with, I hate Halloween decorations that are bloody and gutsy. I ended up making my own little garland out of maribu and old christmas tree ornaments. I took those cheap glass ball ornaments and I boiled them in vinegar so that the aint came off and they were clear, then I filled them with the color of glitters of my choice, I shook them up a bit to coat the inside of the ball and I rather like the antiquish outcome. I made the little candies by wrapping up wooden dowel balls and squares of cardboard up in scrapbook paper, then I wraped them up in cellophane. I think I am going to make about a dozen more of these candies and pile them up in cutsy litle trick-or-treat bags for display!

Sorry for the picture quality, I had to use my flash-again. I don't know what's up with my little pink camera these days, she just won't take clear pictures unless the flash is on, I guess its time for a grown-up camera. Sigh.

6 comments:

Saucy said...

I love that display... it's very cute and non-gorish. I like your trick of taking paint off the ornaments! Smart thinking!

Anonymous said...

LOL I just applauded the computer screen. I LOVE your corner. I long for garland now. I especially love the bulbs. That paint on the wall made such a difference, its stunning. I'm so envious of your paint. I went to a Japanese Home Depot type store today, they wanted to charge me $30 for a gallon of no name paint!

Anonymous said...

My bad last comment was mine.
-Kelsey

Brittainy said...

where oh where did you get the blog page ??? I need one B.

*G* said...

Love the new blog look! Love the saucy redhead! Love the garland! There's only one thing missing...I need an Isabella fix. :) Just one picture...something new....without goofy teeth. :) Please.

A glance at my world said...

Cute banner!