Every year at Halloween I create some graffiti spray paint art for the school Halloween festival. I really like graffiti art…not tagging, but the real artwork that it out there. I wanted to be expiremental creating painted brick walls
I made several and had them sitting around for months. Then I was inspired and they make perfect Christmas presents for some teenagers I know.
As with many 10-year-old boys, I was informed the day before his Christmas program that he was Santa and needed a costume. Seemed easy enough but boys must not be a fan of red because I could not find boys sized read sweatsuits in any store. Not even in the women’s department. Off to GoodWill the two of us went to come the racks. We found a red fleece zip up and a very large pair of women’s velour pants. I was in a rush, 2 yards of faux fir and old lady sweats will have to do.
I had to narrow the legs of the pants or they would just slide right off. I also cut off at least 2/3 to shorten. it was simple to just sew the faux fir to the edges. Thank God for being able to at least sew a straight line.
Ho, ho, ho to the finished product.
A certain kitty cat used a chair in my bedroom as her particular scratching post. I had picked up some fun fabric at the Ikea that I used to cover some old frames. I finally got around to recover my chair. I’m no uplosterer and I don’t know enough to sew a custom fit. However, one can do amazing things with a staple gun. First….it helps if you can take at least some of it apart.
a little tuck, a little fold and staple, staple, staple.
Finished! Cute, eh!
I haven’t posted in a bit. I’ve been busy with non-art projects but have worked on a few things here and there. Mostly paintings. It’s on my list this year to actually take a painting class and not just go hog wild with paint and brush just to see what happens. I started a Pintrest account when it was all a rage and then got tired of it after a few weeks. However, it proves to be a useful storage ideas for DIY. I found this Tape Painting “pinned” and gave it a try.
I like it, not sure what I’m going to do with it as it doesn’t go with my current decor….for now, it’s decorating the fireplace front.
I’m not an Etsy seller but I do love to make things and teach people how to make things. To celebrate craft day I had a friend and her daughter over. Together we dug through my boxes and made necklaces.
After I spent some quiet time working on my own things. I’m testing out some ideas for some colorful paintings for my sisters shop….after all, who else am I going to give my art to? They sell Italian foods…that’s why the bowl of noodles.
How long ago did I start this? Well, it’s finally done after painting on and off for months. I suppose I could keep going and do more and more detail but sometimes you just have to stop. I was frustrated by the bumps left by the previous paint. Next time I’ll do a better job sanding it down. Now…what to do with it now that it’s done. Maybe I’ll bring it to work.
I’m excited to start a new canvas project but it will have to wait a while. The school year has started and I have obligations for the school Halloween Festival. Another year of spray paint art. This time I won’t wait for the last-minute.
I wanted a better place to paint so I put up a clothesline in my garage. I put it at angle to gain a few extra feet and hung drop cloths. I now have a place to hang paper and spray paint upright. When I’m done, I drop the rope and I have my garage back.
This years theme is Big Top Halloween. I got a lot of spray painting to do over the next two months.
Saturday I was reading blogs while having my hair done. I came across this DIY on the Sweet Adventure of Sugarbelle. I was suddenly inspired to make my own cake plates. Not that I have a lot of sweets around the house…although I wish I did. But in October I co-chair our kids Halloween Festival. One of the biggest draws is the cake walk. I thought, how cute would it be to put cookies and cakes on one of these! On Sunday, I stopped by the local Goodwill to see what I could find…and I found a lot. Everything ranged from 99cents to 2.99. I found plates of different shapes and colors. For bases, I found fun candle holders, teacups and colored bowls.
I’m telling you, this DIY could not get any easier. A plate, a base and some Glass & Bead adhesive.
24 hours later you have some darling displays for cakes, cookies and other sweets. I’ll follow up in October to show you the presentation for the cake walk. In the meantime, keep it in mind when you need a quick and inexpensive hostess gift or looking for a way to jazz up your “bring a dish” presentation.
I was having so much fun with this that I dug out some China pieces that my grandmother gave me years and years ago.
Recycled and easy, fun eh? Go try it.