Monday, October 6, 2008

Let It Begin

How do you know it is October in the Ice Cream household? When you open your underwear drawer and find a plastic spider, or the bread bag and find a plastic rat. Yup, that's what passes for funny around here. Halloween is upon us in all its glory. There will be major shortages in black construction paper and green crayons will be worn to the nub as we start the ghoulish process of decorating. One of the rules that I try to live by in life is never buy what you can make (so long as it's cheaper and not to hard to make yourself). So, when I saw these cute ghosties from Crate and Barrel:

I thought, "We can make those!" And make we did. Using white and black Fimo/Sculpey clay we got to work:



After baking them we taped them to some votive holders:


Voila! Or, should I say... "BOO?"

16 comments:

Lisa said...

oooh! too cute!

Erin said...

I've never even heard of Fimo/Sculpey clay. I'll have to start searching!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Awesome idea!

I'm totally going to put plastic spiders and rats and all manner of Halloweenie things in my loved one's undie drawers!

Packer Family said...

That looks very cool when the lights are out! Sounds like fun!!!

scrap chair potato said...

What a smart, fun mom you are!
Very cute!

Richelle said...

That is so cute! Good job.

Awesome Mom said...

You are amazingly crafty!!!

Laurel said...

Wowee Kazowee Woman! Those are the cutest! I will be making those this year instead of painting doggy milkbones white and stringing them up on my fireplace again...

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

even though I am VERY proud of you, I felt a twinge of mom guilt. I think by the time I actually get around to being all cutesy for the holidays, my kids will think it's "gay."

Lisa said...

Very cute! I'm always impressed with your artistic abilities!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Very cool effect with those ghosts! I bet the shadows they cast are pretty amazing!

We used to do the same thing every October - pranks, leaving various gross objects around - until two years ago when it got a little carried away with one of those fake arm and hand things. Let's just say after a whole week of a 2 yr old afraid to go to sleep, screaming herself awake if she did go to sleep, being held by daddy, only to look over and see his arm and hand around her and the process starting all over again we are just not up to doing anything at all.

But you all have a great time!

Michal said...

i am just cracking up over cocoa's comment.
my kids have been in their bedroom for days "working on halloween decorations". their room is now covered in tiny pieces of paper, but it's kept them busy, so i'm not complaining too loudly.

Amber said...

How cool are those?! And super cute! You should have included how to do it!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

fabulous...yours are cuter :)

Sonja said...

I love your Halloween traditions! And I love your new blog look too!

Jeanette said...

You are so smart! They look super cute.