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Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Evil Twins are the results of my paper towel roll tealight candle art experiment. A few years back I ran across a how-to on how to make pvc ficker light prop candles and really wanted to make some. I had neither of those two things on hand. What I did have sitting right in front of me was a paper towel roll! Little did I know what would come from that paper towel roll or if it would even turn out as good looking as the PVC candles. Well needless to say they have become a main staple of my creepy creations. Candles are to me a must have when creating a spooky ambiance and in the spirit of DIY and Re-purposing everyday throw aways, they're all about that. The plus side to these candles are that they are all of those plus safe and easy to use.
Why I chose the twins for this giveaway is that they were the first of my original designs to become popular, therefore, I thought they would be the perfect choice for the giveaway.
Since creating the twins, my candle creations have evolved into more elaborate creations,
however, I have kept the twins simple and as close to the original design as possible, due to the fact that they are not made from a mold and that I create each one by hand. It is sometime hard to duplicate them exactly.
As a thank you to all who have subscribed/followed, enjoyed and shared my art with others and as a welcome to new future followers, I want to say thank you with this fun give away! I hope you all will continue to follow me through out the coming year here at the HouseofDewberry for more creations, how-tos, inspiration and givaways.
To enter all you have to do is follow this blog or already be a follower. Please share with friends and family and leave me a comment on this post to let me know you have joined the giveaway and where you have shared it, pinterest, Facebook,Twitter, blog, etc.
Who- Open to US residents only.
Ending Date 10/23/12 12:00PM
Winner will randomly be chosen and announced in this post
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dollar Store Halloween Plate Makeover and Dollar Store Halloween Orange Pumpkin Serving Tray
The legs are made from paper towel rolls, black glitter gift wrapping paper and purple glitter ribbon. I found the witches shoes at Michaels Craft Store. They were originally meant to hold a little tealight, however, in my imagination I saw something completely different.
The shoes weren't in the best condition when I found them. I had to fix them up a little by re-glittering the polka dots and repainting where the paint had chipped off but Michaels had them marked down appropriately which was very nice and they fixed up easily enough.
I wrapped the paper towel roll with the black glitter paper and glued it with a glue stick.
I then applied the glitter ribbon securing each wrap with a little dot of hot glue. The ribbon has 1" spaces between them.
Now I glued the paper towel roll into the shoes where the tealights were suppose to go.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mask one of my candle head pumpkins is off to a new home to haunt this year he will be relocating to Massachusetts.
I thought I would share a few pictures I shot of him before shipping him off.
I hope they enjoy him and that they all have a frightful Halloween!
And just a reminder that I will be hosting the House of Dewberry's first Halloween give away taking place in October which is almost here! Feel free to subscribe and be kept up to date. Have fun!
Posted by House of Dewberry the Dark, CollettesTeasures the light at 5:11 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
In my last post I showed how I made-over a plastic Halloween tray which can be view here -> Halloween Serving Tray Makeover into a creepy crawler candle, serving tray. This post is an extension to that one.
This time I made it in a different color. The only real difference being is I used scrap booking paper on the paper towel roll candle and I didn't add any bead garland.
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Posted by House of Dewberry the Dark, CollettesTeasures the light at 6:37 PM
Monday, September 3, 2012
Easy Dollar Store Plastic Plate Makeover for Halloween Goodies.
One simply cannot have too many serving trays at a Halloween feast to compliment the delightfully creepy fare one presents to their frightful visitors...
You wouldn't just throw bat wings or zombie brains on a floral vintage plate and call it a fright? Would you!
Anywho, I happened upon this transparent black plastic skull head serving tray and knew right away what it's potential was.
So I took it home and painted it black
It looked nice just black too
But I took it further anyway and dry brushed it with green metallic craft paint which added a kind of polished metal worn factor to it.
I thought it looked pretty authentic and far more sinister than the original plastic transparent plate, which by the way there is nothing wrong with the plastic plate, I love that the dollar store offers items that one can purchase and use as is at such a great price!
So there you have it an easy peasy Halloween serving tray makeover that cost little and takes about 10 min's to transform, depending on how fast the black paint dries and in the end turns into something far different and terrifically terrifying.
And since I just can't seem to keep it simple, here is how mine actually turned out in the end.
Thanks for looking and remember there are only 57 days left until Halloween! Yay!
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