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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Giveaway Evil Twins Candle Props



This giveaway is now closed!

I want to thank all who joined in and I hope you will continue to follow for more good things to come! This was my first giveaway it was great fun and I even chatted with a few of you which I really enjoy! I will definitely be doing this again! Enough about that and on with the...


Winner!


Valerie from All the pieces of me


It's give away time!


Meet the Evil Twins




Who will be the brave sole to take home the pair, will it be you?
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.
How To Enter


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.

Thank you!


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

Witches Shoes Cake Stand How-to




Another dollar store Halloween plate make over. Sometimes I just like to take a break from my more involved creations and do something fun, fast and easy and I just love these plates! I've been having a lot of fun with them. Here are direct links to the other two plates I made if you would like to view them. Dollar Store Halloween Plate Makeover and Dollar Store Halloween Orange Pumpkin Serving Tray

Here is how I created this one.


I cleaned the plate with warm water and soap, then wiped it with alcohol. This is the only prep I did. I use a black dollie on the plate under food to protect the plate.


I painted it with black craft paint.


I used white glue and purple glitter for the eyes of the skulls.


Supplies I used, minus the tea light


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.

It's a perfect fit!

Last I glued the plate onto the top of the rolls and there it is! A very simple, very Halloweenie, in a Witchey way, cake stand or gruesome goodie server!

Opps I almost forgot the purple spiders! I hot glued two little purple spiders onto the buckles! I found those also at Michaels in the floral department.

I hope you enjoyed this and that it inspires and encourages you to go out and create something Halloweenish! Have fun and thanks for reading!