I forgot to take a picture of this one before I dressed her up, but these are the basic plastic skeletons that they have at Dollar Tree every year.
I made her an orange tulle tutu, and tied an sheer orange ribbon around her waist.
To make the tutu, I just do a running stitch along the folded edge of the tulle; then gather it up to size and stitch it in place.
The bow in the back is a cute little extra.
The collar is a felt spider web I had on hand. I slit it, cut out the very center and one section (to make it curve) and glued it back together. The little spider buttons I had on hand also.
With one section removed, when I glued it back together, it curved down and fit over her shoulders nicely.
I made the crown out of black paper, added a spider web sticker and one of the spider buttons. The crown fit over the loop for hanging on top of her head.
Took no more than 15 minutes to dress her up.
How cute are these little bird skeletons I found at Dollar Tree?!?! I grabbed a few of them, not knowing WHAT I was going to DO with them; but I just HAD to have them.
I ended up just putting them out in my Halloween display at the antique mall ‘as is’.
I thought about giving them a crown, but I put crowns of EVERYTHING! It’s beginning to feel a tad redundant!
I really wish I had bought MORE of them, and set a few aside for next year when I’ll have time to start on them earlier and alter them somehow.
All that I did by, sold.
Look what I just saw on Pinterest?!?! Practically the SAME bird!! This one is made from resin, and is a Bethany Lowe design with a $109.95 price tag!?!?
(I actually like the ones from DT better. The hollow chest cavity is more realistic looking. But I sure do love that top hat he’s sporting!)
Little black wire Halloween trees! Just one per package, but still not a bad price. Haven’t decided what to do with them just yet. They also had ALL the stuff it set up an entire “Halloween village”, like the Christmas village stuff. You could paint these ANY color. I might cover mine with black GLITTER!
It was utterly IMpossible to get a picture of these without a glare from the flash! They look MUCH prettier in person. They had a few different styles of these ‘Mercury glass looking’ votive holders and in silver as well as the gold, which I bought.
This is about the time of year that I try to frequent my local Dollar Tree stores more often, looking for Christmas supplies. The good stuff goes REALLY fast, so if you snooze, you LOSE! White and gold are ‘the’ colors for Christmas this year, at DT at least!
They USED to wait until the day after Halloween to put the Christmas stuff out, but it has been appearing earlier the last few years. As soon as some of the Halloween stocked shelves empty, they start putting out MARKED DOWN Christmas stuff left from last year. I’ve found some really great deals on mark down!
I was just ‘running in real quick’ to buy some new hair clips on the way home from the movies (Gravity in 3D! It was amazing!) and spotted these little guys on one of the front displays:
How cute are they?!?!? And I’d been into other DT stores in my area recently and NOT seen these in any of those others?!?! They also had a witch and a mummy, but they were not as cute as the punkin heads!
The paint was a little sloppy in a few places; the orange from the base was on the boots in a few places, so I painted over that to neaten it up. Then I glittered the heads!
I have NO IDEA what the intended use for these was. Such a big package of them make me think they are for something specific though. Forgot to take a picture before I started crafting with them. Sorry!
I removed and used all the black skulls first. These are small. Trying to think of the best way to describe them so you ‘get’ how small they are. They would easily fit inside a plastic Easter egg size.
Not MY idea, but from NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES blog, and worth sharing:
I got these (MINUS the hats!) at Target, but I’m pretty sure Dollar Tree has some just like them. Would be SUPER easy to make from scratch too, IF you have some old styro balls lying around. NEW styro is crazy expensive anymore!! Just add some black pipe cleaners for legs and some google eyes! You can get packages of the eyes at DT too.
I was (OF COURSE!) originally going to put crowns on the spiders. Then, as I was going through some old boxes of stuff, I came across a bag of old Easter tree ornaments and found these ‘Easter CONES’.
They immediately made me think of a witch hat, so I just cut off the wire handles, yanked off the string at the top, and painted them black. You could easily make your own with a FIMO type of clay.
They still have the holes from the wire handles, and I suppose I could fill them with putty before I paint them black, but I wa sin a hurry, so I just left the holes!
You CAN see the hole when you look closely, but because everything is black, it’s hardly noticeable from a distance.