Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Pet Costume Project

Haven is our sweet angel so it was only fitting to give her a pair of wings this Halloween. I found a cute image of coffee filter wings on Pinterest but there was no tutorial so I was on my own. The first attempt was a bit of a comedy. If at first you don't succeed, you might be trying to get too creative haha! 

First attempt on the left, final product on the right. LOL!
It worked out much better to fold the filters into quarters than to fold in half and fluff. I first cut out teardrop shapes from cardboard and then folded a few filters into quarters. I did a few half folds on the outer wing to give it a little more of a curve shape.

Start at the bottom of the wing
Half fold on the outside 
Work your way up going for a scalloped look
Glue (I used hot glue) the two wings to a rectangular piece of cardboard. Paint the back of the cardboard white. I used a thin piece of fabric to attach the wings to Haven's harness. I also got pipe cleaners for a halo but we're doing baby steps right now :) 

With the remainder of the cardboard box, I made a few DIY tombstones for the house. I just used regular acrylic paint. I used floral wire to stake them into the ground, taping the wire securely to the back of the tombstone.

Easy 5-minute Tombstone!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hand Lettered Pumpkin Tutorial

I'm excited to share my first video tutorial with you all! I still haven't fully gotten used to hearing my own voice on camera, but I'll get over it :) Hope you all enjoy!

Here's a mock of what I envision the house numbers to look like. I used the font "EcuyerDax" for the numbers and "Ke Aloha" for the street. There are a whole slew of monogram ideas and some fall phrases on Pinterest you could incorporate!