repurposed halloween baby dolls…

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so i now have 2 bins full of baby dolls that we used to decorate our yard a couple years in a row.  they were dirtied up, painted, mutilated, etc. to create creepy dolls.

well, we didn’t want to do that again but certainly couldn’t just leave them lifeless in their bins.

so as always, i took to pinterest and gathered up ideas to repurpose them into wall art to hang inside the house.

first a took a quick trip to our local thrift shop on their 1/2 off day and purchased a number of picture frames in different sizes.  i also used old cardboard to create frames as well as some of the ones I purchased wound up to be too small.

FullSizeRenderusing spray paint, wire, nails, paint, trim,   and a needle and embroidery thread, I went to work and mutilated the dolls even more and adhered them to the frames using a combination of glue and wire.

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more were made and then they were all hung in clusters around the house…made for great creepy decor for our halloween party!

etched glasses…

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school auction is coming up and we are collecting for a Stock the Bar raffle…anything for your home bar.  so in addition to a few bottles of wine and booze, i thought i’d contribute a set of etched glasses.  just for fun.

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i looked up how to toast in different languages and formatted the words in different fonts.

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i traced each word onto the right side of contact paper using a fine tip permanent marker and adhered each word onto each glass.  with an exacto knife, i slowly cut away each letter carefully.(see detailed instructions from my star wars cups here).

etcing cream

using a small brush, i covered the letters with etching cream and let it sit for 5-7 minutes.  under cool water, the cream was washed away and the contact paper carefully pulled off.  with a dry paper towel, i wiped the area really clean to remove any residue.  it sort of buffs the area as well.

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ta da! really, an easy peasy project and fun way to personalize glassware.

materials needed:

glassware, cleaned and dried (purchase a set of 4 drinking glasses at Ross for $3.99)

exacto knife

clear contact paper

armour etching cream

watercolor masking fluid 2…

trumpet painting

i’m really enjoying this technique….painted a piece for my father-in-law of my son playing his trumpet.

what i’m in love with…

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