Friday, September 30, 2011

Witches Brooms

A Witch comes to our house each year on the 30th of September to bring us Halloween Cheer, She swoops in a flash and leaves floating Hats that sparkle and shine, ITS HALLOWEEN TIME! This year she was feeling extra "witchy" and left us with some spooky brooms too.

Thanks to a good monsoon storm we had branches that broke off some trees in the neighborhood (pretty sure that landscaping crew thought I was crazy wanting the big branch) I used a small saw and cut "witch broom" size pieces and twigs. I let them bake in the AZ sun to dry out and to help the leaves fall off. Next  take some wire and tie your twigs to your broom stick (it would be easier with some help but I managed) Next  I bought the cheapest Black Spray Paint (I think it was primer) and paint them. I did a top coat of some black Glitter.

All I need is my "BROOM PARKING" sign!

The Hats are hung and the brooms taking flight its time to decorate for Halloween TONIGHT!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Big Fat Italian Pumpkin!

Mr Safety must just adore me, bringing me gifts of pumpkins of the unique nature. I do love a good ugly pumpkin! I had to know, of what variety is this Beauty?

My pumpkins is a

Marina Di Chioggia

This Italian heirloom is a deep blue green in color like the ocean. The skin is knobby and reminds me of a sea urchin. It has a sweet orange flesh and is excellent in pies and baked goods.

So there you have it, no wonder I love it, its a pumpkin and is like the Ocean.....these are a few of my favorite things!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Little Halloween Poof

Start with tissue paper (we like Walmart brand)
10 sheets of tissue is the magic number for a perfectly puffy ball (we tried less not so poof)
for a smaller ball cut sheets in half  start your fold on the "short side" so you get lots of folds

you will end up with a fan looking thing tie off the middle with a twist tie or pipe cleaner
CUT or round edges with a shape you like we did some round some pointy
One tissue sheet at a time pull your ball open, (be soft but if you get a tear you most likely wont be able to see it)

Hang with Ribbon, Tulle, or fishing line

All color's make Beautiful Poof Balls!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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