Joann’s was cool enough to send me this Funkin (fake pumpkin!) so that I could try my take on their Funkin serving bowl project! I liked their idea of using a pumpkin as a serving bowl but wanted to make one that was more of a typical jack-o-lantern style. Also, I had to make mine glow! Finding a way to incorporate glow sticks into all Halloween projects seems to be my thing this year! :)
I didn’t really make a tutorial for this one but I’ll give you a quick run down on what I did in case you want to try making one like it!
Step 1: Use spray glue to coat the inside of the Funkin and dump a bunch of glitter in. Swirl it around until the inside is completely covered.
Step 2: Paint the outside black.
Step 3: Carve the face. Make sure the mouth is big enough to easily get your hand into.
Step 4: Paint the edges of the mouth and eyes.
Step 5: (If you want to make it glow) Use a piece of yarn or string and a needle to poke a hole in the top of the funkin, right behind the stem. Make a small loop on the inside and tie a knot to secure it. You’ll need a glow stick with a hook at the top of it to hook onto the loop.
Step 6: Plug the hole in the bottom of the Funkin (I taped a paper plate to the outside) and fill it with candy!
Happy Halloween everyone!! I hope your night is tons of fun! :D
Sometime last week, my computer broke. It’s fixed now but I’m behind on everything and feel like I’ve been on vacation or something. Not in a good way though. I hate not having my computer. I apologize, I’m really behind on responding to emails and comments. Here’s some of how I amused myself without the internet:
Having no computer gives me more time to draw. I really wish I drew more, but it tends to be something I only do when I’m really bored.
I bleached the tips of my hair and dyed them pink. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now! I may have gone a little crazy with the foil! :P
Wet, but very pink hair! I’ll have to post a better picture soon.
I went to Knott’s Berry Farm and went on some roller coasters!
More drawing time! Yea, I have a fish who floats upside down. He’s not dead or dying.
Beer tasting at Bootlegger’s and The Bruery! So, so good!
Chili is so not a Summery food, but it’s so good!
The weekly giant pumpkin update! There are so many pumpkins now! This is the biggest one and the one that I showed in last week’s picture.
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I already posted a few of my beach photo instagrams in yesterday’s post. But there’s still more! This is my cousin swinging at the beach. I love silhouettes!
This day was really gloomy, which made for some cool photos. :)
I’m loving this glitter! It’s Milani “Twinkle” over NYC ” Pier 17″.
The Spring Blossom Skully hats I’ve been working on (pattern coming soon!).
I was tagged to show my iPhone backgrounds. I’m embarrassed to say that they’ve been the same for four years (since I got the phone). It’s from the gelaskins app, btw.
The weekly giant pumpkin update. There are lots of little marble sized pumpkins now and this one even has a flower!
I love golden poppies! My first one opened this week!
I photograph other people’s pets. I don’t care. They’re so cute, I wish they were mine!
New colors for a new project! Pinks, purple, oranges, yellows! ♥ ♥
The weekly giant pumpkin update! There are two marble sized pumpkins now!! yay!
I finally had time to wash my car! It makes me SO happy to thoroughly clean my car! +Thailand mail! I like stamps from other countries.
Found some old Polaroid Izones! Remember those?! I was maybe 19 in that picture. That’s my mom to the right of me, my Grandma below her, and my brother below me. And our old dogs (RIP) O.D. (top) and Nibbles (bottom). We got Nibbles when I was about 8 and I was about 15 when O.D. found us.
I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I was really surprised (and bummed out) by how few people were out that night. I assume everyone celebrated over the weekend. I opted to wait until Halloween and kinda wish I hadn’t. Oh well! It was still a fun time!
I carved pumpkins with friends and then we were off on a bike ride, bar crawl! I hadn’t intended to wear a sweater, leggings, or boots. I was planning on wearing striped knee socks and these cute heels that look like saddle shoes. But damn, it was cold! And I wasn’t about to try riding my bike in heels!
Jill is a bat, she has wings tied to her arms. I wish we had gotten a picture of them. She made them out of a pair of jeans at the last minute. It was pretty clever! I’m already looking for a reason to wear my costume again! And I’d also like to make more yarn wigs! It was so fun to make and wear! Can I just be a full time rag doll?!
For me, Halloween would never feel complete without pumpkin carving! I see many pumpkin carving parties in my future! My pumpkin has a gash through the middle of it so I thought it needed to be normal on one side and screwed up on the other! :P
How was your Halloween? Did you dress up?