Monday, September 22, 2014

How to keep the glitter in place

The tiara is now sold out but was sold at The Vintage Halloween Store. A nice nod to the vintage paper tiaras. Like most glitter goodies no matter how much you shake off the excess you still get some shedding when handled or worn. My solution is Low Odor Clear Gloss. We used to coat masks with the low oder gloss so you don't have that lingering smell. It really depends on the kind of glitter and size but usually a quick spray will keep glitter in place without taking away the sparkle. I recommend trying the spray on a small spot to make sure it doesn't dull the glitter. Do not use on glass or vintage glitter decorations.

Beautiful Disney Haunted Mansion Make-Up

Appearing in the parks yet more cool Haunted Mansion swag. Love this skull lipstick in the new Beautiful Disney line. Texting a friend Disneyland right now to see if its in stock yet.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Glitter Clip on Critters at Walmart

Walmart has a bin or glitter pumpkins that have clips on the back so you can attach them to things much like the glitter Christmas ornaments. The box next to the pumpkins was glitter critters. Most of the black bats were gone but I managed to snag a pair of black bats! Great for clipping on wreaths and other displays. Mine will most likely end up on a hat.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

DIY Glowing Luminaries project

Easy DIY luminary project for families. What I like is how she shows piling up the tea lights. So often the design is only lit from the bottom. Stacking randomly in the luminary gives you a nice even glow.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun Skeleton Project for Kids

Might try this with the great-nephew while the weather is still nice. Put sheets of plastic down on the driveway for painting. Oh…who am I kidding? I just want to borrow the 8 year old so I can make a tape resist skeleton.

Halloween Crepe Paper at Target

Target has several old fashioned crepe paper streamer rolls. Sadly they are not on the web site. For $2 you get 81 feet of 1 3/4 inch wide crepe paper streamer. For crafters who make vintage inspired pieces this is very exciting. Black and white stripe and black with white spiderweb were the other choices at my store. Limited item as there were only a dozen in a bin. Its worth noting stock at my two stores varied. One store did not stock the crepe at all. Grab it while you can!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

City Flowers in Bellevue, Washington Halloween 2014

One of many things I will miss seeing with the demise of the Steamcon convention is this wonderful flower shop decked out in Halloween finery. Its a tiny space that spills outside the doorway. Buying ribbon and toads here brings back fond memories.