Around this time a few years ago, I googled “pumpkin carving templates” because I wanted to up my game on the carving front. I downloaded and printed a Mona Lisa outline and got busy. I now present to you….The Great Halloween Miracle:
I’m kicking myself for not setting up an account for this baby on e-bay.
I bought this amazing wooden frame at Goodwill awhile back. The original painting was a sort of dreary landscape piece but the canvas was in good condition and the whole thing cost under $2.00. Sa-weeeet. I had some chalk paint on hand and covered the canvas with two coats before getting down to business with some chalk typography.
The quote is one of my favorite lines from a song called Hey Leigh by the Thieving Birds. This whole project ran me under $5 and that’s including all the stuff I already had on hand. It took two days because I wanted a full 24 hours for the paint to dry, so it turned into a perfect little weekend project. Sweet. I’m excited to find new quotes and inspiration to throw up there and to improve my lettering a bit (the canvas was a little uneven since I just painted right over the bumpy acrylic art. Next time, I’ll opt for something a little smoother).
You know those people who are all oh-my-gosh is it already October? Where did the time go? Well, that’s me. Except, I do it every month. And not generally in the first week of the new month…nnooooo, I wait until we are solidly in the middle and then I go about my proclamation. Because I’m cool like that. Also, unless it’s rent check time, I rarely pay attention to the date. So, now that’s it’s officially autumn around here, I am officially lusting after a few cold weather trends and craftastic projects. Here’s a list of what I’m in to this season:
1. Frye Jane Boot 2. Painted Leaf Garland 3. Levi’s 535 Leggings 4. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm 5. Sugar Skulls Coloring Pages 6. West Elm Favorite Throw 7. North Face Denali Jacket 8. Give Thanks Framed Art