Monday, September 7, 2015

Fun with (soon-to-be) Fall

Now that the summer is over and the kids are all back in school, I finally have some time to start blogging again. Kenny was a handful this summer and it took a toll on me. I welcomed having a little bit of free time away from screaming meltdowns, keeping a watchful eye on Kenny because of him being attracted to cars...moving and parked. This is all in-between searching for important papers and objects that Kenny has gathered and placed in his special places (which includes old purses, shopping bags (plastic and cloth), drawers, Ziploc bags and boxes).

So, after being blessed to have moved into this house a little over a year ago, My husband and I decided that not only is this going to be the "gathering house"...but we were going to go crazy with the holidays...and every other opportunity we could!

We have been working on the first of many projects that we will be setting up in our front/side yard for Halloween...

 
Day 2 of ...lots of black duct tape. We added ribs, feet and hands...
 
We got the idea from a great blog...Grim Hollow. You can also follow them on Facebook (which is where I found this fun project.
This was very easy to make...especially since we spent only a few dollars on 6 1"x2" pieces of wood and duct tape. We used wood from an old bunk bed we had...and disposable pads that we have for Kenny.
The whole thing will be padded with the waterproof disposable pads and ducted taped, spray painted with brown, black and dark green paint, draped with dark colored cheese cloth and a big head will be added!!! Again...almost all of it is made by recycling newspapers, wire hangers, and wood! 
When its all said and done...the final outcome will be similar to this...
(courtesy of GrimHallow)
 
I think out next project will be the mausoleum made by a bunch of 1x2's and painted foam insulation boards!
 
I have also started decorating and putting up my Spookytown village. This year, since the hubby added to his sign business a digital printer...I came up with a small project for my husband to help me with...again...you know, since he doesn't have much of anything else to do other than a million sign jobs waiting on him...haahaa..
Backgrounds for the village (and you know...this will be extended into my Christmas village/Its A Wonderful Life village...eeeks...
 
Here are the pictures drying...
These are "before" pictures. Notice how boring and not scary these look.

 
AND...Presto! Much more interesting to look at!

This is just the first of many backgrounds that will be used.
 
Since we don't get out much because of Kenny, we have found other ways to entertain and have fun with our kids. Not to mention...we just cant stop creating!
 
 

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