Day of the Dead Skulls

Project construction rolls on for the upcoming Dinner of the Dead at Sauce and Bread Kitchen. See previous post for full details here- http://slumberingalligator.com/2015/10/dia-de-los-muertos-garland.html I constructed 20 of these Day of the Dead skulls to be placed on the tables. I absolutely love how they turned out. Heres a quick overview of the process. I picked up plastic skulls from Dollar Tree. A one dollar skull- you can’t beat that! First, I applied four coats of […]

Dia De Los Muertos Garland

Recently I was asked to make decor for a dinner to be held at Sauce and Bread Kitchen (http://sauceandbread.com) here in Chicago. It’s their 5th Annual Dinner of the Dead. I thought I’d share a few of the projects I’m working on here before the big reveal on October 28th. I’m so pleased with how this Dia De Los Muertos garland turned out! Would you believe its made from paper plates?   Here’s how I […]

Spider Web in a Picture Frame (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

Boo! I’m so excited to be sharing my first Halloween crafting video tutorial. In this video, I’ll show you how to make an awesome Spider Web in a Picture Frame craft. It’s perfect for your front door or just about anywhere in your haunt! Take a look! Many thanks to Pillbox79 productions (http://www.pillbox79.com) for shooting and editing this video! Happy Halloween!!!

Leaf Bowl

This Leaf Bowl showcases one of my favorite things about fall- COLORS. The inside of the bowl is as glorious as the out! I love how it looks here displayed on the table next to my Autumn Leaves Candle Holders (http://slumberingalligator.com/2015/09/autumn-leaves-candle-holder.html). Supplies: Mod Podge Foam Brush Balloon Bowl (to hold balloon in) Fabric Leaves w/o steams (I got these for the dollar store) First, blow up the balloon to desired bowl size and place tied […]

Sugar Skull Craft Pumpkin

I wanted to share this craft pumpkin that I decorated with neon mason twine. I’m really pleased with how it turned out!  I drew inspiration from Day of the Dead sugar skulls. Neon mason twine is black light reactive and really takes this pumpkin to the next level when illuminated. Although, I’m not providing a tutorial for this project, here are some behind the scenes pics of the process. In a way, it’s similar to […]

Autumn Leaves Candle Holder

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I love the changing leaves, caramel apples, all things pumpkin and everything else associated with this glorious season. These autumn leaves candle holders are the perfect craft to kick off the Fall/Halloween posting season. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: Glass Candle Holders (I got mine from the dollar store.) Fabric Autumn Leaves (Also from the dollar store) Mod Podge Foam Brush The process is […]

Felt Apple Pencil Toppers

It’s Back to School time! So, I decided to craft up some felt Apple Pencil Toppers. Isn’t he the cutest? I constructed my pencil toppers with supplies I had on hand. Here’s what I used- Red/Green Felt Googly eyes Scissors Sharpie Glue Gun/Sticks     First, I drew out my apple on red felt and my stem/leaf combo on green felt.   I cut both shapes out just inside the lines and then adhered my […]