Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Halloween is coming!!!
Thoughts of costumes and decorations are buzzing around in my head. We have a costume contest at work and our department is trying to come up with a theme for our group.
Meanwhile, I decided to Halloweenize my home and came up with this quick and easy idea. We hear alot about craft projects being fast and easy - well, I can guarantee you this project is one that can literally be whipped up in just a few minutes.
I found this delightful new product from Glade®. It's called Wisp® Flameless Candle. I love scented candles, but from the perspective of a person who almost burned down her house once because I got a last minute invite to a movie and left a candle burning for hours, I'm always on the lookout for a safe alternative to candles. I love this new idea and it looks like a real flame. It's battery operated and every few seconds it puts out a puff of scent. It's awesome!
The only drawback I see is that the globe is pretty boring. So, once again my crafty brain went into gear and just had to 'dress it up'.
Here's what you get - the outer globe and the inner 'candle'.
I absolutely love the new Aleene's® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™!!! It's what makes this projects so quick - and there's no drying time.
Aleene's® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™
Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® Glue Sticks
Glade® Wisp® Flameless Candle
Garland with wire
Tissue paper, orange
How to make it
Crumple tissue. Smooth with your hands, keeping some wrinkles for texture.
Spray Aleene's® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ on glass globe.
Press tissue on globe to cover.
Cut excess tissue around top and bottom.
Cut eyes, nose, mouth and 2 bats from felt.
Glue eyes, nose and mouth to globe using Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® Glue Sticks.
Glue two bats together with one end of garland between.
Place 'candle' insert into globe. Place bat coming out. Press top of 'candle' to light.
Here's my jack-o-lantern ready to glow for Halloween.
Be sure to carve out a little time for you today!
P.S. I got my Wisp® Flameless Candle at Target. They have delicious scents available.