Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Branches

So Ali was all - Hey, I scored some branches from the park, want some?
And I was all - Hells yes!
And my mom was all - OH MY DEAR LORD, PLEASE USE PROPER ENGLISH!

I shoved the branches in my car and took them home. I stuck them in a $1 vase from my Dollar Tree store stash. What's that scratch in my car's headliner? Why, sweet husband, I have no idea! The kids must have done something.


And then I spray painted the branches Lacquer Black and filled the vase up with orange and black and clear gems. What's that black paint over-spray doing in the shape of Halloween branches all over the used-to-be-green shrubs at the back of my apartment complex? Why, apartment police, I have no idea! There must have been a wild pack of lacquering hooligans wandering about. 


And then I painted on a little silver glitter paint. And then a little more. And then, oh let's just go for it, I covered every single branch in sight.


And then I hot glued on some cute little tiny spiders from Michael's.


And clipped on some spooky butterflies.

               

And more spiders, big and small...



And a spooky bird. Just because I could. I'm totally the boss of these branches.


I covered those glittertastic black lacquered branches with spooktastic wildlife. 

                

And I gave my Halloween branches some Halloween table neighbors. BOO pumpkins that I made last year, Dollar Tree eyeballs and a Dollar Tree skeleton necklace that I dismembered and stuck in a glass jar.


And even if I have to buy a brand new Halloween storage box just to safely store my free branches in the off-season, you better believe I'm going to do it. I love them! 

Thank you for sharing your branches with me, Ali! I couldn't be more thrilled with how they turned out.


Happy Halloween!




11 comments:

Lauren said...

Too cute! Every detail is taken care of. Funny story, my mom got some branches out of my yard while visiting and spent an entire weekend spray painting them black, rotating, dry, etc. Then we put them in the garage to dry away from our dogs. Yea, the dogs were in the garage for one minute and what would you know. They ate them. True story. :)

Debbie said...

Cute table decor. And I cracked up at the short conversation. My mom would have done the same thing. Very funny!

Ali Richardson said...

AWESOMELY SPOOKY & PERFECT!!!!! Sister, you are freaking hilarious. That's all I have to say about that :)

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

I completely concur!!!! So awesome and SO hilarious!!! LOL

4kidsgrandma said...

So, yeah, like, your mom is all, like, TOTALLY, bugged by the popularity of "like" and "all" after all these years. I was hoping both (and hip-hop!) were just passing fads. Alas...

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

haha. i just did this last week. only yours are cooler. i might have to add some sparkles to mine :) very fun!

(i have a link party tomorrow night if you'd like to link this!)

www.familyeverafterblog.com

Vicky said...

Love what you've done with some plain branches. Glitter paint makes everything better. I am a new Twitter follower from the Creation Corner hop. Vicky from www.messforless.net

Coley said...

so cute! I love the glitter and the little critters you have on it! I made a skeleton tree this year, I will be posting it on my blog the next couple of days :)

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I LOVE it! (And I love the story of how this project got started/the branches got collected, haha!) : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Technology Innovation said...

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What an awesome blog you have here! Glad I found you! So very creative!! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too!

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