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.