Friday, October 20, 2017

Making A Halloween Diorama From Craft Pumpkin

My twin sister loves Halloween. And since our birthday is coming up, I decided to make her something a little spooky but a whole lot of fun.

I started with a black pumpkin along with some Halloween miniatures

On the pumpkin, I drew a scary face then I cut out the shapes with an Exacto knife

The inside of the pumpkin got painted orange so it would glow when lit up.

The wooden haunted house was painted black - I had to cut off the top so it would fit inside

Next I glued the haunted house and the skeleton dog inside (she loves her dogs so I had to include one). Boo Dog is standing guard just in case you're brave enough to come up to the house. 😉

hmmm, now I need something for the floor of the pumpkin. I wanted moss but all I had was green - not the look I was going for! I didn't want to go buy black spray paint either. So I flipped it upside down...perfect! Brown and spooky looking. That got glued down along with some flat stones to make a path.

Then I used two old fence pickets to make a platform. I glued the pumpkin down on the back part, adding a gate with an "Enter At Your Own Risk" sign in front of the pumpkin

Two candy corn bottle brush trees and a ghost were next

then a street sign with mossy accents

Last up, a spider on top of the pumpkin with a bit of spiderweb and it's all done!
I think it turned out really cute but with the spookiness she likes. I can't wait to give it to her. She'll get it early so she can enjoy it for Halloween.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happily Ever After - Wedding At The B Farm

We dreamed big dreams for making the farm the perfect wedding spot and worked hard to make it come true.
The Ceremony Spot
On the day of the wedding the weather was perfect and the Spot dressed up

pathway to the Spot marked with streamers and with a table set up for the wildflower seeds

The tent pitched and tables set up all ready for the reception

The flowers all set in vases ready to be taken out to the tables - Megan did a great job making them!

Signs and balloons put out along the roads and also placed along the pathway to the Ceremony Spot and tent
The "Burma Shave" style sign was put out down the road right before the turn to our road...I don't have a picture of that unfortunately

The heart marks the "Happily Ever After Begins Here" sign

The chalkboard bistro sign - see what I used to make it in this post.

Games were set out, the fire pit made ready, and lights strung up to light up the yard.

It all came together with lots of help from friends and family - we couldn't have done it without them.

The ceremony was beautiful and special.
Her dad giving her a hug

Putting the ring on her finger

 They said "I do" and walked down the aisle to a rain of wildflower seeds

Pictures were taken
Megan's grandmother and great aunt

And everyone had a wonderful evening filled with love, laughter, and good food.

Gift table with a few of the presents they received

They had everyone take a photo for the guest book

Lots of mini desserts - yummy!

The party favors
Megan talking to her grandmother and one of her cousins 
Lots of friends and family
We gained a new son and we adore him.
Our hearts are full. It was a beautiful day filled with special memories.

Wishing them the best for their "Happily Ever After".
The new Mr. and Mrs.

And me? I didn't cry...well, maybe teared up a tiny bit. But I was prepared - thanks to my sister Christine for the beautiful hankie she made me.
A little wrinkled from being squished in my hand 😊

Thank you to everyone who shared their pictures. (I chose not to carry around a camera. I wanted to soak in every minute.)

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