Purple Witch Leg on a 4×4

Here’s another CUTESY Halloween Decor Item. We had several 4×4’s used as pumpkins and candleholders that we repurposed into some Halloween decor. This particular one held the one leg I could find at Walmart and a witch hat pick.

I painted the 4×4 solid black and my Mom drilled some holes in the top so the leg and hat picks would fit into them. Below is a picture I took from my Facebook Live explaining what I was going to do. I love that the Dollar Tree napkins matched perfectly with the colors in the picks.

Here’s the BEFORE PICTURE.
I decoupaged the napkin on the front and back and randomly added Purple Dots.
I love the sparkly purple and black stripes and feathery trim on the witches leg.

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Count and Lady Creepy

I wanted to make some Halloween decorations but didn’t know where to start. I bought the skulls at Dollar General but they needed something to sit on. I had three 4×4’s that were painted black and white and decorated as pumpkins. They were Farmhouse Style. I decided to use those for the base of these Halloween Decorations. To Repurpose, Revamp, Refresh is my game!

I repainted all three solid black. My only regret is that I did not take a finished picture with them both before taking them to our craft space at the Market in Broussard. I guess we were in a hurry and I forgot. But I did take pictures there at the Market and screen shot some pictures while I was making them on a Facebook Live. Lady Creepy has already sold.

Here they are sitting on the floor at our space at THE MARKET AT BROUSSARD COMMONS.
Here they are on the top shelf. They didn’t show well on the top shelf, but Lady Creepy sold from here and so did the Witches Leg.

I made both of these on two different FACEBOOK LIVES. See below to click on these videos.

First Video Here: Click Here. Second Video Here: Click Here.

I bought the two skulls from Dollar General. I knew I wanted to make a gentleman; a Count Creepy with a TOP HAT. I had already made a finial with a skull on top and loved that look and wanted to recreate it using the 4×4 as a base. But how could I decorate the base? I thought a spider WEB would be pretty easy to draw and paint on. I had bought some spiders at Walmart that were the perfect size to put on skulls. So a WEB was the perfect coordinating feature.

The skull was larger than the one I had used before and yellower in color. I attached the top hat and put a red bead in one of the eye sockets. Just for fun! Then I added Diamond Dust to the whole skull. See pictures below.

The top hat is a snowman hat bought in the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby.
Adding diamond dust.

Then I added a spider to the top of the skull. One of my Facebook Friends said I should add a spider coming out of this mouth too. So I found an extra spider and did just that. I love listening to my Facebook Friends suggestions.

First spider.
Second Spider.

I painted the WEB on three sides of the 4×4 base. You can see two sides in the picture below.

The web is on three sides.

Now for LADY CREEPY. I was just going to put a hand on the top of the other 4×4. But again one of my Facebook Friends (who happens to be a friend from High School) suggested making a HIS AND HER. So that is how Lady Creepy came into being. Thanks Carlos for the suggestion!

Here I was just going to put the hand on top.

I bought the skeleton hand from Dollar General too. I also bought the bracelet and ring set from Dollar General. I wanted both characters to look like they had just come from a Halloween Costume ball all decked out in their finery. So for her I knew I wanted a red feather boa to put around her neck to match her jewelry.

She has yet to be Diamond Dusted and they don’t have their feather boas yet.

Then I didn’t know what kind of hat to put on her. But…..the CROWN was perfect. Already red to match. If I were a a better artist, I would have painted red roses on the sides of the 4×4. But red polka dots were the next best thing.

You can see Lady Creepy’s polka dots here.
All finished. Sorry I didn’t take any staging photos. Thanks for coming to visit my BLOG!

Please go watch the two Facebook videos that show more on how I did this. If you don’t decorate or celebrate Halloween, I completely understand. ——-Making creepy fun.

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Glamorous Flourish Finial

You may already own something similar to this finial. It might be stored away in your attic or basement or garage. Maybe you are tired of it. It no longer matches your decor. REFRESH it. Add paint and embellishments that match your CURRENT decor or turn it into HOLIDAY DECOR.

I have redone so many of these finials that I don’t even remember what color it was to begin with. But I like the SHABBY CHIC style so I painted it white and then antiqued it with Valspar Antiquing Wax. I then added sparkling ribbon and rhinestones.

I used a pin from TOTALLY DAZZLED.

It is now even Wedding worthy. But it could have easily been painted to fit in with your Fall Decor or Christmas Decor.

Think outside the box, and redo, repurpose, refresh, rehab some of your decor. I am just here to shoot out ideas to you. Have fun! If you try something like this comment below and let me know.

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Glamorous White Diamond Dusted Pumpkin

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This pumpkin was bought by my Mom at an antique flea market. Little did it know it would change from ho hum… to… humdinger. Mom and I are on a roll with feather boas and sparkle embellishments. It is JUST FUN!

This is a tall pumpkin and it was already white in color. But it needed jazzed up. So I put rhinestone ribbon down each groove of the pumpkin. Then I DIAMOND DUSTED it all over.

I used some moulds to make little leaves to add to the stem. It looked too plastic by itself. I painted the castings white and then added antique gold RUB N BUFF. I then painted the stem with Gold Leaf by Plaid. See picture below.

We felt it was lonely, so we wanted to elevate it and put it on a candlestick. I had these really ugly candlesticks that I bought at the Goodwill. I had tried to bring them back to life by using different RUB N BUFF colors on them but was not satisfied with the look. Not knowing for sure what I wanted to do with them, I had set them on a shelf for later projects. So I brought one of them back out and used a mixture of silver and gold RUB N BUFF. I also added bling to the candlestick. See the BEFORE picture of the Candlesticks below.

With this picture you can see that one of the candlesticks had totally tarnished. On the other one you can see how I used the antique gold RUB N BUFF on it but wasn’t liking how it looked at all.
The other candlestick got a makeover too. It is now elevating my dollar tree foam pumpkin with black lace and a witch’s hat.

For the glamorous white pumpkin the feather boa around the edge was the pièce de ré·sis·tance. The perfect finishing touch.

All the right combinations and you have ~~~~exquisite!

Think outside the box and make a glamour pumpkin. Let me know if you make one. Send me a picture. Thank you so much for taking the time to click on my post and read all the way to the end. It is humbling to think that someone out there, likes your creations enough to read about them.

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Holiday 4×4 Candle Holders Refreshed into Old World Decor Using Prima Moulds

These 4×4’s started out in life as Farmhouse Style Holiday Decorations. Just like I go to thrift stores and refresh different treasures, I wanted to do the same thing with some of the crafts we have in storage. These particular candle holders never sold in our holiday craft shows, and I wanted to put them in my home year round. I am obsessed with candles and candle holders right now.

Below is a picture of what they looked like before I started redoing them.

~~BEFORE~~
~~AFTER~~

Lexi, my “glamdaughter” and sidekick, made these castings with paper clay. I think we did pretty good for our very first time. When we made them, I really didn’t have anything planned to put them on. But it came to me soon after they had dried.

Our Paper Clay Casts were not perfect. But we pieced together and cut off the excess.
The emblem was easier to make because it didn’t have legs and tails, lol. We had to piece together one of the lion’s tail. Perfectly imperfect.
I took this picture with my scissors so you would have an image to compare the size of the mould.
The particular mould is called Royal Emblem. For their picture, they have painted them gold. These are from Redesign by Prima.

Since there were THREE items/pieces to this set, I thought about what else I had with a set of three. Voila, I had the candle holders. So I wanted an Old World look and Kathy on her Facebook page had made this color paint and designed things with moulds and I was inspired by her. Please go follow her on Facebook! —–Royale Funky Junque—–

I attached the castings on with hot glue and tacky glue. I used tacky glue to close in all the sides so I didn’t have any hollows. So then they were ready to paint.

For the paint, I use any kind of black flat craft paint, and mix in any brand of metallic copper and some metallic gold. Together that will make bronze. I knew I was going to use antique gold rub n buff to bring out all the highlights of the design.

Here are the paints I used to make “Oil Rubbed Bronze”.
Here it is as I am mixing the paint.

Below is a picture of the candle holders after I have painted them and added the gold rub n buff. This project still didn’t fit in with my dining room. So later I added something else….keep reading…

I thought I was finished here…..but….

I asked my Facebook followers and friends if I should add the metal ribbon. The response was YES! This ribbon comes in flat silver and I bought it at Hobby Lobby. If your HL does not carry it, look online. So I used the same paints as I did for the wooden sections.

I also decided to use a touch of metallic aqua blue paint on everything and it added the perfect sheen to the bronze and gold. Pictures really do not catch it very well, but the picture below does have the blue added in. The blue just toned everything down and it now blends so well with the colors in my dining room.

The aqua blue tray sent a reflection of it’s texture onto the candle holders at the bottom.
Finished Project. The metallic paint reflects the texture of the aqua tray it is sitting on.
Here is a picture without the tray and it gives you a better idea of the colors.

Take a look around your home and REFRESH items that you are getting tired of.

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