“Interesting!” I thought.
“What would you do with them?” I wondered.
“Oh! They light up!” I realized
“I MUST HAVE THEM!!!!!” I decided.
In truth, I was partially motivated to purchase them because they were 30% off and I had 20%-off the-entire-purchase coupon burning a hole in my pocket.
…..of course they were only $2.99 to begin with so I may not be vacationing on my savings but it still felt like I’d successfully played the system!
So, since I had no plan I must apologize for the fact that this isn’t one of those projects that has a nice, pretty, organized picture of “all the stuff you need.” I just kind of made it up as I went along.
But here is what I ended up using:
- Light Up Coffins (why not?!)
- Waverly Craft Paint and Brushes
- Velum Paper
- E600 glue
- Eye screws
- Black spray paint
I am lucky to have a lot of paint on hand courtesy of the good folks at the Plaid Ambassador Program and for this project I used their Waverly Super Premium Line of paint and brushes.
(OK, I try not to be too “salesy” but I really do love this paint and these brushes. The paint comes in great colors, goes on beautifully in one coat and the various brushes are the perfect size for a lot of different projects)
So far so good.
I decided that, while I loved the “lights up” aspect, you could actually see the bulbs and it didn’t look quite right to me.
cut it out and stuck it in place with just a little spot of E6000.
They look just fine as is but they pop quite a bit you light them up (it’s hard to get a picture partly because the lights themselves flash and change colors and one always seems to be cycling off while the others are cycling on)
So this is the first of what I hope are several Halloween themed ideas I’ve had lately so stay tuned.
*I can’t help on occasion, when perusing the shelves at Michaels, picturing the Chinese factory workers looking at all this stuff that they know is headed to America and thinking “those people are very weird.”
** also, sorry, am I wrong that when I think of “clearance” prices a 50 cent savings (regardless of how you’ve filled out the price sticker) isn’t exactly what I have in mind?