9.20.2010

Ghostly Candles



As I took a work break this evening to tidy up the living room (yeah, I take fun breaks like that), I saw this:

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In this picture, ignore everything but the candles on top of the piano. (My camera battery is charging and I just so happened to have taken this pic today to show someone the fireplace and its need for TLC). So, the candles…

They were THISCLOSE to being taken upstairs and added to the “we need this when the power goes out” stash. Then, I saw ghosts. Well, kinda….

Not in a Sixth Sense kind of way—in a ‘hey, those might make cute ghosts” kind of way

I went in search of something black that I could cut up. No dice. I thought about the trash bags, but didn’t think Dustin would be too keen on that idea. Especially since I needed about a 6inch square piece. So, I whipped out a piece of computer paper, a pencil, and a Sharpie and got to work, old school style.

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I drew them with a pencil and then got high on Sharpie fumes colored them in with Sharpie.
With a little clear tape balled up, they stuck like a charm (that spray adhesive is still MIA) (which shouldn’t surprise me since I haven’t looked for it)

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And, there you have ‘em. Spooky, scary, 4 minute candle ghosts that can head back to the top of the piano for another month, week, and a day.

Should it creep me out that the camera battery died as SOON as I took the ghost pictures?!



19 comments:

  1. Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  2. so cute! very creative and clever. Ohhh my, your fireplace might be worse than mine was. My house is stone, I'm glad my fireplace wasn't.
    gail

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  3. Genius! Very cute!
    You should come link this up at Making It With Allie!
    Allie
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  4. Those turned out soooo cute and I know you can buy white candles at the Dollar Tree. Great idea.

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  5. Great idea! I'm going to have to try these!

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  6. Oh my goodness - those are adorable!

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  7. My kind of project - quick 'n easy. And, I love anything with Sharpies. They're my new best friends. (what does that say about me?)

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  8. I am really wanting to decorate for the seasons this fall and winter...this is the perfect start! I love that it is inexpensive, easy (for a craft challenged person like myself) AND involves a Sharpie...fabulous!

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  9. I love this fast easy craft! I will be highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today. Grab my "featured" button.

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  10. Those candles are adorable! What an easy, quick project.

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  11. Super cute!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  12. Awwthese are so cute! I'm going to do this asap :D

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  13. Cute & easy to make! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday - I'd love to feature this, but would need you to link back to the party.

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  14. Great idea! I featured these in my post today:
    http://blog.embellishedbayou.com/2010/09/more-friendly-ghosts.html

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  15. Don't forget to check out The Halloween Scene at SSB!

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-scene-1.html

    xoxo
    Ginger

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