Saturday, September 29, 2012

My First Pinterest-Hobby Lobby Creation!

I know, I know!  It's not food-related, but I did make it on my kitchen counter.  That counts, right? 

I'm not exactly known for my penchant for anything arty, but I do like to pretend to be crafty for time to time.  A few years ago, I made a pretty cool wreath for my door (and one for my stepmom, too).  It had starfish that I bought and some shells that I had found years ago.  Unfortunately, the humidity here killed the starfish, and I never got around to rehabilitating it.

Anyway, a Hobby Lobby opened here in Mount Pleasant this weekend, and after lunch, I talked Rick into taking me there.  I had found this really cute Boo sign on pinterest a couple of weeks ago, and I've been oh-so-impatiently for Hobby Lobby to open so that I could get the items needed to make it!  Sure, I could've gone to Michael's or Wal-Mart to find the materials, but it's more fun when you can go somewhere totally new!  The original "Boo" came from this blog right here.

I ended up buying finished black letters for my "Boo."  Being the crafty novice that I am, I had no idea what Modpodge was (googled it today and I definitely need some!) so I used rubber cement.  I grabbed some Halloween treat bags which were plastic.  Not the brightest move, but I glued them onto white paper before gluing the paper on the letters.  I borrowed Nikki's glue gun since I have NO idea where mine is to add the wooden ghosts to the middle "O" and the hanger.  I got this super cool black ribbon with spiderwebs on it to tie the letters together.  My orginal plan was to put the Boo sign on our door, but I'm contemplating keeping in the hallway because I don't want it to get messed up! 

I'm pretty proud of my first crafty decoration!  I want to head back to Hobby Lobby to get some other stuff to make these pumpkins for the door that I also found on pinterest.  Is it bad to make two trips in one day????

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