Monday, October 28, 2013

DIY Ghosts: A BOO-tiful Family!

We had a really low key weekend. We pretty much stuck around the house, except for church on Sunday. It consisted of a little bit of playing mixed with a little bit of lounging. And of course some World Series watching (STL born and raised) and football watching on Sunday (Go Chiefs).

My oldest son has been talking about our pumpkins since last Saturday when we went to the pumpkin patch. Oh, about mid-week I let them paint their little mini pumpkins with some washable paint.  He wasn't satisfied. He wanted to paint the BIG pumpkin. I managed to hold him off with a little craft project instead. And I did all of the work while he made all the suggestions... Hmm, boss man in the making?

I've mentioned it before, but just in case you are a new reader, we built our house. This means that we still have scrap wood laying around here... yep, even almost 3 years later. And just when I think I'm done digging through my scrap pile for a project, we think of yet another use for it. And why not? Better than just letting it sit there.

"What do you get when you combine wood, spray paint, and a marker?" A ghost! -- please don't use that as a joke on Halloween... peeps be thinkin' yo cray.  :)

Ghosts are what we made. Cute, rustic, imperfect little ghosts. I think they are charming.

The three easy steps are:
1. Lightly sand & clean your scrap wood.
2. Spray paint the wood white and let dry.
3. Draw (or paint) on ghost faces.
And tada! You're done.

We started with only one. And then...

We decided that Mr.BOO looked a little lonely out there, so later that night we made the rest of the gang. Mrs.BOO and their little boys. I hopped online to get some ghost face inspiration -- making sure to type in CARTOON ghost faces. What??? I'm not about to go get all scared! Haha.

What started out as one little guy...

Later became a BOO-tiful family.

And Mr.BOO was no longer lonely. The end.

Just a simple and easy little craft project. I'm thinking I will turn the back side into charming, rustic snowmen come Christmas time, at least the bigger ones. That's about as easy as it gets, folks. Who doesn't like simple and easy? 

Ps- We DID end up carving our first pumpkin together last night. We built a fire, carved our pumpkin, watched some baseball, and made cinnamon sugar roasted pumpkin seeds. 

Happy Halloween week!

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