Monday, October 20, 2014

31 Days: Day 20 {Crazy gets Crafty}

In the midst of everything I had going on this month, I decided to throw some crafting into the mix.
Most of this was done early in October, not long after I saw this pin on pinterest:

I can't remember a time when I didn't love to create so Pinterest can be a huge time suck for me if I let it.
I try to only pin things I see other places rather than scroll through pages and pages of pins.
I did also complete another craft project this month and I'll share that one in another post.

I liked the simplicity of this craft, plus the fact that she said most of it came from the dollar store.

I went to my local Dollar Tree and was able to find all the glass candle pedestals and plates.
I found the orange pumpkins she used, but when I realized they were actually Styrofoam, I passed.

I ended up finding already "glittered and glammed" pumpkins at Walmart for less than $4 each, so I just picked them up there.

I also picked up heavy duty adhesive suitable for glass and the looking glass spray paint she mentions in her post.

See that little rat? Motion detector rat also from the Dollar Tree.

I would say this was a Pinterest WIN!
It was easy even though I don't do a lot of spray-painting and had never worked with that kind of glue/adhesive before.

Just be sure if you try this, you work in a well ventilated area as she suggests; otherwise, you'll be high on fumes!
Photo credit

I'm linking this post up with Mama Kat later in the week, in response to her weekly writing prompts.  Specifically, she asked "Create something inspired by Pinterest; was it a Win or a Fail?"


  1. Those came out beautiful! And with the pumpkins premade, easy peasy. Gotta love that! Popping by from Mama Kat's :-)

  2. OMG! Yes, definitely a win! I need to get crafty again... it's such a great exercise for the mind.