Saturday, October 9, 2010

Garden Edging Turned Mini Halloween Tombstone

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Hey, Halloweenies! I know. Halloween is two months away, but I woke up this morning with a brainstorm of an idea of what to do with these bad boys below...wooden garden edging that I found at a garage sale over a year ago...for like $1. Don't they look like little tombstones? Exactly!


GARDEN EDGING TURNED DECORATIVE MINI HALLOWEEN TOMBSTONE

SUPPLIES
STEP 1: Cut apart the wires connecting the garden edging using a wire cutter.
I used the one built into my needle nose pliers.

STEP 2: Using the foam brush from Rockler, paint the mini headstone with one coat of shimmering silver stencil paint.

STEP 3: Distress the piece using the Norton Sanding Bug from Rockler.

STEP 4: Use the Gorilla Glue Precision Glue Pen to spell out RIP and a downward arrow on the mini headstone.
It will start out clear and flat. After time, it will puff up and turn white like the example above.

STEP 5: While glue is wet, sprinkle with PK Glitz glitter. Let it dry.


Check out the shimmer on that baby! I did not add any special effects. That is the PK Glitz glitter catching the morning sunlight!! Imagine it in candlelight!

STEP 6: For fun, I added a industrial light bulb cover over the top.

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15 comments:

  1. Now that is genius! You sound like me, I have Halloween on the brain and I'm going to start taking my stuff out and decorating this week! I am the Queen of Halloween around here and I can't wait!

    Stop on over to my blog, I'm having a fabulous giveaway!

    Megan

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  2. what a great idea! i am going to have to have to copy this one!

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  3. Very cute!!! I am already starting Halloween shopping too, so you are not too early!! I love fall!!

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  4. How unique and fun! I'm glad I found your blog. It is amazing!

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  5. ~*~Halloweenies!!LOL..love that..and such a creative idea!!~*~* Thanks for the inspiration~*~ Rachel

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  6. Awesome! I broke out my MSL Halloween special issues two days ago! I LOVE Halloween!

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  7. Perfectly clever!!
    You always see the possibilities hiding underneath your junk. I love that about this blog.

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  8. Love it...and putting the light cover over it is perfect!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. LOL! What fun! The little Halloweeners are going to love it! :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  10. SUPER CUTE, and super spooktacular. I would love for you to link these up to CraftOManiac Monday at CraftOManiac.blogspot.com. Thanks Jen HAVE A GREAT NIGHT TOO.

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  11. Clever and cute idea, my friend.

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  12. Very original, I think it is so cute, Spooky looking, what no blood?
    Wishing you a
    Happy and and beautiful fall season.

    yvonne

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  13. Hey Amy. Now that's thinking out of the box. Too cute. Thanks for planting that idea.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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