I've noticed a lot of bloggers are making things from sheet music. I got thinking of things to do with old books. A childhood memory came back to me. I know a lot of you are too young to remember this particular craft. I remember my mom folding the pages of old paperback books to make Christmas trees. She then spray painted them red or green. My friend Cary,remembered her mother doing the same thing but using the tree part as the body for Mr. and Mrs. Santa.
So....I removed the cover and spine from an old Readers Digest Book I picked up for a quarter at a church rummage sale. I recommend using a book that is sewn in the spine rather than glued.
I think a glued book may come apart.
Start by folding the top corner of the page down and slightly tuck it in the center of the book.
I promise this will be the last pic of my wonderful chicken carriers(at least for a while)! I just keep coming up with more ideas to stick in them. If you happened to notice, one even made a debut at The Rented Cottage Life dressed in a book page wreath a couple post back. Heck, I love these carriers so much I'd use them in place of gift bags for Christmas if I could ! Most women go crazy over diamonds and platinum. Just give me some rusty wire and weathered wood and I'm as happy as a pig in mud ! Well, enough about that ! Tonight I want to share a fall craft idea.I struggled with a name for this post. My mind keeps drawing a blank except for "Fall Balls"! That just doesn't seem appropriate .Hopefully by the end of writing this post I'll think of something!
Mod Podge is still a little wet!
Remember the skeletons that were being held in this cage?They have been turned loose and this innocent little bunny is being held in their place!
I decided the yard needed a few Halloween props, so I made some tombstones. These were easy and cheap to make (love cheap). I just bought a piece of insulation foam board at Home Depot and cut the tombstones out with a serrated knife. I used a Dremel to carve the lettering and rough-up the edges. Sprayed over the lettering with black spray paint,then coated the entire thing with gray spray paint. For a more realistic look, I sprayed some highlights with more paint. I think they turned out pretty good, and I only I spent a total of $14.00 for eight.
Today, has been a beautiful autumn day here in Ohio. In fact a perfect day. The kind of day I would take everyday. My wonderful husband ( Terry ) chauffeured some of us girls in the family to Amish country. This has become a yearly tradition, the day before we have an old fashion apple butter stirrin over an open fire. The main purpose of the trip is to buy bushels of apples, but how can we pass by all the cool shops and roadside stands? We always end-up stopping about fifteen times! We just make a day of it and come home with the SUV packed to the gills. Apples, pumpkins, gourds, big pots of mums and most importantly fry pies. Tomorrow, family and friends will come to help make apple butter. I'll share more on that later, but for now I want to share some sights from our day.
This tractor was just so cool I had to take some pics!