Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Halloween Creative Tricks...
I know I have shared before how my Grandma taught me to see things with a "different eye" when it comes to being creative and crafty. Well when I was at my local $1.29 store (we have inflation here!) I saw these fake plastic fingernails. Hmmm...I don't need any of these but I better buy them just in case they run out. ;>O So home they came. While making my Halloween Swap Tags I decided I needed just another bit of something and voila...the fingernails came to mind. I would add them as a charm piece. But glue just wouldn't do it so...using my needle tool and a very hot flame from a candle I put holes in them for attaching.
Here is a close-up of my technique. Get the metal needle tool really hot and then from the backside simply melt the plastic with the hot tip. I go from the backside to keep the front clean and neat. Once I have the holes I let them cool off.
Now I sew them on with a needle and some crochet thread. I use this thicker thread for strength and for the dimension it adds. You can see here the little bat button I also stitched onto my tag.
Down one hole and up the next and secure with a double knot. Here you also see I attached my skeleton with a needle and thread around his waist. He can still flop about but is attached securely.
Almost done with this little attachment.
Here is the almost completed tag. As I posted before I have used paint chips from the local paint store for my tag base. With the high cost of paint and all that Mr. C and I spent on the deck project I do not feel like I am abusing the paint chip acquisitions. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Bahahaha...
Now for some finishing touches and these will be ready to send off in the mail.
What item have you used in an unusual way for your creative crafting?
Our weather is very warm again this week. Some trees have turned Fall colors but most are waiting for the required cold snap to really radiate.
As this is now October and Breast Cancer Awareness month I am hoping you all treat yourselves to your mammogram...and men to your PSA testing. My prayer list is far too long and cancer must be cured soon. Loving Healing Hugs for those fighting.
Falling into Autumn Bliss...