Now this is a Halloween craft I can get excited about. Every year I love seeing what can be done with just pumpkins, it is really the only thing I like to decorate with in October. I try to make myself buy Halloween decorations every time I walk into TJ's or Michaels, but in the end I just buy lots of (real) pumpkins. This project couldn't get any easier. Step 1. Carve hole in bottom of pumpkin,scoop out pulp, return cut pieces. Step 2. Print out house template at countryliving.com/halloween. Resize on copier to fit pumpkin. Step 3. Cut out stencils as directed on the templates and affix to pumpkins with masking tape. Trace on the designs with a felt-tip pen. Step 4. Remove stencil, then carefully carve along the drawn lines of the houses' windows with an x-acto knife. Fill in the designs using a fine tip brush and black flat acrylic paint; let dry. Affix a battery-operated votive candle in the base of each pumpkin with adhesive putty.
Do you ever read People magazine. There is a goofy page where you try to find the differences between two of the same celebrity pictures. I never get all of them, I'm telling you it is actually a little hard, but scroll down and play the same game :)
We have recessed lighting in our 1980's kitchen! Hooray! I'll tell you what, it has given me hope that someday this kitchen will be really pretty. I can just almost feel the beauty of white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and light counter tops-almost. This is the first of many improvements to take place in this kitchen, although not for months, and not all at the same time. I'm leaving you with a few more pics, because I know that curiosity is killing you, well...it's killing my mom :) This should give her design mind lots to think about!
Isn't it nice of me not to even style(clean) this kitchen for pictures :) Pleeeeese, I hardly ever clean it, it's the up side to having a kitchen you want to remodel-you detach-not a bad place to be sometimes.