Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eek! Skeleton Portraits

I will be the first to confess, with three littles four and under.
Decorating this year was going to be put on the back burner.
Until I teamed up with Joann Fabric and Craft Stores
to create a #spookyspace!


 What do you think?
Now, thanks to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores I am ready to answer the door for our trick or treaters!

To create my #spookyspace, I started with the wall. All year round it's bare! 
So I thought I better start there!
What better than to put on the wall than portraits? Even better, spooky portraits!

To make my Spooky, Skeleton Portraits of the kids, I started out by going to my local Joann store.


I picked up:
3 - Wood Plaques
Black & White Paint
Paint brushes
Ribbon

First things first, I needed a skeleton to work from. 
After a quick search I found this one


Instead of printing and messing with the size, I just traced it off my screen.
Using a piece of paper I decided that if I folded it in half the head would fit on my plaque.
Then I pulled up the image, and traced. Super simple!

Next, I traced my skeleton with a ball point pen and a little pressure on my plaque.
This gave an embossed effect, even after I painted my background the skeleton would be on there.



Next, Paint!
Starting with the background, then using a small brush to fill in my skeleton.


Personalize!
To make my portraits match my kids, I did two bow ties (boys) and one hair bow.
Glue them in place.


Hang!
To not have to put three holes in the wall, I decided to hang them together using a D ring.
I put the ribbon through the ring, then glued and sewed in place to ensure it didn't come crashing down!


To hand my portraits from the ribbon, I first put some glue on the ribbon, then because of the weight I screwed them to the ribbon too!


Want to make your own? 
Make sure to shop at Joann's! 
I've got a coupon for you!




Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Joann's Fabric and Craft Store. I was given a gift card to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores to create a #spookyspace for the Celebrate the Season Campaign.