Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Over the moon

About a month ago I decided I needed to find an old owl die cut and put it on a giant glittery moon for Halloween. I had been trolling Ebay for an owl that was reasonably priced (forget it, vintage Halloween on Ebay = crazy) and then I stumbled on some old Halloween decorations at a yard sale 2 weeks ago. Jackpot! There was my owl.

Dave helped me cut the HUGE moon out of a big piece of mat board I had left over from when we framed Jack's new room art. I glittered it outside one morning while Jack was digging in the sand. Man was that ever a mess, I had glitter everywhere for days. I used that Martha Stewart glitter that I swore I didn't like, but this thing is nearly 3 feet tall, way too big for glass glitter. And actually I wasn't even sure how many bottles of the Martha glitter it was going to take. (For the record, it only used about a 1/2 of a jar, but I had to keep refilling the jar.)
(A bedhead Jack for scale, Jack is about 38 inches tall.) The only other issue is that because the Martha glitter glue dries rather quickly, and the moon is so big, I could only apply the glue in small sections at a time, which left me with some stripes where I had to overlap with the next section.

But never mind all of that, I am still over the moon for it!

21 comments:

  1. Love it! Isn't it the best feeling when you stumble onto something at a sale that you have been coveting? I see the stripes on the moon, and I like them. It adds a bit of depth that is nice, I think.

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  2. Love it! I have to agree with breanna, that the stripes look neat!

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  3. Cool, cool, cool. I want it !!!! Clarice

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  4. It does not look that large until Jack is next to it! Holy cow it's big!!!!

    I love it. A glittery silvery moon. Very fun.

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  5. Wow, this is impressive and perfect! This has to be one of the greatest Halloween decorations I've ever seen, and believe me, I notice! Great job.

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  6. Sandi Henderson10:38 AM

    Oh, he's a cutie! And yes-add the word "vintage" on ebay and you'll enter a feeding frenzy. ;) Much more fun to find things in the local thrift store-I whole heartily agree. And then you've got it right then!

    Sandi

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  7. That looks SO cool. Love it! You are so clever.

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  8. It is adorable! You crafty thing, you!

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  9. My old eyes don't see any stripes. Love it!

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  10. VERY very cool!! we're having a halloween party for 13 year old girls and something like this would be fun for them to make...on a smaller scale and perhaps wotha blasck sillouette cutout. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Sarah-
    I just rediscovered your blog! YAY! I love how that turned out. I was at our DI a few days ago and saw some vintage Halloween decorations. I may just have to try something like that. (If they haven't been snatched up!) I don't know that I would have the patience for the glitter glue though.
    Keep it up!!!
    - Missy

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  12. I love your owl!!! Great find!
    Michelle

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  13. This looks great! (my blog's name is OwlMoon Studio) My boys are planning to go "all out" for Halloween this year. I'm pretty sure this means a lot of ghoulish decorating and giving out BIG candy bars!

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  14. That is a rather big moon! Where are you going to put it?

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  15. Very very nice. What luck finding that cool owl at a garage sale!

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  16. Looks great Sarah! I've been trying to talk DS into making scarecrows for the yard, but he's not interested. Maybe we can do something with owls instead. :)

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  17. Oh, your owl is to die for...so glad the yard sale gods smiled upon you. This is great!!!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I want a big moon! :)

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  19. This is absolutely beautiful!! Now I want an owl and moon...only I don't think it will happen. Our yard sales in the area are TERRIBLE!!

    Linda

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