Friday, October 30, 2009

A Last Trick and a Treat

I know that it's one day before Halloween, but if you're like me, you're tweaking things until it's time to take them down. So I thought I'd share one last trick using these bags of skeleton garland I bought at the dollar store a while back. I could never find a place for them and then it occurred to me that maybe it was because they needed a bit of a makeover---a silver spray paint makeover.With a few decorative ornament hangers and my army of silver skeletons in hand I proceeded to the dining room.They're just the spooktacular accessory that my chandelier needed.I was so pleased with their gory to glam makeover that I gave a larger dollar store skeleton the same treatment. But while the paint was still wet I sprinkled on a little glitter. Tied with a bow he guards this shelf perfectly.
Be sure to visit on Monday. I have a wonderful treat in store---an exciting giveaway!

22 comments:

Andersen Family said...

I saw those and was wondering what I could do with them. Great idea!!!

Kasey Hunt said...

Those look great. You always amaze me with your talent.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Great idea - the skeletons look a lot better silver! :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

They look so much better silver!

MiriamR said...

I love it in silver and the glitter too!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ha! Love the one on your mantel with his bow tie!

The Tomato Vine said...

Spooktacular indeed! Great idea :)

Stephanie @ and noah makes five said...

LOVE it! Great idea and they do look so much better silver!

Ruth Ann said...

Very cute! I did something similar to this last year. I used the same garland and turned each skeleton into an ornament by tying ribbon around the neck! You can check it out here...it's a dark picture but if you look closely at the tree you can see it! I just love those little skeletons! I like what you did with the chandelier! I may have to try that next year!

http://myremodelednest.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-halloween.html

Pam Mueller said...

I saw those at the dollar store and fell in love with them. I did not buy them because I had no idea what to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for the insight. Love your blog.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love them!!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Coming back to let you know I'll be posting about these at Dollar Store Crafts this afternoon. :)

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Joy... OH I love your skeletons make over.. they look great on your chandler.. and on the shelf... great job... Have a Happy Halloween weekend.

Hug;s
Alaura

Carla said...

Oh, I love that!!! I passes by those garlands of skeletons at my Dollar Tree so many times, but didn't know just what I'd do with them. I never did buy any, now I wish I did. Darn! I'll have to file this idea away for next year, and hope the ole DT carries them again.

Thanks for sharing!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love your skellies!

Bobbie said...

adorable!

Genie Marie said...

Found your blog the other day and have truly been drawn in. If your analytics are off the charts, it's because I have been reading post after post after post. Love it all...gorgeous home...beautiful writing...I adore it all! SO glad I found the Joys of Home!!

Gwen said...

Just goes to show you, EVERYTHING looks better in silver!

Happy Halloween:)

Traci said...

My 14 year old watched a youtube video and learned to make nooses...then tied each to a noose w/ the twine that came w/ them....they are all hanging as a doorknob hanger/clanger on front door.... I love the silver idea!!

Mandi said...

Love the skeletons! I'm always looking for ways to update the ordinary things we find at the dollar store and elsewhere...spray paint and I are good friends!

Happy halloween!

Paige said...

What a cute idea! Why can't I think of things like that?!?

Hope you have a great week!

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