Apparently I have been living under a rock...I did not know that things built under glass domes are called a cloche. I have been seeing them all over blogland so I decided to make one for Halloween. First I turned these thrift store beauties:
Nothing too difficult...I just removed the little cup from the candle holder, gave it and the cake plate a good washing, then sprayed it with black spray paint. After the paint dried, I decided to shabby it up a bit and using denatured alcohol (found at Lowe's) and fine steel wool, I just started rubbing some of the black off. I finished it off with a little clear sealer.
Now for the fun part. Using a little packaged moss, I started building my "spooky" scene. All items were purchased either at Michaels or the Dollar Store. The little skeletons came four to a pack, I left one intact and pulled another apart...sticking different body parts around the tombstone (which was too tall to fit under the dome, so I had to lay it down, which I like better anyway). I used red Stickles in the eyes of both the skeletons and the mice. Those little critters are those sticky rubbery things that are so creepy to touch. I couldn't resist adding a few on the outside. I then inserted three little flameless candles...VOILA!
TOTAL INVESTMENT: approx. $15
I apologize for the poor pictures, it is just impossible to get a good picture of this because the glass distorts it. It looks much better in real life!
Anyone still with me? I decided to do a QUICK giveaway...why so quick...because these cookies are baked, decorated and ready to go! I have heat sealed the bags to keep them fresh for as long as possible. I will random draw one name for at least 6 Halloween cookies (more if they will fit in the box!) Just leave a comment by 6:00 PM CST tonight. Make sure that you leave contact info so that I can get your address! These will ship tomorrow morning!
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There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!