I better make up for it!
My morning was spent spraying, spraying, and spraying some more. And I went through 4 glue sticks as well. Not bad for a job done before breakfast, right?
Let me show you what I was up to.
These two dudes and their identical twins were ruthlessly butchered for the sake of Hallowe'en:
Yeah, yeah, I know. I felt a bit guilty, too. But not for long.
They got re- assembled into this:
Chrome spray and a little battery- operated chain of spider fairy lights. Say it with me. Spider fairy lights.
I meant for it to be an outdoor wreath, but then I remembered the purple glitter spray I got for 99p the other day and inspiration viciously assaulted me.
Are you familiar with advent wreathes? Basically, they are wreathes made from evergreens, decorated with 4 candles. In the 4 weeks before Christmas, one candle gets lit every Sunday, and once all candles are used, Santa is on the doorstep!
As a kid, I LOVED those wreathes, and ever since I was old enough I was allowed to light the candles on Sundays. Aaaah... sweet memories.
Now, let me wreck this sweet mental image for you.
I took some hoarded kitchen towel rolls and toilet paper rolls and let hot glue run down from the top. (spooky wax effect!) All rolls got a nice coat of black spray paint and, once dry, a big helping of purple glitter spray afterwards.
The shorter rolls were treated to clear lacquer as a finishing touch, the larger ones left to look a bit dusty and tattered.
The rolls are stuffed with newspaper, and they will receive a flameless tealight each (sprayed black) when it's time to display the whole thing.
What do you think, did Skelli And Mr Mummy die in vain?
He looks happy enough- in fact he doesn't seem to give a rats' @rse (pun intended)!
So, there you go, I bet you have never seen a Hallowe'en Advent Wreath before. Don't say I don't broaden your minds!
For now, my, erm, candle rolls grace the mantelpiece, awaiting their flameless candles. And I must say that they look better than in the photos- the glitter really shines, and in what is now almost dusk around here, they seem almost real. Yeah, happy with that.
So, shopping list top two items: rechargeable batteries for the spideys and flameless candles. Way more important than washing up- liquid and eggs, don't you agree?