Life in Rehab is BACK! Get ready for a slew of new projects for the new year! We just can't promise we know what we're doing!

Visit Life in Rehab's new Etsy shop
And because we're good friends by now,
our readers get 25% off
by entering the promo code
REHAB when you make a purchase!
So deck out, do some early holiday gift shopping,
strut your stuff and make a statement!


I'm on a mission. If I have never EVER not once replied to your comments, you may want to check this out: No Reply?



Monday, September 6, 2010

So Simple It's Scary

Hey there, and Happy Bloggiversary to us!!! 

We're having the tiniest bit of trouble finding our Fall decorations.
I wonder why? Hmmmmmm...
 
So let's whip up some new stuff for a song, shall we? We're going to use 5 of the glass shades that came with a big brass chandelier Vannah and I snagged at a yard sale for a paltry $20 (with the bulbs!) We then took them to the garden center and bought terra cotta saucers as bases. You'll also need black spray paint, contact paper from the Dollar Tree, and some Krylon Frosted Glass spray paint that we had left over from THIS project.
First, take your saucers outside and give the backs a couple of light coats of black paint. Flip them over and do the same to the inside. Allow this to dry.
Then sketch out some seriously scary faces on the back of the contact paper and cut them out.
 You're shaking in your boots right now at how terrifying this is, aren't you?
Peel the backing off of the contact paper and arrange your little faces on the shades.
 Now just spray the shades with a nice light coat of the frosting.
Allow this to dry. Everything will be ready at about the same time.
Once the paint is set, peel off the contact paper.
Set the shade in the saucer, add a flameless candle, and hit the lights!
 Horrifying! Terrible! Nightmare inducing!
 
I had the Minions come up with their own designs.
Which of course makes for a great decoration keepsake.
Nothing like preserving your children's strangeness for all time, eh?
Yeah, I think they're adorable too.
Fast, simple, and seriously inexpensive, plus we found a new use for the shades, because they weren't staying with the chandelier.  

 Visit thecsiproject.com

83 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Very nice. Love the way your brain works!

Mel said...

Love them, they look like they were made to be exactly these. They even have their own hats.

Life in Rehab said...

Mel, you just halfway guessed what the next 5 will be!

Michelle L. said...

Whoa, Sunny, those look so great! I have never tried that frosted paint stuff, now I MUST. What a genius Halloween idea, luve it!

Vonda said...

Love this idea for Halloween Decor and we love to decorate for it. It's my husband's favorite holiday.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

All these great ideas for fall and Halloween...I can't wait to get my stuff down from the attic. I've been in summer mode but school starts tomorrow and Wed. for the kids so I'll be more in the fall frame of mind. These are adorable!

mousee23 said...

So cool

Brandy said...

OMG!! These are fabulous, I am in love!! I never would have thought of this, love that I have fabulous blogs to visit to get such great ideas!

justkiddingaroundatlanta said...

What a great project - they are perfect for Halloween! I must get some of the frosted glass spray! Thanks for sharing with us!

Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

lisbonlioness said...

Just my kind of craft- little effort, great outcome. Love it!

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Ohhh, I LOVE it! We may just have to try this! Halloween is my FAV holiday!

~Chelsea

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Janet said...

Wow those are amazing! What a great Re-use Idea! Love it and Happy Aniversary!

Army Wife Quilter said...

those are so cute. thanks for the project

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Now THAT is really something else! I never would have thought of it myself, but you're right ... so easy and so cute. Great job!

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

These are wonderfully cute Sunny. I'm so glad you linked up. I so love it when people come up with awesome "outside the box" ways to use items that might otherwise be discarded.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So cute, that it is not scary, but fabulous! Thanks for sharing at my Under $100 Linky Party

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

These are too cute for words! I love it. I'd love to try my hand at them! It would be perfect for linking up to our Fall Decorations link up party, would love to have you join in!

http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/09/all-about-you-monday-fall-decorations.html

Kara said...

Love this!!! Such a cute idea, so simple, and I love that it's personal. Great job!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

What a great project!! I love it! My kids would love to help with something like this too.

Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!

Donene said...

How darling and yes how simple, love it!
I have a big request for all of you bloggers out there, I am in a contest for one of the posts I did on losing some weight. I just really need to have your vote because I would love to win this contest! All you need to do is go to the link I will put below and first become a fan or push the like button and then go to the right column and under the 14 pictures, click on my picture and make a comment that you vote for me! I know the power of blogland is big, so can you please vote! I would so, so, appreciate it!!!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lehi-UT/Kristi-Approved/391083710513?ref=ts

Jane said...

This is a great reuse of something I see at the thrift stores all the time. I love it!
Jane

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a CUTE nifty thrifty idea...thanks for sharing it at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS! Please be sure to post the NTT party button or my blog name with a link so all your friends can see all the other nifty thrifty treasures...thanks!

Blessings,
Linda

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

Again, I love this! This is so unique and FAB, thank you for linking up with All About You Monday. I hope you come back next week where the theme is all about ribbon but any fun project, craft, recipe, etc is welcomed! So glad I found your blog!

Red Head said...

Love it! Was thinking about doing something like this, but didn't want to buy etching cream. Will try spray paint options!

Shannon @ Quarry Orchard said...

What a fantastic idea. Great way to repurpose these and create your own decoration!

Holly said...

What a great idea...love how you used the shades you wouldn't have wanted otherwise! Cute...er, I mean spooky...ghosts!

Midwest Cottage and Finds! said...

Wow!! That is creative and looks great! Very cool!

Christy said...

These are absolutely adorable! I was trying to figure out was the glass was b/c I LOVE the shape....and I'm even more impressed to read the answer. :O)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Those are absolutely awesome!!

Manang Kim said...

This idea is awesome!!
Beautiful stuff

Katie said...

OH my, my, my LOVE these. I'm going to need to make similar ones, and know just the place to put them!!! ahhh thanks for sharing your awesome project!

The Creative Chickadee said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing. found you on CSI.

Kelly

Robin said...

Love it. I am totally going to put the frosted glass on my must buy list :)

Staci J said...

Those are darling!! I LOVE the frosting spray paint, I'm gonna have to try it!
Visiting from justsewsassy.com

RedTedArt said...

Wow, these look fabulous! Haven't really worked much with spray paint before.. love the frosted look. Maybe I should dare!!!

Would love for you to stop by at Kids Get Crafty and link up too? Every Wednesday at Red Ted Art. This week's link is here:http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/15/kids-craft-the-mona-lisa/

Hope to "see" you later?

Thanks!

Maggy

Judy said...

So cute! I saw your link up at Kids Get Crafty and had to come see how truly simple they are...it's true :)

We made jack o lanterns from a jar recently, but I love the frosted glass look!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Wonderful! This is getting me in the Halloween spirit! Visiting from It's So Cheri!

Debbie said...

Now that is really cute! How did you think of that? I would not have and I thought I had a clever mind SOMETIMES! I loved it. Thanks so much for joining me. Debbie

the cape on the corner said...

genius! total genius! love it.

Bella said...

Oh SUnny, this is so cute. I love finding halloween decorations, that are just scary enough, but not cheesy ya know. Perfect that you got to reuse those shades, and they turned into the cutest little ghosts ever. I am hosting a new party, and would LOVE if you linked up, these are so cute, I wanna share them with my readers. I'm your newest follower, Thanks for the great tutorial, and hope to see you. :)

Mary said...

What a great idea? You are so creative!

Nikki said...

Those are FREAKIN' RIDICULOUS!!! You're killin' me over here! I want them...like now :)
Thanks so much for linking them up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Perfect timing, I tried something today that I wasn't thrilled with, this is a great way to get the results I want. I am doing basically the same project on pickle jars for halloween!!! So thanks!!

ANKH said...

OMG! This is going on my list of things I must do for Halloween this year!!!

You should totally enter this into the Recycled Halloween Craft Challenge here:

PS: You can enter up to 3 different crafts!

http://henthornehandmade.blogspot.com/2010/08/recycled-halloween-challenge-will-you.html

Lorie said...

I love these! I am going to feature them on my blog tomorrow afternoon!

Kimberly said...

ooo, I love these! I really wish I had a chandy to take apart... Maybe I'll have to thrift one. Soooo cute!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is absolutely darling, you have my mind thinking of other holiday themes also, cute title by the way! Visiting from Debbiedoos.

Carol

amandab said...

I have never heard of that frosted glass spray before, it sounds great. And I think they look too cute to be scary! :)

Denise said...

These are so cute!

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my Porch and Garden Party at firstadream.blogspot.com.

Rebecca said...

I really like these-I'm always looking for easy, fun things to make -thanks!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a super cute and super easy craft project! Thanks for sharing this! I love to find simple (and cheap) things to make!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a cute idea! dropping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday...

Hope you're having a lovely week!

Marie
http://www.sallyleebythesea.com

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great idea!

Extremely cute....

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Ahhh awesome idea! I was in love when I saw the milk jug ones a last week but now I really, really love these! Just featured your post over on my facebook page! Hope you don't mind.

PS....The title of your blog is too funny!

Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Domestic-Princess-in-Training/215139255490

Sue said...

You are the pro at making really neat things on a budget! Those are great.

=)

Terra said...

Crazy jealous over here...I would have ruined those...but you - amazing.

Ginger said...

Spooky! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

**Amy** said...

Oh my goodness! That is so clever! I want to make some now!

A 2 Z said...

I loooove it! That is so neat! Easy and cheap to do. I'm glad I stopped by. Thanks for the idea.

Anne-Marie

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are so cute! I really like that not all of them are scary!

Jo said...

hey you are one clever girl!!! those look fab and easy!!! well easieish !!!

Rhiannon said...

wow i like that, easier than etching and almost totally free

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I still think these are so cute! I wonder if I can get the boys to do some with me. Maybe if I guide them thru the spray. Hmm.

ChristiS said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie~ said...

Too cute and you're right, so easy!!! I can hardly wait to try these with our kiddos at school, they're a kick!!! Thanks for sharing!
Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

tina said...

mmmmm I think DH would LOOOOOVE something like this

Teresa said...

What a great fun idea! I just love the faces.

nichole said...

Going to try this soon!!

http://nicholesownspace.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Great idea - I've featured it as a Halloween bonus in this week's Craftastic Monday!

Jenny said...

What a clever idea! I tried this at Christmas with snowflakes and totally messed it up!

I think your method would be tons easier!

Thanks for linking your cleverness!

A+

Bella said...

Dang girl, you are rocking. SInce I left my comment a few days ago, you had like a million more, lol. THANK YOU for joining. :)

Its A Blog Party said...

Simply adorable!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog but I'm so glad I did. This is such a fun project, very inventive. And it's so easy too. I'm gonna snoop around some more.

Beansieleigh said...

What fun! LOVE this idea!! I'll have to see if I can find shades (or even just drinking glasses, set upside down, I'm wondering??.. as long as you're using the flameless type of candles!)... Have a great weekend! ~tina

MJ said...

Love this! Btw, you have inspired me to buy my frist ever Mod Podge :)

Ginger said...

Don't forget to check out The Halloween Scene at SSB!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-scene-1.html

xoxo
Ginger

Deb said...

I am so doing this with my kids this weekend. I love this! I'll link back to your post when I do it :) My girls are so excited to make these!

Carrie said...

Love your idea, so much so that I had to feature it:

http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-spooktacular-week-one.html

I especially love that you made something old new again. My favorite thing to do!

greatdecoratingideas.com said...

You put Martha to shame! :) Your ideas are wonderful and so festive!

Erin Quinn said...

THese are great! Love how simple they are to make too! You should enter them in my sister's "DIY Halloween COntest" - there are great prizes! The link to the contest is: http://ellekate.blogspot.com/p/diy-contest.html

Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

Freaking awesome. Thanks for linking up :) I'm off to buy some of that frosty stuff!!

Anonymous said...

Those are seriously cute!!!! Love them. TFS xo ~j~