Friday, October 11, 2013

halloween cuties in a jar


ok today is a gonna be a long detailed tute. 
i dunno 'bout you, but i usually skip 
to just looking at pics on long detailed posts and tutes.
call it lazy, impatient, or too busy 
i claim all of the above.

and although this is seen as a rather daunting task, 
i must say that i had a lot of fun with it 
and LOVE the results.

perhaps you will too?
here we go...
ok so just raid your house and all craft stores of everything and you're good to go. 
don't forget the mortgage payment too 
(just kidding!-seeing if you're paying attention)

i got those jars at marshall's cuz they were plain and my mason jar lids fit right on them. 
you can use whatever jar you want though.
it was love at first sight when i saw these guys.
i had to have them, and not just on paper.
i know. i am very weird.

so i made them.
first up, the pumpkin girl.
that "circle" is not even close to a circle.
it's more like a blob or something or other...
anyway, put that aside.

let's make the body.


see it coming along yet?
cut to fit means trimming the skewer.
ooo! look at those long skinny legs.
lucky girl.
you just made some arms and a balloon.
paint the face with paint marker like it shows on the scrapbook paper, glue some candy eyes to her face and woolah!:


the trickiest part was carefully carefully carefully fitting her in the jar. 
i had to remove a candy corn off her skirt cuz it was too wide.

one last detail before she is complete.
i got all these supplies btw from michael's.
all done. whew!
and yes i have gone batty cuz i made a pumpkin boy too, doing pretty much the same thing.

just like in the scrapbook design i showed you at the beginning of this ultra super long post.

and here he is:
then i truly lost my mind and made another one!
check it out...
i colored the straw with a sharpie and hot glued it on the circle i punched out of cardstock. his cheeks are candy sprinkles.

let's stick him in a jar ok?
so there you have it.
and i have 3 more jars left in the box... 

but i had to make dinner and do some laundry cuz i really don't like my family naked and starving. 
dang priorities!

here they are together.
i took more pics but am now exhausted to edit the rest. and i don't blame you if you think this is waaay too daunting to make. for me it wasn't, but like i said i'm weird like that.

hope you enjoyed the "eye candy" and here's to you, 
you cutie you, for stopping by!











28 comments:

  1. These are DARLING! Kind of remind me of the Glitterville line of wonderful products - without the price tag (eeek! those are always scary!) - and without the glitter - which of course, can be easily added - from Michael's of course!

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    1. thank you J! i LOVE the glitterville line too but also hate the prices! i may tackle some glitter projects soon though, as i do have 3 more bottles! :>O ......

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  2. WHAT?????? You mean I cant EAT them???????????? 'Sup with that? But, they are beyond adorable! I think you should leave your brain to science so they can find the gene that makes all this cleverness! And, I have to admit....I miss the jelly beans. Love Ya!! Your BBFF, Dona

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    1. i think my brain is one big jelly bean. so all that the scientists would find in there is sugar. which is why i gotta step outta my comfort zone and make things that are not edible or i would need daily insulin shot into my brain-LOL sorry that's a nursey thing i just made up :>P luv ya back Dona :>D

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  3. These are too adorbs! But on the same line as fast forwarding to the pictures in long tutes.... Can you just make me one and send it this way!? Ah thank ya very much! :)

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    1. oh wouldn't that be wonderful? as wonderful as your comment Veronica! thank YOU!!! :)

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  4. What an adorable centerpiece or decoration for Halloween, love them!!

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    1. i have them sitting together and they kill me! i think i am gonna make more some day, like the whole group. i was gonna do that originally but i think you would still be reading the post! LOL thanks for stopping by Michelle and i know i gotta get off my lazy bum & add my posts to your share site already! :>O

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  5. You really have gone "batty" and I love it! Your pumpkin treats in a jar are spooktacular!

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    1. thank you SOOO much Kim! i think i like being batty. it's fun isn't it? :>D

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  6. These are AMAZING! I love all the tiny details...so creative and fun! And I read every single word you wrote! :) Thanks so much for sharing! XO

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    1. oh thank you thank you thank you Christy!!! you read every word too! thank you thank you thank you! then it was worth the 99,000 hours to write the tute! :>D

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  7. wow, i would really like to haven one myself........they are so cute :)

    you did a really goog job, i wish there were a "Michaels" in germany, you dont get such nice halloween papers oder stickers here :(

    have a nice day

    kind regards
    nic from germany

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    1. oh i wish i could send you one nic! i bet you guys have a lot of cool stuff over there, even if there is no michael's! thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  8. I completely understand that you didn't find these daunting, but instead fun! You did a fabulous job on them and they are so cute! I love every last detail! Bravo!

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    1. thank you thank you Sue! i love how you understand my insanity! now if only i could :>O

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  9. Do I get brownie points for actually reading all the instructions?? I had to, they were so eyecatching with the pics! I think you are definitely crazy, but it is clearly a good thing since these are freakin' adorable. I tip my hat to you! (Love the comment about not wanting your family naked and starving...many a dinner has interrupted crafting goodness.) REALLY glad I found you at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! :)

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    1. you not only get brownie points Megan, you get a whole plate of them! with triple decker fudge frosting :) that is if you trust this crazy person making them! LOL thanks so much for the hat tip and your sweet comment! REALLY glad you're here too!!! :>D

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  10. So cute! Just wanted you to know that you have been featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/10/30-more-fun-halloween-ideas.html

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    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU sooooooo much! that means the world to me Debbie! :>D

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  11. These are too cute Lisa! I love her candy corn skirt-LOL Thank you so much for linking up with us at Get Your DIY on this past week! I hope you'll join us tomorrow for Spooky Outdoor Decor!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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    1. oh thank you Mandy! that's funny you mention the candy corn skirt because it's the very first thing that attracted me to make these in the first place :)

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  12. lisa, I just want to spend a day in your head!

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    1. oh i wish you could Melinda and just take over cuz there's too much craziness going on in there right now, i wear myself out! lol :>D

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  13. These are so stinking adorable, I am featuring them at tonight's Get Your DIY on party! XO

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    1. YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!! thank you thank you thank you Christie! i SOOO appreciate it! :>D

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  14. Now see you are even super creative with non food stuff! SUPER CUTE! I want a set to display on my mantel! Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. they do look awfully cute on my table Tracey :) i wish i could send you some! thank you SO much for your sweet comment and party too!

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!