I am going to be doing a tablescape in my kitchen this weekend using my witch plates so I was wanting some witch shoes to use for the centerpiece. Since I was having a hard time finding some that where cheap enough I decided to make my own. You can make these yourself also.
All you need is a pair of shoes, some duct tape some cardboard and some packing paper. I purchased a pair of shoes at Goodwill that I thought would work. I got lucky that they had a buckle on them already.
I started by bunching up some of the packing paper into the shape I wanted and taping it to the toe of the shoe.
I then added more tape to the toe of the shoe.
Next I cut out the shape on the cardboard that I wanted to use and taped it to the back of the shoe.
I added more tape to cover the cardboard.
The last steps I did was painting the entire shoe with some of my black craft paint. I painted the strap for the buckle orange, added black dots to it and then added orange dots to the back of the shoe. I also used purple glitter to the toe area. I am thinking about adding another element on the glitter area. I fell it still needs something more.
Be sure to check back and see how they look with my tablescape this weekend.
I like to do Halloween decorating more pretty then creepy. So I think that I combined enough pretty and scary to make this tablescape work.
The black and white theme works well in my kitchen. The plate setting is more pretty while the centerpiece is a little creepy. I placed the skull inside my candy dish that looks like skeleton hands. I just removed the dish and added some spanish moss.
The plates are more pretty. I first started with a black charger, then a white charger, another black charger, a white plate and last my salad plates. They have four different designs.
I just used my script napkins and placed a spider on each one. I also added some black and white beads and a black and white straw inside the glasses.
I think that I accomplished the look I was going for. A little bit of scary mixed with some pretty.
Today it is cloudy and only in the 40's. Perfect Fall weather. I took a few pictures of the fall color in our backyard by the pond. We don't have much changing at our house yet except my ornamental grass in the back. The trees on the other side of the fence are in the open space next to our house.
Here is where I planted the potted mum that I saved from the trash. It has lots of buds but they haven't opened yet.
Today at lunch I went to a park by downtown Littleton and got a few pictures.
I love the reflection in the picture below.
Not much red at this park. There are a few trees on the other side that are red. I saw one lonely little duck swimming in the pond.
Finally some red.
I would have stayed longer and got more pictures but walking in the cold air made me need to pee so I had to leave.