There’s a saying that goes, “Better late than never!”
And don’t forget about “A day late and a dollar short!”
It’s so hard to know which one is true.
Especially because Halloween is in two days and I’m just now posting this amazingly easy Halloween tutorial from a new reader!
In the blogosphere, Halloween posts should have gone up last month! That would give you time to make it…display it…show it off…and feel oh-so-proud.
I’m from the school of “better late than never!”
So even though Halloween is creeping around the corner, this project is way too adorable not to share! Plus, you can pin it for next year when you’re looking for easy ideas!
First, let me introduce you to the creative mind behind this project.
Cindy and I met last month during one of my home show presentations in Jacksonville, Florida. She and her husband were unforgettable.
They came up to me afterward to tell me how much they enjoyed my talk, but to also show me some of the awesome wood plaques her husband, Barry, had created with his new power “toy” (aka the scroll saw).
I gushed about how professional his woodworking skills were and how he has to start selling them on Etsy because they were so amazing! (Ahem–if you’re reading this, Barry, I’m waiting……!).
We instantly became Facebook friends, too!
In fact, Janice, one of my blog readers and new “in-real-life” friend had attended the talk, too.
By the end of the weekend, we were all fast friends, which was so inspiring (we were supposed to go thrift diving together, but my schedule threw a wrench in those plans)!
Anyhow…Fast-forward to several days ago.
I saw this picture on Facebook that Cindy has posted of these DIY light-up ghosts on her front porch!
Janice commented, “Cindy, you should pin this picture!”
And me, I commented, “Cindy, you should let me post this project on Thrift Diving!”
They were so adorable (and easy, according to Cindy).
I’ve been soooo busy lately with home show travel that I haven’t been around for much of September and October, so I felt guilty that I didn’t have any cool project tutorials lately to post.
So when I saw this, I knew it would be perfect!
And Cindy was sweet enough to send me a bunch of tutorial pics so that you can make one for yourself!
…..Even if it’s only 2 days from Halloween. 😉
Okay, so here are the pictures that Cindy was nice enough to forward to me!
- Foam ball
- Tomato cage
- Rubber band or something to clasp the ends together
- Twisty ties
- String of white lights
- Black felt
- Spray adhesive
- White sheets
Cindy was going to provide instructions, but because the project is so easy, I’m just going to post the pictures that she sent!
I think they’re pretty self-explanatory, right?
Don’t you love that kind of project?!
This looks like something you could do in about 30 minutes or less for two!
Use the twisty ties to secure the lights to the metal tomato cage.
Isn’t that super easy??
What’s even cuter here is that the little boy has his shoes on the wrong feet!
OMG, I love babies… LOL
Bless their little hearts.
Cindy was super creative with this project and I’m thankful she allowed me to share it here on Thrift Diving!
These would be fun in the house, too, don’t you think?
Something to light up a dark corner in the house.
This man has some mad scroll saw skills!
I have never used a scroll saw before (only a scroll blade on a jigsaw), so I was intrigued when he showed me his work.
Isn’t this beautiful?!
My mind started firing with all the creative possibilities of projects that can be done with a scroll saw.
You can see Barry in action while he was working on one of his projects! I nabbed this video from his Facebook page. Shhhhhh! 😉
In fact, after seeing him in action with his scroll saw, he inspired me to get one!
They kind of remind me my sewing machine the way that blade goes up and down, cutting the tiniest slivers of wood. 🙂
It’s sitting in my garage and I’m going to unpack it as soon as I finish making over my workbench, which started last week! I can’t wait to try it out.
Anyhow, I hope you’ve enjoyed this easy Halloween project and getting to meet Cindy and Barry, two new subscribers to Thrift Diving! They truly are awesome folks, and were one of the highlights of my home show talk in Jacksonville!
Thanks, Cindy and Barry!
Please leave a comment and let Cindy and Barry know how much you love their projects! I’m sure they’d appreciate the support! 🙂