It started with a sorry tale of my trying to remove a sticky price tag and ending up removing almost all of the front instead!
The plaque measures approximately 13cms x 6cms. It only cost 69p, but I couldn’t just throw it away ….. so thinking about how much fun I had had making my Halloween snake and spider door wreath, I thought I might as well try to use the snakes and a few skeleton hands I still had left it …… my brain sometimes makes some very weird connections!
I removed the ribbon and covered the front with a scrap of orange paper, adding the hands and snakes in intertwined layers using a glue gun and deciding not to remove any threads from the glue for added effect.
I then glued on small, red, flat back gems for the snakes eyes, a few tiny gold stars on the orange paper in between the wigglies, and a few smudges of green Sharpie pen on the fingers.
To be honest, I didn’t know where I was going with the plaque, but it was at this stage that I decided to add a handwritten Trick or Treat on three ripped scraps of black card using a white gel pen.
…… and then the idea of “hiding” sweets amongst the snakes and hands as a dare for little fingers to try and fish them out hit me, all the more creepy in a dimly lit room! Nearer the time I will get some more chocolate coins, as I only had one to try as the idea came to me, oh and a boiled sweet!
I need to attach a ribbon to hang the plaque from, or a strong magnet, but that can wait till Halloween too.
Now, what can I do with about 30 neon coloured skeletons …….. bunting?