Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wreck It Ralph Family Costume

So its that time of the year again, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween.
Which means Fam Bam Halloween costume time, here is last years.
After a family vote, Wreck It Ralph won out.
And since it is one of Disney's lowest grossing movies of all time, there pretty much isn't anything out there for costumes, which meant A LOT of homemade.

Felix was the easiest.
After a friends suggestion, I snagged these patches on this Etsy shop.
Amazon came through with some cheap leather gloves and blue hat.
And he was done.

It was kinda up in the air which character I was going to be.
But for some reason EVERYONE agreed Momma should be the "mean girl" Taffyta Muttonfudge.
Not sure if I should be insulted by this or happy since she wears all pink.

But I set to work on Taffyta.
I got a pink ball cap at Michael's.
Cut the brim to shape it more like a helmet.
Attached some felt for the green brim and stem with leaf.

Lastly, since she has a sparkle to it, I glue beads around.
As for the rest, I took some white leggings from Target painted strips on them with fabric paint.
Got a hot pink satin jacket off American Apparel and took a men xl Hanes tank top and dyed it pink.

For Ralph, I grabbed a clearance orange vneck shirt, added a little green fabric at the neck and a few buttons.

Then with painters tape, I taped off sections for plaid and used a red fabric marker.

As I mention before Wreck It stuff is hard to come by.  When I went to find Ralph hands, it was looking like they would set us back an easy $60!!! So since that was not about to happen, I got Hulk hands for $13 and a can of spray paint. This idea was brilliant in my head, but lets just say by the end of the night Ralph had SLOWING turned into the hulk with chucks of spray paint being left in a travel behind us.

Vanellope took a bit of work just to find the things needed.
But I was able to get a hoodie at Target in just the right color.
And then added some pink rope I found at Joannes.
The leggings, I just taped off the strips and painted with fabric paint.
The skirt was just brown fabric ironed into pleats and then sewn onto an existing skirt.

After all that work we were all set for Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween.

I loved seeing the kids faces when someone would see us and say "They are Wreck It Ralph!!" It was worth all the work to go into it.

It was the perfectly magical family night we needed.
Talks have already started for next years.
I love this tradition.

And on a funny side note:
I thought I would get a white bob for my costume.
After a trip to Walmart {I hadn't been in 9 years when I witnessed a fist fight in the cat food/toy/toilet paper aisle}
Lets just say the packaging did not match the product,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Crafty Social Ticket Giveaway

You guys. Big things have been happening behind the scenes for The Crafty Social. The big night is a little over a month away and we are so excited to continue to share more behind the scenes with you.

We have partnered with some great companies for the event. Our swag bags alone are valued over $90... each. We will have some really great desserts donated by local vendors. It will be very Yum Yum-my... if you get my drift. WINK

We have also brought some amazing local ladies on board to help with the event. Jelli of Peplum Events is helping with some event decor and Sarah of Sarah Hearts will be teaching one of our DIY's.

Saturday November 16th from 7-10pm at Downtown Credo. Locals! Be there or be square. The first part of the night (7-8:30) will be a free mixer. Come hang out, eat some desserts and get to know other local ladies. Then grab a ticket and stay until 10pm to get one of those amazing swag bags, be entered into a fab door prize and learn to DIY. We are providing all supplies and instruction so all skill level crafters are welcome!

Oh yeah- the giveaway...
One lucky winner will get a ticket, the swag bag and all the DIY goodness for free! Enter below and good luck!

*disclousure: giveaway participates must be local to the orlando area OR able to provide their own transportation*

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Crafting Social {Orlando}

About 2.5 years ago, Sara and I took our internet friendship into the real world.
It was never awkward, it was just good.
So we both know the internet is real and filled with opportunities for people to get together in real life.
Since then we have both had this little nugget of an idea sitting in the corner of our minds.
We have both had our reasons for not poking that idea around over that time, would people want to come, schedules, having a baby, you know stuff.
But recently we both decided to throw caution to the wind, grabbed the biggest stick we had and poked that nugget right in the belly and we are super excited to present The Crafty Social {Orlando}.

We are inviting our Central Florida peeps to come for a night of mingling and crafting.
There will be an open house style mixer for 1.5 hrs followed by a paid seat crafting session.
The crafting session, for ALL levels of crafter, will include two DIY crafts, with one craft being presented by the UBER talented Sarah Hearts {people she has been featured in Better Homes and Garden}, and a swag bag that as it is right now is valued at around $90!!! 
You read that right, $90 swag people, now that crazy.

So hop on over to The Crafty Social {Orlando}
check it out and buy a ticket before the limited seats are gone!!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Skull Cake Stand

Been a minute since I have blogged.
But did a little Halloween craft on the cheap the other day and thought I would share.

What you need:
Plastic plate from Target for $1.99
Glitter skulls from Michael's $1.99 for a package {I used my 40% off coupon to make them even cheaper} X2
A candle holder, I had one on hand.
Some gorilla glue
Hot glue gun

First thing first, gorilla glue the plate and stand together, add something heavy to the top and let sit till dry.

Then with a hot glue gun get to adding some skulls around the edge.

And thats it.  
Doesn't get easier then that I say.