Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Make Your Own Glow Water

This Halloweenish craft is so simple it's just plain silly. Want to make your own glow water??
Now, don't go drinking this's not for that...but it would look great in a fountain!!
You'll Need:

~Take your highlighters and break them in half with some scissors.
~Take the felt inside the plastic and put it into a jar of water. 
 ~Do this with all the highlighters. Let them soak in the water for an hour or more (or squeeze them out with your hands to make it quicker).  Then, just drain and pull out the felt.

~To make your water really glow, put it under a black light. 

Now, if you're looking to make a glow water you can TASTE....try a drink with tonic water. It has the same florescence in it that makes it glow under black light like highlighters.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

How to Make a Besom (Witch's Broom)

A Besom (Witch's Broom) is a great way to spice up your fall decor. And, it is super easy to make!!
What you'll need:
Birch Twigs
Thick wood for handle
Wire for wrapping

~Gather a bunch of birch twigs and trim them down to the same basic length. 
~Find a strong stout stick for the handle. Traditionally it is made out of ash or hazel wood....I found a very cool crab apple branch with some sort of strong vine wrapped around it:
Too cool.
~Next, take your bunch of birch twigs and start gathering them into a bundle (with the thick ends at the top to be attached to the handle):
~Once you've got a nice thick bundle, fit the handle into the bunch and tightly wrap some floral wire around it in two different spots: wrap once near the end of the handle inside the twigs and another time near the thick end of the twigs up the handle a bit.

~Take some grapevine and wrap it around the areas with the wire.....just tuck the ends into the twigs and they should stay.
And, you've done it:

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