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This is Halloween, This is Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone only 23 more days until the fun begins! I made this Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin diaroma for a contest at my son’s school. First prize is discounted tuition of $150.00 and 2nd is $100.00.  My fingers are crossed for a win!

This was made from a hallow carvable craft pumpkin, sculpy modeling clay, air dying clay, acrylic paint, etc.

UPDATE:  The results are in and I’m proud to report that this bad boy tied for 1st place in the contest!  Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make one for yourself! 🎃😁

Posted in Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store Crafting, Halloween, Jack Skellington, Nightmare before Christmas, Oogie Boogie, Spooky, Trick or Treat, Trunk or Treat

Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat 

After frantically working to finish this project at last the big day has come and gone .   For those of you interested in learning how to make all of these crafts, check out the series for instructions  on how to create each of these characters for yourself . These range in size from 6 inches to 12 and could easily make a great centerpiece for any Nightmare Before Christmas themed party . 

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Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat Part 6: In This Town We Call Home, Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin Song

So the time has come for me to teach you how to make your own 12″ Jack Skellington for either a really cool window decoration, table decoration or Trunk or Treat display. Continue reading “Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat Part 6: In This Town We Call Home, Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin Song”

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Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat: Part 4

Have you ever wondered if you could speed up the air drying Clay’s drying time?  Well, wonder no more! 5 minutes in the microwave and done!  So, now all I need to do is glue hands and feet on and paint them!


I’m almost finished with my project.  I only have to complete the Mayor,  paint my tree, hill, make tombstones and paint the background.  I will definitely be finished by next weekend and once finished step by step tutorials for this build will quickly follow.

This project has taught to me to experiment and keep an open mind when it comes to materials. Don’t be afraid to use things you’d typically recycle or discard in your crafts.  If I had inmy Zero would not be finished nor would my Shock sculpture.
I’m currently waiting for my paper mache tree and hill to dry, but tomorrow I will post another update!

Happy Halloween and remember it’s all for the love of craft!