Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I See The Light! I See The Light!

No- I am NOT having a
religious experience..
right now....
although that may have happened
to me a time or two in my life~
and I tell my little girls all the
time that the light of God
shines through them.

But this is a different type of
LIGHT
shining through things!

You DO remember my
orange 3 ring binder, right?
Well, here's some more
projects and pictures from there.

I know you have all see the
images of the houses with
all the witches, etc.
silhouetted in the windows.
internet image

This is something
MUCH simpler.
These are made with
plain old tissue paper
that you use to
fluff up your gift packages.

How simple and cute, huh?

And..then there is
THIS PROJECT
which I hope to do with
my grandkids this weekend.

Copy this image
and either enlarge it and print
it out on your computer
OR
take it to a copy center and
have some larger copies made.

DO NOT CUT THE PUMPKIN!
You cut the image out of black
construction/poster board.
Then you hold it up to the light
until the placement is right
for the "face".
Then you cut out
the black backing so it is the
same size as the pumpkins
and glue the edges together.
When you tape these to 
your window
it will look like a regular old
pumpkin
UNTIL NIGHTTIME.
When the lights come
on in the house
(lamp or light fixture)
the light will shine through
the cut outs and the
"face" will show.

Cool, huh?

And what else can we make
out of paper cutouts?
Why! 
MORE RATS,
of course.
See ya at the top of the stairs...
if ya dare!
your photo name

34 comments:

LDH said...

Love this project! :)

Karen said...

OOOH, I LOVE THE MICE!!!!! What a great idea!!....

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much for sharing those fun Halloween decorating ideas with paper!

WeeFaerie said...

Very cool! Love the light effect of the pumpkins! We've been making bats to fly around all of our walls now I'm thinking we might need some rats too.

Gina said...

This is a fun project! I love the idea of the pumpkin glowing at night.

sissie said...

Hi Diana,
You are going to have fun with these projects. The kids are going to love them.

hugs
Sissie

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Cute stuff! And those stairs are just so much fun!

Hartwood Roses said...

The tissue paper ghosts are genius!!! (and I love the rats)

Patty said...

Cute pumpkins!

And I think you might have over done thE rats. *LOL* But, I guess you put your black paper to good use.

Jayme Goffin said...

Awesome awesome awesome! You just reminded me that I never put the pumpkins, cats and ghosts up that Aaron and I made years ago!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Mice. They are MICE, I tell you.
MICE!
I thought we'd worked that out yesterday....
Love from The Other Old Bat.

Jettie said...

LOL, I don't think I want to come to your house, with RATS there. I don't want mice either.

Julie Harward said...

LOL the stair trip is a nightmare for sure...love your ideas here, really cute! :D

Michele Smith said...

Great ideas! I've got a few craft ideas I'd like to do with my kid's before the halloween party Friday.
Thank you for sharing!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are such cute ideas, Diana! I love your ghosts!! Good gosh, Halloween is just around the corner. Do you dress up?!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

great crafts and I love what you say to your girls,,wonderful!!!!

Karena said...

Diana that is so cute...and simple I stopped by to tell you your decorations are fab...I am especially fond of your rats...(was that me...did I say that ?)...have a blessed day

Karena A Loblolly Life

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What great ideas! I wish I had steps and then grandbabies! Happy to follow you back!

Carol

chateau de fleurs said...

You are such a FUN grandma!!! OX Christie

Daniella said...

Ha! What a fabulous idea!! I don't have much time before Halloween, but what the heck! if I do try it, I will tell you!!
Those rats really freaked me out!
xxDaniella

SWEET TEA said...

I think I'm gonna have bad dreams after seeing all those mice! YIKES!! What fun, my boys would have LOVED the mice project when they were kids!!

The enchanted home said...

This is truly brilliant! Thank you Diana for NO MORE RATS!! I had a hard time sleeping last night with them on my mind....lol.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I did a couple or rats but those people....oh my...that's a sea of rats! ooohwee! I love the kale planted in the pumpkins!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

P.S. true story....when I was a young thing...just out of college and just married, I worked for the country administrator and the office was in an old old building. The county jail was on the backside. (funny...back then I never worried about that...lol). The old building was on the river. Many mornings when I came in to work, rats would be in our office under the shelving that served as a counter. I would take a broom and shoo them away to wherever their hidey hold was. Never bothered me a bit. Now....ha! it would be a different story. ~ Lynn

At The Picket Fence said...

Super cute ideas Diana! Love the pumpkin ones! :-)
Vanessa

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diana,
Oh gosh--I have been having problems with my internet all day--Just wanted to come and say "hi" as we will be gone all day tomorrow to the dr.'s...
I LOVE all these projects--wow, they're amazing!!
Hope you're doing great.
Love,
Cindy

camp and cottage living said...

Diana
Great craft ideas to do with the grandkids!
No more rats please. I may not sleep tonight.

bj said...

ewwwww, Nana...those rats give me the shivers...I would RUN up those steps so fast, my olden legs would give out on me, for sure. :)

Love all you fun things to make here...so cute.
xoxo bj

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very clever and cute!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cindy @ applestone cottage said...

Simply adorable ideas Diana!
I really love that pumpkin one!
Hugs,
Cindy

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Diana,
these are wonderful.
I love the ghosts and the pumpkins....Those are the cutest ghosts I have ever seen.
I meant to tell you Richie loved your story about the Green Bay Packers....he knew the story about acne packers and loved you got tickets every year as he knew there was at least a 28 year waiting list and wasn't surprised it was longer.
we are osu...oklahoma state cowboy fans.....most people are ou fans and just ignore osu....we are not team jumpers...we remain faithful even when in the past when we have continued to lose.
THIS YEAR OSU HAS NOT LOST A GAME...YEAH...we are in the big 12....
have a wonderful night
hugs and love

Rebecca said...

RATS? Are you kiddddddddING me????? RAAATTTSSSSS????? WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

If anyone puts those 'cute' cutouts in my home they'd be going to a funeral and it would be MINE!

You are tooo hysterical. It's why I LUV YOU!

xoR

A Cottage Muse said...

OMGosh, loving that first photo!
Have fun with the pumpkin project with the girls, they'll love it!

debi huntsman said...

OMG! I love the rats on the stairs! What fun photos, and ideas!