Haunted House for Sale (Just in time for Halloween)

We finished one more pinata in our smack ’em and whack ’em project. This one is the haunted house. We  are having fun using up old boxes, long-stored paper, and some new punches Paula got at a yard sale. When you’re making a run-down old haunted house, things can be slanted, off center or slightly tattered and it just adds to the effect.  Cool, huh? Continue reading Haunted House for Sale (Just in time for Halloween)

The Sweet and the Creepy

I finished two more pinatas. The spider and a pumpkin. Look at this creepy picture of the spider’s face. I really did find pictures of spiders with eyes all over their heads. GROSS!Here is the finished pinata. As I’ve mentioned before, shipping the pinatas is a problem. I made this spider so his legs can be unattached for shipping and the customer can quickly attach … Continue reading The Sweet and the Creepy

A Little Behind in My Work

What did the butcher say when he backed into his meat grinder?  Well, I got a little behind in my work also. Remember the donkey and unicorn pony? Look at their behinds. They are way too flat. So I decided to give them a little bum..p. Here they are after some reconstruction. These guys are almost ready to be decorated. The little things that look … Continue reading A Little Behind in My Work

Day 5 of the Piñata Challenge

Paste, paste and more paste. I pasted for hours again today. Tomorrow I’m going to take a break and start on the decorations. That will be fun for me and a little more interesting for the blog than pictures of shredded newspaper. The Perfect Pumpkin Shape We’ve been brainstorming how to get the perfect pumpkin shape. We started with a punch balloon. They have a … Continue reading Day 5 of the Piñata Challenge

20 Piñatas in 20 Days – Day 4

After several hours this is what I had on my back porch. About the Burrito A while back I picked up a couple of very sad reindeer from a clearance rack to ‘upcycle’. Mark thinks I’m cheating, but I think I’m saving the environment. Here are the little reindeer before I started my torture. Only one will become a burro. I’m going to make a … Continue reading 20 Piñatas in 20 Days – Day 4