Halloween Goblet Tutorial [and a promo]

Halloween Goblet Tutorial [and a promo]

Most of you know by now that baby Ivory was born prematurely almost two weeks ago. It’s been an emotional roller coaster since I went into labor but I plan to share the full birth story after she gets home from the hospital (hopefully soon!). If any of you have had a baby in the NICU, you know how many people are involved in giving care to those tiny humans.  I have been so touched and even comforted by several of Ivory’s nurses during her stay in the NICU. I’ve been nothing but grateful and encouraged by the positive attitudes and all the little things they do to make me smile when they can tell I am about to burst into tears for the 100th time. Ivory will hopefully be home very soon and I am still holding on to sanity all thanks to these nurses. I’ve had the urge to make something nice to give each nurse to thank them for caring for my girl and then I realized that I had all of these fun new Silhouette products waiting at home for me to experiment with.  I’ve been dying to do some fun Halloween crafts but since Ivory came a little sooner than planned I haven’t had the chance yet so I made the thank you gifts with a Halloween theme. It’s been nice to have a small project to keep me distracted during the times I can’t be at the hospital with Ivory. Luckily Silhouette is offering a rare promo this month with a HUGE variety of media products to play with, you will definitely see even more projects soon. I was pretty excited about how cute these Halloween Goblets turned out so I thought I would share the tutorial since I haven’t posted in a while and so I could share this awesome promotion from Silhouette.

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To start with I spray painted some crystal glasses I found at Goodwill (50% off player!) with flat matte spray paint. I painted the outside of the goblets only.NTY2
Next, I painted these not very cute spiders I bought at Target. I am not a big fan of cheesy colors for Halloween but I was inspired by my friend Amy to spray paint the spiders gold. Seriously, GOLD spiders! I die.NTY1
I printed one of Rhonna Design’s SPOOKY graphics on some kraft paper, cut them, and then sewed on a mini doily with a zig zag stitch using my sewing machine and black thread.NTY3
I imported the crow graphic into the Silhouette Studio Designer edition and cut them out of their double-sided adhesive paper. Dude! This paper is rad, I could not believe how quick and easy this part was! I cut out a bunch of crows from one sheet and then I just peeled off the front and back protective paper and positioned it on the doily where I wanted it. I mixed black glitter with a tiny bit of gold and sprinkled it over the crow and then patted the glitter over the sticker with the brush that came in the kit. I also used the brush to dust off the excess glitter. Bam! So easy!NTY4
I layered the doily/kraft paper over some striped paper I crinkled into a fan and then I sewed my thank you message on the reverse side and topped it off by hot gluing some eclectic buttons on. You can tell I am not a perfectionist, haha! I think for Halloween the messy look works in a broke-down Frankenstein sorta way.NTY5
I pulled out some scraps of fabric strips and lace and tied them together into a junk bow around the goblet and then I hot glued the gold spider in the center of the bow. I wrapped a bunch of chocolate up in some mesh tulle to put inside the goblet. There’s no better way to say “Thank You” than chocolate! Yum Town.  I placed the chocolate and the thank you message inside the goblet and BAZINGA, it’s done!NTY6
Ok, so you probably wanna know about the Silhouette promo I mentioned above. Buckle up cuz this promo is GINORMOUS, no seriously, I don’t think I have ever heard of them bundling so many products in one package! Let me break it down for you so you know what I mean.

Between Oct 15th and Oct 24th you can get the following deals:

specialty-media-blogger-promo

(1)  The following specialty media PLUS a Silhouette CAMEO® for $269.99 (savings over $120 from retail cost $383.90) DANG GINA!
·         1 cardstock essentials pack (new product)
·         1 pack printable adhesive kraft paper (new product)
·         1 pack printable clear sticker paper
·         1 pack temporary tattoo paper
·         1 pack printable cotton canvas (new product)
·         1 pack chipboard
·         1 pack printable silver foil
·         1 pack printable magnet paper
·         1 pack double-sided adhesive

(2)  The following specialty media PLUS a Silhouette Portrait™ for $129.99 (savings over $110 from retail cost $263.90) Get some!
·         1 cardstock essentials pack (new product)
·         1 pack printable adhesive kraft paper (new product)
·         1 pack printable clear sticker paper
·         1 pack temporary tattoo paper
·         1 pack printable cotton canvas (new product)
·         1 pack chipboard
·         1 pack printable silver foil
·         1 pack printable magnet paper
·         1 pack double-sided adhesive

(3)  30% off on ALL specialty media. I heard that!

You can access these fabulous deals right [HERE] and then use the promo code “WHIPPY” when you are checking out. Since I shared this big fatty promo with you, you have to show me the fun projects you make when you get your bundles because that is the rule. ;)

 


7 Comments

  1. annie - October 16, 2013

    how thoughtful of you! you are the kindest soul! i’m sure the nurses will love this gift! been thinking about little ivory and praying she comes home soon! anxious to hear her birth story!

    xoxo

  2. Kim Cox-Grosso - October 16, 2013

    Thanks for the promo code! Adorable tutorial. :)

  3. Rachel Fox Adams - October 16, 2013

    Adorable idea!

  4. Ann - October 19, 2013

    I know how you feel having your child in the NICU! My daughter was only 7 months when she was born. She was only 2.9 lbs! She stayed at the NICU for 43 days and I was there everyday! It was the most stressed I’ve been but I was also positive! She’s home now and weighs 9.12 lbs! She’s doing great!

  5. Vicki - October 22, 2013

    They came out amazing and I can’t believe you had the time to do them. Thank you so much.

  6. Ally B. - October 27, 2013

    Even in your trials your light and willingness to serve others shines through! Thank you for your example of using your talents to bless others lives even through simple acts if kindness. Hope you and your family are well and happy today!

  7. Frida Loyola McKeon - November 2, 2013

    My son Colin was born at 27 weeks. They tried keeping him in longer but I was completely out of water. He was born at 2.8lbs and looked so frail. I didn’t understand how this could’ve happened. But with the excellent care of the NICU nurses and doctors and us being their everyday for hours and hours he got stronger and gained weight everyday. He came home after almost 2 months on December 29th. That was in 2009 and on November 4th, this Monday, he will be 4 years old. You would never know he was born early. He is bright, sweet and full of energy. He doesn’t get sick often-my husband thinks it’s the steroids he received while they were trying to keep him in my womb. And the only times I remember those scary days while he was in the hospital is when I stop to tell the story of how he was born.
    Good luck to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Frida

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