Don't fear the glue gun! Make something today:
Fence chair of eternal happiness
UPCYCLING at its best! See detailed photo and instructions below for building an insane fence chair:
What do I do when my fella goes on a business trip and leaves heavy metal fence panels lying around the yard? I make lawn furniture of course!
Don't fight it, you know you need one right now for you and your pets.
I sit on this giant fence chair at night reading murder mysteries while my pets jump over and around me and then we snuggle. Life is good:)
Here are the instructions in case you happen to have huge fence panels lying around:
Consider this a very simple prototype for people that actually have building and sewing skills and extra fencing lying around (I have none of these skills so I built this in a ridiculous way).
MATERIALS: This project included the following materials: a huge fence panel, 4 five-inch casters that lock, 2 yards of 3 inch foam, 3 small bags of pillow stuffing, several yards of outdoor fabric, 6 old hardcover books (for added support at the center of the fence panel), several big pieces of thick cardboard, 3 old sheets, an old blanket, 4 tiny wicker baskets (to conceal the 4 casters and to protect pets and our feet from running into the casters), and a boat load of tie wraps.
Bargain buy it and dye it!
I found a beautiful crystal lamp and boring white lamp shade at a thrift store at the beach, the pair cost a grand total of $6.00. I had a bottle of red Rit Dye in my craft closet and the rest is history:) Don't fear the color, it is waiting for you!
Powder Room Art Exhibition
You never know when a millionaire with exceptional taste in art is going to stop by your home and ask to use the powder room. Always be ready for an opportunity such as this by creating a work of art and hanging it in your powder room. Don't forget to properly assign it a title and price:)
How to make Jenny's Luminary Grotto
Create a huge luminary grotto in your yard! The space may be used by wildlife during the hottest most bug-infested times of the year and for other
activities like reading or writing by candlelight in the cooler months.
HERE ARE THE SWEET DETAILS, make it happen:
How to make a bunny chair out of office supplies
You say you don't have a bunny chair? Well what are you waiting for? Hop to it!
INSTRUCTIONS (detailed photos are below as well):
How to dye a Christmas tree
Has your beautiful white Christmas tree turned yellow? Dye it a different color! I experimented with Rit Dye More Synthetic Fiber Dye this year
when my poor white Christmas tree had reached a level of yellowing that could no longer be ignored. The tree was still in great shape so I
tried to dye the whole tree pink and it turned out beautiful! Watch my short 5 minute video below to see how I did it as well as before and after shots.
This solution might work for you as well, good luck!
Make a Halloween vase out of old plastic orange pill bottles!
Knit a Halloween scarf with me, no knitting experience required!
Knitting is so much fun! I knitted a Halloween scarf for Halloween and I created videos on how to do it, watch the following tutorials to make your first Halloween scarf! No knitting experience required:
Halloween Pet Portraits
If you have a pet, it is your obligation as a human on Earth to photograph them within a Halloween theme. Pictured here is
my adorable bunny, Miss Emily Gretchen Google Bugs Eggnog Ambidextrous Hippity Hoppity Henrietta. This photo session took place in
my living room; I
took approximately 10,000 photos before finally snapping one that looked half way decent. The remaining 9,999 photos were a comical series of Emily jumping out of the basket, chewing on the pumpkins, and attempting to eat the fake leaf garland.
If you attempt this task, only do so with the best attitude, patience, and pet
treats because your pet will not cooperate. Just let your little angel do
whatever it is that they do and you eventually will capture the right moment.
The next time you are out and about, keep an evil eye out for novelty soaps like these. By Halloween, you should have a set of soapy eyeballs staring back at your visitors from the bottom of every sink in your home.
Cake Blob of Horror
Making a Cake Blob of Horror is a lot of fun.
It takes little effort and you are left with something messy, spooky, and yummy.
great way to spend an hour! Special thanks to my dear friends, Kourtney and
Megan, for spending the day with me and making the two Cake Blobs of Horror
Supplies you will need:
Switch out all of your framed photos in the house with something a little more sinister. Click on the links below to view and download each photo for printing (these are high resolution images and will take time to load in your browser):
- Tree Frog of Destruction
- Blood Sky
- Evil Berries
- Spider of Doom
- Spooky Path
Painting Your Claws
Don't fear nail polish you beautiful little goblin. This project is easy and in the end you
will look even more fantastic than you already do!
For the month of Halloween, Spooky Jenny uses a combination of cheap acrylic paint from the craft store and regular nail polish to create lasting impressions on the strangers
Bouquets of Despair
It's time to express your inner despair through dead plant material. Creating Bouquets of Despair for your home is a seriously spooky and inexpensive way to draw all of the demons out of your walls. Do it now before it's too late!
How to Create a Butterfly Garden for Butterflies
It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment with a small balcony or a home with a large yard, either location can successfully
maintain a large or small, and extremely useful, butterfly garden.
With the dwindling numbers of butterflies participating successfully in the yearly migration to Mexico, I encourage you to strongly
consider installing a butterfly garden on your balcony or in your yard. Please read this article from National Geographic before
proceeding, this article highlights the severity of the situation and possible solutions.
Whether your butterfly garden is large or small, there are only 5 things you need for a successful butterfly garden:
If you have room; you may add 3 additional items for top notch butterfly bed and breakfast accommodations:
Instructions for creating a butterfly garden (you would plant a butterfly garden in the Spring after your regions' last frost of the season):
Specs on my butterfly garden: