The greatest thing about July is that Halloween stuff starts to slowing infiltrate the shelves of various craft stores. While Hobby Lobby still sucks and always will, Michael's is a perfect place to find a few odds and ends before the big stuff hits next month.
I am a sucker for crafts. Just little dinky things that put a smile on your face for 30 minutes and then you're bored again. At Michael's, I picked up some crafts I don't think I've done since 3rd Grade. Melty Beads!
There were five different sets; A vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, A black cat, an owl and a jack o'lantern. I picked up all of them, as they were only $1 a piece.
It was a dark and stormy night and I turned little beads into monstrous creatures. Here are my favorites.
For the jack o'lantern, I wanted to do my own. A little closer to the ones I like to see and that are in abundance in my residence.
It's a spider! It even has eight legs, a feature I am very proud of. Upon reflection of this, it looks more like a virus from Dr. Mario, but a much cooler looking one. Call it what you will, but it was supposed to be a spider!
Black cats are a staple of everything Halloween, but when I opened up this set and noticed the multitude of black, orange and white beads...a cat would have been a waste!
As a plus, I made a couple extra things.
That wraps up this one, but I plan to make more bead creations, as it was pretty addicting. Go check out your local Michael's to pick some up and join in on the fun!