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October 25, 2012

Most People Take a Family Holiday Photo

...but not us...unless you count Halloween in the larger scheme of "holidays".

We have been celebrating Christmas at our house as a family of four, which we love...but that means there's no one to snap a family picture.  We've somehow managed to snag a neighbor each year to take our Halloween picture, though, and I love the tradition!

I saw the cutest "eyeball" frame (in the middle) on Pinterest, and I knew I wanted to make it.  When I finished, I decided to come up with frames for our other pictures -- three total, to date.

I am so SUPER proud at how everything turned out!  (And I'm SUPER-DUPER proud that I actually finished before Halloween!!!)

And here are each of the frames individually...please pardon the flash.  I didn't have natural light to work with, and this pathetic excuse is as close as I could come.  :(

I bought the frames at Michael's for $1.  (I also saw them at Walmart for $.97.)  I got the wiggly eyes from the dollar store, and I found the B-O-O letters at Michael's, and the E-E-K at Hobby Lobby (for a different font).  I used standard craft paint in black, pumpkin, and electric green.

I'm linking up with Marcia today for her "CREATE" theme.  :)  :)  Go check out her adorable gift tags!  And then tag yourself to showcase something "creative" you've done recently!


cat said...

Wow, very creative girl.

Amanda said...

I love the googly eyed frame! They are all cute, but that one is my favorite.

Trish said...

I love those frames (I agree, the googly eye one is my fav) and I LOVE the tradition of a family photo every year! Are you going to make a frame every year and continue to display them? I think I need to do this! This is our 4th halloween and I'm already having trouble remembering what their costumes were each year!!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Yes! A link :)

I love the tradition of the family photos and I love your frames - you did a great job and have lots of patience with that googly eye one.

PS i take a test shot and the flash pops up, and then I leave it up and turn the dial to no flash but that 2nd photo is better than the no flash with the flash down... or maybe it's all in the mind :)

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

Great follow through, Mandy! Very cute and I love the idea of a Halloween photo. So fun to compare year to year. You are really into the spirit this year with all your candy corn!! I can't say I'm any better ... the CC and peanut combo is to die for!!

Mrs FF said...

Very creative. I like both the boo and the eek one. Nice tradition. Just wondering can't the same neighbors help you take Christmas pictures or what if you use the self timer and a tripod. Can you tell I find any means to get pictures ;) :)

championm2000 said...

I will be making these!! Especially since I LOVE their costumes this year, so much so, I can hardly want until they get to wear them to school tomorrow!! EEK!

Thanks for sharing!

Johanna at The Baker Twins said...

You are the cutest!

Louisa said...

O wow! They all look great but the googly eye one is the best.

Deanna said...

Those are cute, cute, cute!! I have seen those frames and wondered how they would hold up. There may be some crafty frames in my future too!

Kate Pantier @ Mommy Monologues said...

I'm in LOVE with these! I love the googly eyed one, though I'm not sure I'd have the patience or the "eye" (badum-ching) to get all the eyes in the correct place.

So so cute!

*Going to search for you on Pinterest!*