Wednesday, October 5, 2011


ssssscary sssssnakessss.
I mentioned a little something-something that I was working on a few posts ago, and finally got to it.  To be honest, I actually acquired the supplies for this well over a month ago. 

My, how time flies.

I first saw this idea on Pinterest, and the link lead me here, where the blogger pointed out that she actually got the idea from Martha, herself.  Huh. 

Well, if there IS one thing Martha and I have in common, it's our love for Halloween, so, c'est la vie.

I didn't follow Martha's directions.  I seldom do.  Call me a rebel.

I found my snakes at the dollar store - the large ones were $1 each (I bought 6), and the small ones came in a pack of... of... Oh, I can't remember.  I think I bought two packages, though.  Whatever.  Just get some sssnakess, m'k?

It's pretty self-explanatory, except that I would recommend a larger can of spray paint than I had.  I purchased a tiny little mini spray paint can simply because, in California, all the spray paint is under lock and key (thanks a LOT stupid Paint-Huffer Idiots) and my Michael's store had a few bottles of this mini spray can on TOP of the Spray Paint Cage, instead of IN the cage. The probably weren't supposed to. But there they were. 

It is a SERIOUS hassle to obtain spray-paint here, y'all. 

You first have to hunt down an employee (as IF!) and hope that they have the key to the Paint Cage (as EVEN MORE IF!).  Which is basically just not going to happen.

Seriously.  I mean, have you ever tried to get customer service at Michaels?  Fuhgeddabbouddit. 

And no, I'm not about to make a second trip to one of the big box home improvement stores, because it's pretty much the same situation there as well. 

Stupid Paint-Huffer Idiots.

ssssspray the ssssnakessss.

Anyway.  Since I'm NOT a stupid paint-huffer idiot, all my paint ended up on my 18" grapevine wreath and my ssssnakessss.  

I ran out of paint.  I knew I would.  Sigh. 

But, at least I'd finished the front of the wreath and (mostly) the backs of the ssssnakesss.

I jussssst liked thissss picture.

I liked thissss one, too.

I heeded the original bloggersss advice and taped
their little red tonguesss for a tiny pop of color.

Of course, as soon as I finished spray painting (read: ran out of spray paint), it began to rain. 

Pretty much a given that the only time it rains in Southern California, you've just finished a spray paint project that you've left in your yard to dry.  Yep.  Pretty much.

sssee?  Red tongue.

AFTER I finished mine, I read Martha's directions. 

She talked about securing the ssssnakesss with floral wire.  Ummm.  No.  All you  REALLY need to do is to wind those ssssnakesss in and out of a few carefully chosen branches like so.  If you do it right, they don't move.  Not much anyway.

I needed to touch up with acrylic paint a little bit,
ssseeing how I ran out of ssspray paint.


And done. ssssweet.


1 comment:

  1. This is great! I saw the plans for this project in a magazine recently and loved it. You did an amazing job! LOVE how you left the tongues red. Perfect.


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