Framed Halloween Subway Art

Confession: My neighborhood is filled w/ construction. I was driving home late at night & saw some GORGEOUS molding sticking out of the dumpster. I slammed on the breaks & did a little shame-less dumpster diving. there were tons of long 2x4. And lot & lots of molding...score!

My sister in law made the subway art. She has it available for FREE at her website:

For the frame, I took my dumpster molding.
1) Measured it out.
2) Used my miter saw to cut 45 degree angles.
3) Used gorilla glue to hold it together. (I Don't love gorilla glue because is expands, but it is a strong hold & is what I had on hand)
4) Once dry I sanded down the Gorilla glue.
5) I caulked the places where the pieces of wood meet.
6) Sanded again once the caulk dried.
7) Painted the frame & let it dry.
8) And to keep a free project free, I backed the frame with cardboard.

Gauze Ghosts

These free standing Ghosts are made by:
1) Making a form to shape the ghost. Here is my free version:

A drinkable yogurt container, two straws & a foil ball to round the head.
2) Take a sheet or gauze,  cheese cloth, or any other similar material. Cut approx 12x12inches.
3) Mix liquid glue & water togther with a paint brush.
4) Paint the gauze & get it soaked.
5) Lay the gauze over your form & place outside to dry.
6) Once dry (in AZ it took 1 hour) use a black pen to paint the eyes.

2 x 4 Pumpkins

My kids were thrilled to do this super simple craft.
A friend with a vinyl machine printed off some faces. If you don't have sticker/vinyl faces, try cutting out your own faces with black cardstock & use mod podge to adhere them.

I had cut up a few 2x4's to use for our fire pit. SO I had the kids go to the wood pile
1) They each picked out 2 pieces of wood
2) I sanded the wood.
3) Painted them orange & let them dry.
4) Distressed the edges w/ sand paper
5) Stuck the faces on. 
6) Tied a ribbon where a stem would be.

How easy is that??