Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Quick and Easy Happy Halloween Projects!

Happy Halloween! I've got a big basket of candy bars to hand out to the trick-or-treaters that will be ringing our door bell...are you ready too?

We've been really busy here at the Brown house getting ready for Justin to close on his house next Monday. He's completely moved out of his apartment and is staying at our house until he takes ownership of his home, so I haven't felt much like crafting because my craft room is stacked deep with boxes of his stuff. For me, a cluttered craft room kinda kills my crafty 'bout you?

Anyhoo...I decided to make a couple of quick Halloween projects, which made me feel better about my non-functional craft room - ha! ha!

First off, I made a fun spider Halloween headband for a super sweet little girl in my life! Her name is Heather and she is the youngest daughter of my terrific friend Megan F. Heather is a 3rd grader at the school where I work, and she is so much fun! Every morning she stops by my desk to say good morning and share one of her precious smiles with me...she totally makes my day! Here's a close-up view of the giant pom-pom spider headband that I made for her:

This project comes together really's how I made it:

Start with a large black pom-pom and 2 fluffy, tapered chenille stems:

To form the spider legs, cut the chenille stems into 4 pieces each. Bend one end into a little loop to create the "feet", then shape each piece to look like a leg:

Next pour a puddle of craft glue onto a paper plate. Dab the end of each leg into the glue, then tuck the end of each leg into the body of the spider. Attach a couple of google-eyes and glue on some beads form a mouth. Tie a scrap piece of ribbon into a knot and glue it to the head of the spider, if you want a girl spider. (If you want a boy spider, you can glue the knotted ribbon under the mouth to give him a bow tie.) Lastly, cut a piece of black elastic to fit the circumference of a head. (I used elastic that was covered in black sequins.) Stitch the raw edges together and then using some heavy duty tacky glue, (I like the Aleene's brand), glue the spider to the headband to cover the stitched seam. Allow to thoroughly dry and then place on the head of an adorable little girl:

Lastly, I decided to make some cute witch's broom pins for a few of my gal pals. These are SOOOOO EASY to make! I purchased a few packs of little brooms, which can be found in the miniature/doll house section of your local hobby store. I also bought a couple of packs of Halloween buttons and some pin backs. Using some more tacky glue, I attached the buttons to the brooms and allowed them to dry. (I removed the button shanks from the backs of the buttons so that they would lay flat on the brooms.) After everything had dried, I flipped the brooms over and glued on pin's a photo of a few of the pins that I whipped up...I know, cute, right?? ;)

I tucked each one into a little cello bag and tied the top of the bag with an orange, zig-zag stitched ribbon. I'll hand these out to some of my peeps tomorrow!

Thanks for dropping by today...have a fun and safe Halloween! I've been working on some awesome home decor pieces for Justin's new house, so be sure and check back next week to see what I've been up to!

Have a blessed day,

1 comment:

  1. Oh I LOVE the headband, definitely pinning that one to make for my girlies next year! Thanks for sharing :)


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