A Halloween Centerpiece Craft

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything besides sewing or quilting projects! So I’m excited to share a Halloween craft!

If you have been following me for a while, you know I love Halloween! And crafting for Halloween! At our house we decorate almost as much for Halloween as we do for Christmas. We change our art wall, we hang a bunch of bats, decorate the porch (Of course),  bring out the bat and ghost pillows, switch out the mantel decorations…. And this year we even filled the fireplace with pumpkins! But today I wanted to share a centerpiece we made!

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It’s a pretty easy project! It involves a trip to the dollar store! And who doesn’t love that??? You need plastic skulls, black paint, hot glue and a round piece of plywood. The skulls are from the dollar store and the amount you need depends on the size  of your round piece of plywood. I got my plywood at Lowes. I got 7 skulls, but you can always get a few extra ot be safe. Who doesn’t need a few extra skulls to decorate with??

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The first thing I did was to paint the plywood. In hindsight, I might like a bit thinner piece of wood, but this came with the finished edges and I didn’t have to cut or sand anything! So I went with the slighter thicker piece!

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Next, I laid out the skulls on the plywood to confirm the right amount. Then just hot glue them to each other in a circle.

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And the third and last step (see I did mention it was pretty easy, right? Glue the top on! I used hot glue here as well!

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It’s ready to go with whatever decorations you want to use!

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What do you think? Is it something you’d want on your dinner table? Or is to creepy, staring at you while you eat? Maybe just bring it out for the party? It could also be a fun place to display party favor bags for your spooky party… We might have a spur of the moment party this coming weekend! I should probably make a decision about that!

 

 

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Pinterest Try Tuesday- Ghost Night Lights

This Pinterest Try is super easy and I don’t think anyone could turn this one into a fail! These little ghosts are adorable.

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This project I saw on the Family Chic website! I love her projects! They are usually those wonderfully simple projects that you see and think to yourself, How did I not think of that?? But she does! I’ve ‘pinned’ quite a few things from her blog. I saw these ghosts and ‘pinned’ again!

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Easy Peasy! You just need stuffing, balloons, tea lights and a sharpie. Cut off the end of the balloon, stuff it, then stuff in the tea light. I then trimmed the balloon down again on the bottom. Lastly we made thier faces! The kiddo thinks these are just adorable!

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I think they are adorable even when they aren’t lit up! I can’t tell if the originals from Family Chic are bigger than mine or not. These are only about 2 inches tall. Which adds to the ‘cute’ factor!

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5 little ghosts all in a row!

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I’m not sure what you can do with them, except as fun little night lights. I guess if you had enough, you could line a walkway with them. That would be awesome, but you’d need A LOT! Or maybe just a little ambiance at the dinner table!

 

FrankenZombie Treat Bag Tutorial

Is it Frankenstein? Is it a zombie? No, It’s both! It’s FrankenZombie!!!!

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Halloween Scrapbook

While Halloween is still fresh on your mind… Instead of eating all of your kids candy, why not make a Halloween Scrapbook?

I do this with all my Christmas cards, too. I love getting it out each year and comparing the old photo cards to the new photocards! So this year I thought, why not do this for Halloween too???

For this project, I printed out the color cover from a paper cut I made into a printable and put it on the cover. I used our ‘Family Portraits’ from Ooh Moon, again, for the front page. Then printed pictures from each year, secured them in and…. Wahla!

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I’m old school when it comes to scrapbooking. (and behind, but that’s another story!) Mine are so old fashioned. Just black paper, black corners and white or silver pens. I’m amazed at so many people’s elaborate scarpbooks! They are beuatiful! But mine are simple.

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The fun thing about this is that you don’t have to sort through all your pictures, or all your scrapbooks to find Halloween for each year. Just pack this away with your decorations and pull it our each year. All your Halloween memories in one place!

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My son already loves looking through and saying, ‘That’s me, and that’s me and that’s me…..’ The beauty of an only child! Ha!

TuTu Monster Wreaths

I love blogging, but there’s one problem with it… The holidays bring everyone making holiday inspired crafts… So first off, I see things that other bloggers are making and I’m like, OH, I need to make that too…. And there’s the whole, I love being crafty so I want to make something new….

So… Here I am… It’s not like I am sitting around looking for something to do. I have a full to-do list, for sure… And I don’t need another Halloween wreath… But then the other day I saw this Tulle Wreath by She’s Crafty.

I thought it was really cute, just the way she made it, but… I also saw a monster… I saw her wreath taken in a little different direction and turned into a monster! I had to make one. Or two.

I thought it would be a fun project to do with the kiddo, but it was a little much for him. He helped with the color selection and the design of the monster faces. The red and orange was his idea! But he wasn’t really into helping tie on the zillion pieces of tulle! But he didn’t mind trying it on… So not only can it be a TuTu Monster Wreath, but it can be a tutu crown! Or a tutu, too!

We got the foam wreaths and the tulle. The 10″ wreath took 3 yards of tulle and the 12″ wreath needed 4 yards. I cut the tulle into 2″ x 10″, or so, strips. The set about tying each piece around the wreath. It’s kind like making a yarn wreath. It looks simple and quick, but it’s simple, yes, quick, no. Once that was FINALLY done, we embellished the wreaths with felt teeth, pipe cleaner antennas and eyeballs.

We were originally going to make our eyeballs, but then we found these eyeballs at the dollar store for another project and decided to use them.

As I was making this my husband said, ‘That’s not looking very scary, ya know.’ Yep… I wasn’t going for scary on this one…. So they’re monsters, but they look kinda like tutu’s too, huh?

What projects have you seen online that you decided to make?? Any good ones I need to add to my list??

 

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Now that the birthday party has passed, it’s time to move on to another of my favorite things….  Decorating for Halloween!

Here are a few project ideas that I’m either going to do or have in some way inspired a project!!

1. Printables! I love printables, including this subway are one from eighteen25. We have a wall of small art pieces we’ve collected in our dining room and just last year I started switching the art out for holiday art for different seasons. I’ve got to get my Halloween pieces printed! Also, check out my pinterest page for a ton more!

2. For some reason this year, I’m into the spiders! Love these spider sacks from Modern Parents Messy Kids. I have another spider web idea in the works as well…..

3. I’m getting my letters and yarn this weekend to make this project from Jen Johnson’s guest post on eighteen25.

4. We need these pillows from Chapman Place on our front porch bench for sure!

5. Love love love these bats from Made via Country Living (for the template).

6. I’m totally inspired to make a paper cut project this year. This one by Suzy Taylor is just awesome!

7. I was only going to include one printable, but this is just adorable. I can’t wait to print this Halloween Paper Doll from Bablisme. and in case you’re wondering, yes, there is a girl version as well.

What Halloween crafts will you be making this year???