MIY This: Spooky Crafts

Spooky Crafts

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Whether you love spooky decor or silly touches in your home, Halloween crafts are so fun to make and display! Make haunting decor with a few simple supplies. Hang “Trick or Treat” artwork made from vinyl and paint. Decorate candle votives with black lace trim. Glow-in-the-dark dimensional paint lights up the night as spooky shapes on candles. Or wrap a wreath with orange-and-black ribbon for a classic door hanging. Do the monster mash with kid-friendly monster shapes. Felt pouches hide little treats, chocolate bars and icing form yummy treats, and fabric tissue holders catch “boogie” monsters. Serve spooky treats topped with ghost shapes or hide them in pumpkin boxes. Need some Halloween bling? Make a cameo skeleton necklace to wear through the season.

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Pom-Pom Monster Garland

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Turn baker’s twine pom-poms into a goofy monster garland!

Materials:

  • Baker’s twine
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Tacky glue
  • Embroidery needle

Assemble the Garland:

  1. Make baker’s twine pom-poms in a variety of colors. See how to make pom-poms here.

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2. Use tacky glue to secure one or two wiggle eyes to each pom-pom to make monsters.

3. Thread a length of baker’s twine onto an embroidery needle. Push the needle through the back of each monster to make a garland.

Monster Trick-or-Treat Bag

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Dress up trick-or-treat bags with a silly monster face! Kids will love collecting candy in these bags. Or add tissue paper hair and gift fun Halloween gifts to friends and family.

Materials:

Cut Paper:

Cut out each pattern piece from the PDF download. Place your cardstock face down if it’s one-sided. Set each pattern piece on the paper color you want that facial feature to be, and trace around it with a marker. Cut out on the drawn lines.

Assemble the Monster:

Lay the gift bag flat on your work surface. Working from the bottom up, layer your face pieces and glue them in place. Let dry.

Monster Treat Bags

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Make scary monster heads with felt shapes and a little glue. Stuff the heads with fun gifts like crayons, candy, or small toys for the perfect Halloween treat!

Materials:

  • Felt in the colors of your choice
  • Marker
  • Tacky glue
  • Embroidery floss
  • Monster patterns (get the patterns here)

Cut Felt:

Cut out each pattern piece from the PDF download. Place your felt face down if it’s one-sided. Set each pattern piece on the felt color you want that facial feature to be, and trace around it with a marker. Cut out on the drawn lines.

Assemble the Monster:

  1. Place the front face piece on your work surface. Working from the bottom up, layer your face pieces and glue them in place. Let dry.
  2. Layer your back face piece and your front face piece together. Using embroidery floss and a running stitch, stitch the two head pieces together along the sides and the bottom to form a pouch. Knot to secure the thread, then hide the thread tails in the monster head.

Running stitch: 

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A simple stitch perfect for borders and outlines, this stitch resembles a dashed line. 

To make a running stitch, pull the needle up at A and insert it back into the fabric at B. Continue in the same manner, loading several stitches on the needle at a time. Leave about a stitch’s width between stitches.