Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Spider Trees

These are FUN!! These are my Halloween Spider Trees! They are kinda creepy a big ball of spiders yuck. The kids love it. I did do this one myself I didn't want the kids to get hot glue on their hands. These Halloween Crafts are fun and plentiful at craftown.com. Check it out.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Crochet Trick or Treat Bag

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This bag was designed to hang across a toddler’s chest. Not only is it fun! But you won’t end up holding the bag at the end of the night.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Holloween Candy Tree

Halloween Candy Tree
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Materials: Ceramic Flower Pot, Styrofoam,  12” long of 1” thick orange ribbon, thin orange and black ribbon, Halloween candy, 18” long 1” thick dowel, Five  3/16 x 36” dowels, Floral moss,  floral wire, black spray paint, and a drill set.

This Candy tree can be a fun addition to an office or great table decorations for a Halloween party!
Step 1: Insert floral foam into clay pot, Make sure it fits snuggly.
Step 2: Take your 12” long orange ribbon and wrap it around the pot and tie a bow, hot glue gun in place.
Step 3:  Take a marking pencil and evenly draw 5 lines lengthwise down the dowel. 8” from bottom  on the first line, mark where the first dowel will go.  On next line make the next mark ½” up from the last. Continue in this spiral fashion up the dowel.
Step 4:  Pick up that Drill and a 1/16 bit and drill a pilot hole in each marking at a 45 degree angle. After making the pilot holes pick up that 3/16” bit and go over the pilot holes for a clean go.
Step 5: Take the 3/16 x 36” Dowels and cut them down to 7” long pieces and insert them into the drilled holes.
Step 6: Spray paint the “tree” black and let dry
Step 7: You will need to drill a hole into the foam in the flower pot to be able to fit the tree. Make sure you don’t drill to much foam out it needs a snug fit.
Step 8: Decorate the Halloween candy by tying black and orange bows onto the candy wrappers. Tack down the ribbons with hot glue so they won’t fall apart.
Step 9: Now that the tree is dry insert it into the flower pot.
Step 10:  Cover the foam in the flower pot with floral moss.
Step 11: Take floral wire and slide it under the ribbon on candy and attach to the tree limbs, FINISHED!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Halloween Crafts - A Fall Ball

This Halloween Fall Ball is easy fun and take less than an hour. I had a left over garland that was already cut up so I had the thing for this craft around the house already. Waste not want not. Just with a glue gun, ribbon, styrofoam ball, and leaves you can have an hour of creative fun. I usually don't post on Saturday but I posted this Halloween Craft up on Craftown today.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Frame covers

Whoot Whoo! I have waited to get these up. I had fun making these Halloween Frame Covers. The silhouettes were fun, I posed and Trent took the pictures. It was fun. I was finally able to get these Halloween Crafts up on craftown.com today!
Halloween Crafts –Silhouette Frame Covers.
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Materials:  1/2 yard Orange Material, 2 yards Black Poke-a-dot Ribbon, 2 black foam sheets, hot glue gun, Scissors.

This simple and easy frame cover accents a home greatly for Halloween. The shown materials cover one 15” X 17” frame. You can choose from two different silhouettes.
Step 1: Measure the picture frame you want to cover and add 10” to width and height. Then cut fabric to your specifications.
Step 2: Iron out the Wrinkles.
Step 3: Lay out the material and lay picture frame face down in the center. Fold fabric around the Frame and fold the corners tightly. With the glue gun, glue the fabric together to form a pocket. Repeat to all for corners.
Step 4:  Measure and cut the ribbon the same length and width as the fabric. Place the ribbon along the bottom of the frame and tack down with glue gun, make sure to wrap the ribbon around the back. Do the same with the ribbon on the left side.
Step 5: Print out the given silhouette and glue the corners to the black foam. With Scissors cut out silhouette be careful so paper doesn’t slip.
Step 6: Glue silhouette onto the frame in wanted position.
Step 7: Hang up your new adorable addition to your Halloween d├ęcor!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Lamp Shade

Halloween Lamp Shade
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Materials: Square DK Red Lamp Shade 36” X 8 ½”, 12 Red and Orange Leaves, 4 Black Spiders, 4 Black skeletons. Decorative Trim:  1 Roll or 6 ft of Black Bead trim and 37” of Black Fringe. Don’t forget your hot glue gun! And of course scissors.

This is a fun easy project. If you have a hard time finding the right size spiders and black skeletons don’t be afraid to just use what you can find. I found my spiders and skeletons at Wal-Mart in the party section. They were a part of a pirate set and with a little spray paint they ended up being better than what I was looking for in the 1st place.

Step 1: Take black bead trim and line the very top of the lamp shade all the way around.
Step 2: Place black skeleton and glue slightly tilted on the right side of the first panel.
Step 3: Place 1st leaf at the top of the panel with the edge of the leaf slightly above the edge,  glue down. Take Black bead trim and glue it curled on the base of the leaf going down the stem. Place the other two leave as you wish and repeat with trim.
Step 4: Glue a black spider at the bottom left hand corner.
Step 5: Turn the shade toward the right and MIRROR Steps 2 – 4. Repeat on next two panels.
Step 6: It is important to place the fringe on last. Carefully glue the Black Fringe on the base of the lamp shade. Don’t over use the glue! it can be unforgiving when you mess up on fabric.
You are now done! Happy Halloween

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Spider Silhouette

This is a fun one to do with the kids! My kids are constantly wanting to do Halloween decorations. These Spider Silhouettes are fun for the kids. This one is fun and simple the hard part (which is not hard) is finding spiders that that are appropriate for their age and ability. I found my spiders on Google... easy! I am amazed how many Halloween craft for kids there are at craftown.com FUN! FUN! FUN!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Halloween Crafts - BOO Wreath

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! okay not quite yet, but hey who's counting? It is time to start thinking about what decorations you want to do. This Halloween Boo Wreath you are going to want to do. There are more Halloween crafts to come! you guys will love my next one it is already up in my house but getting out some computer kinks before I post it. Yeah!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Crochet Bag - Bag of Squares

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This bag is made from three separate pieces that are after sewn together. Side “1” is the front of the bag. Side “2” is the back and Flap. “3” is the sides and strap. With all the right side facing each other then are pieced together and then turned inside-out for finished product, but of course don’t forget the buttons.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Knitted Headband

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Yeah I have turn to knit this week. This knitted headband is complimented by crochet edging and flower. Not to mention I like the pic I took too! not bad eh?