This was really easy and looks really cool in the dark. As with everything I do lately though, it was almost impossible to take a photo of.
The glass pot was from the $2 shop, but you could use any kind of glass jar. I just liked the shape of this so grabbed it. I painted the inside with some orange craft paint, which in hindsight was a bit silly, I should have painted the outside so it was not so close to the flame. I drew the outline of the tree and some bats with permanent marker then Mr8 filled in the rest. Scratched away the paint from behind the eyes and there you have it. If halloween had not snuck up on me so quickly, I would have done a bunch in different shapes and sizes, but alas, it is tomorrow and I have no time left.
All you need
Mr8 filling in the black
Spooky candle holder
There is lots of variations of this all over Pinterest, but I thought I’d have a go myself. I was excited to see a decent range of Halloween themed fabric in Spotlight this year, which made choosing my materials easy. I bought 40cm of each one, figuring 20cm strips would be sufficient. The ring was a pre-made one from there as well. Around $4.
I cut the fabric into 2x 20cm wide strips, then cut those large strips into roughly inch wide strips. I was not too fussed about them all being perfect, as the over all results I was going for was messy anyway. Then the tying on. I finished the whole thing in the car on a day trip to the city and back, so just over an hour. I think the cutting into strips actually took longer than that!
Not far into it, I realised I had made my strips way too short for the size of the loop, it just looked too sparse. But they were already cut, so I decided to continue on then just cut the hoop smaller later. That solved the problem just nicely! The witch hat was a last minute addition, it was actually part of a halloween headband, again from Spot Light, I just chopped off the headband. The kids helped paint the wooden letters and I glued them onto the most appropriate coloured ribbon I had on hand. Done.
I didn’t take a photo of it against our door, because the Kookaburras, white timber and glass just didn’t quite work!
The chosen fabric,
Cut into 2cm wide strips
The finished wreath
Halloween entrance decoration
I love finger print critters, and had never actually made them with my kids. So this seemed like the perfect opportunity. A bit of parent help is needed for the finishing touches, but there is plenty of steps the little kids can help with along the way. You can click on the pictures for more detailed instructions, but it is all pretty straight forward as you can see.
Cut up some coloured card. We used wiggly scissors.
Ms4 put holes in each piece of card
Getting into it.
Ms4 making some finger prints.
Finger printed cards
Adding the details,
Adding the eyes – because everything is better with googly eyes!
Mr3 adding some eyes #finemotorskills
Ms4 bundling up the lollies ready for string and tag.
Fastened with string and tag added
Halloween treats bags
Ready to give out.
All we used was some card, white paint, googly eyes (and some sequins) silver paint pen, ribbon, clear cellophane, and lollies to fill.