As I put all the Halloween decorations away and began to get the supplies for my Thanksgiving crafts, I took a moment to photograph the things I made this Halloween season. I had a few busy weeks around Halloween, but I managed to crank out a few DIY crafts. I got most of my inspiration from Youtube videos and Pinterest. I made two matching scary face candle holders, a small "boo" throw pillow, and a small "spooky" plaque.
I did the two scary face candle holders first. For those, all I needed to buy was two plain glass candle holders from the dollar store and some chalkboard paint. I made the outline of the face on yellow tissue paper and I used a glue stick to stick on the candle holders. From there, I used my handy dandy hot glue gun to outline the eyes, mouth, teeth and rim of the candle holders. I made sure that the glue had lumpy spots, like melting wax. I also created little droplets all the way around the candle holders. I proceeded to paint the candle holders with chalkboard paint. It took all night to dry. After, I brushed chalk around the places I had used the hot glue to make it look older.
For the "boo" pillow case, I ended up going down the more complicated route. I cut black fabric in the shape that I wanted and proceeded to use embroidery thread to stitch the "boo" and sew up the left and bottom sides. I then stuffed it myself and finished stitching the last side. It took way longer than I wanted it to. To make it easier, you could take an already made black pillow case and pillow in the size you want and stitch the "boo" into that.
Lastly, for the "spooky" plaque, all I bought was a small plaque from Michael's. I painted the whole thing black and wrote the "spooky" out in pencil. I tried to get a calligraphy effect by using a toothpick dipped in white paint, but using a paint pen would have been just as effective. For a finished 3D touch, I outlined the edges of the plaque.
And there you have it! Those were my (somewhat) quick DIY Halloween decorations for this year. Now that Halloween's over, I can't wait to get started on all of the DIY Christmas decor I have planned!
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I'm Jennifer, a 26 year-old crochet enthusiast who loves sharing my projects with the world. You shop shop a variety of my designs on Etsy!
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