Halloween crafts provide a fun way for you to decorate your home. Not only are they a lot of fun to make but can really up the excitement on the scariest night of the year. Doing Halloween crafts can be a great family activity and fill those daytime hours until the nighttime festivities begin. So if you are looking to spruce up your house this Halloween here are some crafts to decorate your house with:
Your friends will be impressed with your luminary lined sidewalks or windowsills filled with pumpkin luminaries you made yourself. This can also be a fun project for a rainy Fall day before Halloween arrives!
What you will need:
•Glass jars (you can use canning jars available at the grocery store)
• ½ yard orange fabric
•Scraps of yellow fabric, small amounts needed
•White craft glue
•Tea light candles OR miniature flashlights
Directions for the project-Begin by washing the jars and removing labels, if any. Dry completely. Cut or rip orange fabric into strips approximately 3″ long and 1″ wide. Keep in mind they don’t have to be perfect. From the yellow fabric, cut out eyes, noses, and mouths to put on your pumpkin faces. Make a decoupage mixture by putting equal amounts of water and white craft glue into a bowl and mixing together. Using your old paintbrush, apply some decoupage mixture to a small section of the jar. Place the orange fabric on top of the glue, then apply a small amount of glue mixture on top of the fabric, securing it to the jar. Continue with this process until the jar is completely covered in orange fabric. Overlap pieces as you go so that there are no open gaps. Apply yellow facial features to your pumpkins with this same method and allow to dry completely (overnight is best). When jars are dry and can be handled without damaging your work, measure out a piece of black felt to fit around the mouth of the jar. Cut out the piece of felt and glue around the outside of the rim. Place a miniature flashlight or a tea light candle inside each jar. (Make sure an adult lights the candle, and it is displayed in a safe place.)
Tips: Only small amounts of yellow fabric are needed and aren’t even completely necessary. You may also use black felt for the facial features as the yellow is only visible during the day and not at night while the pumpkins are illuminated. If you use yellow, don’t purchase anything larger than ¼ yard, unless you plan to use it for another project. Look for remnants on sale at the fabric store. Yellow felt is also an inexpensive alternative. These jars can also double as fun holders for wrapped candy during the daytime hours.