Highlight Your Halloween
Want to add some style to your Halloween decorations and celebration? Here are a few of our favorite ideas…
Ghost Book Pop-Ups*
Make a spooky centerpiece from old books and ghostly shapes.
Make the decoration:
1. Cut two basic ghost shapes from pages in the middle of a book, leaving the bottoms attached to the pages.
2. Fold up each ghost and secure with tape.
3. Use a hole punch or marker to make eyes for this haunting centerpiece.
Candy Corn Jar with Mums*
Are those spiders jumping out of that candy jar? Not quite. A spray of chartreuse spider mums tops a jar of candy corn.
Make the decoration:
1. Insert a smaller, waterproof container into a short, large vase.
2. Fill the smaller container with florist’s foam and chartreuse spider mums.
3. Fill the larger vase with candy corn.
Lace Wrapped Candles*
Cast a few dark shadows with these glamorous candles. Just cut a length of lace, lay it on a paper plate, and brush on nontoxic, nonflammable black tempera paint. Roll a pillar, taper, or votive across the trim to pick up the pattern. Don’t worry if the transfer is imperfect—a slightly decayed look ups the elegance.
Then, let the paint dry for at least an hour before lighting the candle. Or, decorate a glass holder by cutting a strip of lace-printed tape to fit the vessel and adhering it to the outer surface.
Painted Rock Ghosts**
What you need:
-stones (either pick them up on your next walk in the nature or grab them at the craft store)
-white acrylic paint
-black permanent marker
Wash the stones to get rid of any dirt, grease or dust they might have collected while they were waiting to become this crafty project. Leave them to dry completely. Once they have dried, paint them with white acrylic paint. Depending on your rocks and your paint you might need to apply more than one layer of white to cover the stones completely. Let the paint dry.
Once the white paint is completely dry add ghostly details on your rocks with a black permanent marker. You now have “spooooky” rocks!