Attic Halloween crafts. Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash

Spooky Crafts from the Attic

It's that time of year again - Halloween is just around the corner and we thought we'd use this opportunity to roll up the sleeves of our cloaks and temporarily brush away the cobwebs of our favourite Halloween crafts!

 

Pumpkin Pompom Garland

Orange wool for pumpkin garland. Photo by Philip Estrada on Unsplash

How adorable is this pumpkin garland?! Hang it over your doorway for the perfect touch of Halloween or drape it around the edges of a table.

What you'll need:

  • Two rolls of wool
  • Green felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pompom maker (or download our template for a card version below)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1.  Get your pompom maker ready and start wrapping the wool around it. Continue until the wool is four layers thick. Cut the wool with a three inch tail.
  2. Slide your scissors between the two pieces of card and cut the wool all the way around, making sure to hold on tight so they don't fall apart.
  3. Take another length of wool and thread it between the two pieces of card. Tie it in a knot around all of the other wool, making sure it is tight and secure. Double knot for good measure.
  4. Fluff up your pompom and give the edges a trim to make it neat.
  5. Cut a long rectangle from the felt. This will be your stem. Fold it in half and hot glue the ends together to make a loop, then hot glue it into place on the top of the pompoms (you can hand-stitch it if you prefer).
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 until you have as many pompoms as you require (we suggest around 12.
  7. Tie the pompoms onto a long length of wool and place them wherever you want - simple as that!

 

Bat drink stirrers

Attic bat drinks stirrers. Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash

 These are sure to add some dark glamour to your presentation. Use them for drinks or push the boat out and glue them around cocktail sticks or toss them in with the Trick or Treat bowl.

What you'll need:

  • Black card
  • Glue
  • Drinks stirrer or cocktail stick etc.

Instructions:

  1. Print off our bat template and cut it out. Trace around it on the black card with a visible pencil and cut. Repeat for as many times as you want.
  2. Fold the bats over where they join together at the wing and glue around your stirrer.
  3. Optional - add glue to the outside of the bat and shower with glitter for that extra glamorous look!

 

 

Halloween Mask

Halloween inspiration. Photo by Jeremy Lwanga on Unsplash.

Be the Queen of Halloween with this simple mask! Easy to make and absolutely gorgeous.

What you'll need:

  • Papier mache mask (make sure it fits comfortably!)
  • Pencil
  • Poster paint
  • An assortment of beads
  • Glitter
  • Plastic spiders or other Halloween accessories (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Paint a layer of white poster paint over the entirety of the mask. This will keep the other colours bright and bold as you go.
  2. Use a pencil to draw on various shapes and patterns. Make it abstract or stick to delicate floral designs. Experiment!
  3. Paint your design in a glorious kaleidoscope of hues.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Add spiders, glitter and any other Halloween inspired decoration to your mask using PVA and hot glue.

 

 

Attic PomPom maker

Bat template from Attic

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