Monday, October 28, 2013

Spider Pumpkin for Halloween


I said this is my last pumpkin of the season, but  I've been asked to do some Thanksgiving pumpkins, so we'll see if I am back in pumpkins after all!

You will need:

-  Pumpkin - I used a smaller one for this craft
-  8 Black pipe cleaners
-  Black acrylic paint
-  2 Googly eyes
-  Glue
-  Red acrylic paint
-  Needle and/or skewer stick

Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Paint the pumpkin with black acrylic paint - it will take at least two coats
2.  Taking the skewer stick, poke four holes on each side of the pumpkin.  This is for the legs, so space accordingly.  I didn't poke all the way in with the skewer, I just started the hole and then finished with a needle tool.
3.  Put the pipe cleaners in part way and bend to create the legs.
4.  Glue goggly eyes into place.
5.  Using red acrylic paint, create a mouth

That's it!  No you have a spider pumpkin!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!

Mona


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Witch Hat Sticker Coaster - Another Coaster Friday

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You will need:

-  Witch hat stickers - I bought mine at Walmart
-  Fine red glitter
-  Coaster mold
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast resin.
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Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Prepare your resin according to package directions.  You only need enough to cover the bottom of the mold.
2.  While still in the mixing cup, add glitter and mix well.
3.  Pour into mold.
4.  Let it sit for 12 hours.
5.  Apply stickers.
6.  Add another layer of resin and let it cure for 12 hours.
7.  Unmold and that's it!!

Now you have a very festive coaster!  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona

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Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights
This impressive votive holder features a scrolling iron base and includes 5 glimmering gold votive holders. Plus, 5 LED tealights are included that provide a rich, warm glow. Includes 1 button cell battery for each candle. Plastic, cast iron & glass. 17 1/2"L x 2 3/4"W x 9"H.

Paint and Glitter Pumpkin Ornaments


Here are two versions of pumpkin ornaments and I'll show you how to make both!




You will need:

-  Clear glass ornaments
-  Orange glitter
-  Orange acrylic paint
-  Black acrylic paint
-  Floor wax - I used Mop and Glo, but any would work
-  Contact paper

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:

Paint Pumpkin Ornament
1.  Take the cap off of the ornament.  
2.  Take the orange acrylic paint and squirt some into the the ornament.  Move the ornament around, making the paint cover the entire inside of the ornament.
3.  Put the ornament on a cup, with the hole pointing down, allowing the excess paint to drain out of the ornament.
4.  Allow it to dry.
5.  Replace cap.
6.  Take your contact paper and draw a jack o lantern face that would fit onto the ornament.
7.  Cut it out with a craft knife.
8.  Peel off the paper backing and stick it onto the ornament.  Make sure to burnish (rub) the edges down, so paint won't get underneath.
9.  Take a stencil brush and dip into black acrylic paint.   Remove most of the paint on a paper towel and then tap it onto the openings of the stencil you created.  When it is solid enough, carefully remove the stencil and set the ornament aside to dry.

That's it for the first one!  The second one is even easier!!

Glitter Pumpkin Ornament

1.  Take the cap off of the ornament.
2.  Squirt some floor wax into the ornament and swirl it around.  Make sure the entire inside is coated with the floor wax.
3.  Pour out any excess floor wax.
4.  Immediately pour glitter into the ornament and shake it around.  Make sure it is all covered.
5.  Replace the cap.
6.  Stencil the face same as above.

That's it!  Easy Peasy!  

Now go hang them around the house, or wire them to a wreath!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!

Mona


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Princess Pumpkin for Halloween


Here's a little departure from the traditional Halloween spooky stuff.  It's a Princess Pumpkin!





You will need:

-  Pumpkin
-  Acrylic paint in flesh, white, black and red
-  Yellow yarn
-  Flower gems
-  Princess Hat
-  Googly eyes
-  Glue

Here is the video tutorial:





1.  Paint the pumpkin with the flesh color.  It will take a minimum of two coats.  Allow to dry.
2.  Paint the whites of the eyes - with white acrylic paint
3.  Paint the nose with black acrylic paint
4.  Paint lips with red acrylic paint
5.  Outline the lips and the eyes with black - I used wooden barbecue skewer to outline.  I get a better outline using the skewer than I do a brush, but use whatever works best for you!
6.  Paint on eyelashes - again I used the skewer for the eyelashes.
7.  Glue on googly eyes 
8.  Take yarn and wrap it around something - I wrap it around my arm (see video) an number of times and remove it.  I cut the bunch in one place and it's a bunch of yarn that is the same length.  
9.  Glue it onto the top of the head.
10.  Take  the flower gems and glue where the ears would be.  They look like cute earrings and hold the hair back a little.
11.  Add princess hat and you are done!

To see how to make the Princess Hat, see the video here:


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!

Mona


Spider Pumpkin Craft for Halloween


Oriental Trading sent me these very cool and very creepy spider picks to decorate my pumpkin!




You will need:

-  Pumpkin
-  Spider Picks from Oriental Trading
Here is a direct link:


Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Take the spider picks and poke them into your pumpkin.

That's it!  It couldn't be easier for a great result!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona


**The spider picks were sent to me by Oriental Trading for review.  The opinions and ideas are all my own.

Candy Corn Box Halloween Craft



You will need:

-  A wooden triangular box
-  White, orange, yellow and black acrylic paint
-  Painters tape

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Paint the box with at least two coats of white paint - inside and out
2.  When dry, take painters tape and tape off the section you want to be orange
3.  Paint two coats and remove painters tape
4.  Allow to fully dry.  
5.  Put painters tape to block off the orange and paint the yellow - at least two coats
6.  Allow to fully dry
7.  I painted the bottom black and left the inside white
8.  Finish it with a varnish or polyurethane to protect it

You can use the box for years to come, or give it as a gift.  Fill it with candy and set it out instead of a candy dish.  

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tissue Paper and Contact Paper Pumpkins Easy Halloween Craft for Kids

Here is maybe the easiest craft I have posted thus far!


You will need:

-  Clear contact paper
-  Orange tissue paper
-  Black permanent marker
-  Scissors

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Cut two similar sized rectangles of contact paper.
2.  Remove the backing of one of the sheets and lay it on your table, sticky side up.
3.  Take a piece of tissue paper, it can be larger than the contact paper, and crumple it up.  Uncrumple it and then crumple it again.
4.  Lay the sheet of tissue paper on the sticky side of the contact paper.  Flatten it out - wrinkles are good.
5.  Take the other sheet of contact paper and line it up with the other sheet.  Smooth it out.
6.  Cut out the shape of a pumpkin.
7.  With a permanent marker, draw the face of the pumpkin and color in the stem.

That's it!  You can use it as table confetti.  Put a little double sided tape on the back and hang it in a window.  Create a bunch and make a garland, or a wreath!

That's it!  Happy Halloween!  Thank for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona


Tissue Paper Pumpkins Halloween Craft for Kids

Here is an inexpensive and kid friendly craft!


You will need:
-  Card stock
-  Scissors
-  Orange tissue paper
-  Glue stick
-  Black marker
-  Brown tissue paper

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:

1.  Draw a pumpkin on the card stock and cut it out.
2.  Using a black marker, draw the eyes and mouth.
3.  Rip and tear small pieces of the orange tissue paper.
4.  With your glue stick, apply glue onto a small section of the pumpkin.
5.  Take the tissue paper and stick it to the glue.
6.  Do that all over the pumpkin - except for the eyes, mouth and stem.
7.  Using brown or other tissue paper, do the same thing on the stem.
8.  Trim around edges, if needed.

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona

How to Be a Witch

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In this short video, I give you some quick tips on how to be a witch!






Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights Halloween Candle Holder with Flickering Tealights
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Chili Peppers and Mung Beans - Another Coaster Friday

I wanted to try something a little different.  Someone had suggested chili peppers a while back, but I hadn't gotten around to doing it.  I thought chili peppers alone might be a bit boring, so I wanted to add something that would be a complimentary color and add some visual texture.  I wandered the bulk spice and beans section at Whole Foods and came across dried mung beans.  I'm not sure what mung beans are, or what they taste like, but they were a great color!


 You will need:

-  Clear Resin - I use Easy Cast
If you want more information about Easy Cast, go to their website at www.eti-usa.com, otherwise, it is available at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, or you can buy it online at www.resinobsession.comwww.eti-usa.com!
-  Coaster mold
If you want to find the one I use, I have it linked under Products I Use!
-  Mung beans
-  Dried chili peppers

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Prepare your resin according to package directions.
2.  Put some of the resin into a small cup and add mung beans.  Mix up enough to cover the bottom of the mold.  
3.  When they are well covered with the resin, pour them into the mold and spread them evenly over the bottom.
4.  Take your chili peppers and gently press them into the resin.
5.  Allow to sit.  I let mine sit for 12 hours, but you probably don't have to wait that long. 
6.  Add top layer of resin and let sit for at least 12 hours.
7.  Unmold it!

That's it!  It's very earthy and natural and fun!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Mona

Googly Eyes Coaster - Another Coaster Friday

In time for Halloween, you can trust it to keep an eye on your drink!



You will need:

-  Clear Resin - I use Easy Cast
If you want more information about Easy Cast, go to their website at www.eti-usa.com, otherwise, it is available at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, or you can buy it online at www.resinobsession.comwww.eti-usa.com!
-  Coaster mold
If you want to find the one I use, I have it linked under Products I Use!
-  Googly eyes

Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:

1.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions.
2.  Pour into your coaster mold.
3.  Add eyes and with your stir stick, push them to the bottom.
4.  Remove bubbles as needed.
5.  Allow to set for 6+ hours.
6.  Add second pour of resin.
*  I had planned on doing this with only one pour of resin, but the eyes continued to rise to the surface, even after the resin was very sticky.  The best bet would to do a thin layer, insert the eyes and then follow up with a top layer.
7.  Wait at least 12 hours and unmold!

That's it!  Happy Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Witch Makeup Tutorial

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 I've been making the accessories, but now it's time to pull it all together.  I need some makeup to bring out my finer qualities.  Oriental Trading sent me the Woochie FX Kit to help me complete my look.

Here it is!





You will need:
-  Woochie Witch FX makeup kit
Available at Oriental Trading



Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:

1.  Pull your hair back so you can better apply the makeup.
2.  Take the nose and hold it in place on your face.  With the puff, dust the finishing powder around the nose.  This should leave a line to use as a guide to apply the spirit gum.
3.  Apply the spirit gum where the nose will be attached to your face.  Tap the spirit gum to activate it.  It will become very sticky from your tapping.
4.  Apply nose to the spirit gum and it should stick well.
5.  Repeat process for the chin.
6.  Repeat process with the warts.
7.  Take the latex and apply it to the edges of the nose and chin to help disguise the edges.  It will take more than one coat.  I will suggest that you also apply the latex over the the nose and chin in a more stippling style. Also do that on your face.  I found my face and the pieces took the makeup differently and this seemed to help it look more natural and give me an overall unpleasant complexion, like one might expect from a wicked green witch.
8.  Apply the forensic green makeup all over your face and neck.
9.  Take the black and accentuate the eyes, your eyebrows and even your lips.  Blend as desired.
10.  Apply the finishing powder all over the makeup.

That's it for the makeup!  Now you need to make sure you have your outfit and all your other accessories in place.



Once you have your make up done, you might want to see how to put it all together!





You can see how to make the broom here:




You can see how to make the witch hat here:




You can see how to make the glitter shoes here:






Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!  Happy Halloween!

Mona

*The makeup kit was provided by Oriental Trading for review.  The ideas and opinions are all my own.

How to Make a Witch Broom Craft Tutorial

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 My brother-in-law made one years ago, for his daughter, when she was dressed as a witch for Halloween.  I thought I'd give it a try.



This is an easy project and you can involve the kids.  They can help gather the part and help put it together.  It's a great crafting with nature project!

You will need:
-  A big stick
-  A bunch of smaller sticks and twigs
-  Hot glue
-  Twine

Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Gather your big stick and smaller sticks and twigs.
2.  Decide which end of the stick you want exposed and which you want covered.
3.  Begin hot gluing the twigs to one end of the stick.  When you have one layer complete, take the twine and wrap it around a couple of times, tying it tight.  Add a little hot glue for additional strength.
4.  Add another layer of twigs and do a larger wrap with the twine and again adding hot glue.

That's it!  It's simple and you can embellish it further if you want.  Happy Halloween,  Happy Crafting and thank you for stopping by!!

Mona

Monday, October 14, 2013

How to Make a Witch Hat Craft Tutorial

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Have you ever wanted to make a witch hat that is uniquely yours?  Now you can!


You will need:

-  Craft foam 
You will need large sheets.  I had a hard time finding large sheets, but I did find a roll of it at Michaels!!  Yay!
-  Duct tape
-  Hot glue
-  Narrow black ribbon
-  Black trim
-  Black glitter spider
-  String 
-  Pencil
-  Scissors
-  Wire

Here is the video tutorial.  I would suggest watching it to get a better understanding of how it all came together.



Directions:
1.  Take a string and tie it to a pencil.  Make the string as long as you want your hat tall.
2.  Working from the corner of your foam, put the free end of the string onto the corner of the from.  Place a finger on it and hold it firmly.  Stretch the pencil back, making the string tight and straight.  Place the pencil on the foam and draw from one end of the foam to the other.  You are drawing a curve.
3.  Cut it out.
4.  I wanted to be able to bend my hat, so I taped in a piece of wire. 
5.  Put a strip, or two on one of the straight edges of the foam.  Only half of the tape will be on the foam.  
6.  Bring the cone together, it may take a little doing, and use that tape to put it together.  The tape should be on the inside of the cone.
7.  Now it's time of the brim.  Take your string and make it as long as you want your brim to be wide.  Now fold it in half.  
8.  Put it in the center of a piece of foam and hold the free end of the string with your finger.  Use it to draw a circle on the foam.
9.  Cut it out.
10.  If your foam is curling, like mine was, lay it flat on a table and apply a little heat to it.  I used my heat gun.  It worked, just be careful not to add too much heat, or you may melt the foam.
11.  Fold the brim in half (don't actually crease it) and cut a hole.  Open it up and keep cutting until it fits your head.  
12.  Hot glue the cone onto the hat.
13.  Take the narrow black ribbon and glue it along the seam on the back to help hide it.
14.  Now is the time to decorate.  You can glitter the whole thing.  I decided to keep it a little more simple and monochromatic, so I could accessorize with any colors I wanted.  I glued trim around the cone and I added a glitter spider.

That's it!  Have fun with it!  Send me pictures!  Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!

Mona

Red Glittered Shoes for Halloween

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So you need some red sparkly shoes.  I made some for Halloween, but really they are great for the holidays too!  If you have an old pair of shoes that are ready to be thrown out because they are looking pretty beat up, give them new life with a bit of glitter.  Or, I went to Walmart and picked up a pair for $3.00 on clearance.  I went with flats because when I land my broom, I tend to twist an ankle if I am wearing heels.  If you prefer heels, go for it.

This is my first piece of witchy accessories, so stay tuned to see how I put it all together!




You will need:

-  Shoes
-  Outdoor Mod Podge
-  Glitter 
-  Container 
-  Patience to let it all dry


Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  I put some of the Mod Podge into a little cup, so I don't contaminate the original container with a bunch of red glitter.  When I have it in the cup, I add some glitter and mix it all up.
2.  I take the glitter and Mod Podge mixture and brush it onto the shoes.  I will work one section at a time and immediately sprinkle glitter on top of the Mod Podge glitter mixture.  While doing this, I am working over a container to catch any excess glitter.  I will gently tap down the glitter, on the shoe, to make sure it made good contact.  Do this over the entire shoe.  Then set it aside to dry.
3.  When dry, I will brush the Outdoor Mod Podge over the glittered shoes and do a second sprinkle of glitter.  This helps seal the first layer and adds a second layer.  Set it aside to completely dry.

That's it.  The Outdoor Mod Podge should help protect it better than original Mod Podge.  Put on those sexy shoes and do your thing!

Remember to check back!  I have a witch broom, a witch hat and witch makeup videos coming soon too!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and Happy Halloween!

Mona

Bat Pumpkin for Halloween

I have another pumpkin craft for you!  It's a bat!!


You will need:

-  Pumpkin
-  Black craft foam
-  White craft foam
-  Googly eyes
-  Glitter (optional)
-  Glue
-  Acrylic paint - black and red

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:

1.  Paint the pumpkin black.  It will take at least two coats.  Allow to dry.
2.  Cut out wings from black craft foam and glue them onto the pumpkin.
3.  Using red paint, paint the mouth and allow to dry.
4.  Cut little triangles out of the white craft foam and glue them into place.
5.  Glue the googly eyes onto the pumpkin.
6.  I added some glue and black glitter for eyebrows.  You know I love my glitter!!

That's it!  Now you have a cute bat pumpkin to display!  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!!

Mona