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Do it yourself Halloween crafts in only five easy steps. Hang a ribbon wreath on your door to add some color and holiday spirit. Bring it out every year for some great Halloween cheer. Materials: • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: o Wreath, Round Face, 12" x 2‐1/2" x 1" • Black ultra‐fine glitter • Black; orange pony beads, one package each • Foam‐safe black spray paint • Ribbon, 1‐1/4" wide: black grosgrain, 1 yd.; sheer orange, gold, black wire‐edged, 5 yds. each • Wire or thin black ribbon, 6" length • Scissors • Wooden skewer • Ruler • Low‐temp glue gun and glue sticks • Thick, white craft glue • Optional: Large cardboard box Instructions: 1. If desired, place foam wreath inside large cardboard box outdoors or in well‐ventilated area. Spray paint wreath black; sprinkle with glitter while wet. Let dry completely. 2. Tie grosgrain ribbon into a bow with tails; set aside. Cut approximately twenty 4" lengths from each sheer ribbon color; cut more as needed to fill out wreath shape. 3. Apply dot of glue to opening of a black pony bead; immediately insert one end of a sheer black ribbon length through hole until tight. Let dry; trim excess ribbon above bead. Repeat to bead all black and gold ribbons black; bead all orange ribbons orange. Let dry. 4. Refer to photo to join beaded ribbon lengths to wreath. Beginning just inside wreath opening, dot wreath with glue and use wooden skewer to push free end of one ribbon length into foam. Continue adding ribbons in concentric circles around wreath, cutting and beading more ribbons as needed. Offset ribbons slightly from circle to circle. 5.Use fingers to bend ribbon lengths toward outside edge of wreath as shown. Twist wire ends, or knot thin ribbon ends, together to create hanging loop. Glue ends into center top back of wreath. By: Kathleen George
Use a clay pot to create this adorable bat wind chime for Halloween. Welcome trick‐or‐treaters to your home with this fun Halloween accent. Materials: • Aleene’s® Super Thick Tacky Glue™ • Drill with 1/8” drill bit • 2” diameter wooden ball • 4‐1/4” diameter clay pot • Acrylic paint: black, orange, lime • Paintbrush • Pop‐up craft sponge • Waxed paper • Dimensional paint: white, black, pink, green, orange • Small wind chimes • Black craft foam • 9” (5/8” wide) orange ribbon • Pattern Instructions: Drill hole through wooden ball. Paint ball and clay pot black. Let dry. Transfer triangle pattern to pop up sponge and cut 2. Dip each into water to expand and wring out excess water. Pour separate puddles of orange and lime paints onto waxed paper. Dip each sponge into 1 color of paint and blot excess paint on side of waxed paper. Continue to blot until color is evenly distributed on sponge. Do not oversaturate the sponge. Press sponge on rim of pot and lift. Alternate colors. Let design dry. Wash sponge thoroughly and store for future use. Paint face on wooden ball. Let dry. Apply glue to top of windchimes. Working from inside pot, thread wind chimes hanger through hole in bottom of pot. Pull wind chimes up to pot and glue in place. Let dry. Thread wind chimes hanger through hole in wooden ball head, working from bottom to top and pushing head down onto pot bottom. Glue head in place on pot. Let dry. Transfer patterns to foam and cut 1 wings and 2 ears. Trim bottom edge of each ears to fit curve of head. Glue ears in place on head. Let dry. Referring to photo, paint inner ears and details on wings with orange dimensional paint. Let dry. Glue wings to back of pot. Tie ribbon into bow. Glue bow to front of pot, just below head. Let dry. Heidi’s tip: Practice stamping design on side of waxed paper several times before stamping onto pot. If your design doesn’t stamp in its entirety on bag, simply load sponge with paint again, re‐align stamp and re‐stamp design. Also, remember when using dimensional paint that you continue to shake the bottle contents down to avoid air bubbles while applying.