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9 crafty Halloween baubles

 

 

 

Happy Halloween!

 

What will you be doing this spooky season? There is still time to get into the spirit this Halloween with some fun DIY decor. These baubles have all mostly been created from old Christmas baubles and toilet tubes, with a few simple materials these are really easy to make. If you want to decorate your home this Halloween check out some great last minute ideas below........

 

 

 

 

 

Spooky ghost bauble

 

 

 

You will need:

Christmas bauble

White fabric or pillow case

Googly eyes or black felt

String

Scissors

Glue

 

Directions:

  1. Cut a large circle shape from the white fabric.

  2. In the centre of the circle, cut a small hole.

  3. Thread the string on top of the bauble, then thread through the hole of the white fabric.

  4. Add some glue to top of the bauble and press down onto the white fabric.

  5. Flip the bauble over, so the fabric is draping over the bauble.

  6. To finish, add two googly or felt eyes on the front to bring your ghost arrive!

  

 

 

 

 

 

‘Cousin It’ decoration

 

 

You will need:

Christmas bauble

Brown string

Black felt

Glue

Scissors

Pencil

 

Directions:

  1. Cut strips of brown string, varying in lengths.

  2. Glue the brown string onto the bauble, layering as you go to create the ‘Cousin It’ hair.

  3. When the bauble is completely covered, from black felt, draw and cut a pair of sunglasses and a hat.

  4. Glue the hat and sunglasses into place.

     

     

     

     

     

Frankenstein Felt Decoration

 

You will need:

Black and green thread

Green, grey and black felt

Needle

Toy stuffing

Scissors

Pencil

White pen

Glue

 

 

Directions:

  1. Cut two identical shapes for the head of  Frankenstein from green felt.

  2. On the front piece, add the face, hair and detail with thread and black felt.

  3. Place the two head shapes on top of each other and with a needle and thread, begin to sew together at the edges.

  4. From grey felt, cut two small bolts and glue the ends to the inside of the green felt pocket. 

  5. Sew all the way round the shape, leaving a small gap at the bottom.

  6. With toy stuffing or cotton wool, fill the inside of the head.

  7. Once happy with the shape of the filled head, sew the open side up. 

  8. Cut and glue a small loop on the top of the Frankenstein, so it can be hung from the garland.

     

     

 

 

 

Witch pinecone bauble

 

 

You will need:

Pinecone

Black, yellow, orange, purple felt

Black glitter card

Black yarn

Pencil

Scissors

Glue

 

 

Directions:

 

To make the witches hat –

  1. Draw and cut a curved triangle from the black glitter card.

  2. Cut a larger circular shape from black glitter card, with a hole in the middle.

  3. Roll the curved triangle card into a cone; now glue the cone onto the circular shape.

  4. Cut a thin strip of purple felt and glue around the cone.

  5. Cut a small yellow/gold buckle and glue onto the front of the purple felt.

  6. Glue the hat onto the top of the pinecone, trim the pines if necessary.

 

To make the face –

  1. Cut two medium sized yellow circles from yellow felt.

  2. Cut two small sized circles from black felt. Glue the black circles onto the yellow circles. These are the eyes.

  3. Glue the eyes onto the front of the pinecone, below the hat.

  4. Cut a small triangle from orange felt for the nose. Glue onto the pinecone.

     

     

 

 

 

Fluffy monster decoration

 

 

You will need:

Cardboard tube

Fluffy material

Yarn

Craft wire

Card

Felt

Glue

Scissors

 

 

Directions:

  1. Cut a long strip of fluffy material, wide enough to cover the cardboard tube.

  2. Add glue to one end of the fluffy material, press down the cardboard tube onto the glue and roll the fabric around it.

  3. Trim any excess fabric and glue the end onto the tube.

  4. Fold in the excess material at either end of the tube and glue into place.

  5. From craft wire, cut two small lengths for the monster’s horns and decoration with a quirky shape from card. Glue the horns onto the top of tube.

  6. Cut and tie a loop from yarn. Glue into the inside top of the tube, so you can hang it from the tree. 

  7. Draw and cut a monster’s face from coloured felt and glue onto the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy mummy decoration

 

 

You will need:

Small Christmas bauble

Cardboard tube

White paint

Bandage wrap

Googly eyes

White yarn

Glue

Scissors

 

 

Directions:

  1. Trim the cardboard tube.

  2. Glue the bauble onto the top of the cardboard tube.

  3. Paint the bauble and tube with white paint. Leave to dry.

  4. Cut and tie a loop from white yarn. Glue on the top of the bauble, so you can hang it from the tree. 

  5. Glue one end of the bandage onto the bauble and begin to wrap, until the decoration is completely covered. Secure the other end with glue.

  6. Glue two googly eyes onto the front.

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

Pom-pom spider bauble

 

 

You will need:

Christmas bauble

Black pom poms

Black pipe cleaners

Black yarn

Google eyes

Scissors

Glue gun

 

 

Directions:

  1. Cut 8 spider legs from the black pipe cleaners and glue into the centre of the bauble.

  2. Cut and tie a loop from the black yarn. Glue into the centre of the bauble, so you can hang the spider from the tree. 

  3. Now cover the entire bauble by gluing black pom-poms onto it.

  4. Finish the spider, by gluing two eyes onto the face area.

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant Bat decoration

 

 

You will need:

Black Christmas bauble

Black card

Googly eyes

Glue

Scissors

Pencil

 

 

Directions:

  1. Add googly eyes and any extra decoration for the face.

  2. Glue either side of the black bauble.

  3. Draw and cut two bat wing shapes from black card.

 

 

 

 

 

Decoupage Skeleton

 

 

You will need:

Christmas bauble

White tissue paper or toilet tissue

Decoupage glue or PVA

Paintbrush

Pencil

Black paint

 

 

Directions:

  1. Tear strips of white tissue paper.

  2. Decoupage the bauble, by gluing each strip onto it, then varnishing over with the glue. Leave to dry.

  3. Once dry and hard, draw the skeleton’s face onto the bauble with a pencil.

  4. Paint in the face with black paint. Leave to dry. 

     

     

     

     

     

 

Feeling inspired? I would love to see your creations his Halloween! Feel free to comment below :-)

 

 

 

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