So we all know Halloween is just around the corner and I think we're all agreed that it is so much fun to decorate, sew, craft and plan for. Everything from creepy yard decor to costumes, candy dishes to classroom treats. You name it, it's pretty much fun to do for Halloween.
I had the greatest pleasure of having my very bestie, Auntie Vy, over to Halloween craft with me yesterday. She has some of the greatest, tried and true ideas that you are going to love. (Wait until you see the creepy, fun door frame decorations that the boys get excited about making! They are too cool!!!)
To make these ridiculously cute pumpkins you will need:
Orange spray paint
Foam (some alternatives: construction or scrap book paper, markers, scrap fabric)
Most of this tutorial is going to be done with pictures. I like pictures and, if you haven't heard this about me before, I am visual!!! So what better way to do it than with pictures?!?
Now it's time to spray paint. This is pretty much the only part that an adult will have to do - unless you have some budding grafiti artists in the house. ;)
We used this awesome fluorescent orange.
Now these little guys need a stem and some leaves. Just cut out the basic shape of leaves and a rectangle for the stem. Since we didn't have brown foam we improvised and painted an orange piece with brown acrylic paint. It worked great and I think the brush strokes kind of makes it look like a real stem. We glued the green leave shapes to the stem like so...
Then glue the stem and leaves to the back of the plate, making sure it looks good from the front. You can see that we added some packing tape to make sure they wouldn't go anywhere. Can't have a nakey pumpkin! =D
Here you can see the front of the stem and leaves...as well as a super cutie pumpkin face.
We literally used scraps left over from cutting out 1 face to make another. We mixed and matched and had so many laughs coming up with the faces.
Here's another close up of a cutie.