I may have OHD (Obsessive Halloween Disorder), but I really don’t do horror and gore. Put on a scary movie and you’ll find me wimping out behind the sofa with fingers in my ears.
La la la la la la.
Oh no! Forget the coronaries, I’m more your creepy-curios-meets-Harry-Potter kinda witch. However what I do like is a bit of style with my substance and Halloween is no different.
Here are a few really simple yet stylish Halloween crafts that are easy to recreate or use as inspiration. The first two are from last year and the third is brand new for Halloween 2017.
I hope you find one you fancy making for your Halloween home!
Easy DIY Spider Art
1. Grab a shadow box.
I used IKEA Ribba because I happened to have one lying around, but use whatever you can get your hands on.
2. Pop in a spider’s web.
I cut mine on the Cricut but this time of year, you can pick up stickers quite readily. You could even use a spider web placement – I recently saw some in Tiger.
The orange embellishment is entirely optional – it was a bit of sparkly orange string that came off a garland in my Halloween stash.
3. Add plastic spider.
SO FLIPPING SIMPLE!
Stylish Halloween Sweet Jars
I didn’t need to do much with these sweet jars from Home Bargains other than add a touch of Suzy H magic.
All I did was spray-paint the lids silver, glue black ribbon around the edge of the lid, and glue a glass cabinet knob (also from Home Bargains) as close to the centre of the lid as possible. I bought a shed load of these knobs during OneandSeventy’s kitchen cabinet makeover and I have to say, they are brilliant quality for the price!
You could leave your sweetie jars there, but
never one to leave things alone I decided to decorate mine with vinyl decals made on the Cricut. It turned out to be the longest part of the project because the intricate design took a bit of weeding but I think you’ll agree, it was definitely worth it.
For fellow Cricut users, I used Fence #M40F40 from the Spooky Window Décor cartridge (via Access subscription).
If you don’t have a Cricut, you could use any manner of readily available Halloween embellishments to decorate your sweetie jars.
Have fun with them!
Oh! and that spider picture on the wall behind? You’ll find it here, here AND here. This is another seriously simple make that’s coming up 4 years old and STILL looks great. If you look after your seasonal decorations, they will look after you… even those you make yourself.
Hanging Halloween Cloakroom Sign
There’s no greater accolade for one of Suzy’s home makes than Beloved becoming momentarily disoriented and mumbling in a worried voice “errrr…when did you buy that?” Such is the way with the last of today’s trio of stylish Halloween projects.
I already had all the supplies in my craft stash, so this one cost me nada but if you want to make something similar, here’s what you’ll need:
- x3 matching hanging signs
- Spray Paint – I used Rustoleum Painter’s touch in Black Gloss
- White vinyl – I used DC-Fix from Wilko’s
- Staple gun
- Cricut/Silhouette Cameo – If you don’t have a cutting machine, don’t despair… you can just as easily paint your sign with white acrylic. I invested in one because a) I make a lot of stuff and b) I am shockingly bad at doing anything freehand!
Making this Halloween sign is a doddle.
1. Spray paint your signs and let them dry. Obvs.
Hanging signs are so useful. Keep an eye on the sale bins! This project started life as three of the wooden Aloha signs in the picture below from summer, which were a bargainous 25p each from Dunelm. Needless to say, I bagged a few!
2. Stick (or paint) your words and decorations.
For my fellow Cricut users, I used the following resources:
Font: Alice in Wonderland
Happy Haunting: #M3EACE | October 31st cartridge (via Cricut Access)
Witch’s Frame: #M4054E | Happy Hauntings cartridge (via Cricut Access)
3. Connect each of the frames together.
Trying to keep the frames as level as possible, tape and staple the middle string to the top frame, then the bottom string to the middle frame.
In an attempt to thwart gravity, I initially used Sellotape and Gaffer Tape, but while we were in Vegas and Utah, one of signs fell off. Luckily, nothing was broken, so I reattached it with gaffer and then went over it with a staple gun. Those babies haven’t moved since, so I have high hopes they’ll see me through Halloween and beyond!
Just to be on the safe side and to stop it banging on the cupboard door, I’ll also be adding a blob of trusty Blu Tac to the back of the middle sign when I come to hang it.
And there you have it. Three really simple and stylish crafts for your Halloween decorations. I hope you like them! As always, I’d love to know what you think. Drop a comment below to let me know or come on over to Instagram or Facebook for a chat.
A hui hou,
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