H1ere is a fun Halloween decoration that’s pretty and easy, too!
by Stacy Molter
- Halloween paper pack
by Karen Lewis
- Lollipop Sticks
- Black Chenille Stems
- Black Embroidery Floss and Needle
- Green Paper and Black Pen
- Orange and Black Felt
I really love the black and white papers which made lovely pinwheels in my arrangement. You can see a tutorial here (by Christy) on how to make them. I glued the pinwheels to lollipop sticks and added pumpkins to the centers. Plop some styrofoam in the pail and start adding the pretties!
I’m going to show you how to make the little cutie hiding right in the center between two flowers.
Cut a black chenille stem in half and then fold the half in half and twist it. Curve into a u. Make two – these will be legs.
Wrap another stem about six times around a pencil. Cut off the excess and gently remove coils from pencil.
With another chenille stem fold about two inches from the end and twist. This will be the tail. Insert the tail into the body and make a loop for the head.
Take the end of the loop and wrap it around the loop to make a head.
Insert the legs into the body.
Thread embroidery floss and run it through the face. Cut each side for whiskers. Here’s a closeup of the whiskers:
Cut tiny triangles for ears and glue on top of head. Cut tiny piece of orange felt (I rolled it between my fingers) and glue on for nose. I hole punched two green eyes and then trimmed them to be even smaller and used a black pen to make the pupils of the eyes. Glue them on.
Have fun with this! It’s easier than it looks. However, I’ve seen chenille animals on kid websites and I’m not sure it would be easy enough for a little child!
Happy early Halloween!