Now that it’s “officially” fall, you can break out the black and orange (Halloween decorations that is). Want to decorate but are short on cash? You don’t need a magic spell to conjure up some cool DIY décor.
Newspaper Wreath: Remember those things we used to read in the olden days… newspapers? Well here’s a great way to upcycle them. The black and white printed pages make for perfect halloween decor.
For supplies you’ll need a 24 inch styrofoam wreath, newspaper, scissors, pinking shears, a ruler or paper trimmer, thin floral wire, and a glue gun. Optional: Spider Webbing and an EEK sign (find them at Target).
Cut or trim 50 stacks of 4 x 4 inch newspaper squares (three squares in each stack). Fold each stack into accordions, each fold about at 1/2 inch. Trim two sides with pinking shears. Fold up the accordion and secure in the center with a piece of wire.
Gently pull the layers up and apart. You made a flower out of newspaper!
To make the streamers, grab a sheet of newspaper. Fold 3/4 inch accordion folds. Cut into 1 1/2 inch long strips. Then put it all togther.
Use the hot glue gun to put the flowers on the wreath. Start on the inside, then the middle and the exterior layer. Attach bow and streamers with glue gun also. You can add some spider webbing for an added touch.
Your friends and family will smile when they see this spooky greeting.
Here's a Halloween mystery for you. "IT" started invading the grocery aisles weeks ago and it won't stop until November-- that's right-- Halloween candy has arrived.
Do not be afraid. There are things you can do with the candy besides eating it (or hiding it from your kids).
Supplies (clockwise from the top: small hats (these are from Joann's, $1.58 for a pack of 6), small matching pairs of Tootsie Rolls, Licorice, Tootsie Pops, halloween-ish ribbon, raisins, Hot Tamales or Dot Boxes. Not pictured: A glue gun and something sharp to make a small hole.
Snip about 1 1/2 inches from the Tootsie Pop Stick. Make a little hole on the top of one of the boxes with a sharp knife and insert the Lollipop.
Use the glue gun to attach small tootsie pop "arms," "legs," and a witches's hat. Tie a piece of riboon (approximately 5 inches) around the top of the lollipop stick.
To make the broom-- make cuts into the licorice about a fourth of the way up. This will be the witch's broom. Just glue the licorice on the witch... and you've got some cheap halloween fun.