Hello witches and wizards, welcome to the super fun and easy DIY that we made for our Halloween party of this next Saturday! I should go back in time and explain how Ms. Elena “Granger” engaged me a little while ago to throw a party Halloween at our home while showing me some pictures from her latest travel to Hogwarts (ehem… London), to which of course I couldn’t help it but be super excited about, agree immediately and start scheming together.
We decided that we were going to create super easy DIYs adding handmade charm to our other decoration for the table and living room. That’s how we ended up going for the ones we are sharing today: Pom pom garland, paper ghosties (too fun, you’ll see), bat pumpkins and bat(man) straws. All of them are made with very few and cheap materials but that you can turn into very sweet & cute props.
Want to follow us in this 4 enchanting DIYs? Jump to your broom and let’s fly together!
- Wool in black and orange. We used one made with cotton for a texture change
- Small porexpan balls
- White paper napkins
- Twine string
- White small pumpkins, these come from a local organic farm
- Black cardboard
- Striped straws, we couldn’t find orange ones so red had to do!
- Wood needle (optional), tape & pencil
Pom pom garland
Make regular pom poms using two fingers, with about 50 to 100 circles. Tie a separate string of wool when you are finished.
Cut and trim them to taste, I think it is fun to have messy not so perfect ones for this Halloween garland.
Once you have all the pom poms (choose as many as you want your garland to be – we have 4 of each color) thread a wool needle and tie them together. I had at home this cute bakers twine in red that made the deal.
Little paper ghosts
The little paper ghosts were probably the most fun to make, and couldn’t be easier. Just wrap the porexpan balls with the white paper napkins, then tie the twine string around their necks, with two circles, then leave a larger string for each side.
Now it’s time to get creative, make the faces you love most! I went for a sad ghost, Dani a mad cat and Elena a smiley. But we had others with moustache and eyebrows for instance. Next time we are going to improve this game, no doubts!
Bat pumpkins are my favorite from all the bunch. Elena draw a bat’s wing adding a little flap on the side to glue it to the pumpkin.
Trace the wing on your black cardboard then cut them. Easy! Bend the little flaps on each wing and glue them to your pumpkin. We used regular clear tape because we are going to reuse the pumpkins for Autumn decoration, but glue will be more sturdy.
Isn’t the final result as spooky awesome as was easy to make? We are using them in our table, we’ll share of course pictures from the day, so hope you like how we will be decorating it.
Bat straws follow the same super easy steps as the pumpkins. This time though draw a complete bat and I would recommend using safe glue materials since you’re going to drink with them.
And that’s it! This took us more time photographing than creating them :) Next week we are sharing the party pics and you will see our house decorated with all of them!
Do you have any easy DIY for Halloween to share with us? We would love to add it to our next year’s inspiration board.
Those ghosts remind me of the little dolls the Japanese hang in the window to make the rain go away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teru_teru_b%C5%8Dzu
Oh, yes! The Japanese Teru teru! <3 I remember Fee's adorable cat-shaped Teru Teru's she made with delicate handkerchiefs, here: http://iusedtobescaredofcats.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/teru-teru-cat-bozu-diy.html Have you ever made Teru Teru, Mariko? I hope they do the trick and the rain goes away! ;)
Love it! Have a fantastic Halloween!
i love love love those paper ghosts!
You guys are so clever – I LOVE THOSE bat pumpkins!! And your little ghost faces are sooo cute. I love the garland/crown – I think next year I shall definitely make myself one of those, I really like how you used cotton yarn, it gives it a really nice texture :) HAPPY HALLOWEEN, can’t wait to see pic from the party!
oh, I love the little bat pumpkins. too cool :)
What cute decorations! Especially the bat pumpkins :D And oooh I like that acorn-like pumpkin too haha -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
It was great that everything was so easy to make and at the same time look cute! :)
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