Halloween Craftyness


It’s almost Halloween time again in the US.  While Australia recognises Halloween we don’t generally celebrate the holiday in quite the same way as our American friends. Still I thought it would be fun to share with you some Halloween Craftyness I found on the internet.

Seems there are quite a few craft ideas for Halloween and I just had to include a free Halloween pumpkin stitchy treat from Coats craft.  You still have time to make some of these crafts if you get your skates on.  The Halloween Craftyness round up comes from some well known and fabulous crafty people and Companies.  Just click on their names for the links and downloads;

  1. Better Homes and Garden (US) –  Easy and fun printable pennant style banners.  You will need a color printer to print the PDF templates which you can download for free from the Better Homes and Garden site.  Cut out each banner and pin or tape to a ribbon and then hang over your fire place or wherever you want.  Cheap, easy and super quick to make.
  2. Martha Stewart – Potato Skulls stamp made from Potatoes from Martha Stewart and her crew.  Do you remember making potato stamps as a kid.  Wern’t they fun to make ?  Give your kids an old fashioned craft experience and help them make these fun skull potato stamps to decorate their “trick or treat” bags.  Full instructions and template found at Martha Stewart website.
  3. Coats Craft – Could not resist sharing a cross stitch pumpkin border.  Super easy to stitch in no time at all for Halloween.  You could use DMC threads as well and use the design to stitch up a Halloween gift tag card or holiday card.  Quick and easy stitching.
  4. Matthew Meade – Fabulous Matthew Meade has written a gorgeous Halloween magazine just in time for Halloween.  His idea of stamping or drawing skulls and other creepy creature faces on flat stones is a great idea.  For the templates you will have to buy the magazine otherwise just improvise with some black markers or pens.  Let the kids use their imagination and draw anything they like.  It’s amazing what kids come up with if you let them decide.
  5. Kiki&Company – Kiki has come up with the very original idea of Halloween lunch box notes.  Each little note can be cut out separately and placed in your child’s lunchbox during Halloween or leading up to Halloween.  It’s a great idea and you can download the free printables from the website. Thank you Kiki!

Hope you have some fun today either crafting, stitching or just being where you are.

See you tomorrow for a cross stitch A to Z book review from Japan.

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