Wow! Halloween is a little more than three weeks away! Time to get busy creating!
I love fall. The crispness in the air and the crackle of leaves underfoot mark the beginning of several months of holiday fun.
You have probably already begun creating if you make things for craft shows or gifts, but if you need a few inexpensive, restyled ideas, I’ll be pulling several out of storage in the days and weeks to come. Actually, they really aren’t in storage. I have combed through a few places where my articles and tutorials have been published online. Some may be a few years old, but they deserve to be “unpacked” and displayed once again.
I hope you find something you like. Let me know if anything needs clarification.
This project was published last year on Thrifty Fun, just a couple of days before Halloween. Even though it only takes about two hours to complete, those few days were not enough to do this decoration justice. My kids would also say the witch was around for a lot longer than that. Dig through your closet now and make your own witchy table decoration with a pair of unused boots.
A few months ago I stitched a bunch of stuffed owls made from old sweaters. They were made very primitively. The stitches were mostly uneven (on purpose). I liked them, but I figured it would take someone that could appreciate that look to love them. Seems I found several people who appreciated that look. I sold all my owls at a recent craft sale. One customer even asked if I would make a butterfly.
I started out by making the pattern. I folded a standard sheet of card stock in half and sketched half of a butterfly. I cut out the shape through both layers. Once unfolded, the whole shape of the butterfly was revealed. I wanted the butterfly bigger, so I laid the shape on a scrap of wallpaper and traced it an inch larger. I decided the smaller shape would be a nice layer to the top. I made additional patterns for the wing patches and the spots.