I'm so excited to be working with Jo-Ann again! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for decorating, so coming up with a #spookyspaces-themed project was so much fun!
The 5 projects are:
- Spooky Spider Pumpkin
- "Poison Potions"
- Spooky Spider Lantern
- Spooky Spider in the Mirror
- Spooky Skull
1) Spooky Spider Pumpkin - for this project you only need 5 things:
- paper mache pumpkin (found mine at Jo-Ann)
- enough fabric to cover pumpkin (found this awesome black and silver brocade at Jo-Ann)
- spray adhesive (I used Loc-tite from Jo-Ann)
- ribbon, twine, or something to cover the pumpkin stem (I used grey/silver paper-wired ribbon)
- embellishments (I used plastic spiders from Jo-Ann)
2) Poison Potions - for this project you will only need 4 items
- small glass bottles (I found mine at Jo-Ann for $1 each)
- Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (already had this)
- printed spooky labels (I found mine here)
- something to tie labels onto jars (I used twine)
3) Spooky Spider Lantern - I love this one! This really just involved "spook-i-fying" a flame-less candle lantern that I already owned. If you don't have one, they're easy to find - or you can just work with an empty lantern or a candle. You'll need:
- a roll of sparkly spider ribbon (found this beauty at Jo-Ann)
- a roll of black tulle (also found at Jo-Ann)
- plastic spiders (I bought a box at Jo-Ann and these are the nicest-looking spiders I've ever seen - they actually look real!)
- double-sided tape
4) Spooky Spider in the Mirror - when I was at Jo-Ann's, I saw the coolest paper plates with a huge spider in the center. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I had to have them! I ended up using one to make this mirror that has a big spider in the center when you look at it just right! Love it!! Here's what you need:
- image of some sort (I used the spider paper plate from Jo-Ann)
- an inexpensive framed mirror (picked mine up for $1 at the dollar store)
- nail polish remover
- cotton pads
- putty knife (or something to safely scrape the back of the mirror)
5) Spooky Skull - I love glitter skulls! And why buy one when I can make my own? Super-fun project for the kids, too! You only need 3 things!
- paper mache skull (I bought mine at Jo-Ann)
- spray adhesive (I used Loc-tite that I bought at Jo-Ann)
- glitter (I used black glitter that I found at Jo-Ann)
- optional: paper plate, funnel
It's difficult to see it in the pictures, but there is some terrific black lace laying on the table (over some tiny lights) - I got it at Jo-Ann using a coupon for 40% off!
Are you ready to try a project? Here is a coupon for you to use to create your own #spookyspaces! You can get 50% off any one regular-priced item through Oct. 31!!
(coupon no longer available)
I loved creating my "spooky space", and I hope that you not only enjoyed reading about it, but that you will also try one (or more) of my projects!
As you can probably guess, I find spiders to be the creepiest Halloween decoration - probably because I
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