Oct 26, 2011

Halloween in full swing!

So, a week ago my husband and I got asked to be on the committee to help with what we call the "trunk-or-treat" party at our church.  It was short notice, another couple dropped out and they asked us to step in.  I was cool with it, I like that kind of stuff.  However, I didn't realize that I'd be coming up with the decorations for the whole gym in under a week - eeek!  Now that is scary.

Luckily the tables will mostly be taken care of.  I only have to do 4 tables then I will be doing the rest of the gym, walls, stage, etc...

For the tables I'm doing my Skeleton Trifle bowl, Skeleton jars, my Mummies, and then these:

They are super easy.... here's how I did them.

1- Draw a ghost on white cardstock and then cut it out.  Once it is cut out trace the design onto another piece of cardstock and then cut it out as well.

2-You should have two identical shapes when you are done.

3- Ink the edges.  I used an orange first and then a little bit of black.

4- Next draw on your face and poke holes all the way around your pattern.  (See below)

5- After all the holes have been poked, you are ready to start sewing them together.  This step is a good one for your kiddos to do.  My 10 year old loved being able to sew and it was good practice for her.

6- (not shown)  After you get most of it sewn together, stuff it loosely with some batting and then finish sewing it up.  When you are done, just put it on a stick and attach the stick to a pumpkin.  That's it.  Oh, and you can add a bow too.  I like the bow!

One year, when we lived in Maine, I made a ton of these and we used them on all the tables.  It was for a much small congregation though, we put out like 8 to 10 tables.  Here in Colorado it will be 35 tables - so, so, glad I'm not making 70+ of these.  They are cute but not that cute.

For the rest of the gym, I'll be making over a 100 - yup 100+ - of these in various sizes.  Some really small and some really, super, giant big.  Even making some out of paper mache and plumbing supplies (I'll show you those when I get them done)

Plus, I'm making about 200 - yup 200 - of these cute bats.  The bat idea came from Made
I saw them last year and loved them but forgot about how awesome they were.  They are exactly what I was looking for.  If you want to see how to make them, head on over to Made and tell her I sent ya.

I'm also going to be crafting some sort of GIANT Haunted House silhouette.  I mean like 7 feet tall giant.  Oh, and did I mention I now only have two days to do it.  Eeek!  So, I'm off to finish my decorations.


Chrissy & Nate said...

So cute! We are having a trunk or treat at our church on Monday (nothing inside really, mostly giving out candy in our cards outside). I will be making a "Halloween" banner to drape over our trunk lid! Thanks for sharing your craft: come check out mine soon!


Megan said...

I like the bats and the spiders! Good luck with getting all the decorations ready in time!! Hope you have a little time to breathe after it is all done too.
We are having a trunk-or-treat too, but we are doing it from the trunks of our cars in the parking lot and everyone can decorate their trunks if they want. At least this year there is no snow yet! Crossing my fingers that doesn't change.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness how adorable!

I featured your BOO letters on my site. I hope you'll stop by.

BA95 said...

MERCI, c'est trop beau ! Thank you, it's beautiful !! BA95