Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Halloween Handicrafts

As promised in my last post, this time I’m going to share some of our Halloween crafting projects with you. 

First of all, here’s our pumpkin.  I'm rather fond of him!


He was carved (as is tradition in our house) by the Mister.  Can you guess which character was the inspiration behind the pumpkin’s face?  After finishing the carving, my multi-talented other-half used the goo from the inside to make a yummy pumpkin soup!

Here are some photos of our house, all dressed up and ready for our annual Halloween party.  It’s lucky I remembered to take these photos BEFORE the party, as it didn’t look quite the same afterwards!





We hung bats from ALL the lights – they were super-easy to make (just cardboard cut-outs folded down the middle and hung up with thread).  We put spider webs and big plastic spiders EVERYWHERE, including on our bonsai tree and all our pictures – another easy-peasy but effective decoration!  I made the cauldron from papier-mâché a few years ago (when I was dressing up as a witch for a Halloween dress-up day at school).  Now we use it to store sweeties for trick-or-treaters.

Notice that there’s nothing particularly scary about our decorations???  I prefer my Halloween decorations to be more ‘cute’ than ‘bloodcurdling’!  "Sorry!" to those of you who were expecting a bit of gore!  

And..... here are our costumes.....




I made my dress and my halo.  And my mom helped me to re-cover a wing frame with some pretty, starry tulle.  That task was WAY trickier and more fiddly than I’d anticipated!  It was a good job my mom was here to defuse my frustrations, otherwise the wings may well have ended up bin-bound!!!  Thank you, mom!!!!!  The devil’s horns and fork were homemade too (good old papier-mâché).  And we crafted a devil’s tail from some red fabric, stuffing and some garden wire.  Apologies for the less-than-great quality of the costume photos!

So, they were our Halloween handicrafts.  Now they’re all packed away in the Halloween box, ready for another year and another party.

I hope you all had a fun Halloween, dear readers!
 
Until next time.....

Carly

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11 comments:

  1. The devils tail is wonderful! But your costume is just gorgeous, those lovely wings, and crimped hair! Wonderful! I always admire folks who go to a lot of trouble with costumes, and you have gone to a lot of trouble, both of you. Vanessa xxx

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  2. Love the pumpkin, the expression was perfectly captured. Costumes look fab, hope you had a great party!
    Jules

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  3. Ha Ha, you both look brilliant! and you know you'll be finding those spiders around the house for ages, don't you? :)

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  4. Is that Jack Skellington?? Your decorations and costumes look great, looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  5. You two look amazing and i have to say 'nice tail mister' ;o)
    your party looks like it was going to be a lot of fun, love the decorations
    love jooles x

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  6. Hi Vanessa, Jules, Ceri, Kate and Jolles,
    Thanks for commenting! Glad you liked the costumes and decorations! The party was lots of fun - wish you lovely ladies could have been here!
    Yes, spiders are still popping up to scare me all over the house! And yes, the pumpkin is Jack!!! :-)
    Carly
    xxx

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  7. hello, and thanks for your comment. great costumes, hope you had a fun night. I am a teacher - i work in a special school for secondary aged students. what do you do? x

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  8. Hi Verity,
    We had lots of fun at the party, thanks! Glad you liked our outfits! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  9. I love the Jack Skellington :) Brilliant!

    X

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  10. Hi Shelly,
    Glad you liked our Jack!!! :-)
    He's still sitting outside on the step, but looking a bit sorry for himself now. It's sad to throw him away, though! :-(
    We'll have to make a new Jack next Halloween.....
    Carly
    x

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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