We had fun making some new Halloween crafts/decorations last week. The hat and coffins came as unfinished brown chipboard. I got the coffins at Collage in Portland and the witch hat at The Peddler's Pack in Beaverton. Both shops have ridiculously nice people working there and wonderful inventory.
The hat was my project. I painted it black and added some metal and paper embellishments, black tulle and ribbon. The coffins the girls painted, decorated, (I was very surprised at their restraint) and then we thought it would be cool to make cute ghosts to live inside. The ghosts are made out of tube socks, which I trimmed and re-sewed. Then they stuffed them and we used beads for the eyes and paint for the mouth. Super fun and cute! It took a few days, which was nice, so they didn't tear through the project like crazies. The bones from two years ago are still holding up well—I think that might be one of my favorite Halloween crafts we have ever done.
Big news—I'm super excited to be working with Creativebug! The first of several classes we shot over the last 2 months are coming very soon. I'm in some pretty amazing company. The first class will be available next week, I will keep you posted.