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Halloween mini lights strung with fabric and netting

DIY Halloween Garland

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Halloween mini lights strung with fabric and netting

Halloween Decoration for your home

 

It’s incredibly easy with my step-by-step tutorial and perfect to do while watching a movie, or visiting with family and friends. 

All you do is rip or cut fabric strips and tie half a knot, that’s all there is to it!

By making your own DIY Halloween Garland Spooky homemade decoraction you can match your Halloween decor or use what you find on sale. 

This is also a wonderful activity to involve the kids or the entire family.

Great for a girls craft night.   

So fun, you could make one for a relative or neighbor. 




Make Your Own Spooky Garland

Supplies:

You can click on the titles I have in colored print below to go directly to the products.  

Also, you can easily adjust for a different length of light cord.  I show measurements for a 7 foot cord, but 1  1/2 times the measurements for a 10 foot cord, 3 times the measurements for a 20 foot cord and so on.  It’s a very forgiving pattern; just tie on the fabric and mesh strips to your liking.  

 

3  1/2 – 4  yards of 42″-45″ wide fabric.

Recommended to get 2 different patterns that compliment each other of approx.2 yards each (to give yourself plenty to finish the project, extra is better then running out). It must be 100% cotton so that it tears easily I have links here to make it easy if you’d like to check these supplies out.

 Spider Web Glow in the Dark fabric HERE

Pumpkin Heads Fabric HERE

CANDY CORN HERE,

3 packages of 10″ wide and 30 feet long mesh ribbon click HERE to see GREEN 

7 foot light strand- Click HERE for PUKMPKIN lights,     

Purple lights, but not sure the length 

Homemade spooky garland

DIY Halloween Garland

TIP* we actually found that using TWO strands of lights worked better than just one, so you might want to double the light strands like we did, though I only show one in the tutorial.  Instructions: Cut the 42″-45″ width fabric at 1 inch intervals, beginning on the short end of the fabric –

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Garland

cut several at a time as you go, but not all at once, just in case you do not need all the fabric, then you can use it for something else.

Rip the length of the fabric giving you a 1 inch wide by  42″-45″ strip of fabric.

 

 

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Garland

Measure the strip and divide it into fourths and that is where you will cut giving you 4 pieces that are approximately 9 1/2″ – 11″ long

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Garland




With the mesh ribbon cut it at 10″-11″, whichever works best for the length of fabric you have pieces of. 

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Again, cut as you go, but not all the roll just in case you have extra you will be able to use it for another project.

 

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Taking the mesh ribbon, fold it over, dividing it into thirds. 

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Try to be consistent, but does not have to be exact. 

Homemade Halloween Decoration

Taking the mesh ribbon, fold it over, dividing it into thirds. 

Cut along the long sides, giving you 3 pieces of the 10″-11″ mesh.



Begin to tie the fabric alternating with one pattern the mesh ribbon, the other pattern, the mesh ribbon, etc.

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

*Again, this shows using only one cord, but I recommend two cords for better light when finished to show through the fabric.

Homemade Halloween Decoration

 DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Continue as shown,

Homemade Halloween Decoration

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

All the way down the length of the cord.And that’s it! 

Homemade Halloween Decorations

DIY Spooky Halloween Garland

Now you have your own Halloween Garland to drape anywhere you’d like.

Halloween mini lights strung with fabric and netting

Halloween Decoration for your home

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




A wood frame with string inside to look like a spider web.

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

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A wood frame with string inside to look like a spider web.

Easy and unique Halloween Craft and Decoration

 

 

Here’s a Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame that is adorable and perfect for the door if you put it on a hanger or ribbon. 

The mantle or the table, really anywhere you want is great for this unique and easy to make craft. 

Make them as a family, gifts night-out, teen get-together or party, kids craft or family time fun. 

 




 

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Supplies:

click on the title or name to easily see the product if you’d like

Wooden frame, 8×11″ or your choice of size –  like these

Cotton String

Green paint of your choice,  HERE is an  Olive Green

Sponge brush

Decorations as desired, here are ideas:  THIS ONE or THESE

Hot glue gun

 




Instructions:

Paint the frame with the green and let it dry completely.

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Begin with a drop of hot glue and with the string at the top of the frame.
With the string taut, now make a spoke wheel with the string, still one piece. 

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

You can see the pattern here on the back.

Then go around the spoke strings to make a web pattern.

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Now, don’t be too worried if it’s not a perfect web.  All spider webs are unique and creative, just like yours will be!  Have fun with it and make it your own:)




Attach your embellishments with the glue gun. 

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Friendly Halloween Spider Web Frame

Now where to display this spooky spider frame – on the door or shelf? 

hhhmmm….Maybe we will have to make more!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




Outdoor or Indoor Halloween Wreath or Grave Ornament

Easy Halloween Wreath or Grave Marker

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Outdoor or Indoor Halloween Wreath or Grave Ornament

Halloween Wreath easy and quick made of tulle

This Easy Halloween Wreath or Grave Marker looks great and inexpensive too.

It stores wonderfully from year to year, and looks fabulous when you pull it out.

Hang with ribbon or tulle for your door, or insert a dowel to use as a holiday decorative grave marker.

I’ll show you how to make this Easy Halloween Wreath or Grave Marker quickly in my tutorial.

Easy Halloween Wreath or Grave Marker

Supplies:  

*To make it easy, you can click on each name/title to easily go to that item.

1 1/2 spools of orange tulle (25 yards each spool)

1/2 spool of black tulle (25 yard spool)

10″ straw, foam or grape vine wreath

Optional: Ribbon or additional tulle for hanging on door or wall

Decoration to hang in the middle

spiders to glue in tulle netting

 

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath



Directions:

Cut orange tuelle into approximately 33″ lengths.

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

You will need 40-50 pieces depending on desired amount.Halloween Wreath 2Take one length of tulle and fold it in half, holding each end with a hand.Take the folded tuelle underneath the wreath. 

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Hold the folded end in the center, the loose ends closest to you…




Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Now, bring the loose ends up through the folded end….Pull to tighten the knot to the wreath.

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Do this uniformly all around the wreath, moving them to spread out evenly as needed.Randomly tie on black tulle, also cut to 33″ lengths, to your desired taste.

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Tie a bow with your contrasting tuelle or ribbon in a cute bow as shown here, or simply around the wreath in a length long enough to hang at an desired place on your door or wall.

If you want to decorate a loved ones grave for the holiday, you will simply insert a dowel.  See how to do this at the end of this post HERE

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

Outdoor or Indoor Halloween Wreath or Grave Ornament

Halloween Wreath easy and quick made of tulle




A chocolate bar dressed as a mummy

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

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A chocolate bar dressed as a mummy

Sweet Treat for Halloween

These Halloween Candy Bar Mummies are so FUN, inexpensive and quick to make for the kids.

Teens will enjoy making them for their friends.

Grandparents can make these inexpensive sweet treat for a unique gift their grand kids will actually want:)

If you are a mom giving them to your kids, you could put on a note that says: “Your Mummy Loves You”  or “From Your Mummy“. 

As a family make them for neighbors. 

My tutorial shows you how to  make this Mummy quick and simple, you’ll make a bunch in no time at all!





 

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Supplies:

Simply click on the title/name and it will take you right to the item

2 Flat candy bars

1/8 yard ivory or off white broad cloth (it would be much easier to have 1/4 yard if possible to hold when tearing), off white – you will need 2 strips of fabric for each candy bar.

Sticky glue dots

Wiggly eyes

Spider, sticker, note or other items to attach

Directions:

Cut fabric at 1/2″ with scissors

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Hold fabric securely in both hands and tear to create torn look on edges of fabric.

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies




Put on sticky glue dot and end of fabric.

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Wrap the strip of fabric in a cross-cross fashion to make the mummy look.

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Continue wrapping the strip of fabric. 

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

When the first strip of fabric is used, attach with a glue dot.

Continue with second strip of fabric, in the criss-crossing fashion. 

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Cover the candy bar completely in this fashion.

With glue dots attach wiggly eyes and any decorations, a tag, sticker, etc., to make your mummy ghoulishly delicious!

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

Halloween Candy Bar Mummies

And there you have a SWEET Halloween treat!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

A chocolate bar dressed as a mummy

Sweet Treat for Halloween