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A candy lei to wear and give at Halloween

Halloween Candy Lei

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A candy lei to wear and give at Halloween

Lei made from candy, netting and in Halloween colors

This Halloween Candy Lei is the perfect SWEET gift for anyone of any age!

It’s difficult to find projects that are inexpensive for teens and that they will actually like, and want.  But this Halloween Candy Lei fits perfectly!  Teens will have fun making these for them self, or for their friends, or have them make these at a party! Put out candy that will fit in the netting (as described below) and let them choose the kind they want to put in their lei.  To keep your costs down, you can have popcorn or other snack food for them to munch on while they make their lei and kindly limit the candy count to whatever your budget will accommodate for each person. 

It’s a terrific treat for a parent to give to your kids.

The Halloween Candy Lei is an especially great gift for a grandparent to make and even send in the mail.  See my post Did You Know You Can Send THAT In The Mail for fun ways to mail it off! 

The Halloween Candy Lei is so EASY, QUICK and SIMPLE  with no tricks involved, only TREATS:)




 

HALLOWEEN CANDY LEI

Supplies:

Click on the name/title to go right to the item for easy shopping

This Halloween 10″ mesh ribbon/tulle would work well for mini candy bars and small size candy  *personally, I prefer to use this size just to be safe.  You can always put 2 pieces of small candy in it if it looks like it needs it. 

This regular 6″ Halloween tulle netting  works  for very small/mini sized candy

Curling ribbon in your choice of color

Any mini and small candy, it just needs to fit in the tulle netting you choose

 

Directions:

Place candy in center of tulle.

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Take one side of the tuelle of the candy.Wrap the other side of the tuelle over the candy.Tie curling ribbon close to the candy to hold in securely so it won’t fall out. 

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Option: tie candy into the ribbon if it it too large to hold securely.Curl the ribbon.

Tie the ends of the tuelle together in a square knot to form a lei.

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

Another option is to loop one end and have it more of a hanging type of candy holder as shown below.

Halloween Candy Lei

Halloween Candy Lei

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

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




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.




Outdoor or Indoor Halloween Wreath or Grave Ornament

Quick & Easy Halloween Wreath

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Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath


Here is a fun, inexpensive and quick Halloween wreath for your door.
 I love how easily it can be stored from year to year, and looks great when you pull it out.
You could even put a dowel through one end and use it as a decorative grave marker, as some like to decorate for each season for their loved ones.

I’ll show you how to make this FAST this makes up with my  easy to follow tutorial.


Quick & Easy Halloween Wreath
Supplies:  
*To make it easy, I have shopped for you. You can click on each name/title to go right to the 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 nettingHalloween Wreath 1


Directions:
Cut orange tuelle into approximately 33″ lengths. 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.Halloween Wreath 3Take the folded tuelle underneath the wreath. 
Hold the folded end in the center, the loose ends closest to you…Halloween Wreath 4


Now, bring the loose ends up through the folded end….Halloween Wreath 5Pull to tighten the knot to the wreath. Do this uniformly all around the wreath, moving them to spread out evenly as needed.Halloween Wreath 6Randomly tie on black tulle, also cut to 33″ lengths, to your desired taste.
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.Halloween Wreath 7

Nothing scary here!

Just a fast, thrilling wreath you can hang with pride.

If you want to decorate a loved ones grave for the holiday, see how to do this at the end of the post HERE
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.