Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I love Halloween decorating, but right now our budget will not allow me to go to Hobby Lobby and stock up on a ton of cute stuff. That really isn't my style anyway. I like to make things. Today I made these two Halloween buntings out of upcycled wool--one sleeve of an orange sweater, part of a black skirt, and a few other little scraps. The only other materials were hot glue and embroidery floss I already had, so this project cost nothing! I freehanded the letters, which was easier than I thought, glued them onto the rectangles with hot glue, and then joined the rectangles with a sloppy running stitch. Easy! I got the general idea for a trick-or-treat bunting on Pinterest, but lost the link. Wait a minute, here it is! Mine turned out quite different.
Since I used the rotary cutter to do the black rectangles and had extras, I figured I might as well make this little bunting too. I'd still like to make at least a couple more decorations, preferably ones that can be completed in 20 minutes or less while I also watch the kids. Or better yet, ones I can make with the kids! Did you know that five-year-old Suzi is at her desk right now, busy as a bee drawing pumpkins and witches and ghosts? She wants to decorate, too! I love Halloween.