So, you know how I made a goal to deep clean and declutter my craft room once the kids went back to school? Going through the shelves and drawers made me realize how many supplies I have that haven’t used for years. I’m going to make a goal to use the supplies I have within the next 9 months or get rid of them. I’m also hoping it will get my creative juices flowing again. I’ve felt a bit stagnant lately. Let’s start with a Halloween craft because Halloween is probably my favorite holiday to craft and decorate for.
I have a drawer that has some small wood pieces in it of different shapes and sizes. I thought I’d start there and come up with some kind of Halloween display. Here are the supplies you will need (excuse me but I always seem to leave something out of the supplies picture, but they’re on the list):
Wood candle sticks
Start by painting the small candle sticks and wood discs black. I sanded the candle sticks and discs a bit before painting. I only needed to paint one coat of the black.
Trace the disc on the scrapbook paper, centering the design you want under the disc. I used different scrapbook paper designs, but you can use the same paper or a variety of papers for the discs. The paper is going to be a tad bit large for the disc, I’ll show you what I do to fix that in a minute.
Brush a little mod podge on the top of the disc, then secure the scrapbook paper by smoothing it over the entire surface. Make sure the edges are stuck down well.
Let dry 15 minutes or so then sand off the edges of the excess scrapbook paper. Sanding leaves a perfect edge, plus I like the way it distresses it a bit.
Flip the discs and candle sticks upside down and glue the candle stick to the center of the disc with hot glue.
Place them on the table then add a piece of cloth around the bottom of the tea light holders. A thin piece of fabric will drape well. This is a piece of fabric I cut off the bottom of my daughter’s choir dress that was too long for her. It’s sheer and glittery and adds the perfect touch for a sophisticated Halloween display.
Add the tea lights to the top of the disc. I only had 3 black ones so I also used 2 white ones. Use what you have, right?!
I love all the different Halloween papers I am finally using. Black and white are my favorite colors to decorate with for Halloween.
These can also be used as cupcake stands. I think the kids might like cupcakes on them better. Now I’m getting even more excited for Halloween. Watch for more Halloween crafts soon!