“Mom, can we decorate for Halloween?” Has this been asked yet at your house? I think I have guilt from last year where I didn’t really do much….except have a baby. But really, I wanted to decorate more but I didn’t. This year I am decorating but not too much since for some reason having too much stuff makes my chest tighten up and makes me want to konmari my whole house. So, I am going for touches of Halloween without actually freaking myself out with fake spiders….in Seattle you can never tell if they are real or fake. It’s terrifying.
Since it has been a while since I’ve crafted I thought I’d give my hands a little project. I dusted off my Cricut and looked through my non konmari’d stash of supplies. Oops. Why do I have 1000 black stirrers? Who the crap knows. But this is what I made with them and I feel like a crafty ninja now.
Rather buy some cool stuff at Target than make your own? That’s cool. I did that, too. But since I like to craft and had some time (wha?? I know right?!) I thought I’d try my hand at making some decor that says “Hey, I’m a cool Mom that decorates for Halloween but not too much because I hate putting all this crap away…and I hate kitschy stuff…” or something along those lines. So, if you are like me then this is what you’ll need to make these super awesome halloween decorations. I guess it doesn’t need to be for Halloween- use it for Thanksgiving, too.
- Download svg cut files and using your Cricut or other cutter cut the files onto two pieces of black card stock
- Remove and set down.
- Start by cutting 8 straws in half.
- Thread six of the straws with one end of the wire and then wrap the end around the wire and tuck into the straw’s end.
- Repeat for the other side.
- Cut 4 pieces of wire about 1″ longer than the straw.
- Wrap one end of the wire on a corner of one of the hexagons and insert straw. Wrap around the end to the other hexagon’s corner connecting them.
- Repeat on the next corner over and the two top corners.
- Using washi tape (or hot glue) tape the cut file to the bottom.
- For added stability, glue or tape a sipper to the paper and attach it to the paper on the other side.
- You may have to finagle it a little for it to stand upright.
Cool, right? And like I stated earlier, if you just switch out the pictures it can be used for anything. There is no limit to your creativity my friends.
What’s your favorite Halloween element? Spiders? Skeletons? Zombies?