Happy Monday Everyone!!
I finally feel like I’m settling in a bit. Still feels like I’m running around non stop, but the boxes are becoming less and less and I’m getting some much needed crafting time in. Now I just need to set up my sewing machine.
Today I have my first Halloween Craft of the year for you. I have to admit, I’m not super big on Halloween, mainly because I’m a scaredy cat! I can’t watch scary movies… I just hide under the blanket like a little girl… am I the only one?? Anyways… enough about my ridiculous fears, lol
I got these fun little skeleton dies from Lifestyle Crafts. I like to think they are smiling, hehe : )
To make this fun little skeleton banner, or whom I like to call “my little guys”, I cut them out using my Epic 6 (seriously one of my favorite crafting tools!). If you are unfamiliar with this tool you can check out tutorial on using your Epic 6.
Once I had all my pieces cut out I used thread to glue the pieces together to give them a dangle-y look. It also allowed me to post them on the black web.
I glue the main “body” portion of the skeleton directly to each other. I used the thread mainly for the legs and arms.
Once all my skeletons were together I used orange baker’s twine to hang them on and form the skeleton banner. I just hot glued the twine onto the back of their heads.
Do you notice the pallet backdrop? It’s the one I used in my summer mantel, I just added some black webbing from Menard’s (I’m pretty positive it’s at Walmart too… it’s just your basic Halloween webbing)
To hang the banner I glued the paper rosettes to thumbtacks and wrapped the baker’s twine around them.
Not going to lie… it did take me a while to glue those guys together with thread, but it is still a super easy project! If your kids are old enough this would be great for them to help you on! : )
Are you getting ready for Halloween? What are you making?
disclosure: Lifestyle crafts provided me with the epic 6 and dies for this post. All opinions are my own, lifestyle crafts rocks!!
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Cute…yet spooky! Love it. :)
Thanks so much Ginger! I had a lot of fun with these little guys : )
This is so cute. I love all the glitter.
If you get a chance come link up your tutorial at my Fall Edition Pin Party.
Thanks Sarah! I’ll be sure to stop by : )
Getting ready for fall but not Halloween yet :) Love your skeletons so cute!
Yeah, I kind of jumped a head a little… I’m still not done with my fall stuff : ) Thanks for stopping by Emmy! Have a great day!
Vanessa Barker says
This is too cute! is that an oxymoron?! love it
Thanks Vanessa! Not sure if that’s an oxymoron or not… but I use that phrase all the time ; )
Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says
This is ADORABLE!!!
Thanks so much Angie! : )
I love your skeleton banner – it’s right up my alley! You did quite a bit of work putting the skeletons together.
Thanks so much! Yes, putting those little guys together took some time, mainly because they are so small to work with. So glad you like it :)
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an “It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party” …. I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!
Thanks so much, I’ll head over and link up : )
I love this!!! I love that you used the pallet as a background. I am thinking that I have the perfect place for both! Thanks, as always-for the fantastic inspiration!
Thanks Tausha! I love that pallet backdrop… I just keep carrying it around my house, lol
This is cool! I LOVE skeletons!
Thanks Kristina, I had a lot of fun with these little guys!
I absolutely love that! I love the orange ones the best.
I’m hosting a new fall themed blog hop and woul love to have you stop by!
Katie @ Horrific Knits
Thanks Katie, the orange ones are my favorite too : )
The orange skeletons are awesome!
Thanks so much : ) They were so fun to make!
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Featuring YOU today!
Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com