Homemade Halloween Decorations

My 7-year-old really wanted to decorate for the holiday. So, although I’ve never been one for fake spiderwebs and seasonal flags and Mylar balloons, I made some concessions this year.

First, we put those fake spiderwebs all over our home’s entry.

Then we got to crafting. I bought about 15 small pieces of felt (25¢ each) at the craft store yesterday, white and black puffy fabric paint, some tacky glue, and a bag of googly eyes.  The boys and I sat at the kitchen table today for about an hour and a half cutting shapes out of felt and gluing them together. It was really fun! Asher had a hard time working the scissors, but liked the part with the glue!

Lucas made a ghost, skull, vampire bat, orange goblin, and Dracula. I made a bat, three jack-o’-lanterns, haunted house and a witch. Ian came home from work  in time to join us, and he made the light orange ghoulie in the middle. I wish I had a good picture of the piece of yellow felt that Asher completely covered with googly eyes! But such things are fleeting with a 2-year-old around. All the googly eyes ended up on the kitchen floor.



When they are dry, I’ll thread them and hang them.

Much better than any preprinted cardboard decorations from the dollar store, I think!

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2 Responses to “Homemade Halloween Decorations”

  • Eden
    October 29, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Sara, I just wanted to say how much I love reading your journal. It’s a good break between long stretches of thesis writing. You and your family are wonderful and take such obvious joy in each other, and I love reading about it!

    just saying. 🙂



  • Sara
    October 29, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Thank you very much, Eden! Writing here is my way of staying sane in addition to chronicling our lives together. So much of raising a family is small, unsung work that is occasionally peppered by sublime moments of triumph. I sometimes need witnesses. Thank you for reading!


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