Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween Treat Garland

 If you like to decorate your home for Halloween, I think you might like to make this quick and inexpensive pendant garland.  Depending on the stamp you decide to use (I chose a Halloween pumpkin by Hero Arts), find the Sizzix circle die that will fit the image.  I ran the die through my Big Shot but stopped half way. Then I cut straight down from the side of the orange half circle and free hand cut the pendant bottom.
 Once I made the first pendant, I used it as a template for the others.  I used Merikan tape to seal the bottom and sides of each pendant.  This made a pocket that can be filled with lollipops or other slim candies. I didn't fill mine yet.
I punched holes on the side of each pendant before tying on the Little Flowers yarn that I found at HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  Making this project is a great way to use up all the little scraps of Halloween decorative papers leftover from other projects. Also, if you fill the pockets with treats (pens are good too), the garland can be cut apart and the treat pendants can be given to the departing guests. Of course, you can make the pendants larger to hold more goodies.
Even if you are not having a Halloween party, you can make this garland and save it as a yearly decoration.  Just having something festive in the house makes me smile and look forward to the holiday season. Go ahead, craft your holiday happiness!

6 comments:

Annette Allen said...

how totally fun.. i love the halloween paper you used..

Niki G said...

I totally agree with putting up holiday decor to brighten the holiday! My kids especially love it. Love your garland!!

yyam said...

Awww....super cute! LOVE how you use your supplies to make cute stuff!

eva said...

very halloween-y and festive! i like the idea of giving away these as treats once you're done using as a garland. very functional and fun too!

Jeni said...

Cute! I'd totally put this up in my office. If I wasn't the only one that ever goes into my office. Maybe I can convince my mom to put it up in the house...

Leanne said...

Oh wow!! This is BRILLIANT!! I've been stuck on what to make for my co-workers and this just might be the right idea! Thank you Lynn!!