Thursday, August 9, 2012

How to Make Halloween Wands

What does one do with leftover Halloween ornaments that need some color? Make Halloween wands, of course.

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I started with paper mache ornaments which I painted black and white pictures on using Cricut stencils.

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Then I wrapped some wooden dowels with ribbon for a punch of color using my hot glue gun.  (Tip:   use a clothespin to hold ribbon in place at one end while you wrap.)

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Next I inserted the dowels in the ornaments (paper mache ornaments are easy to puncture with a sharp pair of scissors) and secured with black electrical tape.

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Then I tied various colorful ribbons to each wand.

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

I thought they looked pretty good standing in this popcorn bowl with (what else) corn holding them up:

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

And then I thought how cool it would be if they could stand on their own. Maybe in a glittered-up spool.  Like this.

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

And maybe I’ll have to buy some candy, and then eat it, *just so I can use the wrappers*.

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Whatever it takes for the craft, right?

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

Halloween Wands by mudpiestudio.blogspot.com

What do you think? Do you like them better in the corn bowl or on the spool?   

More fall and Halloween crafts coming soon!

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