Happy, Happy Halloween! I’m so excited to share these gorgeous DIY Felt Halloween Decorations by the talented Allison Osborn of Alison Inspires! You may remember her from her fabulous DIY 4th of July Decorations. Here she is to explain how to recreate this spooky spread:
Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be back on Love The Day! Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves turn to brilliant colors, the air becomes crisp, the sweaters are out and Halloween is right around the corner. Though flowers and doilies may not be on the top of your crafting list for Halloween, I’d like to share with you a fun way to incorporate them into your décor.
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED:
Chalkboard or black paint
Assorted fabric scraps from Loops & Threads
Recollections-Black Canvas Banners
(1) 13 in. and 9 in. cream craft pumpkins
(1) 7 in. black and 3 in. white doilies
Assorted Black, white and orange knitted flowers from the bargain bins at Michaels
Orange, white, black, charcoal and grey felts
Dk and lt. orange, black and charcoal embroidery threads
Orange craft and black & white poke-a-dot craft papers.
Hot-glue gun, scissors and embroidery needle
(Photo-shoot) – Mind’s Eye Halloween Party Fans
For the banner, I first started by tracing out the entire shape onto a piece of scrap paper. I then measured in about a ¼ of an inch all around, and while using a ruler I sketched a second banner to use as my template. I cut out the inner banner shape with an X-Acto knife. I then used my banner template to trace and cut multiple fabric banners from my Loops & Threads assorted fabrics.
Once cut, I pinned and sewed each fabric banner onto the black canvas banners. For the flower centers, I used sheets of felt that I cut horizontally into 1½ inch strips. I folded each strip in half, while securing with hot glue. I then fringed the looped edge of the felt with scissors.
Each strip makes two flower centers, so I cut them in half. Next, starting at one end, I rolled the felt, securing it with glue, as needed.
I then took each felt center and hot glued them onto the knitted flowers. Finally I hot glued the flowers to the center of each banner.