Whilst I am not the biggest fan of actual spiders, I have to admit that their webs are beautiful, especially when they hang from plants and are decorated with tiny drops of dew! Add this to my campaign to make Halloween crafts that are pretty rather than garish and we have a delicate wire spider web necklace DIY, complete with beaded dew!Read more
These DIY Halloween Feather Earrings are quick and simple to make and perfect for those of us who prefer slightly less garish choice of Halloween accessory! Read more
A roundup of of some easy but stylish Halloween DIY ideas and crafts from accessories, decorations to cakes and cocktails! The garish ,blood-spattered, neon coloured style of most Halloween decorations is just not my thing. I love a good horror film, so its not that I’m squeamish or dislike Halloween for religious reasons, I just don’t feel it. But that doesn’t mean I want to miss out the celebrations altogether. If anything, Halloween is an excellent distraction from the fact the clocks go back and the days start getting really short and the weather gray. So here is my roundup of some of the more elegant Halloween DIY Ideas from craft and design bloggers. Read more
Make these fun wire pumpkin earrings, the perfect speedy Halloween DIY!
So I have a confession. I don’t like pumpkins, to eat that is- the only bit I like is the seeds. Many of you, especially my American friends, are probably reeling in shock and horror at this and for that I apologise. However, I love the look and shape of them and all the cute heritage varieties that you can get now are wonderful. This DIY was inspired by a wire pumpkin table decoration I saw on Pinterest and I thought I could downsize and make earrings! And the best bit is you don’t need loads of different materials and tools to do it! Read more
Make your own Textile Bug brooch with this cute DIY tutorial! Using a small scrap of fabric and some beads, create this unusual wearable soft sculpture, perfect for Halloween!
Its the beginning of autumn here in the UK, which means three things. 1. I will get sick (that happened last week, so check) 2. People start mentioning c.h.r.i.s.t.m.a.s, and 3. Everywhere is full of scary and gaudily coloured Halloween costumes. The first two, I just have to roll with, but the third I try and turn it around into something more stylish – a pretty Halloween. Think gothic, dark florals and pumpkins rather than skeletons, witches and fake blood. To get an idea of my ideal Halloween aesthetic follow my ‘Pretty Halloween’ pinterest board. Read more
Who says Halloween can’t be pretty? Forget the scary costumes, fake blood and bright colours, this a roundup of some of the best ideas, DIYs and inspiration for creating a more sophisticated Halloween. Follow my board ‘Pretty Halloween’ on Pinterest for even more ideas! Scroll down for links. Read more
Don’t settle for the standard furry cat ears this Halloween, DIY your own stylish beaded cat ears headband instead!
When it comes to fancy dress parties, Halloween and New Years, I’m not great at coming up with costume ideas so I usually fall back on dressing up as a cat. It makes sense as the owner of two myself. Having made myself a felt pair a few years ago, I decided to upgrade to this far more elegant version. Read more
I’ll admit, I’m not normally one for over-the-top Halloween costumes. But I do like a little bit of something that acknowledges the season without screaming about it. These Barbed Wire Earrings are a quick DIY that uses basic jewellery making skills.
-A chunky needle (like a darning or knitters needle) approx 1.2mm thick
-Chain nose, Round nose and Side cutter pliers
1.Cut a 10cm length of wire, and holding the short end, begin tightly coiling around the needle (You could also use a piece of 1.2mm wire).
2. Continue until there are 5 complete coils around the needle. Try to get the ends to be on opposite sides of the needle.
3. If the coils aren’t sitting next to one another, use the chain nose pliers to gently squeeze them together.
4.Remove the coil from the needle and trim the ends to about 5mm long.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you have 3 in total.
6. Thread onto a headpin. (If you used something larger than the end of the headpin to create the coils, pop a small bead on the end)
7. Take your round nose pliers and grip the headpin.
8. Bend the wire a right angle bend away from yourself.
9.Adjust your pliers so the jaws are on top of one another and bring the wire over the top of the pliers towards you.
10.Adjust your pliers so the jaw wit the wire in on the bottom and continue to bend the wire down and away from you until you have made a complete loop. Change to chain nose pliers.
11. Gripping the loop tightly with your chain nose pliers, wrap the tail of the headpin wire around the stem, until it meets the barbed wire coils.
12. Twist open the loop on one of your fishhook earrings and hook the barbed wire section on. Do the same for the other earring!
I only chose copper because I thought it would show up well on the photographs, but I actually really like the mixed metal effect! You could even use coloured wire for a cool look. I would love to see photos if you make a pair of these earrings, so let me know by commenting below or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook! Happy Making!