Friday, October 15, 2010

Candy Corn and Bat Halloween Ornaments




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I have been seeing these Halloween trees every where recently. Black and scraggly trees, that people are decorating with cute Halloween ornaments. My mom has a little Halloween tree and I can't get over how cute it is. I decided to make her some ornaments to fill it out a little.
You will need for the bat:
The smallest pot you can find
Black and white paint
Black foam
Googly eyes
Black ribbon

You will need for the candy corn:
The smallest pot you can find
Orange, white, black and yellow paint
Ribbon
googly eyes
The black paint covered the little pot very well. It needed about two coats of black paint before I added the white face. I did paint the inside of this pot to keep the black through the entire project. I folded a small sheet of foam in half and free hand cut the wings. I then hot glued them to the bat. Loop both ends of a ribbon into the top whole of your ornament, tie them in a big not on the other side. If you tie your knot big enough on the other side, it won't slip out through the hole in the pot.
I painted my candy corn pots with a couple of layers of white paint before I added the other colors. I then painted them to match candy corn pattern before I added the eyes and ribbon.

17 comments:

Lu said...

I love them! It would be fun to do a ghost, too, with some white fabric. Ooh, and maybe a frankenstein. Good think I'm headed to the craft store today ;)

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

The bat is my favorite!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Great ideas from Lu!

LyndaB said...

I just actually did a dorky out loud 'awwwww' at those candy corns. too cute!!

Stray Stitches said...

Both are just so cute!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuute! Now I totally want to put up a Halloween tree!!!

Brandy@YDK said...

those are adorable.

MiMi said...

Adorable!!

Sami said...

Super cute! If you update your post to include a link back to my blog by the close of the contest, I won't be forced to disqualify you. I don't want to have to do that...I prefer to have my judges do the dirty work.
Thanks for linking up!

Emmy said...

So so cute! And great instructions.

Brain Trust said...

Those turned out really cute! I love that they are made with inexpensive materials, that are easily accessible.
Great project!

Brooks said...

Too cute! Now I just need a tree and a husband that likes decorations. Hmm...

Brain Trust said...

I haven't seen halloween trees before. This is super cute! :)

-Judge #2

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

I have been searching for some little plant pots since I have seen this. You must have to live in a warm state to make it happen in October. Still...there's always next year! Thanks again for posting this!

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
http://funfamilycrafts.com/candy-corn-ornaments/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

Anonymous said...

I like this, but trouble finding the pots???? Where can I get these...live in mn..

Debra Hawkins said...

I found mine at Hobby Lobby, but I am sure Michaels or Joanns has them as well. Look in the floral section. The small ones sometimes come in stacks of six.

 
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