My biggest crafting attempt yet – I saw this Halloween mantle scarf on the Grandin Road website and decided to re-create it myself.
The letters I worked on first. My first set after buying and painting I decided weren’t quite wide enough for designs…so back to the store for these wider ones. I should have done the W in orange first then did the black design but the effect I got doing it the other way wasn’t too shabby. I found scrapbooking stickers for bats and spiders and I glued each letter to a small square wood piece so they would stay upright.
For the mantle scarf, my crafty BFF sent me a link to a similar project to help with the dimensions of the triangles. Not going half-at this project, I decided to have fabric on both sides so it would look very professional (!). After the triangles were cut I ironed interfacing onto one of each, then right-sides together stitched the sides to the points.
Our mantle is just a tad shy of 6′ long so finding space to lay out the pieces was a challenge. The other challenge was I sort of forgot about the one long piece I needed to join everything together! After a trip to the fabric store, I then did a small test run of the method I was going to use to put this all together and then laid out the whole thing.
First I stitched the large and medium pennants. Then the next row was the small pennants. Finally stitched the whole thing together (right sides in) like a big pillowcase, and then carefully turned it right-side out. Hand sewed the end shut and then to the mantle it went!
And here it is at night, I am experimenting with different ways of lighting up the letters:
I really love how this came out and, as usual, I know what to do different next time…I do have enough fabric for another one 😉
I did some other Halloween projects which will wrap up my spooky project list for now: a crochet witch hooded scarf, crochet Bat, crochet spider and a hanging canvas display which has my great-nieces hands for spiders and great-nephews feet for ghosts/monsters:
I dressed up as Winifred again and went to the Petco annual Pet costume party – our Pug Toby was my “Binx”; and we had a spooky themed dinner party with friends. Besides trick-or-treating night, the last big hoorah for October was the Wicked 10k run (more like wogging) with friends as the Sanderson Sisters!
Until next year, stay spooky friends!