At TOTS: Family we like to get crafty but we are also a very frugal set of people. When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store challenged us to create a #SpookySpaces tablescape we couldn’t refuse. Our table consists of three separate crafts which together make a lovely scene. Or you can make just one or two of the crafts and add to your existing decor.
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3 Simple Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home
Framed Holiday Quote
I love framed holiday quotes because you can customize and reuse it for every holiday tablescape you create. I chose the phrase ‘BOO’ for Halloween and decided to just use 1 letter per frame so it really stands out. You could also choose whole words or phrases for each frame.
Supplies for this craft include:
Plain white paper, scissors, tape and marker (already had on hand)
I drew my letters, cut them out and glued them to a piece of Halloween craft paper.
Next, I trimmed my Halloween paper down and taped it to the back of the mat that is included in the frame.
I then assembled the frame back together and it was done. Easy and effective.
(You can reuse the frames with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)
A very simple and affordable craft. Can be customized to fit your decor.
The supplies needed are:
Scissors (already had on hand)
I cut several triangles out from the Halloween craft papers and laid them out in an alternating pattern.
Next I poked holes on the top corners of each triangle, making sure not to get too close to the edge.
I then cut out a long piece of the jute cord.
I wove the jute cord in and out of each hole in an alternating fashion until I had it through each of the triangles.
I tied a knot at each end of the jute cord to secure it and taped the bunting to the edge of my table.
(You could also reuse this jute with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)
Jute & Flower Holiday Canister
The Jute and Flower Holiday Canister more of a two-crafts-in-one project but is still easy to complete. It too can be reused for all of your holiday tablescapes. I chose to leave it empty but you can use it to hold holiday flowers.
The supplies needed are:
Needle and thread, buttons, scissors, empty oatmeal (or similar) canister
The first step is to cover your canister with the jute cord. I started by applying the adhesive to 1/4 of the canister.
Next, I wound the jute cord around the part of the canister with the adhesive on it until it was all covered.
I repeated this until the entire canister was covered with jute cord (your fingers will probably get messy).
While this is drying you can start making the flowers.
There were some thinner pieces of paper in my Halloween pack so I folded them and cut out several squares.
I then stacked them in a pile and cut out a flower shape free-hand.
I split the pile into two and spread the papers out for a layered look.
Next, I sewed a button in the middle (which keeps them together and adds a finished look).
I then cut out a thin strip of paper for each canister.
I glued the strips to the canister and let it dry.
I then glued the flower to the strip of paper and it was done.
(You can re-used the jute canister and add different papers and designs for each holiday, accordingly)
Now that I had completed all of my crafts I tried different arrangements on my table. I found two that were my favorite:
There are so many fun elements to this tablescape and I love that each craft can be re-used for every holiday. Plus, if you are crafty, there is a good chance that you have many, if not all of these supplies at home already.