I come from a country that’s, well not celebrating Halloween. While there are local bar-owners who try to organize Halloween Costume Parties, the people still seem to respond not so good to it. And, I don’t remember that some little Trick-or-Treater-s from the neighborhood ever knocked on my door. The whole Trick or Treat Magic still manages to skip us, and Halloween remains rather unpopular around here.
However, I’ve been spending some time on Pinterest lately, and I’m just gonna say, I’m making all kinds of decorations for a holiday that we don’t even celebrate here. I had such a great time while making the Halloween Garland with Creepy Pumpkins and Bats (some of which glittery, imagine that in nature), that I might just consider totally embracing the day. One more day of festivities never hurt anyone.
Black and Orange are the signature colors of the holiday, so I decided not to experiment this time. It’s my first Halloween, and I’m sticking with the rules. I just used few shades of orange, and I decided to throw in purple and green as almost-unnoticeable little details. I used 3-4 sheets of differently colored A4 paper cards for the pumpkins, bats, hats, spiders, and the cat; and 2 sheets of regular (document) white paper for the spooky monster eye balls. I believe that this Halloween Wall Garland has costed me not more then 2 or 3 dollars, give or take, which makes it the real budget-friendly DIY project, but it did take its time.
Few Simple Rules I Follow Along the Way to Ease the Process.
1. Make samples and multiply.
When I make birthday/greeting cards, or little figures out of paper, or so on, I usually draw one sample of the shape that I need, and then I just draw around it with a pencil, lightly, on the piece of paper that I’ve chosen for my paper-crafting project. The sample is usually in different color than the one I intent to make, so that it’s easier to tell them apart.
2. Get Creative.
If you feel like you’re not that much of a creative person, or at the current moment you have little-to-no inspiration, I suggest you try Pinterest and like, really get into it. People there are so inventive and are doing seriously-awesome things. And it has EVERYTHING. All you have to do is just search for a little bit of inspiration, then leave your phone aside, and start your own project. Start practicing. Who knows? Maybe you’ll come up with something new and rather unexpected.
3. Improvise with Things and Ideas.
So I wanted to make creepy eye balls, but I didn’t have any balls. I heard that. That too. I’m talking about styrofoam or plastic balls, items that I’ve stumbled upon in markets & wanted to buy at least 17 times, but never did. And I thought I could try and improvise, and it worked out pretty well.
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