Sometimes a lazy day (recovering from crazy girls night out) is just the perfect time for a nice long chat with your big sis. In fact it's perfect when you are wondering what in the heck to do to your porch that will have minimal cost and big impact for All Hallows Eve.
Of course she reminds me that I have all those canning jars turned votives from our housewarming party to put out. Her idea by the way. Then I think "Oh, I could wrap them in crape paper!" and then being brilliant like she is, she tops me with "No, vellum!". Too bad I couldn't find any colored vellum at the craft store. Black poster board and tissue paper will have to do this time.
|Try not to be too perfect or symmetrical with the faces. The imperfectness of it is what adds to the monster feel.|
Oh boy! This is fun! Only I wish she was over to help make them but I'll just have to be satisfied with her reaction when she sees them on All Hallows Eve to celebrate my birthday.
- black poster board cut into strips to fit around a canning jar or vase with 1 inch overlap
- colored tissue paper
- glue stick
- exacto knife
- cutting board or cardboard
- canning jar or vase
- sticky velcro circles
Draw your monster faces or any Hallows Eve shape onto your poster board.
Cut out your face with an exacto knife.
Spread glue around cutout openings and smooth a piece of tissue paper over glue.
Wrap around canning jar and and adhere velcro to hold together.
Remove from canning jar and place monster over a lit votive.
|Make sure your flame is well protected from the poster board or place your candle inside the canning jar for extra protection.|
|It was such fun thinking up scary monster faces and great practice for pumpkin carving this year!|
Think of all the places you could use these. They could be put in a circle with all the faces facing out for a great center piece on your dining table, on a mantle, in the window facing outside, or on your porch to greet trick or treaters as I'm going to do!
I hope I've inspired you to create some monsters of your own...