Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Character Balls

Has anyone else started decorating their homes for Halloween?  
Now that it's October, I decided to pull out my decorations and gradually add things around the home.
And since my kids love Halloween and decorating the house, I thought I'd create a cute decor item for their room, too.
Not only were they easy, they were pretty fun to create.  And the kiddos loved them!
Here's what you need:
Styrofoam craft balls
Scrap fabric in orange, green, white and black
Scrap pieces of felt
Glue gun
Scissors and/or rotary cutter

First, cut strip of your fabric, I went with about 1/2 to 1 inch thick strips.

If your fabric tears well, like a cotton broadcloth, tearing your strips is much faster.

Start hot gluing your strips around the balls specific to color.  Continue until all of the styrofoam is covered.

For the mummy ball, I cut out two white circles of felt, then two smaller circles of black felt.  

Glue the black onto the white and glue the eyes onto your mummy.

For the pumpkin, I created triangle eyes and a jagged smile out of black felt.

And Frankie got eyes, a smile and a few scars.  Though if were to do it over again, I think a patch of hair on top and a unibrow was definitely needed.  Ah well!

Then I added two circles on the bottom to create his bolts.

And lastly, the black cat got half circle white pieces with black oval pieces for cat eyes and then a pink nose.

Done and done!

Kinda cute, I think.  

And it makes their rooms a little more festive, too!

Have a terrific day!!
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mary_smith said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Cute! This is a great idea for Christmas decorations too!

Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

These are so adorable!

Dawn Braun said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore these and so will my kiddos!! Such a fun craft and stinkin' CUTE to top it off, thanks for the great tutorial! :)

Kerry said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I have the perfect place for these and my daughter is home sick today so this will keep her occupied! Thanks for sharing!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it. I am featuring you today on my blog... Thank you so much for visiting the link party :)

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!! I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday:

Stephanie Michaels said... Best Blogger Tips

Really cute, what a great idea. Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Saturday.

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so fun and cute! What a great idea

Heather Kaluf said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful idea! Love them.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said... Best Blogger Tips

Love how cute these are! Fabulous idea. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I love these! They are so sweet! I know my kids would love making these! Thanks for sharing!!

Vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like these! What a cute idea!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

OH Wow Vixen, these are fabulous!! Love them!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said... Best Blogger Tips

How CUTE are these?!? Great job!! Love them and pinning them : ) Saw you on Yesterday on Tuesday!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

These are so cute!! I love them! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

Kelley @ said... Best Blogger Tips

These little guys are so cute!! I think I need to make some for Halloween! Aww.. I love them! :)

Im featuring these on my Halloween roundup this Wednesday :)