Saturdays Are Fun: 12 Steps to Halloween Project with Altered Bottlecap and Clothespin


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Today I’m going to share with you a fun tutorial for a Halloween Decoration using Tangie’s Collage Printable from the Midnight Mischief Collab with Sherrie JD.  First of all, I was inspired by all of the black and white Halloween decorations that I have seen on Pinterest. For instance, this blinged pumpkin, this fun sentiment, this Halloween vignette,  these details,  and these stenciled pumpkins.

Midnight Mischief by Tangie and Sherrie JD



Step 1

Step 1. The first step is to take these Leaf Shapes from Say It With and trace them upside down on felt. Do not adhere yet.



Step 2. Embroider

Step 2. Next, embroider with french knots and additional stitches. Adhere to leaves.



Step 3. Print Collage.

Step 3. Print Tangie’s Collage from Midnight Mischief. I printed it onto matte photo paper for my inkjet printer.



Step 4. Adhere Tinsel Ribbon to Bottle Cap.

Step 4. Adhere Tinsel Ribbon (My Mind’s Eye) to a recycled bottle cap.



Step 5. Trace Bottle Cap and Cut Out Collage Girl.

Step 5. I put the bottle cap on the collage girl, and traced around it, then cut out the collage girl. She fit into the bottle cap perfectly. Adhere. (also see photo below)



Step 7. Repeat Bottle Cap for Second Collage Image and Finish

Step 7. Take second bottle cap, and trace around boy image on collage sheet. Cut out and insert into bottle cap. Adhere. Take tinsel ribbon and adhere to outside of bottle cap.

Step 8. Take clothespin, and trace around on zebra border. Cut out and adhere to clothespin.

Step 9. Cut out tag with moon from collage sheet. Adhere to middle-sized leaf with a feather underneath it. Add trim. Adhere bottle cap.

Step 10. Take chipboard frame with a feather, and set on small leaf. Use trim to wrap around leaf and tie in knot. Adhere decorative button.

Step 11. Layer doily, vintage bingo card (or print one from one of Tangie’s kits!), chipboard frame, feather, trim, and bottle cap. Adhere all to leaf.

Step 12. Add clothespin to doily and bingo card for finishing touch!


Finished Halloween Project by Julie Ann Shahin

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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