Kawaii Hallowe’en Crafts

As Hallowe’en eerily creeps nearer, what better time is there to crack out the stripey pipe cleaners and orange origami paper in order to create a unique and handmade Hallowe’en display.

I’m planning a little get together this weekend and, aside from the games, it wouldn’t be a proper party without the themed decoration. Plus I’m me. And I’ve never been one to do things half-heartedly. I’ve also taken a much more friendly approach to Hallowe’en this year – smiley pumpkins look much more fun and kawaii around the house than the traditional scream mask.

Using the fabulous Origami Club website for guidance, I’ve folded, creased and pressed my way to a field full of pumpkins and a sky full of adorable paper bats. Follow the logo link to find the patterns for these. Kirigami has come in handy to make the spider webs – to copy this yourself, just imagine you’re making a Christmas snowflake but make the cuts horizontally rather than diagonally to look like a web.

Love the pipe cleaner spiders? Follow this link to watch the how-to video! I’ve attached cotton to mine so I can hang them from the ceiling…

And finally (for now) is this fantastic 3D Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas that I made today. I found the print-out pattern for it online and have pain-stakingly spent all morning cutting and sticking. This printable craft was made for children. I’m almost 23 and found it quite fiddly! Best as a team effort maybe. Now that it’s finished though, how good does it look sat on my living room mantelpiece?!

I can’t wait to show you my finished Hallowe’en display once it’s all put together. Check back soon for the photos!

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