Category Archives: Halloween

Happy Batty Soft Toy Tutorial

Week and a half till Halloween and I wanted to share one more tutorial with you all, meet Happy Batty!!

He is super easy to make, and similar in process to my other felt toys.

You will need:
Black felt
Charcoal felt (optional)
White felt
2x Black buttons
Toy stuffing
Sewing thread, needle, scissors etc.
Pattern (download here)

Step 1
Download and print off the pattern linked above. Use it to cut out your felt pieces for happy batty.

Step 2
Start by making the wings, take two wing pieces and sew around the outside edge. I used a grey thread for contrast which looked nice. Repeat for the other wing so you have a pair.

Step 3
To make the face start by sewing on your black buttons, I just judged where I wanted them on the face, and it depends on the size of your buttons (mine were 1cm diameter).
Then take your fangs and sew them on below the eyes.

Step 4
Now we are going to put the body together. Pin the ears to the top of the head, and then the wings to each side. Take the other body piece and pin that to the back so the ears and wings are sandwiched between the two.

Step 5
Sew around the outside of the bat, starting at the bottom. Before you finish sewing all the way around add your toy stuffing to make him a snuggly bat, then sew close the opening. (I used a blanket stitch for this because I like how it looks, but you can do a running stitch).

Happy Batty is all done and ready fly around your house this Halloween, or maybe go Trick -or- Treating with you!!

Candy Corn Bunting {Tutorial}

This week I also have a Halloween tutorial to share with you all! Candy Corn Bunting!!

I have never tasted candy corn, but I think it looks very adorable, and I see so many crafty items inspired by it. So here is my own little tribute to candy corn.

Materials:
White Felt
Yellow Felt
Orange Felt
2.5meters Ribbon
Glue Gun
Pattern (download here)

Step1
Download and print out the pattern linked above. I cut out 4 felt triangles of each colour, but if you want to make the bunting longer or shorter you can.

Step2
Take your ribbon, and measure 50cm in from the end (this is for hanging the bunting up later).
Take an orange felt triangle and your ribbon, and with your glue gun, add a line of glue along the ribbon, the width of your felt triangle. Press the felt triangle onto the ribbon, and let cool for a moment.

Take a yellow felt triangle, and do the same, making sure you glue it to the left of the white triangle (keeping your 50cm spare at the end on the right).

Step4
Continue to add more flags, going white, yellow, orange, white, yellow, orange and so on, until you used up all your triangles. To finish measure out another 50cm at the other end before trimming your ribbon, and heat seal the ends so they do not fray.
And now hang up your Candy Corn Bunting ready for Halloween!!

Pompom bat {tutorial}

Just a cute small tutorial to share with you today! A couple of weeks ago I found a set of those pompom makers really cheap in a charity shop (I was so excited when I saw them!). So I had been making random pompom’s for no reason at all and remembered making back in Girl Guides little pompom bats.

So to make these little bats you need a pompom, mine was 5cm diameter and you can use the little tools, or use the traditional way (great tutorial for that here).

Once you have your pompom cut out some bat wings from black felt and some little fang triangles from white felt (I used my wool mix felt from Sew Sweet).

Using a hot glue gun add a splodge of glue down the middle of the bat wings and plop your pompom ontop of it. Wait a couple of seconds so it cools and sticks.

Hot glue on the little felt fangs to the front, and add some googly eyes for cuteness! (or if like me you don’t have any, just some white felt circles with black sequins work too)

I wish I had more colours of wool, I would love to make some pumpkins with orange wool and a little green felt stem and black felt scary face! If I can find my black wool I might make a spider too with felt fangs and pipe cleaner legs.

Halloween treat box {printable}

I love some of the cute printable’s that I have seen around the internet! Since I love to play around in Photoshop when I am bored, I decided to give making some printable’s a go and made this cute little Halloween treat box.

The box prints onto 1 page, and makes a cute box for Halloween favours or presents for the kids this Halloween!

You can download the pdf file here, and just make sure to print it with no scaling / 100%.

I am sharing this printable in the following link parties:
http://www.craftyconfessions.com/
http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/
http://thecreativeitchboutique.blogspot.com/
http://www.hopestudios.blogspot.com/