Halloween Obsession - A Novel Approach

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM

My Halloween workshops are over and were loads of fun. I especially liked the after four workshop with the kids at our local community centre. The kids were quite taken with the rosette medallion project and even asked to take home extra pages to create more rosettes at home. There's something soothing about folding paper.

Anyway, it was the favourite craft to come out of all this year's Halloween workshops and was based on the rosette medallion that I orginally created last year in the form of a garland using paperback pages for the rosettes and skulls cut from some wrapping paper.

Because of my Stephen King book find, which was quite a large volume, I found that I could create larger medallions that could be used as wall or door decorations. To do so, I simply taped pages together for the size I wanted. For a 3D effect, I made the rosettes in varying sizes and glued them together.

The skull medallion is about 2 feet in diamter and the others are about 1 1/2 feet in all. 

That big one is going up on my door this Halloween and the others will go to friends. Of course, I couldn't stop there. After all, I had all those torn pages to use up. 

Something missing from my EAP tablescape were pumpkins so I decided that's what I would add.  I supposed I could have cut out a pumpkin shape from one of my old paperbacks like this one I spotted on Etsy from Anthology on Main. And I have to admit, it's very lovely and colourful. 

But, for me, covering up a few pumpkins with torn up pages was way easier and heck, I would have probably cut off a couple of fingers. I'm a bit klutzy when it comes to detailed work. To cover the pumpkins, I dampened pages in warm water and torn into strips. Then I simply stuck them on the pumpkins - no glue required.  Easy, peasy.

By the way, speaking of EAP (Edgar Allen Poe) theme, a friend mentioned that the idea would work just as well for Dracular or Frankenstein, if you're so inclined.

That's it for Halloween. Christmas is beckoning.

Categories: Halloween

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