Introduction: Halloween Tree and Candles
--Gathered branches from corkskrew willow trees. Wrapped tape around bottom of branches to fasten them together. Stuck them in a crock, and stuffed newspaper and tissue paper in the bottom to secure branches in an upright position.
--Used Halloween Cricut Cartridge, and cut out several different creatures using textured paper. Used modge podge to glue them to background shapes for a mat, and then a larger shape for a frame. Used modge podge on the front to make a nice matte finish on each ornament. Once dry, I used modge podge on the back of each ornament. When dry, I placed between heavy books to flatten the ornaments. Small clothes pins were used to hold ornaments on tree branches.
--Candles were made out of glass jars, and glasses picked up at Goodwill. I used the Cricut to cut out black vinyl adhesive Halloween pictures. Stuck them onto the glasses. Finished large pickel jar with a black and white ribbon. Small bats and spiders make shadows on the wall behind them when candles are lit.
--Small jack-o-lantern and mummy candles were made using embroidery floss dipped in liquid starch. Cut out faces using cricut, and used modge podge to glue them onto the candles.