2 Simple Decorations for Halloween

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Introduction: 2 Simple Decorations for Halloween

This year, given no access to shops for Halloween costumes or decorations, I wanted to make simple crafts with Halloween vibes to display on my desk by myself. Considering that I don’t have many materials for craft use at home, I came up with two simple crafts that could be made out of the least materials shortly, which are:

  1. Mummy Mug
  2. Paper Pumpkin

Supplies

Craft 1: Mummy Mug

  • White-colored mug
  • Worn-out t-shirt
  • Tape
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors

Craft 2: Paper Pumpkin Decoration

  • Orange and green colored papers - I used 16cm x 16cm sized papers, but the size does not matter
  • Scissors
  • Paper glue
  • Staplers
  • Marker or pen

Step 1: Making the Mummy Mug

  1. First, I gathered all the materials and tools I needed.
  2. Using scissors, I cut the worn-out white t-shirt into many strips.
  3. When doing so, I made cuts through the sewing line at the bottom with a scissor, but then just ripped the cloth into strips by had to ensure that they looked rough and different in lengths and sizes.
  4. I attached the strips of cloth on to the mug. I first taped one end with transparent tape and surrounded the mug. When taping the other end, I hid it under the other strip so that the tape would not be seen externally. At about ¾ point from the bottom, I did not attach a strip to draw the eyes of the mummy.
  5. Finally, I drew the eyes of the mummy with a permanent marker.

Step 2: Making the Paper Pumpkin

  1. First, I gathered all the materials I needed for making the paper pumpkin.
  2. I folded the square sized orange origami paper into eight pieces with equal widths and lengths. Using scissors, I cut the paper into eight pieces following the fold lines.
  3. Then, I arranged the pieces of cut paper into star formation and glued them together using the paper glue. To make sure that they are glued well together, I clipped the part with a wood clip.
  4. When the strips were finely glued, I stapled the center (the part when all the strips are glued) and drew a pumpkin faced at two strips next to each other.
  5. I gathered opposite ends of each strip and stabled them on the other side, forming an oval-shaped sphere.
  6. Finally, I cut the leaves out of the green origami paper and attached and glued them at the top of the paper pumpkin.

Step 3: Done!

The mummy mug is a good use for many purposes, especially as a pencil holder on a desk. The paper pumpkin is used to place my AirPods case in. But it could be used for keeping other stuff as well through its openings, like chocolates!

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    9 Comments

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    990031207
    990031207

    11 months ago

    this is so cool i am going to try it one day when I have time to do it but its so cooooooool

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    lnakyeong22
    lnakyeong22

    1 year ago

    Hi! I liked how you include detailed materials and easy instructions that people can follow. Also, I think this would be very useful to tidy up my desk. The designs are so cute!!

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    tleah21
    tleah21

    1 year ago on Step 3

    I like your product can be used in daily life. It is useful as we use pencils and chargers every day and it is also creative because of the Halloween theme. I appreciated that you uploaded the detailed explanation for each step and photos.

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    ljio24
    ljio24

    1 year ago

    I really love your work and your step is really clear. It looks so cute. Great work!. Nice

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    Eris_K
    Eris_K

    1 year ago on Step 3

    I like how you gave lots of details in description and they look so adorable. Also I like that you recycled clothes to make the mummy mug.

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    rdiya22
    rdiya22

    1 year ago

    Hi Yoobin!
    Your projects were innovative and very interesting! Your detailed instructions and clear pictures were very easy to follow and are very helpful. I liked the idea of making Halloween crafts that have many purposes such as to hold your AirPods, markers, pens, chocolates, etc like you showed in your final product! That would make it decorative and also useful! Good job :)

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    smoe23
    smoe23

    1 year ago

    Hi, Yoobin!
    I love your project, especially the mummy mug because it can be uses as recycling from the clothes that can no longer be worn. Also, its perfect work for Halloween season. Great job!

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    Rick_Sanchez_123
    Rick_Sanchez_123

    1 year ago

    I really like what you did but the only problem I can see with this is that getting the AirPods in and out of the pumpkin can be a little difficult because it is make out of paper after all.

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    The mummy mug is brilliantly simple and awesome at the same time. Love it!