It's official - I ADORE Halloween!
I love making, crafting and decorating ready for the spooky celebrations and myself and Ruby have been getting busy this week.
Whilst I do enjoy carving actual pumpkins, it does have it's drawbacks. Wielding a sharp carving knife is not exactly a child-friendly activity, and you can't carve a fresh pumpkin too much ahead of time. You'll be left with a putrid, slimy, rotting vegetable on your doorstep!
So, I plan to bring you a few ideas of crafts you can do ahead of time - all pumpkin related, but without an actual gourd in sight!
First up are these super-cute pompom pumpkins. Very simply to do for older children.
If you can't remember or have never made wool pompoms before, I recommend you check out Maria's Craft Corner tutorial for simple instructions and her beautiful pompom garland.
I simply made pompoms with orange wool, then glued facial features with cut-out pieces of black craft foam (or use felt or card).
If you leave the length of wool used for securing your pompom, you have a hanging decoration (do you like my pressed flower leaf garland in the background?).
But I quite like these little fellas just sitting around the place.
Cute, fluffy, not-at-all threatening Halloween pumpkins!
Check back for more spooky crafts, as and when my cold allows! x