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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 281 - Make Spider Garland That Is Horrific!

Day 281 - Make Spider Garland That Is Horrific!

Oh hey. Well, today's post is a bit of a failure. It just happens sometimes when we try to create stuff, even at halloween. I bet some of us have created a few halloween costumes or carved a few pumpkins that were more scary than the "Hellraiser" movie franchise. By the way, I have seen all three "Hellraiser" movies. Yes, I did watch them in a row, as I was snow bound, by myself, in old creep house, as the lights went out and the phone rang. Yes, I did hide under the bed while the dog in the house barked directly at a closed door. No, I will never watch them again. Yes, I do have photos of a few failed halloween costumes. No I will never revisit those either. Sorry I digressed.

Today, I thought we could try our hand at crepe paper spider garland. In all aspects, this project looked fun, simple and most important fast. Well, maybe I just wasn't in the mood or I didn't have the right crepe paper but my spiders turned out looking more like deer ticks shriveled in a hot afternoon sun.

Today's project is a challenge for you. Make this garland and make it better. Show me that I lack the crepe paper making gene. Go ahead and send me a message, leave a comment or post a photo of your garland on the Create & Change Facebook page.

You will need the following:

  • black crepe paper
  • a white pencil
  • scissors
  • patience and humor

Step 1: Measure off about 4 feet of crepe paper. Fold the crepe paper over into a 1.5 inch bundle.

 Notice All The Garbage On The Right In the Photo. 7 Failed Attempts...

Notice All The Garbage On The Right In the Photo. 7 Failed Attempts...

Step 2: Draw half a spider shape with the white pencil.

 It Kinda Looks Like a Spider...

It Kinda Looks Like a Spider...

Step 3: Cut out the spider. 

 Action Shot. Lots Of Hope Here.

Action Shot. Lots Of Hope Here.

Step 4: Cackle for joy as your spider garland is perfect!

 Just Ticks. No Spiders Here.

Just Ticks. No Spiders Here.

I can't wait to see your spider garland creations. Until tomorrow crafty witches and warlocks.

 

 

Day 282 - Ghoulish Granola: Make Them Howl With Delight.

Day 282 - Ghoulish Granola: Make Them Howl With Delight.

Day 280 - Storytelling Is An Important Skill To Learn.

Day 280 - Storytelling Is An Important Skill To Learn.