I decided to be crafty this October and make various Halloween decorations. After having a hard time finding cute Halloween shirts and making Noah's, I decided I might as well just make both of them shirts this year. So before mom and dad left on their cruise, we got together and made shirts. They each picked what they wanted (after showing them some shirts on Etsy). Here's what they picked.
I also made Natalie a ghost bow because I found it on Pinterest and loved it! It was not the easiest bow since you had to somehow give the impression like the ghost is curved at the top with just using straight ribbon. But I figured it out! The ribbon is fraying so I just trimmed it and put clear nail polish on it to see if it won't fray anymore. I wish I had had black ribbon for lining the clip so that the bow on the ghost would stand out but I didn't.
Wide orange ribbon (2 inches in width at least)
Foam wreath form
Random black lace (or if you have to buy it 1/2 yard for a 10 inch wreath form)
Black ribbon (you don't need much)
Spider placemat from Target ($2.99)
Wrap the orange ribbon around the wreath form, gluing occasionally. Cut the lace into a circle and cut out part of the center of the circle. Cover the front of the wreath with lace and glue it on the back-stretching it as you glue so that the lace is nice and tight. Take the placemat from Target and put it behind the wreath. Center it how you would like it to be-I made the center off center. Then start pinning it on the back-make sure to pull it tight. Then trim the outsides off. Glue spiders onto your wreath wherever you would like them to be. I got these cute pop up spiders at Target instead of more realistic spiders. They were on suction cups and hot glue would NOT hold them. So I took an exacto knife and cut the suction cups off. Hopefully they'll stay better! Use the black ribbon to make a loop and bow.