So in order not to make myself totally crazy I have combined efforts by showing you how I have made the parts and pieces that I will be using in AFT's Halloween Party by posting a tutorial for The Countdown to Halloween for TWC. I know, I know, cheater, cheater pumpkin eater.
So here goes my second tutorial ever.....(be kind and bear with me).
Items you need to dress your pumpkins: lace or fancy organza fabric, contrasting or coordinating fabric for stem, chenille stems for curly ques, black 18 gauge wire to thread through the fabric (or needle and thread), faux pumpkin, glue.
Measure the pumpkin's circumference and the measurement from stem to middle of the bottom. Cut the fabric 1" wider and longer than those measurements. Measure around the stem and add 1/2" and select how tall you want the stem to be.
Glue the stem cover on the long edge and attach with glue to the pumpkin, set aside.
Take the wire (needle and thread) in a running stitch along the long edge of the fabric on both edges. Attach the "dressing" and secure at the top and bottom, glue in the middle to hold the middle closed.
Bend the chenille stems around a pencil or pen. With a dab of glue attach the curled chenille to the stem. I pinched the top of the stem to more resemble a "real" pumpkin stem.
And now your pumpkins have a new pumpkintude. Three snaps.
I found the directions for the great long legged spiders in a magazine and will tell you all about them next time as well as Halloween Fairies, a crown fit for a Queen of Halloween and the inside scoop on GK's choice for the Sorceress of Spiders attire.
Happy Hallowoooooooonie lovelies.