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Set the mood for a frightfully good time.

Halloween Danglers

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Things You'll Need
  • 5 Small & 3 Medium-sized Terra Cotta Clay Pots
  • 3 Styrofoam Balls (4" in diameter)
  • Natural-finish Jute Cord (2.5 mm in diameter)
  • 11 Wooden Spools
  • Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Fabric
  • Green, Orange, and Natural Raffia
  • Acrylic Craft Paint (Yellow, Black, White, Purple, Orange & Green)
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Black Feathers
  • Doll Hair
  • Straw Hat (to fit head)
  • Small Pom Poms
  • Black Marker
  • Yellow and Black Craft Foam
  • Halloween Embellishment - Witch's Broom
  • REESE'S PIECES Candy
How to Make
  • Scare-Crow

  • 1

    Using the black acrylic paint, apply paint to the Styrofoam ball (placing the ball on a small wooden stick or a pencil will help make painting and drying easier). For the medium-sized terra cotta pot, paint it gray and after the paint dries, lightly dab on some black paint for texture. Then apply yellow acrylic paint to two small terra cotta pots and two wooden spools. Let everything dry completely.

  • 2

    Poke a hole through the Styrofoam ball and then cut a 24" piece of the jute cord and tie it around an unpainted wooden spool. Using the free end of the cord, thread it through the large pot (making sure the pot is upside down) and through the Styrofoam ball. The spool will act as an anchor and you can attach the arms and legs to the center string. This will also enable you to hang the Halloween Dangler.

  • 3

    For the arms, cut a 12" piece of the jute and tie it to the center string (between the Styrofoam ball and the pot), take each free end and thread them through the yellow spools (hands). Make a knot at each end.

  • 4

    For the legs, cut a 24" piece of the jute string and tie the string around the center "anchor" spool inside the large pot, take the two free ends and thread them through the small yellow pots. Knot each end to prevent the little pot feet from falling off.

  • 5

    For the beak, cut out a small triangle from the yellow craft foam, then using the glue gun, attach the beak, wiggle eyes, feathers, and REESE'S PIECES Candy buttons.

  • 6

    Lastly, poke a hole through the top of the straw hat, thread the center string through it, and tie a small knot at the top of the hat, to keep the Dangler all together.

  • 7

    Let the Scare-Crow dry completely and then hang him up. To keep him looking new, make sure to shelter him from the outdoor elements.

  • 8

    Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

  • Witchy

  • 1

    Using the green acrylic paint, apply paint to the Styrofoam ball (placing the ball on a small wooden stick or a pencil will help make painting and drying easier). For the medium-sized terra cotta pot, paint it purple and yellow at the base. Then apply green acrylic paint to two small terra cotta pots and two wooden spools. Let everything dry.

  • 2

    Poke a hole through the Styrofoam ball and then cut a 24" piece of the jute cord and tie it around an unpainted wooden spool. Using the free end of the cord, thread it through the large pot (making sure the pot is upside down) and through the Styrofoam ball. The spool will act as an anchor and you can attach the arms and legs to the center string. This will also enable you to hang the Halloween Dangler.

  • 3

    For the arms, cut a 12" piece of the jute and tie it to the center string (between the Styrofoam ball and the pot), take each free end and thread them through the green spools (hands). Make a knot at each end.

  • 4

    For the legs, cut a 24" piece of the jute string and tie the string around the center "anchor" spool inside the large pot, take the two free ends and thread them through the small green pots. Knot each end to prevent the little pot feet from falling off.

  • 5

    For the hat, cut a 5" circle from the black craft foam as the hat brim and a 4" cone shape for the pointed top. Attach the two pieces with the glue gun and let dry completely.

  • 6

    Then use the glue gun to attach the wiggle eyes, small black pom pom for the nose, and doll hair to the Styrofoam ball. Next cut a small piece of fabric and glue it to the pot for a cape, add pom poms, as an embellishment, and REESE'S PIECES Candy buttons.

  • 7

    Lastly, thread the center string through the hat and hot glue the hat brim to the Dangler's hair. For a little extra flourish, glue the yellow and green pom poms and a black feather to the hat. Add the Halloween embellishment- witch's broom to the large pot.

  • 8

    Let Witchy dry completely and then hang her up. To keep her looking new, make sure to shelter her from the outdoor elements.

  • 9

    Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

  • Pumpkin Man

  • 1

    Using the orange acrylic paint, apply paint to the Styrofoam ball (placing the ball on a small wooden stick or a pencil will help make painting and drying easier). For the medium-sized terra cotta pot, paint it orange and black at the base. Then paint the small terra cotta pot black.

  • 2

    After the paint dries, lightly add some green paint to the black base and the small pot for texture. Next, apply orange acrylic paint to four wooden spools. Let everything dry completely.

  • 3

    Poke a hole through the Styrofoam ball and then cut a 24" piece of the jute cord and tie it around an unpainted wooden spool. Using the free end of the cord, thread it through the large pot (making sure the pot is upside down) and through the Styrofoam ball. The spool will act as an anchor and you can attach the arms and legs to the center string. This will also enable you to hang the Halloween Dangler.

  • 4

    For the arms, cut a 12" piece of the jute and tie it to the center string (between the Styrofoam ball and the pot), take each free end and thread them through the orange spools (hands). Make a knot at each end.

  • 5

    For the legs, cut a 24" piece of the jute string and tie the string around the center "anchor" spool inside the large pot, take the two free ends and thread them through the small orange spools. Knot each end to prevent the little spool feet from falling off.

  • 6

    For the face, use the black marker to draw a jack-o-lantern face. You can use our pumpkin stencils for inspiration.

  • 7

    For the bow tie, take the orange raffia and tie it around the center string. Then using the glue gun, attach green raffia to the Styrofoam ball for the hair and add REESE'S PIECES Candy buttons.

  • 8

    Lastly, thread the center string through the small black terra cotta pot, for the hat, and tie a small knot at the top of the hat, to keep the Dangler all together.

  • 9

    Let the Pumpkin Man dry completely and then hang him up. To keep him looking new, make sure to shelter him from the outdoor elements.

  • 10

    Completed craft is for decorative purposes only. Candy used in craft should not be eaten.

Halloween Danglers

Halloween Danglers

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