Congratulations, autumn-lovers, it’s spooky season! The month leading up to Halloween brings cooler, cozier weather, pumpkin-spice everything, and it gets us warmed up for what could be three months of glorious holiday making. Here’s a peek at some of the Creativebug staff’s past and present October projects for otherworldly inspiration and all the #fallfeels.
Alena, Customer Success Manager
Alena made these gorgeous glass pumpkins at a glass blowing gallery in Boise called Boise Art Glass. They’re a lovely twist on the classic fall color palette and are an amazing example of how cool it is to try something new.
She also enjoyed some crafty kiddo time. We love that super spooky hand-print witch and the coffee filter ghost! Note: Alena tells us that paint pouring on pumpkins is super messy, but we think that final look is worth it (even though we didn’t have to clean it up).
Katrina, Art Director
“My family does a group costume every year and this year we’re going to be witches! I made a little witch hat for Ollie out of felt, and dressed up some store-bought hats for my daughter and myself using fake flowers, painted stars and ribbon….. I decided to skip the brooms and instead make coordinating wands from Amy Karol’s Magic Wands class.” It looks like Ollie’s favorite spell is “I’m getting very sleepy….”
Faith, Content Editor
“The craftiest thing I’ve done this month is add teeth to my little free library (and stocked it full of spooky scary thrillers)! (And guess who’s idea this was?! Courtney‘s of course!)”
Must add monster teeth to everything now!
Liana, General Manager
“We’re still deciding between moody young captain hook, gummy bear, or purple cat redux.” Excuse me, how cute are the pom pom ears for a gummy bear costume!?
Cobrina, Artist Coach
“A paper-mache bat I made from two balloons and some cardboard.” Cobrina points out the super spooky shadow that her bat casts on the ceiling. The shadows of your Halloween decor can definitely add to the ghostly and supernatural feel of your space.
Pup Charlie is always enchanting, but Pup Charlie in a witch hat is especially so!
Stephanie, Content Editor & Artist Coach
“A few years ago, I worked with a faux tree company to celebrate the spooky season by creating a Halloween tree. The theme I wanted to explore was Little Shop of Horrors. ‘Audrey III’ has heads made with paper mache and lots of creepy crawly vines that are glitter painted newsprint wrapped in fake ivy.”
We’ve got more DIY HALLOWEEN IDEAS here. The heads in jars are a can’t-miss!