I found a pile of Halloween paper scraps in my stash the other day so I decided to tackle them once and for all. I’d been saving even the teensiest tiny pieces and, rather than throw them into the paper recycling bin, I thought I’d make some ‘Spooky’ embellishments 🙂
These are so easy to make, and a little addictive too if I’m being honest! (look out for my Christmas version coming soon hahaha!!. You don’t need a die cutting machine or paper punches for my version, but go ahead and use those if you prefer a perfect circle.
Anyway, back to the project in hand!! Grab yourself the following items:
- Paper scraps ( I also used vintage paper scraps)
- Needle and thread (or glue gun if preferred)
- Trims (not essential)
- Letter stickers (not essential)
- Any other bits & bobs you think will add to your overall design
- Sewing machine (optional)
First thing to do is create some squares and rectangles by neatening up your scraps. They do not need to be perfect, just a rough squarish shape will be just fine. The biggest piece I cut was approx 2.75 inch squared, the smallest was about 1 inch squared. Just work with what you have…..there is no right or wrong when creating these, everything and anything goes!! (my kinda crafting 🙂 )
Cut up your trim into smaller pieces if you’re using them.
Now cut out your circles. I do this by snipping about 1/8 inch into the square and then rotate the paper close to the edge as I cut. Your circle won’t be perfect but then handmade is always better when it’s perfectly imperfect!! Cut out a few rectangles / banners too.
All that’s left to do now is to decide on how you want to layer your embellishments and sew sew sew!! (or glue if you’re using that instead). I played about with the shapes until I got the colour / pattern combo that worked best for me. I then machine sewed a few and used a needle and thread for others. This is all about having fun…unleash your inner witch and create spellbinding embellishments!!
Use your new Spooky embellishments to adorn tags, scrapbook pages, planner pockets, cards……whatever and wherever takes your fancy!!