Spooky Halloween Embellishments

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I found a pile of Halloween paper scraps in my stash the other day so I decided to tackle them once and for all.Ā  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 šŸ™‚

These are so easy to make, and a little addictive too if I’m being honest!Ā  (look out for my Christmas version coming soon hahaha!!.Ā  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:

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  • Paper scraps ( I also used vintage paper scraps)
  • Buttons
  • Needle and thread (or glue gun if preferred)
  • Scissors
  • 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.Ā  They do not need to be perfect, just a rough squarish shape will be just fine.Ā  The biggest piece I cut was approx 2.75 inch squared, the smallest was about 1 inch squared.Ā  Just work with what you have…..there is no right or wrong when creating these, everything and anything goes!! (my kinda crafting šŸ™‚ )

Cut up your trim into smaller pieces if you’re using them.

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Now cut out your circles.Ā  I do this by snipping about 1/8 inch into the square and then rotate the paper close to the edge as I cut.Ā  Your circle won’t be perfect but then handmade is always better when it’s perfectly imperfect!!Ā Ā  Cut out a few rectangles / banners too.

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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).Ā  I played about with the shapes until I got the colour / pattern combo that worked best for me.Ā  IĀ  then machine sewed a few and used a needle and thread for others.Ā Ā Ā  This is all about having fun…unleash your inner witch and create spellbinding embellishments!!

 

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Use your new Spooky embellishments to adorn tags, scrapbook pages, planner pockets, cards……whatever and wherever takes your fancy!!

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