Last month I found some great Halloween craft supplies at Dollar Tree. These cute wood shapes came in packs of 3 for – you guessed it – $1.00! Add a little paint, ribbon, and twine and you have a very cute Halloween garland. 🎃
First I painted both sides of the pumpkins and ghosts using craft paints. I had orange and brown chalk finish paint and white acrylic paint on hand so that’s what I used. (If you want to get an assortment of acrylic paint colors for your crafts, this is a great set.)
Once the shapes were dry, I sprayed them with a coat of matte sealing spray.
I used jute twine as the basis for my garland. I decided to add these 1-inch unfinished wood beads for a little something extra. To make the garland, I threaded the beads onto the garland one at a time and tied a knot close to both sides of the beads to keep them from sliding on the twine. I spaced the beads about 4-inches apart. I didn’t measure, I just eyeballed it.
Then using the thin twine that came with the wood shapes, I tied each shape tightly onto the garland between the beads and trimmed the excess. I finished the garland by knotting several different ribbons on either side of each bead.
The garland has 5 pumpkins, 5 ghosts, 11 beads, and 22 ribbon bows. It measures about 6-feet long, including about 9-inches of twine on both ends for hanging.
This was a really fun project to make! It’s perfect for my mantel, but would also be really cute draped across a bookshelf or doorway.
Happy Halloween! 🎃👻