Plaid Stiffy Apple Barrel Halloween Friends

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by Kindra Boroff, Plaid

Plaid Stiffy Apple Barrel Halloween Friends

Craft these cute creatures for Halloween!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Witch:
    Basecoat the clay pot Black and the Styrofoam ball Lime Tree.
    Paint a collar to the clay pot with White.
    Hot glue buttons to the clay pot. Hot glue the Hot Orange trim and Emerald Green and Purple ribbons to the bottom as shown.
    Cut approximately 1 foot of twine. Continue to cut the same size twine till you have enough to create hair. Put a bead of hot glue in the center of the top of the head and attach the hair. Pull to the side and tie a piece of scrap ribbon the create pigtails.
    Hot glue the Styrofoam ball to the base. Using the script liner and Black paint the face of the witch. Create a cone shape from the felt, cut to size and peel the backing to create part of the hat.
    Cut larger circle of felt to the rim of the hat. Stick a piece of Black construction paper to the bottom of the rim. Hot glue the top of the hat to the rim and glue Hot Orange trim to the hat. Hot glue the button to the hat and glue to the witch's head.
  • 2
    Werewolf:
    Basecoat the clay pot and the Styrofoam ball with Khaki. Hot glue the head to the base.
    Mix 1 part Pewter Grey and 1 part Stiffy in a small bowl. Dip cut strips of cheesecloth into the mixture and squeeze out excess.
    Wrap the cheesecloth stripes around the pot and the foam ball. Crinkle the cheesecloth to give it texture.
    Slice the end of the 2 inch Styrofoam ball off and paint with Pewter Grey. Cut the 1 inch foam ball in half and shape to look like the nose. Paint it Khaki. Using the stencil brush and Black, dry brush the nose Black.
    Hot glue the Pewter Grey piece of Styrofoam to the nose and hot glue to the head.
    Cut two small teeth shapes from balsa wood. Paint the shapes White and push the rounded edge into the bottom of muzzle for teeth as shown. Hot glue in place if needed.
    Using the end of the paint brush handle add two eyes with Black.
    Cut two small triangle shapes out of foam or balsa wood. Paint Pewter Grey and dry brush with Khaki and Black. Stick edges into the foam head for ears.
    Add a few more pieces of cut cheesecloth to the Stiffy mixture and lay the pieces on the head around the ears to make them blend.
  • 3
    Vampire:
    Basecoat the clay pot with White and the Styrofoam ball with Antique White.
    Paint the hairline of the vampire with Black. Paint face details using a script liner and Black. Cut out two pieces of White foam and glue to the mouth for fangs.
    Paint the cape and the shirt buttons to the clay pot with Black.
    Hot glue the head to the base. Tie a piece of ribbon around the neck into a bow. Hot glue in place.
    Cut a 10-1/2 inch x 3-1/2 inch piece of Black foam. Wrap around the neck to create a collar and hot glue in place.
  • 4
    Mummy:
    Basecoat the clay pot and the Styrofoam ball in White. When dry add to eyes with Black and the end of the paint brush.
    Hot glue the head to the upside down clay pot.
    Cut strips of cheesecloth and dip them into a bowl with Stiffy. Wrap the strips around the clay pot and Styrofoam head till it looks like a mummy.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid Stiffy 8 oz. Fabric Stiffener 104263141
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lime Tree 104769995
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bright Red 104107349
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. White 104107351
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black 104107352
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Antique White 104107353
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pewter Grey 104107388
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Khaki 104769863
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 2 pc. 4 inch 104183639 (2)
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 16 pc. 1 inch 104183629
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 4 inch 104186523
  • CPE The New Image Group EZ Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104276707
  • Piece of Black Construction Paper
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Trim-it 3 Foot Rick Rack Hot Orange 104788032
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Emerald Green 104188388
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Purple 104188397
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Red 104188398
  • Yellow-Green Colored Buttons (3)
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Jute/Twine 330 inch 104146392
  • Nicole™ Crafts 2 square yard Cheesecloth 104148942
  • Midwest Products Balsa Sheet 1/8 inch x 1 inch x 36 inch 104141374
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Script Liner 2 104464199
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 12 104464395
  • 1-1/2 inch Spouncer
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Bowl
  • Scissors
  • Ruler