Live Creatively.

Tag: Halloween

Ultimate List of Awesomely Jaw-Dropping Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Go from pumpkin carving newbie to master pumpkin artist with these easy to use (and mostly free) templates for carving your pumpkins this year! If you are looking for scary pumpkin carving patterns, we’ve got all the spooky classics like witches and jack-o-lanterns. Want a […]

24 Glass Bottle Crafts You Can Make

You have tons of glass bottles and jars from pasta sauce, wine, beer, etc. Get inspired to make something with them! Here are 24 craft ideas you can make using glass bottles and jars. DIY Glasses From Your Child’s Drawings   Quick Craft: Faux Milk […]

Make A Halloween Hand Towel

*This is a sponsored post as part of Jo-­Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Celebrate the Season campaign. All opinions are my own.


Joann Fabric and Craft Stores asked us to come up with a fun Halloween project using items from their store. Ok! See the end of this post for more about Joann’s Celebrate The Season campaign and get a sweet coupon!


What you will need:

Halloween Hand Towel_0006_DSCF7268
An iron
Sewing notions (pins, thread, etc.)
Plain terry cloth hand towel
Selected fat quarters or fabric cuts from Joann Fabric and Crafts
Free applique template
Steam a Seam Sticky Back Fusible Web
1. Print the free template (here)

Halloween Hand Towel_0005_DSCF7271

Cut out the template pieces and set aside.

Iron the Steam A Seam fusible web to the back of your fabric. You will notice there is a paper side…this should be up and is the side that your iron touches at this point. The ‘web’ side should touch the fabric so it will fuse when ironed.

Halloween Hand Towel_0004_DSCF7273

Once your Steam a Seam (with the paper backing still on!) is ironed on to the backside of your fabric, trace the pieces of the template onto the paper side of your fabric.

Halloween Hand Towel_0003_DSCF7274
2. Carefully cut out your pieces.  I find I have an easier time piecing them together if I lay them out back in their spots as each piece is cut.Halloween Hand Towel_0000_DSCF7281
3. Piece together your pieces.

Once you are happy with their placement, remove the paper backing on each piece and iron on to your towel. The Steam a Seam creates a fabulous permanent bond. If you will wash these towels, you might want to stitch them on as well for extra insurance.

Halloween Hand Towel_0001_DSCF7284
4. Sew or embroider as desired and you are done!

I have included both the pumpkin shapes and “Boo!” letters in the free template so you can use either or both in your design. In the towel pictured, I also used the Steam a Seam to attach a fabric border to the bottom. You can add any fabric or ribbon just like this or anything you would like.

For more inspiration, check out all of these awesome holiday crafts from Joann’s blogger partners:

As promised, here is your fabric crafts coupon…print or use online until Oct 31st!



DIY Bandana Trick Or Treat Bag

Maybe you aren’t the kind of Mom who sews your kids’ clothes (a fact your kids are more than likely psyched about…”Totes embarrassing Mom!!”) but you can sew a little something cool for them this Halloween. This project  is quick, easy-sew, and a unique (in […]

Ugly Yummy Monsters

Ugly Yummy Monsters

One of the really fun things about crafting around Halloween (besides sneaking fun-sized candy) is that it is even less stress…imperfect creations look intentionally spooky! Since making cookies with the kids tends to be a giant mess around here, I love this idea for making delightfully not perfect alien creature cookies. How cute are the big eyes? And there are so many of them! Red Ted Art shows us how to do the decorating.

Kids Crafts: Monster Cookies – Red Ted Art

(Image Credit: Red Ted Art)

Paint and Glue: Make Witches Candle Cauldrons

Double double toil and trouble! Get ready for some Halloween fun with this Witches Candle Cauldron project. Designed by Kindra Boroff these cauldrons would look great on your front porch, or as the centerpiece of a scary table. This project was created using FolkArt Enamels, Martha Stewart Stencils, and FolkArt Extreme Glitter. All the supplies you will need for this project can be found below, along with their instructions. Supplies FolkArt Enamel Paint-4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2797 Black Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils-32307 Typewriter, 32304 Holiday Icons II Spouncer value pack-28872 Other Supplies Spray primer, Foam paintbrush, 4 wood oval disks, Hot glue, Craft knife 7/8” dowel rod, 4” round wood plaque, 5×7 oval wood plaque, 4-wood screws, drill, Philips screwdriver,  ¾” masking tape, Black felt, 5/8” Purple satin ribbon, 3/16” rhinestone chain, Hot glue, Glass vase, ½ yd. black tulle, scissors, 1” flat brush. Instructions Cut two dowel rods for each candle holder. For the larger cut 12” and for the smaller cut 9” dowel rods. Drill two holes in the round plaque and the oval plaque where you would screw the dowel rods to the plaques. Attach the dowel rods to the plaques with screws. Base-coat the oval and round plaque with Licorice. Paint the dowel rods with Yellow Citron. When dry tape off ¾” stripes on the dowel rod and paint with Licorice. When dry spounce a few coats of Black Extreme Glitter. Cut the shoes from the black felt using the pattern. Hot glue the fronts and toes of the felt shoes and attach…

Kids Craft Idea – Coffee Filter Ghosts


How cute are these little guys? What a perfect project for a Fall afternoon…Discount Queens shows us how to make these super simple, kid-friendly coffee filter ghosts. These are great because you more than likely have all the supplies you need in your cabinets right now: pretty much just a coffee filter, cotton ball, twine or string, and maybe some google eyes for good measure.
See the full tutorial here:
Kids Crafts- DIY Halloween Ghost Decorations!

T-Shirt Superhero Cape (And it’s No Sew!)

I've become a big fan of the no-sew heat 'n' bond products. I'm able to create things, without breaking out the needle and thread… SCORE! I picked up a roll, as well as a few colorful t-shirts (they sell plain tees for under $4, …