How to Make Your Own Folk Art Halloween Decorations

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Making your own folk art is a great opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a really creative way. Make your own folk art Halloween door hanging decoration with help from an experienced crafts expert in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Holly Silva, and I've been a crafts expert for about 15 years now. And today we are going to make Halloween decorations. Let's get started. We are going to make a Halloween door hanging decoration. So what we do here is I like to use colors that are not typical Halloween colors. So here I have purple and orange ribbons. And I like to do two ribbons at a time. Sometimes you can do three or more or wide ribbon. I have narrow ribbon. You decide. So what we're going to do is first and foremost the most important thing is to make the actual hanging loop and what we're going to do is fold it over just a tiny bit and tie it into a nice little knot. We're going to do just like this. All right. And there it is. OK. This is how we're going to hang from our door anyway. You can hang it next to the door, you can hang it on the door, do as you like. OK and so here I have these wonderful little Styrofoam cup pumpkins covered in glitter and I got these they were very cheap. They were like 99 cents if you can believe that. So what I'm going to do is I'm going what I did was I stuck some craft wire through the top because it's Styrofoam it's very simple. And make them like they're Christmas ornaments. The same sort of technique as we do with Christmas ornaments. So what we're going to do is just twist the wire over the ribbon. And hope that it doesn't break off of the pumpkin like it just did. But if that happens, it's OK because you can always take the wire off and rethread it through the pumpkin. So let's do this because it's Styrofoam we should make sure that we're a little bit more careful because it is such a fragile type of material. So just twist it on its own. Just like this, there we go. OK. Now it's going to hang. See? All right. Now I have buttons. Buttons are so lovely and you don't expect buttons to be a part of a door hanging. But we're going to do this. So we just grab our double stick tape here and slide it on down and then grab any type of buttons that you'd like. I like these nice cream colored because they're fall colors and if I can pick them up off of this table, here we go, all right. So then you just stick the buttons down however you'd please. Having a really hard time with these things here. They don't seem to want to come off the table. Here's what I'll do. We're always improvising aren't we. If they don't want to come off the table, grab a piece of double stick tape and then get those little buggers. All right, there we go. No more buttons giving us trouble today. No, no. OK. So then we stick some more buttons on. Change up the colors. And then we're going to add another little pumpkin head ornament here. And again, being fragile being taking are of it because it is fragile. And then you continue on down. And as long as it's nice and steady, which I didn't get a really firm grip because I'm moving quickly. I don't want to take up too much of your time because you're getting the idea. But just twist that around and that should hold. Like that and there we go. Now you can make it as long or as short as you need it. If you have a big door, you can make a nice long one or if you just want to add a little accent. And it's a really nice little piece. Now that is going to be fun and I kind of wish that I didn't make it a Halloween decoration because it was really pretty cute. And now I'm really going to be looking forward to having an excuse to not take down my Halloween decorations till Christmas. And you will too, if you enjoy it. See you next time.

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