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Boo Greetings
Hot glue the felt to the inside of the O.

Let your guests know that all eyes are on them! This decorative hanging will make everyone gasp (and gawk) at its beauty.

What You'll Need

  • 5-inch wood letters: 1 B, 2 O's
  • Orange spray paint
  • 3 sheets black glitter felt, 9X12 inches
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Foam, 12X18X1 inches
  • 1 sheet neon-green felt, 9X12 inches
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks
  • 2 frog wiggle eyes
  • Silk autumn leaves
  • 2 yards purple ribbon, 11/2 inches wide
  • 2 yards neon-green sheer ribbon, 11/2 inches wide
  • 2 chenille stems
  • Large gerbera daisies: 1 orange, 2 purple
  • Wire cutters
  • 4 miniature orange gerbera daisies
  • Small purple blossoms
  • Assorted greenery
  • Green berries
  • Onion grass
  • Floral U pins

Step 1: In a well-ventilated area, following manufacturer's directions, spray wood letters orange. Let dry, and repeat.

Step 2: Cut a sheet of black glitter felt into 1-inch strips. Spray strips and plain sides of 2 remaining felt sheets with adhesive. Spray edges and top of foam. Let spray adhesive become tacky. Place strips around edges of foam. Place 2 sheets of felt on top of foam, butting edges together. Trim felt if needed.

Step 3: Cut 2 ovals of neon-green felt slightly larger than wood letter O's. Hot glue felt to inside of O, with felt puffing out front opening. Stuff O with felt scraps. Repeat for other O.

Step 4: Insert and glue an eye in place at bottom of each O. Using photo as a guide, glue all letters to plaque.

Glue the eyes in place.

Step 5: Form remaining purple ribbon into a multiloop bow with 9-inch streamers. Secure bow with 2-inch length of chenille stem. Repeat for neon-green ribbon. Glue green bow on top of purple bow in middle of autumn leaves on left edge of plaque.

Step 6: Cut stems of large gerbera daisies to about 3 inches. Insert and glue orange gerbera in center of bows; glue a purple gerbera below and slightly to the right of bow. Hint: Punch a tiny hole through felt to insert flowers into foam.

Glue flowers to the plaque.

Step 7: Using photo as a guide, insert miniature gerberas and larger purple gerbera in a line above bow. Fill in around flowers and bow with small purple flowers, assorted greenery, and green berries.

Step 8: Curl grass by pulling across blade of scissors. Insert stems of onion grass as shown. V-cut ends of ribbons.

Using scissors, curl the grass.

Step 9: Form chenille stem into a loop, and insert in back of plaque as a hanger. Place U pins over hanger, and add glue to secure.

Use the hot glue to secure the chenille loop on the back of the plaque.

The next project is also for the home: Howlin' hot pads. Learn how to make this Halloween craft in the next section.


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