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28 Fun Halloween Crafts


Jack Doorknob Tassels

Glue the spool to the bottom of the finial.

Make this Halloween craft and then hang these funny guys from a doorknob to greet visitors or on the wall so they can admire all your Halloween happenings!

What You'll Need (for each)


  • 4-inch wood finial
  • Acrylic paint: assorted colors
  • Paintbrushes: assorted sizes
  • White craft glue
  • Empty thread spool
  • Water-base gloss varnish
  • Tiny screw eye
  • 5X30-inch strip cotton fabric
  • Scissors
  • 8 inches grosgrain ribbon, 1/2 inch wide
  • Yarn
  • Optional: sequins

Step 1: Use acrylic paint to paint finial. Paint middle ball orange, and paint rest of finial however you'd like. Be creative! Let dry. (Use craft glue to adhere sequins if you'd like.)

Step 2: Paint jack-o'-lantern face on orange ball with black paint. Let dry.

Step 3: Glue spool to bottom of finial; let dry. Paint finial with varnish; let dry. Attach screw eye to center top of finial.

Step 4: Fold fabric strip into fourths, then cut fabric into 1/8-inch-wide strips, stopping 1/2 inch from top edge. Unfold strip.

Cut the fabric into strips, but be careful that you don't cut all the way through.

Step 5: Apply glue to spool, and wrap uncut edge of fabric around spool. Continue gluing and wrapping fabric around spool until completely wrapped. Cut ribbon into two 4-inch pieces, and glue pieces around spool over fabric.

Wrap the fabric around the spool.

Step 6: Cut 2 pieces of yarn, about 8 inches each. Thread yarn pieces through screw eye, and tie ends together for hanging.

Why not also make a greeting plaque to hang on your door? Go to the next page to find out more.