Halloween Craft Challenge Inspiration: Halloween Decor

This morning, we announced our Halloween Craft Challenge!  We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:

Halloween Ribbon

to create a craft project with!  So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating an inspiration project.  Today we have Royal Ribbonista, Charlene Driggs, with some Halloween Decor!

If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!


Thrifty Decorating – Copycat Witch

Hi and welcome to the May Arts Blog.  I love the ribbons the Ribbon Lady chose for this year’s Halloween challenge! They had such great texture and perfect Halloween colors.   I just needed some inspiration!

As I was flipping through some catalogs that came in the mail, I found this:


Photo credit: Grandin Road Halloween Haven Catalog

Adorable, right?  But at $199 it’s waaay out of my budget so I grabbed my craft store coupons and headed out to see if I could find something close to recreate it, May Arts style

Here’s what I came up with:  a witch’s hat for $1.79 ($2.99 -40%coupon) and a pair of witch’s legs for 11.99 (19.99-40% coupon) for a total of about $14 with tax. 

Using only the challenge ribbon, hot glue, a needle and thread, and some sparkly leaves that were in my stash, here’s what I came up with:

Halloween Decor

I love it!  I made a vertical centerpiece vertical instead of the horizontal decoration which suits my dining room table perfectly.

Halloween Decor

I hand pleated and hot glued May Arts Sheer Spider Web around the top edge of the brim, then tied loose knots and glued Pom-Pom Edged Wired Ribbon around the base.  I covered my pleats with 3/8” Grosgrain, and then loosely wound Burlap String Ribbon over the Pom Pom Ribbon to look like spider webs. 

I changed out the ribbon that was on the witch legs as well.  May Arts Ribbon is much more beautiful and the quality allowed me to use much less than was on the legs originally.

Halloween Decor

With all of that hot gluing, I ended up with a couple of areas that had some gloppy glue showing but I found  a literally hot glue life changing idea for removing hot glue.  Are you ready?  Rubbing Alcohol!  You can find a video tutorial here for how to apply it and then just peel it off.  🙂  Insert happy Ribbonista here!

Halloween Decor

Thanks for joining us for the May Arts Halloween Challenge today.  We hope we’ve inspired you to re-create those pricey home décor items for pennies with beautiful May Arts Ribbons!

Blog Post: Charlene Driggs


Other Supplies Used:

  • Witch Hat – Michael’s Stores
  • Witch Legs – Hobby Lobby
  • Hot Glue/glue gun
  • Needle/thread
  • Sparkly leaves – Michael’s Stores
  • Stick on Spiders (shoes) Jolee’s Boutique


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