Skip the knife and mess of carving pumpkins this Halloween and instead try decorating your pumpkins with DIY masquerade masks!
The craft room was abuzz this weekend working on ideas for our block’s Halloween party. My oldest helped with this one; he cut out the Frankenstein template for me, minus the bolts… okay, so I had to cut it out again, but his version was adorable.
Here’s what you need:
- Halloween cookie cutter shapes (bat, owl and Frankenstein shown)
- Black or orange ribbon
- Rectangle hole punch (available at most any craft store)
- Craft paper (fall and Halloween colors)
- Double sided tape
- Small pumpkin
I simply picked out a fun cookie cutter, the bat was my favorite, and traced the outline on a piece of craft paper. Once I had the outline, I cut out the shape, punched a rectangle hole on each side and inserted the ribbon, tying a knot in each end. Finally I put a piece of double sided tape on the back of the mask and slipped it over my pumpkin pressing the mask in place.
As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!