Creations, Trick or Treaters

Are you ready for a little pre Halloween fun?

Our monthly Creative Craft blog hop is full of Fall

and Halloween crafts and ideas to share and inspire!

Thank you Andrea of Design Morsels for hosting this great hop

If you’re here from Debbee’s Buzz I know you’ve already had some Halloween fun!

I know Halloween is going to be different this year,

with trick or treating not recommended,

so I decided to make my own little trick or treaters!

These were inspired by the Peter and Paulette figures

in the MacKenzie-Childs new fall line

Nothing scary, just Halloween fun!

I decided chunky wood candlesticks would work for my idea

and sure enough, I found exactly what I envisioned on Amazon here

I painted them white first

and then took time to draw and color my vision for them,

One would be a witch with a pumpkin head

and one would be a sunflower scarecrow

I already had several wood balls in my craft supply

that were the perfect size for the heads

I glued them in place with a glue gun

The scarecrow head got a coat of very pale yellow ochre

The witch’s pumpkin head was painted orange

then some yellow strokes were overlaid on top

to make it look like a pumpkin

Next up, black and white checks

Time for faces!

And hair!

I used some natural excelsior moss I had on hand

You can buy some here

You could also use raffia, straw, cut felt, yarn, cut paper or colored paper

For the scarecrow’s hat, I used 2 shades of brown felt and a wine cork

and a piece of ribbon around the base of the cork

The witch hat is just a simple orange felt cone

glued to a black felt circle,

with a piece of spider web fabric coming out of the top point

Time to finish painting the bases

The scarecrow has sunflowers and stripes

and the witch patches of purple and green

and a playful mix of patterns

As usual, when I’m painting,

at some point I get so involved that I forget to stop and take photos

and all of a sudden these trick or treaters were done!

Trick or Treat!

I spent less than $15 dollars to create my trick or treaters

They are about the same size as Peter and Paulette

that retail for $250!

I don’t like to get out Halloween things until October

so currently I am enjoying my scarecrow

on top of my art desk in the kitchen,

next to a Pumpkin Patch tiered tray

Juicy Details

Pumpkin Patch Fall Tray/Fall Must Haves here

Burlap Ghost Bottle/tutorial here

Plastic Candy Corn decorations/amazon here

Painting Sunflowers/tutorial here

Painting Pumpkins/tutorial here

As an Amazon Associate I earn a small commission on anything purchased from the links in this post at no additional cost to you

If you’re following the hop in order, next stop is

Rachelle from My Hubbard Home

where you will learn how to make some really beautiful Fall vignettes!

You will want to visit all my talented crafty friends

and see their ideas at the links below!

Celebrate and Decorate – Dollar Store Skull

Design Morsels – Mummy Door Decoration

Chas’ Crazy Creations – Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath

Birdz of a Feather – Cement Planter DIY

My Thrift Store Addiction – Thrifty Tips for Crafting Seasonal Pillows

B4 and Afters – Crochet Scarf Patterns

Debbees Buzz – Elegant Black Pumpkins

The Painted Apron – Trick Or Treat Creations

My Hubbard Home – Rustic Autumn Craft

Purple Hues and Me – Whimsical Scarecrow

My Family Thyme – Stamped Tea Towels

Our Crafty Mom – Halloween Tiered Tray Ideas

Raggedy Bits – How To Make Wooden Halloween Pumpkins

Home Is Where the Boat Is – Halloween Witch Craft

Decorate & More with Tip – Simple DIY Pumpkin Pillow

Zucchini Sisters – Pumpkin Truck Sign

BlueskyAtHome – DIY Pumpkin Wreath

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday Creative Crafts

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

Comments
69 Responses to “Creations, Trick or Treaters”
  1. Mary says:

    Your ‘trick or treaters’ couldn’t be cuter Jenna and your scarecrow in particular put a smile on my face! I love your fearlessness and creativity with your paintbrush. I hadn’t see Peter and Paulette but they made the perfect inspiration!

  2. Jenna, the trick or treaters are adorable. This would be a cute project for EM, she loves crafts. Like Mary, I had not seen Peter and Paulette but they were great inspiration for your project. Enjoy the rainy day!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these trick or treaters are adorable! They are just as cute as the MC ones and at a fraction of the cost. You did a beautiful job! Happy Thursday!

  4. Debbee says:

    Jenna, once again your artistic abilities combined with creativity has resulted in a fabulous Halloween craft project! I honestly like yours better than the ones that inspired them.
    Also look forward to seeing your creations. Pinned!

  5. These are so much fun to look at! Thanks for a bright spot in my day!

  6. Not only are these festive and adorable, but I had to think what fun it would be to sit and do crafts with you! One day, I’ll show up with a glue gun and paint brushes and you won’t be able to get rid of my until I sit and play for a while. Great inspiration as always!

  7. Jenna how creative! They look adorable. Your drawings are spot on with the finished sticks. Great job. Happy Fall

  8. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, what a smart crafters hack! I think your repurposed candlesticks turned out cuter than your inspiration pieces! Happy to be joining you for another tour! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. Very creative and so cute. You did an amazing job on replicating Peter and Paulette. So happy you shared these cuties.

  10. sarator says:

    So whimsical and wonderful Jenna! Painting is not my forte, but you make it look so easy that I’m inspired to give painting a try.

  11. Gail Griffin says:

    Too cute and adorable, Jenna! I always look forward to your MC inspired creations! You have outdone yourself with these Halloween trick and treaters! Your creativity amazes me!

  12. rachelle says:

    Jenna, even before you put the hat on the witch I loved how cute she looked. I don’t paint near as well as you, but these look like I could do some of my own.
    Thanks for sharing
    RR

  13. Chas says:

    Halloween is my favorite and these are so very cute! Wonderful crafting with you and thanks for sharing!

  14. Wow these turned out so cute. I don’t think I could make them, but I bet you could sell them for a pretty penny. I love a project where you can copy something expensive. It’s so satisfying. Thanks for being part of the hop.

  15. Kitty says:

    Your wooden trick or treaters are so, so cute, Jenna! You give the best directions.

  16. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Too cute, Jenna! Very clever thinking of this project. They are adorable and I love how you styled them.

  17. They really turned out cute Jenna! Happy Fall:@)

  18. Ricki Treleaven says:

    How adorable! I love them, Jenna. They are so cheerful! Your are so creative!

  19. Martha says:

    So creative and absolutely adorable. I love them! 🙂

  20. pattyanneart says:

    I love your trick or treaters, Jenna! They are so cute. What a fun project! 🧡🌻

  21. Kippi O'Hern says:

    Cute idea!

  22. These are such fun and filled with great happiness and joy!

  23. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, your trick or treaters are adorable. I always enjoy your step by step instructions. I love them next to your tiered tray for such a pretty fall statement. This is such a clever fun DIY project……

  24. Deb @ Mountain Breaths says:

    Jenna, how fun to make your own little trick or treaters! They bring joy! Have a nice weekend.

  25. Chloe Crabtree says:

    You always inspire me! These are so cute, perhaps I need to get out the paint and make a try out of it. The painting you made of your trick or treaters is so cute, I would frame that and display it for the season, too!

  26. Rebecca says:

    These are so cute and creative, Jenna! I, too, like them better than the MKC version. I agree with Chloe that you should frame your painting and use it as part of your decor. I love the texture you added with the hair and hats. So very clever! It was fun crafting with you 🙂

  27. These are so cute and you did a great job of creating all of the little details. So glad I decided to stop by your blog today. Visiting from Creatively Crafty Link Party.

  28. Sam says:

    These are just adorable!!! So very creative and such a fun addition to Halloween that’s for sure!

  29. Cyndi Raines says:

    Well how smart are you ! What a cute project and what a fantastic savings! 🍊🍂

  30. Irene says:

    Hi – I found you on Between Naps on the Porch! I’m so glad I did. I just love what you do so I will be following you. Nice to meet you. Love those candle sticks!!!

  31. Marilyn says:

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  32. Your trick or treaters are so cute! They will be featured in this week’s Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  33. jodiefitz113 says:

    These are awesome! Found you at Tuesday Turn About!

  34. Oh my goodness these are so ADORABLE!

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