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Halloween Pumpkin CarvingCourtney Cerruti
Sometimes you want more than a toothy jack-o-lantern welcoming Halloween guests to your front porch or dining room table. Courtney shows you how to borrow techniques from printmaking to create fanciful carved designs – in addition to some quick, non-carving ideas. You’ll have plenty of ideas for adding elegant silhouettes, glitter and geometric designs to your Halloween décor.
Crocheted Black CatTwinkie Chan
Learn how to make this spooky-sweet black cat with crochet designer, Twinkie Chan. You’ll learn how to work in the round using basic stitches, whipstitch everything together, and most importantly, embroider the face. This black cat is perfect for Halloween décor – or switch up the yarn colors and make it look just like your favorite kitty!
Halloween Trick or Treat BagsRad Megan
Your little ghouls and goblins will shriek with delight over handmade Trick or Treat bags. They are super simple and fun to make — and even easier to customize. With a little felt, scissors and a sewing machine you can make your very own felt fiend, mummy or jack-o-lantern.
Frida Kahlo Inspired HeadbandCourtney Cerruti
Frida Kahlo inspires us through her art, but her iconic flower headbands are pretty inspirational, too. Courtney demonstrates how to create a flower headband featuring custom-made felt flowers that pop. This piece is great for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Cinco de Mayo or any celebration that requires some bold, bright headwear.
Quick and Easy Bird CostumeCourtney Cerruti
Outfit yourself with colorful plumage this Halloween. Courtney demonstrates how to create a feather-covered cape and matching mask. This no-sew bird costume is simple and easy to make, and it can be customized for feathered friends of all ages.
Last-Minute Halloween Costume: Felt OwlCourtney Cerruti
In this class, Courtney teaches a creative way to make a last-minute owl costume using nothing more than felt, scissors, and hot glue. This costume consists of a textured chest piece, feathery wings, and a cute pointed cap with large owl eyes. Whether you make yours in traditional barn owl colors or as an all-white snowy owl, you’ll be costume perfect come Halloween.
The Wilton Method®: Sugar CookiesWilton Instructors
Make classic sugar cookies from scratch with the Wilton method. Not only will Emily show you how to make the dough and cut out shapes, but she also shares expert tips for decorating the cookies with royal icing. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to make professional looking cookies for holidays, Halloween, parties and special events year round.
Halloween Witch Face PaintCourtney Cerruti
Transform into a witchy wonder with this easy face painting tutorial. Courtney gives tips and tricks for creating a classic, green witch face that is perfect for Halloween. You will even learn how to paint a spooky spider web accent to go with your green face.
Cricut Crafts: Make Halloween Cupcake ToppersCourtney Cerruti
These playful silhouettes add the perfect bit of spook to your Halloween cupcakes and other baked goods. Courtney Cerruti shows you how to use the Cricut Explore to create shapes that you can turn into cake toppers or other festive decorations, such as garlands, confetti, gift toppers, and much more.
Halloween Party DécorCourtney Cerruti
This class is jam-packed with six different Halloween craft projects that range from gothic and bookish to add a slightly sinister note to an adult cocktail party to paper decorations and Halloween surprise balls that will enliven any kids’ party. Use these ideas as a jumping-off point to customize your own Halloween decorations.
Last-Minute Halloween Costume: Whimsical Felt BeardsCourtney Cerruti
Looking for a quick DIY Halloween costume? Courtney Cerruti can help! In this class, she teaches how to make a burly beard out of felt and hot glue. Simply trace and cut out the basic beard shape, then create textures in the fabric by layering felt pieces in a contrasting color. At the very end, you'll attach a string and your beard is ready to wear! Perfect for the little (and big) lumberjacks, pirates, and wannabe hipsters in your life.
The Wilton Method: How to Make Woodgrain FondantWilton Instructors
Woodgrain has a raw, woodsy look to it that complements any season and occasion. In this class, you will learn how to create custom fondant colors to achieve an organic woodgrain look using the Color Right Icing Color System. Stephanie shows you how to knead the fondant to create a marbled effect and roll it out to just the right thickness. Finally, you will cut out fondant shapes and add them to cookies and cupcakes using a thin layer of buttercream icing.
Cricut Crafts: Make Halloween Shadow PuppetsCourtney Cerruti
In this class, Courtney creates Halloween shadow puppets using the Cricut Explore cutting machine. These spooky Victorian silhouettes are fun to make and even more fun to put into action. Courtney shares tips for using different types of materials, like card stock and wood veneer, and how to add your own decorative flare using paint or ribbons.
DIY Halloween MasksCourtney Cerruti
If you don’t feel like creating an entire costume – or if you want to give your costume that final DIY touch – add one of these masks. Courtney shows you how to add embellishments to totally transform basic store-bought masks. A plush tawny owl, a bead-encrusted masquerade piece, and a striking constellation complete the set.
Halloween Paper Doll WitchesCourtney Cerruti
Turn Victorian clip art into dimensional spooky and sassy paper witches. Courtney will show you how to create a witch form, make a costume from patterned papers and add volume and depth using some simple costuming techniques. Make a few witches, hang them in a coven for instant Halloween decor.
Kids Halloween Face PaintingCourtney Cerruti
Transform kids’ faces into Halloween classics with creative face painting. Courtney Cerruti shows how to use different kind of paints to create a tiger, zombie, and vampire. Once you’ve learned a few tricks about applying face paint, you can use it create any disguise quickly and artfully.
Last-Minute Halloween Costume: Felt Flower HeadbandCourtney Cerruti
If your little one still hasn’t decided what to be for Halloween, Courtney is here to help! It's easy to transform anyone into a pretty little flower with a yard of felt, some ribbon, and a hot glue gun. Courtney shares tips for cutting out felt petals and giving them a cupped shape, then shows how to expertly apply them to a ribbon to create a stunning (and comfortable) head piece. Dress your little blossom in an all green outfit, and she’s all set to trick-or-treat.
Simplicity Sewing: Make Furry Animal HatsMichele Muska
Michele from Simplicity teaches you how to stitch up a variety of animal hats and hoods, including foxes, bears and leopards, following an easy Simplicity pattern. You will need to purchase Simplicity Pattern 1514 (which unfortunately is no longer available at Simplicity.com, but can be found online) and then Michele will walk you through every step of the pattern, including great tips on working with faux fur to create a variety of silhouettes. This is a perfect beginner sewing project, and the finished hoods will be a big hit with children (and adults) of all ages for birthday parties, halloween or just everyday fun. Simplicity Creative Group is one of the leading suppliers in the craft, sewing, knitting, hobby and home decorating categories with a long history of supplying innovative and quality products to a global customer base. Simplicity designs, produces and markets sewing patterns for individuals who love to sew. Simplicity Creative Group’s well-known brands include Simplicity®, Wright®, and Boye®
Simplicity Sewing: Cosplay CostumesMichele Muska
Learn how to sew Cosplay costume essentials – including a structured corset, studded gauntlets and a lined cape – with Michele Muska from Simplicity Patterns. Unsure how to add boning to your bustier? Or insert a separating zipper? Michele covers all these tricky sewing techniques and more, sharing tips and tricks for mastering the pattern at every step. This costume can easily be customized with fur, lace or fanciful trim to create your very own character.
Learn how to sew Cosplay costume essentials – including a structured corset, studded gauntlets and a lined cape – with Michele Muska from Simplicity Patterns. Unsure how to add boning to your bustier? Or insert a separating zipper? Michele covers all these tricky sewing techniques and more, sharing tips and tricks for mastering the pattern at every step. This costume can easily be customized with fur, lace or fanciful trim to create your very own character.Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric for the Corset (see sizing charts on pattern envelope for fabric requirements):
- Black textured vinyl
- Pellon iron-on interfacing in black
- Broadcloth for lining
- Heavy-weight canvas for interlining
- 12" separating zipper
- Rigilene boning
- Fabric for Cape (see sizing charts on pattern envelope for fabric requirements):
- 60” wide satin fabric
- 3/8 yard ¾”-wide hook and loop tape
- Fabric for gauntlets:
- ½ yard studded vinyl
- ½ yard lining
- General Supplies:
- Simplicity Pattern #8201 or #D0510
- Fabric shears
- Curved scissors
- Tailor’s ham
- Hand-sewing needles
- Clips (to use instead of pins when working with vinyl)
- All-purpose thread to match fabric
- Washi tape (optional)
- Seam ripper
- Marking chalk or pencils
- 3 sew-on snaps
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Zipper foot attachment
- Jeans or leather sewing machine needle (optional)
- Trims or fur (optional)
- Make a flattering yet flexible corset, a lined cape, and vinyl gauntlets
- Sew and work with vinyl
- Follow a commercial pattern
- Insert a separating zipper
- Sew with boning
- Step-by-step instruction from Michele Muska of Simplicity Patterns on making three Cosplay accessories: a cape, corset, and gauntlets.
- HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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I think the work was very sloppy im a 9 year old and I could do better
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