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Celebrate Halloween with this festive doorknob decoration! This is an easy craft that is perfect for decorating during Halloween and is great for the kids’ room or any room!

Things You Will Need:

  • Craft foam in the Halloween colors of your choice
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • Markers
  • Glue

Step 1: Begin by drawing the outline of a doorknob hanger onto a piece of foam. Once you have the shape you want, cut it out. If you do not have craft foam you can use cardboard, such as a cereal box, covered in paper.

Step 2: Draw some Halloween shapes onto pieces of foam and cut them out. I’ve drawn a ghost, a pumpkin and the word “boo.” Again, if you do not have foam you can use cardboard or other sturdy paper.

Step 3: Once All of the shapes have been cut out, use markers to add details such as a face for the ghost and lines for the pumpkin.

Step 4: Once all of the pieces have been colored and decorated, glue them to the doorknob hanger and let dry.

Congratulations! You have made a festive Halloween doorknob hanger. Hang this fun decoration anywhere you want to show your Halloween spirit. It makes a great addition to any holiday decor. Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy crafting!


Go back to school in style with one-of-a-kind hair things! These decorative hair pins are as fun to make as they are to wear and if you whip up a bunch in an afternoon you’ll have one for every outfit. This is an advanced project suitable for girls ages 8+ to make on their own but younger kids can easily get involved too with a grownup’s help.

Things you will need:

  • Bobby pins
  •  Embroidery floss in the colors of your choice
  • Small beads
  • Scissors
  • Glue (I’ve used fabric glue but you can use anything you have on hand)

Step 1: Choose some beads and embroidery floss for decorating your bobby pin. You need about 19in. of embroidery floss and a couple of beads for one bobby pin.

Step 2: Take the embroidery floss and tie a knot around the end of the bobby pin to secure it. Be sure to tuck the knot “under” (between the two pieces of metal) the pin to hide it.

Step 3: Begin wrapping the embroidery floss around the flat side of the bobby pin.

Step 4: After you’ve wrapped the floss for a bit, slip a bead on and continue wrapping.

Step 5: Repeat steps three and four until you reach the end of the bobby pin.

Step 6: When you reach the end of the bobby pin things get tricky. If you have an adult handy you can stop here and have them dab a bit of super glue on the end to “seal” the floss before cutting it off. Or, as you’ll see in the next few steps, begin wrapping the floss back the way you came, stopping at the first bead.

Step 7: As shown in the first picture, take the end of your floss and poke it through the space between the bead and the floss, creating a loop. Next, poke your floss into this newly created loop and pull tight.

Step 8: Trim the excess floss and dab a bit of glue to secure the floss and keep it from unraveling.

Step 9: Use some glue to secure the knot on the other end of the bobby pin as well, making sure to tuck the knot into the underside of the pin and out of sight.

Congratulations! You have made a fun decorative bobby pin to wear to school! Try making a bunch to mix-and-match and share with friends! Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to share your comments and photos in the comments section. Happy crafting!

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