I was having MAJOR issues with picture size when uploading onto this new format, so I apologize for any image inconsistencies on this post.
Today I am re-posting a great craft I did way back when I started blogging. I call it the “Jack-O-Hanger.” It’s the first post in my new series which features recycled items. (And you still have time to do it before Halloween! )
Got a wire hanger? There’s a craft for that!
Here is what you will need:
1) An all wire hanger.
2) Scraps of orange fabric in various prints. Fat quarters (18″ by 22″) work well. You can find those in Joann’s. The little squares in front of the fabric bolts. In case my Non-sewers were wondering. ; )
3) A piece of green Rick Rack and green scraps of fabric or felt to wrap the stem (hook)
4) Scraps of contrasting colors for face
5) Scraps of webbing or iron on material
6) Hot Glue Gun
Shape your hanger into a pumpkin like form.
Cut the strips as narrow or wide as you like, between 1-3 inches or mix it up! make sure they are long enough to outside the wire form you make about 1 inch on either side. You are going to arrange the strips in a basket “weave” type of way, so cut plenty! You can estimate by measuring the height and width of your wire shape.
GLUE GUN SAFETY. Always glue on the surface not on something you are holding! I use chop sticks or wooden ka-bob sticks to “press” objects together.
Glue the first end down on top of the wire but with a 1 inch piece overlapping.
Pull taut and glue on the other side until the whole area is covered. Make sure each side has some extending over the hanger.
Then you are going to weave the other strips across, over and under the strips that are glued to the hanger. Glue on one side so you can pull it taut to get to the other side.
Cut features out of contrasting fabric, use a little webbing on the back and iron onto the weaved fabric.
Glue an end of green fabric or felt strip to bottom of hanger and wrap around, secure with glue as needed, then add Rick Rack for “vine” effect. Trim around the pumpkin leave 1/4 – 1/2 inch edge.
Hang your Jack-O-Hanger on your door or window!
This one is at my sister’s house, sorry I don’t have photo of it “in season.”