Written by Jeran of Oleander and Palm
Hi friends! I’m thrilled to be here to share a Halloween version of my simple yarn art. A couple months ago, I had the privilege of hosting a Craft Event and installing a window display at the South Coast Plaza Land of Nod store. Now the time of year to add a little spook to your home. I’ve made a simple yarn piece with orange, black, white and peach yarn and added a couple plastic spiders to get in the Halloween spirit.
- Yarn is a few different colors
- Painters tape
- 1/4″ dowel cut to a 12″ length
- Craft paint and paint brush
- Plastic spiders
Start by taping off the ends of the dowel and paint the tips one of the colors from your selection of yarn. I chose to paint the coral/peach color because it’s not often a Halloween color and I like that unexpected element.
This is a really simple process and the pictures should explain how you attach the lengths of yarn to the dowel. Cut the yarn twice as long as you’d like it to be for the finished piece. Fold the yarn in half and place the folded loop behind the dowel.
There’s a lot of different things you can do with the ends of the yarn. This off centered inverted V is my favorite. You can see a lot more example here on some of the samples I created for the Nod window display.
I displayed my yarn piece grouped with an felt EEK banner I made last year after seeing this post, some twigs I painted black, a couple of owls from my collection, I mannequin hand I bought at the flea market and a few more plastic spiders. It’s creepy but not over the top scary. Just the right amount of spook.
Also be sure to check out my girl’s amazing bedroom that was featured in the June catalog.
A former elementary school teacher, Jeran has added her unique voice to the modern maker culture through her blog Oleander and Palm. She loves helping people find attainable beauty in the lives they live. Her creativity and industriousness were honed through years of living in third world countries, that challenged her to find novel solutions for creating livable spaces. Now a mother of three, settled in sunny California, her skills and styles are evolving in exciting new ways. Her focus is Simple California Living, designing and making livable spaces that incorporate vintage finds, handmade/DIY pieces and global inspiration.