Halloween Home Decor . everyone, how’s it going? It’s Ann, and we’re going to make some Halloween DIYs. I want to be honest with you, I don’t usually like to make Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations DIYs, I just feel like the theme doesn’t really match with my aesthetic before. But as you notice, my style has changed quite a bit, and I was able to apply my new look and feel into these DIYs. I went from totally eclectic to more minimalist, contemporary, kind of style. And I’m really enjoying this new style, you know, I’m always changing, I’m always evolving, and toward the end of this year I really want to become more of a minimalist, because I feel like, as a DIYer, you tend to collect a lot of stuff. But I will talk about that in another video. Instead of using the typical fall colors, I was still able to enjoy the overall theme, and I apply my style onto these Halloween DIYs. I hope you will enjoy today’s projects, so let’s go ahead and get started. We’re going to start by making a skull candle, and you can make as many as you like. So I found this mold in the cake baking section at my craft store, and it looks something like this. It comes with a front and a back mold.
So I’ll link something similar like this below this video for you, or on my blog. Other items you will need are some soy wax, I’m using about two and a half cups of soy wax. And then you also need some candle wicks. A quick way to melt your wax is by putting it into the microwave. For something that is about two and a half cups, I would microwave it for up to two minutes. If you feel like you need more time, and if your wax is still chunky, just mix it up and then put it in the microwave for another 30 seconds or one minute. Once your wax is melted and mixed nicely, you can add in some essential oils, whatever scent of your choice.
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Let it sit for up to 10 or 20 minutes, and then you can pour your hot wax into your mold. Now that your wax is nice and solid, go ahead and take it out. This part kind of looks a little bit messy, but earlier I tried to mend these two pieces together with some hot wax. That didn’t work out so good. So I’m taking a paper clip, and I pushed it into one side of the skull. Now I’m going to push it into the backside of the skull. Make sure to place the wick between the two pieces before you push in the back piece. To seal the opening, you want to apply on a little heat. You can use your hair dryer for this.
Now with your finger, just gently patch up the gap. I love any DIYs that involve Sharpies, and especially mug decorating. So if you’re into mug decorating, you’re going to love this. Let’s create two droopy eyes, for the nostrils, we’re going to make them a little bit pointy. And then for the smile, you want to make it a little squiggly, patch it up with some stitches, and to create a hollow eye effect, let’s shade it in with some black marker. If you feel like you’re a little drawing challenged, I think you might like this one. It’s super easy. We’re going to create some little spiders crawling up into the mug. So you want to make some little black dots, and then, on the side of your black dots, you want to make squiggly lines for the legs. This last design is a fun one, we’re going to make some angry morning eyes. You know those eyes you get when you wake up in the morning with bags. So I’m starting with some slanted lines, you know, to give it that angry, mad look. And then I’m going to make some loops on the bottom. After that, I’m going to darken these lines up just to give it a more mad, angry, terrifying look. Then I’m going to draw in the pupils, and add on the bags. I’m going to create more angry eyes on my mug, it’s going to look like a really fun Halloween print, and at the same time, it’s very relatable. These are so fun to make that you should definitely have your friends come over and just make a bunch of mugs before having hot cocoa. And I love how they turned out. By the way, can you guys guess which one is Vincent’s? For our last DIY, we’re going to make some pumpkin art. This first one, we’re going to make a constellation space pumpkin. So I bought this pumpkin prepainted, but if your pumpkin is not painted, you can go ahead, use chalkboard paint to paint your pumpkin black. I printed out this constellation of a Scorpio sign, which is my astrology sign.
You can also find your sign online. All you have to do is print it out, cut it up, and then tape it to where you want the design to be placed on your pumpkin. Now with a pointy tool, we want to create some holes where the stars are aligned. Just puncture in where the stars are aligned on your paper. So I’m doing this on a fake pumpkin. You can also do this on a real pumpkin as well. After I have all the holes in place, I’m going to go in again with another tool just to open up the holes a little bit more. If you have a little drill, you can do it with a drill, it’s a lot easier. But in my case, I just want to show you how you can do this with other home tools. To cover up the white of the foam, I’m just gonna go over it again with my chalkboard spray paint, so that way it can look all black. For this very last design, we’re going to create a geometric fox.
So I’m going to take out some tape and I’m going to create some triangle shapes. Since this is a very tough surface to trace on, we’re going to use the tape as a guideline to trace straight lines. So I’m creating a triangle on the right side, and this is going to be the right ear of my fox, as well as the face. With this white chalk marker, I’m going to trace it on the side of the tape and as you can see, the tape is helping me trace a nice and straight line against this rigid surface. Take off the tape and reuse it to create more triangles. We’re going to create a triangle on the bottom, then on the side. After that, then we’ll finish it off with some lines. (tranquil pop music) This turned out to be a really cute and simple design. I messed up a little bit, but then I patched it up with a little bit more paint. You can also create holes in the fox’s eyes, so that way it can shine at night time. I kind of created that, but you can’t really see it on camera. Other than that, I really, really love how these turned out. That is it for today, thank you all so much for watching. Make sure to give this video a thumb’s up if you enjoyed it. Also let me know which ones are your favorites by commenting below, or which one you will be recreating. I think, I feel like a lot of people will be recreating the Sharpie DIYs. Those are always fun and simple,