If you’re looking for fun Halloween beading ideas to “spookify” things on October 31, then keep reading and we’ll outline five Halloween projects you can try!

1 – Jack o’Lanterns – The classic, beadwork style! You can use seed beads of several shades of oranges and yellows (on a black background if you’re looking to make something larger), to hang on the mantle or as a dressing to the porch railing. Involve the kids by having them plan out the faces!

2 – Black Cats – A simple cat silhouette can be the basis for a pattern (all black seed beads, or black mixed with a smattering of silver for dramatic effect), with the option of using larger beads for the eyes. These can be kept relatively simple or can become dramatically more complex, but even the simplest designs can make quite a dramatic statement!

3 – Witches – You could do a simple bust pattern or a full figure representation of a witch on a broomstick, depending on your overall skill level. These are fun to make, and make excellent decorations, but tend to be more involved than either of the projects above.

4 – Dangling Skeletons – Undoubtedly the most complex of the projects mentioned here, these can be made of any size you wish, but obviously smaller is better from a “time to complete” perspective. If you don’t want to worry over creating an actual skeletal design, you can weave a skeletal pattern onto a black background, say, the size of a square drink coaster and still have an attractive piece to decorate with!

5 – Candy Corns – These aren’t spooky, but certainly go with the season, and are most fun when crafted as 3-dimensional shapes. I would not recommend going much beyond two inches high, or they’ll take far too long to complete, but because of their relatively simple design, this is another project that’s great to involve the kids in!

As you can see based on the five ideas above, there are all sorts of fun holiday beading ideas you can sink your teeth into, and this list just barely scratches the surface!

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Author: Chris Hartpence
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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