The DeStash Diaries, Vol. 13—Witch’s Picks

October 05, 2010, 10:00 am  Posted by needlearts

trick or treat bag

Here at Lark Crafts, we have a pretty serious stash of craft books, as you might imagine. A bit of fall is in the air here in Asheville—the dogwoods are starting to blush red and I’m dreaming about the first cozy fire in my wood stove—so I’m in a Halloween sort-of mood. I had some spine-tingling fun looking back through our archives for projects specifically designed for my favorite holiday. Being the good witch that I am, I thought I’d share a few with you.

One of the first books I worked on at Lark was Making Crafts from Your Kids’ Art. This Trick-or-Treat Bag can be made a number of different ways, but isn’t it the perfect way to use a magical piece of your child’s artwork? You and the kiddos could have lots of fun creating unique bags to gather treats. Start a tradition of making an enchanting new bag for each year, maybe….

I love this Delicious Scarecrow from Creative Scarecrows. Being a birder, it would be a great decoration for my yard as well as a scrumptious banquet for my feathered friends. I might even let the squirrels have a taste or two unless they prove to be too mischievous. But since they’re such tricky little creatures, I may have to cast a spell to keep them away from the treats.

Finally, for the witch who needs some bling, (I’m also speaking of myself now), how about this Queen of Screams tiara from Crowns & Tiaras? I’m lovin’ the idea of making one of these, but I believe mine will be festooned with spiderwebs and assorted creepy crawlies, in addition to a cracked jewel or two. Perhaps a little bat—who knows? We’ll see how the spirit moves me as we get closer to the Witching Hour.


3 Responses

    Karen Carroll says:

    Merry Meet, Valerie. Would really like to see more Halloween projects, preferred out of inexpensive paper or knit or crochet. Blessed Be, Karen

    Valerie says:

    I’ll see if I can round some up!

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