artsy-fartsy mama: Halloween Character Blocks

Halloween Character Blocks

I'd like to introduce you to my latest creations:

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

My adorable Halloween character blocks! I absolutely love them!! They are so easy to make, and add so much to my Halloween decor. And no, it's NOT too early to decorate for Halloween... in my opinion...

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

I started by bribing asking my husband to cut a 2x4 into 6 inch blocks. I used the fabulous new sander {that my awesome husband got me for my birthday!!} to sand all the edges smooth.

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

I also bribed asked him to cut some pattern pieces out for me with the jigsaw. I hand drew all the pieces on cardstock, then cut them out to make a stencil.

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

I used these paints for the block parts of the Halloween characters: Americana/DecoArt in Lamp {Ebony} Black, Sour Apple, Bright Orange, Snow (Titanium) White, and FolkArt Extreme Glitter in Green and Silver

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

For the parts, I used Americana in Black and Sour Apple and Anita's Red.

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

On the witch's hat, I also glued on some purple glitter ribbon. Let's be honest - you can never have enough glitter!

Here's a better view {and more detail} of each character:

Halloween Pumpkin Block at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #pumpkin

Pumpkin: Painted in Bright Orange, topped with a wood knob painted in Sour Apple, and painted a face with black paint. You can also use a Sharpie marker for the face.

Halloween Frankenstein Block at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Frankenstein: Painted in Sour Apple, knobs painted silver, and face/stitches in black paint. His hair is one of the pattern pieces painted black and glued on.

Halloween Vampire Block at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween

Vampire: Painted in white, and then coated with some silver Extreme Glitter paint... you know, because vampires are sparkly... Then I added on collar and hair pattern pieces painted in black, and his cape pieces are painted red and glued on the back.

Halloween Mummy Block at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #mummy

Mummy: Painted white, then painted black eyes. Then, I ripped some white fabric. Glued one end on, wrapped it around and glued the other end. Easiest one of all!!

Halloween Witch Blocs at artsyfartsymama.com #Halloween #witch

Witch: Painted in Sour Apple and then coated with green Extreme Glitter paint. Nose and hat are pattern pieces. Painted her nose with the same green paint & glitter and glued on. Glued purple glitter ribbon to the hat, then glued the hat on. I curled the wires and hot glued them on both sides of her head.

And that's it!! So fun, and SO easy!! You can customize the characters however you like, and they don't cost much to make - which is important at my house!

They turned out so awesome that I invited some friends and family over this weekend for a craft night/day at my house! It turned out great and we had a lot of fun!! Except instead of cutting the pattern pieces out of wood, I just cut them out of craft foam. Turned out even BETTER and so much easier!! 

Here's a few pictures from our "crafternoon":

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

Pile of painted blocks!

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

Can't you tell they were having an awesome time?!

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

The "hot glue station"! Say hello to Jen from Jennifer Pugh Studios and Amber from Quilted Euphoria!

Halloween Character Blocks at artsyfartsymama.com

Jess from Cox's Corner and Amber from Quilted Euphoria showing off their Halloween Character Blocks!!

Thanks to everyone who came to the craft night/day! Can't wait to plan the next one.
Would love to see your Halloween blocks if you make some!


21 comments:

  1. It was so much fun! And now I will have to go back and make some more for my sisters who will want to steal mine! LOL

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  2. These are SO cute!! Pinned so I make a fun little set for our house :)

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  3. Love these adorable characters!! So fun and festive for Halloween. I hope you will come by and link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  4. I am definitely doing these!! They look wonderful!

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  5. Cute idea. And, I'm with you. Time to decorate for Halloween!

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  6. OM these are so precious. I love them! Pinning too!

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  7. These are so cute! Fun for the older kids to participate too! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party that's live right now. Come share your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday_8.html

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  8. These are adorable! Looks like you all had a lot of fun making them. I think I will be hosing a kids Halloween crafting party and making some of these! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Very cute! I do remember, and I probably still would, that I always made my mom paint the faces. I just never had the steady hand. :)

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  10. What a fun time....I wish I lived closer so I could participate!

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  11. I just love these! Halloween is my favorite holiday EVER!! I'm always look for new decorations to place around the house. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your newest Facebook, Twitter, and GFC follower, Whimsically Homemade!

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  12. Cute, easy, and kids can enjoy them, too! They're great!

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  13. You ladies are so cute! These are adorable.

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  14. They turned out great! Wish I had some lovely ladies around who enjoyed crafting like me, your crafternoon looks like so much fun!
    xoxo
    Kim

    ps, thanks for linking to tip toe thru tuesday!

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  15. So adorable! Looks like it was a great time with friends.

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  16. What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    And don't forget to "like" my Facebook page if you haven't already. www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch

    I would also love to be added to your linky parties list so I can feature you for a future post.

    Thanks, Nichi

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  17. These are super cute! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge! :)

    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/32/halloween-decor

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