It’s that time of year… the season of pumpkin carving, monster masks, and multiple cases of overactive sweet tooth! But if you’re a little past the trick-or-treating age, don’t worry, you can still have some spooky fun this Halloween! My favorite thing to do is to curl up with a hot beverage, light some candles, and work on my latest needle-felting project.
I love that magical feeling of crafty creation. I’m not that into scary movies — a sharp felting needle is all the fright I need!
Plus, what better way to get into the spirit of the harvest season?
As for me, I’ll mostly be relaxing. It’s the last lull before another critical season: breeding time for our flock! Then, we have tons of preparation to make before winter settles in. In short, it’s a very busy time!
I’m also planning next year’s events for the Nome Schoolhouse and Needle Felting Academy. It’s hard to believe 2022 is almost over! We’ve already got the next Needle Felting Safari lined up.
This year, we made an elephant. In 2023, our Safari retreat will give participants the chance to needle-felt a gorgeous giraffe, plus enjoy all sorts of fun activities. I expect this event to sell out long before we gather, so go ahead and book now!
So, what are your needle-felting plans for Halloween? If you’re coming up short on ideas or you’ve already made your felted pumpkins, here are some festive activities to try:
- Create a jack o’lantern by using black wool to form a wicked or goofy face on your felted pumpkin.
- Felt ghostly versions of your favorite animals in white or grey wool. (Tip: Revisit the classes in the Needle Felting Academy and simply change the wool colors.)
- Do a photoshoot! Stage your creations with mini gourds, cinnamon brooms, faux spiderwebs, or Halloween decor.
- Felt little witches’ hats for your characters, or pumpkins for them to hold. If you enjoy sewing as well, try miniature capes or other trick-or-treating accessories! A small teddy bear is perfect for modeling various costumes.
- Prepare for the Day of the Dead by needle-felting a sugar-skull design.
I’d love to see what you come up with! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram and show your Halloween creation!
And of course, Christmas will be here before we know it. You could take some time on All Felters’ Eve to work on your Yuletide projects. Many of my beginner kits, such as this charming snowman or these friendly gnomes, double as wintertime characters — and they’re highly customizable! Don’t forget to snap up your Christmas wool sampler for a festive mix of colors.
I look forward to seeing your creations!