How about making these DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles for your next Halloween party?  In doing my research on vintage Halloween I discovered that most Halloween decorations were quite creepy.  Not cute or friendly looking at all!

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

So, while looking at these you might think they look a little creepy wait until you shake them!  Then you will get the FULL effect.

 

 

I thought these rattles added so much fun to the table….a touch of the unexpected is always a good thing… right?

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles

Supplies

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

Click here to order —->>>>2.5 -inch paper mâché balls

acrylic paints; black, orange, white, green red

white chalk pencil or white colored pencil

paint brushes

fine grit sand paper

black felt

glue gun and glue sticks

power drill and bit

rice

twigs (11 to 12-inches)

ribbon

scrapbook Halloween embellishments

Directions

Paint balls the desired background colors.  (I chose orange and black since I was creating jack-o-lanterns and cats.)  Hang to dry.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

Once the balls are dry, use a while chalk pencil to draw on the features.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

 

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The CurtainPaint on the features.

Once the paint is dry, lightly sand to make the faces look worn and old.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

For the cats’ ears cut a small triangle of black felt, fold points together and place a small dab of melted glue.  Hold until dry.  Add glue to the top of the cat head in a “T” shape, place ear and hold until cooled.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

Determine where the bottom center is on your ball.  My balls were ornaments so I chose to use the place where the string had once been.  Choose a drill bit about the size of your twigs.  Drill a hole in the ball.  Pour some rice into the hole.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

Cover the hole with hot glue and push the stick in as far as you can without piercing through the top. Place upright until the glue is hardened.  I filled a small bucket with rice to hold my rattles while they were cooling.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

Now you can add any kind of embellishments you like.  I used ribbon and scrapbook items.

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

DIY Vintage Halloween Rattles - Lady Behind The Curtain

WITCH WAY TO THE TREATS HALLOWEEN PARTY!

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Comments

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  1. Sheryl, thank you for the wonderful Halloween decorations. I love vintage Halloween. Where did you get your supplies, such as the wooden balls, ribbon, etc? And I am wondering what the easiest way to attach something to hang them with like you show in the picture? I see other embellishments there that really make them the best. I would love to know where you got these things. Thanks again.

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