Oooooo have I got a fun craft project for you guys today. A few weeks ago I found an adorable little skeleton. He’s a bit bigger than the ones we normally find in the shops here in South Africa, and he looked like such a friendly chap. We named him Sergeant Skullie. Coz a skeleton this awesome can’t be nameless 😉 He was also the perfect size to dress up and add some vampire wings for this month’s IBC’s Halloween challenge.
Aren’t they cool and they don’t even take 10 minutes to do. But before I show you how to make those vampire wings, let me quickly tell you a little about the IBC (Int’l Bloggers Club). Every month a group of bloggers, from around the world, come together to create something using a common theme. Our previous challenge was terracotta and we made these tree-hugging, terracotta planters. You’ll be able to see what my friends did with their Halloween challenge at the end of the post.
RightyO, let’s get to that tutorial 🙂
What you need to make the vampire wings
For this super easy craft you’ll need:
- Poseable Skeleton or other Halloween prop
- Faux spider’s web – black
- Fishing line
- 14 gauge Jewelry wire – black
We use a lot of jewelry wire in our craft projects, and I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftover pieces. Depending on the size of your skeleton you only need about 1 meter (about a yard).
How to make the vampire wings
Cut two pieces of the jewelry wire the same length as your skeleton.
Bend the wire about 1/3 of the way from the edges as shown below to form a basic frame for your vampire wings. The straight pieces will go on Sergeant Skullie’s back, so measure and adjust accordingly.
Join the two vampire wing frames together by wrapping a piece of jewelry wire around the straight edges of the frame.
Tie the wings onto the back of Sergeant Skullie (or your prop that needs some vampire wings 😉 ) with some fishing line.
Drape the faux spider’s web over the wing frame and you’re done 😀
Doesn’t he have the friendliest little face? Not scary at all.
Now he can just chill and wait for Halloween to come around 🙂 You can make the wings as big or small as you like. If you want to make life-sized versions, just use thicker wire and glue the spider’s web down.
If you like the idea of making some vampire wings for a Sergeant Skullie or maybe the kids 😉 don’t forget to pin it for later.
Are you making something for Halloween? I would love to hear about it.
Oh, and if you are keen to try other fun Halloween projects that are quick and easy, you’ll love this humerus ice tong tutorial and this magical floating tin can. They’re guaranteed to up the spook factor. And, if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉
And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY
Until next time, hope you have a lovely crafty week. Don’t forget the see what my friends from the Int’l Bloggers Club have done with their Halloween challenge. Their links should be down below.