All sorts of bits and pieces adaptable to crafting happily haunt Nancy Valentine’s home in Paupack, Pennsylvania. “Oftentimes, I’ll find each material that a particular project calls for among my odds and ends,” she notes.
Nancy scared up frightfully fun spider, ghost, witch and cat napkin rings in the same way. “Empty paper towel rolls form the base,” she tells, “which I trimmed with extras like colorful felt.”
You Will Need: Patterns below Tracing paper Pencil Ruler Scissors Empty Paper towel roll Craft or utility knife Scraps of black and white felt Assorted two-hole buttons — two 1-inch black for cat, one 3/8-inch black and one 9/16-inch black for spider, one 9/16-inch white for ghost and one 3/4-inch lilac for witch 3-inch length of jute string 3 yards each of black, orange, white and variegated yarn Scraps of black six-strand embroidery floss Black, red and yellow acrylic craft paints Small paintbrush Tacky craft glue or glue gun and glue stick.
What to Do Rings: With pencil and ruler, divide an empty paper towel roll into 1-inch sections. Cut apart with craft or utility knife.Trim with scissors if needed.
Referring to the individual instructions that follow for colors, wrap each ring with yarn. To begin, glue one end of yarn to the inside of a ring. Wind the length around the ring so that each new wrap lies next to the previous wrap. When the ring is completely covered, cut off the excess yarn and glue the remaining end to the inside of the ring.