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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Little Trick or Treaters

I love figures on spools. When I saw some cute Halloween spools made by Lynn Stevens, I thought, "Why have I never done trick or treaters?" I loved what she did so much that I set out to make my own version.  I took figures from various Alpha Stamps collage sheets and dressed them up, adding hats, masks, rhinestones, and glitter, and then gave them all tiny pumpkins and a "trick or treat" flag.

Here's the first one I made. Let's call her "Patsy".

I found that pencils fit in the spool holes perfectly, so that is what supports each figure. The flagpole is made from a bamboo skewer, and glued in place with E6000 glue. The wings are actually bat cutouts, also from Alpha Stamps. 

I loved making that first little trick or treater so much that I had to make a few more. Here's Benjamin:

And Margie:

And Anna:

And a group shot:

This little fellow didn't make it to the group shot, but still wanted to be seen. Here's Charlie. He's a little shy.
Trick or treat!


  1. These are simply adorable! The figures are fantastic, but I also love how you decorated the spools on each one. And where did you find those tiny pumpkins? They're precious :)

  2. Thanks, Beverly! I found those little pumpkins and Michaels last year. They're some sort of natural seed pod. I believe they were intended for use in potpourri. I thought I might be crazy buying such a large container of them, but I use them all the time!

  3. These couldn't get much cuter! All of the little details are just perfect.

  4. Thanks, Sarah,

    And the comment I made above should say "I found those little pumpkins AT Michaels.." Blogger won't let me edit my comments.

  5. these are awesome! on my to do list for sure!


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