As one who leaves my Christmas tree and decorations up far longer than is considered appropriate, I really agree with the idea of making every day a holiday through crafting, as author Stephen Brown asserts in his book Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween. You may recognize the author’s name, as he is one of the judges from Craft Wars, that addictive show on TLC. In Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween, Stephen Brown has assembled the “kookiest compilation of Halloween crafts and decor” and the main thing I noticed is how the projects are fresh, new and so creatively fun! I have to also comment on the design of the book, which is filled with gorgeous, beautifully lit photos and eye catching design elements on every single page.
There are a wide range of projects in Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween, including edible treats, wearables, and decor items. And each one is accompanied with a fun and funky poem that lets you know a little more about them. My daughter chose the Chenille Pumpkin as our first thing to make from Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween, as it only used pipe cleaners, crepe paper and a bit of felt to make the little cutie, and we had all of the items already. We got a bit carried away and made about 12 of them since they were so simple to make, and we think they will look adorable hanging on our front door to greet the trick or treaters this year. I really hope Mr. Brown authors another book for the winter holidays, I’m sure it would be just as magical!