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Last Minute Halloween Costume - Using Hot Glue

Halloween is only a few days away! Unfortunately with the move and work obligations, I waited until the last minute to make any Halloween inspired crafts.

That means that I had to think quick! Luckily, I know how to make a few quick Halloween items using hot glue! Check out the 10 Nifty Crafts for Fall and Halloween Using Hot Glue for your last-minute project!

I made a pair of fairy wings and a glitter wand.

First, I gathered my supplies. For the project, I used:

  • Glue gun

  • Floral wire

  • Acrylic paint

  • Tape

  • Glitter or any decorations like flowers, crystals, etc.

  • Mod Podge (not pictured)

  • Panty hose (not pictured)

  • Wax paper (or something to protect your surface.

With floral wire, I made a straight, long wire for the wand and tapes it around the base where it will be held to create a little bulk to grip it. Then, using the hot glue gun, wrap the entire wand in glue and allow it to dry.

I then decorated the wand. I used paint, glitter and Mod Podge to cover the entire wand. I personally wanted mine to look glittery and light, like a fairy wand rather than Harry Potter inspired.

Lastly, I used the panty hose to cover wing shapes that I made with the floral wire and hot glued on some flowers. You can't tell from the photos, but the wings and wand are covered in glitter! I am not so happy with the way the wand turned out, but for a quick, 1 day costume, not too bad.

Check out the video below for the tutorial that I used to make these fairy wings!


Did you make your own costume? What did you make?






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