Luke is so excited about Halloween! Every day he tells us a different costume that he wants to wear! With the arrival of October I thought I’d get in to the Halloween spirit by taking Luke on a fun trip to the movies to see Hotel Transylvania 2. We had a wonderful time and the movie got me so in the spirit of Halloween I decided to call up my friend and photographer, Amanda Raba Gentis, to ask if she’d like to collaborate on a fun blog post inspired by the movie! Of course, she knows all of my readers are fashionistas, so she came up with the idea of doing DIY Halloween Fascinators! They turned out sooo cute and stylish! Keep scrolling for directions and more on this great family-friendly movie. And don’t forget at the bottom of the post you can enter to win a $200 Fandango gift card!
This is not your scary Halloween movie but is instead filled with lovable characters that are sure to make you laugh. The movie is about Dracula who owns Hotel Transylvania (a monsters-only hotel). Dracula has a son, Dennis, who is half vampire, half human and Dracula becomes worried because he thinks Dennis isn’t showing signs of becoming a vampire. Dracula then recruits a variety of other monsters to assist him in a boot camp for Dennis and it’s quite the riot from there! To see the trailer click here.
Now that you’re in the Halloween spirit too let’s make some headbands inspired by this “spooky” movie!
- 3 inch tulle
- black jewelry wire
- plastic bat embellishments
- spider embellishment
- black feathers
- black felt
- glue gun
- wire snips or heavy duty scissor
Bats – Step 1: Cut wire into (5-7) 8-12 inch lengths and wrap around headband just left or right of center.
Bats – Step 2: Use hot glue sparingly to attach bats to wire, sandwiching the wire between two bats.
Bats – Step 3: Cut an oval of black felt just longer than the wire and hot glue to the bottom of the headband.
Bats – Step 4: Wrap tulle into a bow with three loops on each side. Tie with tulle in center. Cut loops and glue onto top of headband at base of bats arranging the tulle in-between wires to camouflage the wire.
Spider – Step 1: Glue a felt oval about 2.5 inches long to top of headband, just left or right of center (if headband was on it would be over the center of your eyebrow).
Spider – Step 2: Gather feathers together until as full as you’d like and use a 5-6 inch piece of wire to bind. Hot glue to the felt oval.
Spider – Step 3: Hot glue the spider embellishment on top of the feathers and felt. Trim felt as needed.
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