Here is what my hair looked like after the
fishtail braid tutorial:
I combed it out and quickly ran
the flat iron over it, just to tame a little of the frizz (not to straighten
Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head. Fishtail braiding
requires only two sections (not three, like a classic or French
Use your index fingers to pull out a half-inch section of hair from the area
near the base of your ear on the right section of your head. Cross it over to
the left section. (It’s important to pull sections from underneath when you
cross over to that scaly look.)
- Repeat with a half-inch
piece from the left section, crossing it over to the right. Don’t worry if
layers start to fall out of the braid. It gives the look a pretty, effortless
- Continue adding half-inch
pieces until you reach the ends, and secure with an elastic. Pull on the braid a
bit to loosen it. Don’t put pressure on yourself to make it perfect. If there’s
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 large loaf pans. Set aside. Mix oil, eggs, and pumpkin in mixing bowl and beat well. Add flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda to the pumpkin mixture and stir until blended. Stir in dry pudding and nuts. Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour. Frost the top with cream cheese frosting if desired. Makes 2 large loaves.
The materials I used to make these Glitter Spider Webs were Elmer’s glue, purple glitter, parchment paper or wax paper, purple ribbon and felt spider stickers. I used parchment paper because that’s what I had at the time. You could use wax paper.
I first created my spider web using glue. See photo below for a visual step-by-step.
I sprinkled glitter – a generous amount - on the glue web. Notice in the left part of the photo below, how the spider web is fully covered. I mean you can’t even see the white glue. I wanted these spider webs to be very glittery. I dumped the extra glitter onto a paper towel.
TIP: I folded the paper towel and then put the extra glitter back into the glitter container. I didn’t want to waste any glitter.
I let the spider web dry for at least 24 hours. This step is important. The glue needs to be completely dry.
I slowly and carefully removed the spider web off of the parchment paper.
I attached the cute spider onto the web. The back of the spiders had an adhesive dot already attached. This made it easy to attach to the glitter spider web.
I used ribbon to hang the spider webs. I found this here: www.happyclippings.com
Dimension: Finished size: Approximate 6 1/2″ (W) x 5 1/2″ (H) Gauge: not important as long as the yarn label said it is suitable for 2.5mm to 3.5mm hook.
Materials & Tools: 1. Yarn, acrylic baby yarn, 5 – 6 colors. 2. Crochet hook, 3mm 3. Felt – White, Black and Red 4. Sewing thread – White, Black and Red 5. Sewing needle 6. Scissors
Abbreviations: sl knot = slip knot st = stitch slst = slip stitch (to fasten) ch = chain sc = single crochet dc = double crochet fo = fasten off Rnd = round
Work on right side only, unless stated otherwise. FRONT Body sl knot on hook to begin. Rnd 1 – ch 4, 14dc into 1st ch, slst to the 4th ch at the beginning rnd. This will give you a total 15 sts in a rnd, counting the 3chs at the beginning rnd as the first 1 dc stitch. (15 sts) Rnd 2 – ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning rnd. fo. (30 sts) Rnd 3 – New color: ch3, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat * around. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning round. fo. (45 sts) Rnd 4 – New color: ch1, sc around. fo. (45 sts) Tail Row 1 – New color: ch3, dc in same st, ch1, 2dc in same st, *skip 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st, repeat * until you have made 10 sets. fo. Row 2 – New color: start at the ch1 space of previous row, ch3, dc in same space, ch1, 2dc in same space, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach to the end. fo. Row 3 – New color: start at the ch1 space of previous row, ch3, 2dc in same space, ch1, 3dc in same space, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach to the end. fo. Row 4 – New color: start at the ch1 space of previous row, ch3, 5dc 6dc in same space, *6dc 7dc in next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach to the end. fo. BACK Follow the front pattern with 1 color only. When making the tail, you can either follow the front pattern by working on right side only, that is fo at every rnd and start at the first ch1 space of previous rnd. Or, Turn your piece to the other side to work without have to fo at each rnd. Make 2 to 3 slst at the beginning of each rnd to get to the ch1 space before beginning the first ch3 for the new rnd. Don’t fo and continue with the next step by joining the front and back pieces up. Hook Loop: Make a loop at the middle of the tail with ch 10 and slst to the last sc. Weave in all ends to neaten both front and back pieces. Joining Front & Back (Sew facial assemblies on the front before joining the front and back piece. Detail on sewing, please read further down.)
The tail outlining and detailing are made while joining both front and back pieces. All stitches must go through both pieces for joining up.
Place the front piece on top of the back piece, with wrong side facing each other. Line up edges.
Side edge of the tail: *1sc (at the corner to the tail and go through both layers), ch 1, repeat * until you reach the body. Body & feet: sc in next 7 sts, [make foot: ch 2, *ch 2, sc on 2nd ch from hook, slst to 2nd next ch, repeat * 3 times, sc on next st, sc in the same st of last sc before making foot], sc in next 4 sts, repeat make foot, sc in next 6 sts. Side edge of the tail: *ch 1, 1sc, repeat * until you reach the corner of the tail Tail outline and joining: * sc in next 7 sts. sc in between the 2 shells. Ch 1, sc around the row below (in between the same 2 shells you just did, only on row 7). Ch 1, sc around row 6. Ch 1, sc around row 5 (there are 2 skipped sts available, 1 sc into the closest one, ch 1, then sc into the other). Ch 1, sc around row 6. Ch 1, sc around row 7. Ch 1, sc around row 8.
Facial Assembly: Do this before joining the front and back piece. 1. Cut 2 pcs. of 3/4″ diameter of white felts, 2pcs. of 1/2″ diameter of black felts, 3/4″ red beak and 1 1/4″ long snood. 2. Sew on the front of the turkey with respective color thread.
Get ready some fall color yarns, for example shades of brown, orange, yellow, grey and white. Cut eyes, beak and snood from felt. Plan the color combo and arrangement or refer to above photos for suggestion. Slip knot on crochet hook, crochet 4 chains. Follow crochet pattern above (rnd 1 to rnd 4) to make the turkey body. Begin to crochet turkey tail by making 10 sets of “2dc,ch1,2dc” for row 1. Always begin each row from right hand side with right side facing you. Follow crochet pattern above (row 1 to row 4) to make the turkey tail. Once the front is done, weave in all ends to neaten. Sew facial of turkey to the body. Crochet the back with single color yarn by repeating the front pattern, except that you can choose to either follow exactly, or, turn your piece as you work on the the tail. Make a 10 chains hook loop at the middle of the last row. Place the front piece on top of the back piece, with wrong side facing each other. Line up edges. Crochet along the edge towards the body. Stitches must go through both layers. Crochet feet. Crochet towards the turkey tail. Single crochet 7 stitches on the shell and 1 stitch between the 2 shells. Crochet 1 chain, then single crochet again between 2 shell on the following row. Repeat the stitches until you get to the bottom. Single crochet in the first skip stitches of round 5, chain 1, single crochet on the second skip stitch. Go up to the top again. Continue to crochet by repeating the stitches for the rest of the tail details. Slip stitch and fastern off the yarn when you reach the first stitch of the joining process. Weave in the end. Done!
Assorted silk florals: 3 green yarrow; 1 bunch each small and medium fall leaves; 1 dozen each yellow and red asters; two stems button berry sprays; three sunflowers; six each brown and yellow mums; one dozen assorted small flowers
Floral bowl with candlestick base, 6-1/2" tall, 6-3/4" dia. at top
Spray paint: ivy green, brass, gold glitter
Candle, 3" x 9", coordinating color
Hurricane globe, 12"
Steel wool, fine
Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
Center and glue foam ring to top of disc.
Clean and scuff floral bowl with steel wool.
Spread newspapers over work area. Spray container brass. Spray wreath ring/disc ivy green. Very lightly mist fall leaves with gold glitter spray.
Using wire cutters, trim stems of leaves and berries from 4" to 6" in length and stems of flowers from 1" to 2" in length.
Center and glue disc to top of floral bowl.
Begin assembling arrangement by placing mums, sunflowers and yarrow around top of ring. Insert stems in foam ring and then glue in place. Fill in with smaller flowers. Reserving three berry and leaf stems for top of arrangement, insert leaf and berry stems in bottom edge of disc, so they trail down over bowl. To insert leaves and other stems without wires, use a toothpick to make a hole in the foam and then glue stem in hole. Finish, filling in with remaining flowers and foliage.
Set candle in center of disc; place hurricane globe over candle.