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The iconic faces of the season shine brightly on these glittering balls for the holiday.
Like a Halloween hanging hatter, my pattern placement I do scatter.
From the branches of my October tree, hang glittered balls so rarely seen.
I purposely peruse for the perfect place, so from the ground, you see each smiling face.
I look up through the twigs, my elation muffled, to see if anyone needs to be shuffled.
It’s the picture of autumnal perfection. I take that back, there’s one correction.
I should make a few more balls, not for myself, but for friends who call.
The fall is for sharing the harvest, you see, so start with those picked from a glittered tree.

The iconic faces of the season shine brightly on these glittering balls for the holiday. Using elementary school–style glitter gives them a thick texture that makes them seem vintage but with a modern twist. A loop of chenille at the top allows them to be suspended by multicolored ribbons.

From Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting! by Stephen Brown/Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

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  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a serrated knife to cut the Styrofoam ball in half.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 2
    Step 2

    Brush the round side of the half- ball with white glue and press a 6-inch square of aluminum foil over it, leaving the excess foil flat around the half-ball as shown. Covering Styrofoam with foil makes it seem more substantial and allows it to accept glitter much more evenly.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the half-ball over, brush the flat side with white glue, and add another 6-inch square of foil as shown.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use scissors to trim the excess foil, leaving about 1?4 inch all the way around.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use your fingers to fold the foil toward the flat area of the half- ball all the way around. This will be easier if you snip the edges before folding.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 6
    Step 6

    Paint the rounded side of the half- ball black and allow to dry.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 7
    Step 7

    Brush the rounded part of the half- ball with white glue and sprinkle it with glitter. Do not glitter the flat side.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make a pleated circle of crepe paper and use flat-headed straight pins to secure it to the flat side of the half-ball.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use pinking shears to cut a black felt circle that is approximately 2 inches in diameter.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use hot glue to attach the felt circle to the center of the pleated crepe paper, making sure the straight pins are hidden underneath.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sculpt the moon medallion for the front of the ornament out of paperclay and allow it to harden.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 12
    Step 12

    Paint the medallion with a base coat of yellow and allow to dry.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 13
    Step 13

    Color block the eyes, nose, and mouth and allow to dry.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 14
    Step 14

    Paint the finishing details and allow to dry.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 15
    Step 15

    Brush the moon face with white glue and sprinkle with clear iridescent glitter.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 16
    Step 16

    Hot glue the finished medallion in the center of the felt circle. I’ve also added a small paperclay rocket.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 17
    Step 17

    Use a kitchen skewer to make a small hole in the top of the ornament.

  • How to make a door hanger. Harvest Moon Halloween Hanger - Step 18
    Step 18

    Make a small loop for hanging out of a 3-inch piece of regular chenille stem. Dip the ends in white glue and insert them into the hole on the top of the ornament.

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