Modern Chic Halloween Decor: DIY Moon Garland — Apartment Therapy Tutorials
For the minimal and modern decorator, Halloween decor doesn’t have to scare you. Go for muted tones and more understated details, like this easy to make a celestial moon garland that can easily stay up way past the last trick-or-treater.
1. On a piece of parchment paper, roll out your air dry clay using a rolling pin. The clay should be about 1/4-inch thick.
2. Use your circular cookie cutter to cut out 8 or more circles.
3. Use the circular cookie cutter to then cut the whole circles into crescent moon shapes, each showing a different phase of the moon.
4. Flip each moon over and carefully attach a jewelry ring to the top of each. Press the ring gently into the clay. Then, with a bit of water, press a small clay scrap on the back of the moon to secure the ring. You can smooth it out by adding a little more water (I just dipped my finger in a cup of water and rubbed it out until smooth).
5. Set the moons aside to dry completely.
6. Once they are dry, you can dip a toothbrush into a small amount of gold paint and “spray” each moon by brushing your finger along the bristles near the surface of the clay. This will give it a nice celestial look.
7. Attach each moon (in order) with string, and hang above your mantel, on your front door, or in a Halloween wreath.
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