Here are some Halloween pegs. I decided to make a pumpkin patch and a couple of bat friends! Nothing gory here!
I thought about making scarecrows with pumpkin heads but decided that was a bit too creepy for my taste. Then I thought about pumpkins on fence posts or stone pillars. When I sat down to make them, I decided they should just be pumpkins in their own bit of pumpkin patch! I used standard size pegs, 2 3/8 inches tall. I painted pumpkin leaves and curly cues and a bit of dirt at the base and then painted the head as a pumpkin. The stem is narrow piece of felt, folded in half and stitched. The peg end of the stem is cut into 4 tiny strips which are glued to the head.
The bats are tiny “bee” pegs at 1 3/8 inches. I adapted the bats from the design on Margaret Bloom’s October 18, 2014 blog post “A Little Batty: A Tutorial” . Click on the link for instructions for making bat pegs. Bee pegs are tiny so I chose not to put ears on my bats. I decided to run a piece of black perle cotton through the middle of the wings before I glued the wings to the peg. This lets the bat fly or hang from a hook.
What Halloween pegs are you planning to make this year?
Safety note: The pumpkin pegs are not for children under age three due to small parts. I would suggest not giving the bat pegs to a child under age 5 years due to their tiny size.