Simple Angel Wings – Easy To Make from Crepe Paper

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These easy-to-make Angel Wings are great for school plays, Halloween costumes, even dress-up.
They could also be used as butterfly wings, fairy wings, bug wings.

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Material

  • Verybest Crepe, 1 fold No. 100 White;
  • 1 pc. No. 7 Flower Wire;
  • paste;
  • 1 pc. 1/2″ white Gift tyying Ribbon.

Easy Angel Wings to Make http://vintageinfo.net/easy-angel-wings-to-makeWrap two 18″ pieces of wire with 1/2″  wide strips of crepe paper.  (see Tips for Cutting Crepe Paper)

Cut crepe paper 19″ wide, 24″ long.

Paste one wrapped wire to each 19″ edge. Fold edge over 1/2″ and paste, arranging so that the paper extends 1/2″  beyond the wire at both ends.

Fold in 1/2″ accordion pleats. Fasten at middle with thread, Fig. F. While still in tight
pleats, cut ends in semicircle, Fig. F. Cover center fastening with a narrow wrapping of crepe paper.

Sew ribbons to center in crossed position so that they may be brought over shoulders, under arms, crossed in front and tied at back.

Bend wires at center so that wings will open into correct position.

Would you like to make fancier wings? Then check out: How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings.

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How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings

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  • Making Feather Wings

    Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a founda­tion of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to it with tabs of gummed cloth tape (illus. No.1). After the wires are attached, cover the frame smoothly on both sides with crepe paper.

    make-feather-wings“Feathers” made of rows of pointed petals are pasted to the foundation. The wings are made separately, each one having an extension that bends back and fastens to the other. The wings are sewed to the back of the costume. Large wings, in addition to being sewed, are often tied with narrow ribbons across the chest.

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Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages)

Crepe Paper Costumes 101: Basic Tips for Making Crepe Paper Costumes (28 pages)

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Are you looking for simpler wings to make?  Check out: Simple Angel Wings

1935 Halloween Parties Magazine from Dennison

1935 Halloween Parties Magazine Dennison 1935-halloween-parties-magazine-from-dennisonAbout this magazine: When Dennison stopped making it’s famous “Bogie Books”, it started it’s Hallowe’en Parties Magazine.  Similar to the Bogie Books, it contains all sorts of  ideas for Halloween – decorations, games, invitations…etc.

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Table of Contents:

A Hocus-Pocus Party  – 4

The Black Cat Rupus – 5

Spooky Spots for Hallowe’en – 6

Witching Corners – 7

Hallowe’en Capers – 8

Games for Large Groups – 9

Games and Stunts – 10

Off to the Masquarade – 11

Ghosts and Goblins Flutter and Moan at the Club – 12,13

Table a la Hallowe’en – 14

Bridge Table Mysteries – 15

Presto! Favors – 16

Bewitching Banquets – 17

The Children Celebrate – 18

Games for the “So Big” – 19

Rollicking Ghosts – 20

Party Hits for Autmn Days – 21

Finishing Touches – 22

Forttunes – 23

Dennison’s Hallowe’en Party Accessories – 24

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Halloween Party Ideas from the 1920's

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Hallowe’en is a splendid time for giving a party. In ancient times huge bonfires were built on the top of hills to proclaim that mystic and sacred rites were being performed by which to ward off evil spirits that were supposed to be on mischief bent on this day. So why not have an outdoor fete with a picnic supper cooked over the coals? A bonfire with fagots (a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.) for each to burn during the telling of a ghost story would be one rite to be performed. If this is not practical, the idea could be carried out around an open fireplace nerves a gas log its an apartment.

Of course, Jack o’Lanterns are the decoration most appropriate, and made of real pumpkins they are a never failing delight. If the real article is too costly, very good substitutes rnay be found at the favor counter. Candles make the best light and are a very attractive feature placed on mantels, bookcases and wherever they will stand. Vegetable candlesticks should be used. Carrot, turnips, potatoes and tiny squash lend themselves for this purpose and make delightful spots of color. The guests may pop corn, or large bowls filled with it ready popped may be placed on tables conveniently placed, with baskets of apples and chestnuts for roasting. For a party consisting of just twelve guests one hostess prepared twelve little sacks of yellow satin tied with black ribbon, since yellow and black have long been the favorite colors for Hallowe’en.

…yellow and black have long been the favorite colors for Hallowe’en.

Inside each bag was a strip of paper bearing an individual charm for each guest. They were told that the bags had been blessed by Titania, queen of the fairies, and her blessing would serve to keep off the witches for a year. I am printing these charmed talismans for you as they may be written and concealed in a mystery cake if you wish to use them that way:

  • “Keep this charm next your heart; it will bring you a friend in need.”
  • “This charm in your right shoe morn, will help your troubles to be borne.”
  • “Kept in your left-hand pocket, this charm will bring surprises.”
  • ‘”Hidden in your favorite book, pleasant memories around will look.”
  • “Gaze on this charm in the morning, it will bring you much adoring.”
  • “Worn in your glove this token, will bring words kindly spoken.”
  • “Toss this charm around you three times, it will ensure good luck.”
  • “This charm held to your eyes, will reveal only sunny skies.”
  • “Seven nights held to your ears, ’twill insure you length of years.”
  • “Placed on the back of your left hand, ’twill summon all the fairy band.”
  • “Bind this charm on the first oak you see, and you will happily wedded be.”
  • “Carry this charm in your purse and it will never be empty.”

That everybody who attends a Hallowe’en party should be en masque goes almost without saying. While the art of applying colors to the face to form subtle lines of light and shade or to disguise the features by bringing out this characteristic or lessening that is known and practiced by some, others prefer quicker and less troublesome methods of keeping their identity a secret. For these the knocked-out tooth and the putty nose offer the easiest way out.

“Knocking out” one or more teeth, as the process is technically known, is very easy indeed. Black court-plaster is cut to a size to cover the tooth to be removed, applied—and the trick is done. Plastic putty may be used to  build out the nose and false lashes may be bought and fastened on to change the look of the eyes.

Crepe paper can be used as the basis for a large number of costumes, such as the rose, carrot, butterfly, Jack Frost, gypsies, colonial girl, patriotic characters and various animals or flowers. The crepe paper can be obtained at slight expense in all colors and can be used with any pattern made for cloth; special patterns for crepe-paper costumes can also be obtained, with full directions and with suggestions for color combinations.

 

Make a Gourd Jack o' Lantern for Halloween

 

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Traditional jack-o-lanterns made from hollowed pumpkins lack the durability and portability so much desired by Halloween pranksters.  A good substitute that fills all the practical requirements can be made from a large gourd of the necked variety.

The gourd selected should be properly dried and coated with shellac or orange-colored enamel.  Cut eyes, nose and mouth in the appropriate design, then cut off the neck of the gourd at a point just below the bulbous end.

Fit the lens of a large flash-light into the opening, trimming or padding the opening as required to obtain a snug fit. The flashlight is held securely in place with several turns of cellulose tape.

What other crafts could this inspire? A string of gourd ‘heads’ lit with LED bulbs, perhaps?

Halloween Party Decorating Ideas from 1919

Vintage Halloween Decorating Ideas from 1919 found at www.VintageInfo.netFor the decoration of the table a Japanese umbrella is used as a foundation for the hanging centerpiece. The funny-faced lanterns are glass fish globes, and tiny red or blue light bulbs could be dropped into them. The place-card people have fortunes fastened to their backs.

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Halloween Tambourines – Collectibles

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Halloween Tambourines are popular noisemaker type collectibles.I personally like that they aren’t quite as loud/annoying as your standard noisemakers.

Most of the vintage ones I’ve seen are made of metal.

Check out some neat vintage Halloween Tambourines to the right.