The Get Crafty virtual program at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library always features seasonal crafts that are easy to make with a few materials that can be easily found either at home or at any craft store.
Get Crafty takes place every first Tuesday of the month and is led by reference librarian Christina Link.
This month there was pumpkin decoration. Link informed the audience, “This is a very simple craft” and listed the three materials needed: a pumpkin, either real or styrofoam (Link used styrofoam and said these don’t go bad and can be reused every year); Washi tape (Link used two different designs and sizes for variety); and a pair of scissors.
Link started with her thinner washi tape and stroked it with the hollows of the pumpkin from just below the stem to the bottom of the pumpkin.
“Make sure that is done well,” she advised.
Explaining that she would switch between the two washi tapes of her choice, she skipped the next indentation and went to the next one and again pushed the tape down from the stem and repeated this all around.
“The funny thing about it,” she said, continuing to apply the tape, “is not a right or wrong way to do this.
It’s entirely up to you. You can be as creative as you want. ”She suggested using paint with the washi tape, although other embellishments could certainly be used depending on personal preference.
Left’s second washi tape was a different design and wider than the first, and it continued its process in the alternating hollows of the pumpkin.
“Even if you’re not very artistic, it’s so easy to do and it will look amazing when you’re done,” she assured us.
The project took less than five minutes, although additional decorations and embellishments would take a little longer.
Link reminded viewers that getting smart with no right or wrong is a creative process. It’s about having fun, she said.