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Posted on October 21, 2017 by

Halloween is coming up fast so you’re running out of time to shop. Here’s a spooky round-up of kawaii discounts, offers and news from our super cute sponsors.

kawaii depot halloween stickers

Kawaii Depot

Kawaii Depot have some super cute ghost stickers in store from Mind Wave and Q-Lia. Get 10% off any $10+ order with the code KDSS-10 or 15% off a $50+ order with the code 15PER.

kawaii panda halloween lucky bag

Kawaii Panda

If you can’t go trick-or-treating, treat yourself! Kawaii Panda‘s new lucky bag. It’s filled with 11 pieces of Japanese Halloween candy for just €7.99. Get 10% off your first order by joining their mailing list.

love meow cat ears

Love Meow

As well as kawaii mystery boxes, Love Meow also have a shop full of cute cat-themed accessories. These handmade cat ears come in a few different colours, all with a bit of glitter. They’d be great for an easy cat costume if you don’t want to go full-on spooky.

battoos halloween temporary tattoos

Cakes With Faces

Get ready for Halloween with Battoos – temporary bat tattoos from Cakes With Faces! Cute bat designs, plus tiny bats and stars for a finishing touch. It’s just £4 for the whole set and they last for ages.

monster plush sewing pattern

DIY Fluffies

Make yourself a monster friend with a sewing pattern from DIY Fluffies. There are four different monsters to make including an amigurumi pattern from crocheters and you can save money with the 3, 5 & 10 pattern bundles.

halloween nail art

Cel’s Deconails

If Halloween nail art is beyond your skills, try some false nails, hand-painted by Cel’s Deconails. This spooky set has witches, stars and lots of glitter!

glow in the dark stickers

Cute Delight

Halloween doesn’t need to be scary – Cute Delight have some adorable puffy stickers that glow in the dark so you can add a cute ghostly glow to just about anything. They’re now shipping internationally too.

kawaii ghost enamel pin

Asking For Trouble

And if money’s tight, you can still have a little ghost friend for Halloween as I’ve added some bargainous slightly flawed enamel pins to my Asking For Trouble shop. Or make your own Ghosts with my free paper craft tutorial.

SCK newsletter

Have you signed up to get the SCK Newsletter? The next one will be sent out on Halloween with our top posts of the month, crafty ideas, events and more!

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Halloween Crafts, SCK Original DIYs, Things To Make

Gudetama in a Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Posted on October 20, 2017 by

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

I stumbled upon mini carvable foam pumpkins in a local dollar store this year and I immediately knew I wanted to recreate this Gudetama figurine. Smaller and a lot less messy than real pumpkins, this project is also one you can keep for more than one Halloween!

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

What you’ll need

  • mini foam pumpkin (similar in UK)
  • air dry clay
  • yellow, orange, white and black acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • craft knife
  • pencil
  • hot glue or other fixative
  • battery-operated tea light (optional)

Instructions

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

First, start by drawing out the pumpkin’s face and a small circle on top with a pencil.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, but I used the aforementioned figurine as a reference.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Make sure the top circle is large enough to fit Gudetama.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Cut out the face and top circle with your craft knife. If you don’t want to light up your pumpkin, you could even skip skip carving the face and paint it on instead.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

I decided to paint the inside and edges to cover the white foam. You could just use orange to cover everything, but I used black on the face and insides to make it a little spookier.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Once the paint’s dry, it’s now time to make Gudetama! I started with about half the package of clay, which is 100g, or about a snowball size. Mix in small dabs of yellow and orange paint until you get close to Gudetama’s color. There’s not an exact amount to follow since it will differ depending on paint and clay brand, so just use small amounts until you gradually build it up to the proper color.

Make sure the clay is thoroughly mixed and kneaded, then take 4 pieces and roll them into balls about 1cm in diameter. These will be for Gudetama’s arms and legs; set these aside in something like an airtight container or bag so they don’t dry out.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Shape Gudetama’s body into a fat oval that’s small enough to fit through the top of the pumpkin. You can shape its bottom too if you wish; I skipped it since it won’t be seen.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Take the 4 pieces and roll them into arms and legs, and place them on Gudetama. Using a tiny amount of water and your finger, smooth the edges out to securely attach them. Also make sure Gudetama’s arms are long and angled enough to keep it propped up in the pumpkin.

You can also water to smooth out any imperfections, although be sure to be sparing with it. Too much water will make the clay messy and hard to work with.

Lightly press the pumpkin top into Gudetama’s head to create an indentation, but do not glue anything yet. Let the piece dry for about a day (note: dry time may vary depending on the brand of clay you use.)

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Once Gudetama is cured enough to handle, use fine paint brushes or something like a toothpick to paint on the small features; you may find it helpful to lightly trace the face on with pencil first. The face is very simple; two thin black ovals for the eyes, and a slightly larger white half-oval with a thin black outline for the mouth. Let the paint dry, and hot glue the pumpkin lid into the indentation you made earlier on Gudetama’s head.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

Your pumpkin is finished! You can add a battery-operated tea light if you wish, like I did here. DO NOT use a real tea light or place near open flames. If you don’t plan on adding a light, you can glue Gudetama onto the edge of the pumpkin for extra security.

Gudetama Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

If you decide to try this out, comment below or tag @sckawaii on social media – we’d love to see your creations! You can also check out all of SCK’s original tutorials for more crafty ideas.

Seasonal Cute

Cute Halloween Monsters

Posted on October 19, 2017 by

These cute monsters came ready to party! Will you invite them to your Halloween bash?

Halloween plush

Trixie + Tilda’s creations are dressed up and looking to monster mash all night long. I love Val the vampire‘s sweet face!

Halloween Pusheen

Flying out the door in a hurry? Then keep Bat Pusheen at ready loaded with all of your essential keys.

Halloween Momiji dolls

Momiji’s new Halloween dolls are full of cute details like the creepy little spider. Mia & Casa and Frankie & Len are perfect to give to a friend or for yourself.

Halloween Minnie Mouse

I wish I knew where Minnie got her outfit! I would totally wear it! Check out the rest of Disney’s Halloween range too.

Halloween cats

Invite a trio of fortune telling lucky cats to your party – grab a handful of these stickers from from Bright Bat Design for party goers’ goodie bags.

Giveaways

Chebeto Halloween Plush Giveaway

Posted on October 18, 2017 by

Halloween is approaching and we’ve got a spooky cute giveaway with Chebeto!

chebeto halloween giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a Chebeto Halloween Gift Box worth $120! Inside will be three cute handmade plush toys: Bat, Spider and Skeleton.

chebeto halloween giveaway

Here’s a closer look at the plush toys – so adorable!

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us What’s your favourite thing about Halloween?

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

  • NO giveaway accounts allowed (eg. a Twitter account you only use to share giveaways)
  • You must answer the question in your blog comment and try to be specific
  • ALL your entries will be disqualified if you break any rule
  • If you are under 16, please check with a parent or guardian before entering.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 31st October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Let's Go Shopping!, Seasonal Cute

Cute and Stylish Black Cat Accessories

Posted on October 17, 2017 by

Black cats are a popular Halloween symbol, but you can look stylish with them all year round! Did you know that in Japan they are considered to bring good luck? Let’s see how you can bring some cattitude into your life ^_^

KumaCrafts black cat necklace

Celebrate fall and halloween with this cute pumpkin kitty necklace from Kuma Crafts.

black cat bag

Recently I stumbled upon this kawaii black cat bag from the clothing brand Banned. It’s paws and eyes are magnetic, so you can cover one or both eyes. So sweet! I think that it has been inspired by the Japanese Pooh-chan brand, which comes up as the next pick.

poohchan cat purse

Pooh-chan is an adorable kitten with cute, long eyelashes. You can find many items of this brand at Tokyo Otaku Mode. I think that the Pooh-chan Peek-A-Boo case would go great with a black cat bag.

Kutusita Nyanko pouch

At ARTBOX you can also find many black cats who are looking for a new home. This cute cat pouch features Kutusita Nyanko, the music loving black cat from San-X.

black cat coin purse

This very cute coin case – styled as an adorable black kitty – comes straight from Japan via J-List. It’s a purrrfect way to keep your money safe.