Midnight Graveyard


Halloween arrives in the Midnight Graveyard under the glow of the vampire moon. Create this spooky scene for a party table or to greet trick-or-treating goblins who dare to come to your door!

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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Cheddar - 181
  • Orange - 362
  • Creme - 21
  • Pastel Yellow - 348
  • Yellow - 277
  • Prickly Pear - 41
  • Kiwi Lime - 57
  • Light Blue - 175
  • Dark Blue - 86
  • Plum - 1093 - 2 bags
  • Purple - 553
  • Grey - 279
  • Dark Grey - 501
  • Black - 956

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Scissors
  • Clear tape

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Midnight Graveyard Project Pattern. You will need 4 large square pegboards for your project—assemble the boards in a square. Cut out the individual pattern quadrants and tape them together so that you can see the whole design at once. If you’re using clear pegboards, slide the actual-size pattern underneath them. Now place the beads for your project.

Step 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON the beads as it will make the centers of the beads close and can make the assembly you do with your project more challenging. Let the design cool.

Step 4

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step 5
Step 5

ASSEMBLY: Line up the slots on the two wing pieces with the slots on the background piece and slide together. Line up the slot on the bottom of the tree trunk with the forward slot on the wing piece with the pumpkin. Slide together.

Step 6
Step 6

Insert the bat’s hanger as shown through the slot in the bat’s belly.

Step 7
Step 7

Slide the hanger onto the moon in the background.

Step 8
Step 8

For the remaining pieces, slide the bottoms of the tombstone and pumpkins into their stands. Arrange as shown in the photo for a really cool and creepy Halloween decoration!

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