Make Spooky Buddies Glow in the Dark Spooky Buddies Halloween Sign

Halloween is rapidly approaching! Want a quick-finish project you can display for trick or treat? I'll show you how to make Spooky Buddies even more fun!

Bonnie's Spooky Buddies are so darn cute, the problem is deciding which one to make first. 

I decided to make a quick display with the owl design. Using a cotton blend with a checkered texture, I tested a sample first with my mini iron to be sure there was no polyester mixed in. Otherwise, the base fabric could melt when fusing the GlitterFlex.

I added "Happy Halloween" wording that you can download here. (Note from Bonnie: This is a Dropbox link; however, you do not need Dropbox to download free text design offered by Debbie.)

Centered Isn't Always Best Spooky Buddies

Normally, you would want your lettering perfectly centered. The Spooky Buddies bat works great.

Spooky Buddies machine applique designs by Sew Inspired by Bonnie

When I centered the lettering for the Spooky Buddies owl, it looks a bit off because the design is not totally symmetrical. 

Spooky Buddies machine applique designs by Sew Inspired by Bonnie

By moving the top and bottom lettering to the left of center, it is much more pleasing to the eye. I also tweaked the spacing of the letters "ween."

Adding the Glow 

Now, for the fun part. I decided to use glow-in-the-dark thread for the whites of the owl's eyes. I only had white glow thread on hand, but several other colors are also available. 

NiteLite from Superior Threads (no affiliation) offers six colors, so you could use yellow for the pumpkin's eyes or the star and green for the costume or wand. I'm sure there are other brands available as well.

To finish, I attached the finished stitchout to a piece of foam board and popped it on an easel.

Unfortunately, owl eyes glowing in the dark does not photograph well but you can imagine what fun this surprise will bring!

Don't forget to get the Spooky Buddies GlitterFlex Bundle, because you won't want to stitch up just one of these!



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  • Bonnie Welsh - October 18, 2019

    Bonnie—Wow! I’m speechless. Thank you for the compliments! I’m really excited to see what everyone creates with the Santa Buddies. So glad you’ve picked up a trick or two with the blog. We want you to be successful in your sewing and have loads of fun along the way. =)

  • Bonnie Addison - October 16, 2019

    You have the greatest designs and ideas about glitter flex which make the animals just great. I can’t wait till the Santa’s are done so I can get the set. And your Blog is great as well and I have learned so much. I Thank You for the teaching you do. Bonnie

  • Bonnie Welsh - October 16, 2019

    Sandra—Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write! Make sure you sign up for our newsletter, as I put specials in there and remind folks of the GlitterFlex Bundles to go with their design purchases. Also, right now I have a special on the Gotta Have It All Bundle to get the Color Guide ($25 value) for free with purchase. It’s a very handy and worthwhile reference to have so you can match up color names to the sheets. The 10×18 sized sheets are the better value over the 10×12 but many folks like the smaller sized sheets for applique. Enjoy! =)

  • Sandra - October 16, 2019

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your precious designs. I’ve been telling my friends about them so hopefully you’ll get more business and be encouraged to continue coming with more cute ideas. Thanks, too, for the words to add to the Halloween Buddies.
    On another note, I have purchased several of your design sets-in fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve got all of them-can’t wait for you to finish the Santas. At the time I purchased them (except for the Halloween Buddies) I had no idea what glitter flex was or how to use it. Also, I did not see the link where I could purchase the bundles to go with the sets. I have regretted that very much as the quilt store in my area only sells Kimberbel and it is $10 a sheet! I plan to purchase those bundles or maybe the big set.

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