Posts tagged Halloween
Posts tagged Halloween
These tags are super easy to print and can be attached to almost anything like treat bags, gift boxes or you can print out the tags and use them as little gift cards. So many possibilities.
There is also a fun sign that you print on card stock and slide into a 8 x 10 frame for a Halloween party, or just for fun:
The labels can be used by printing out (6 per sheet) onto 8.5″ x 11″ adhesive paper and cut and attach to a favor bag or a white/brown lunch bag:
If you want to make tags, all you have to do is print them out on white card stock and then punch a hole at the top and tie onto treat/favor bags:
* A special Thank You to Cyndi from the Creativity Exchange for these fun printables.
Here are some fun DIY projects for your wedding or Halloween party. One thing I know for sure, if you’re looking for a combination of Halloween and sophisticated style, get ready for a LOT of pumpkins ;)
1. Lace Pumpkin: For a fancier pumpkin, wrap yours in lace! Simply lay fabric over the pumpkin, cut a hole for the stem, and secure at the bottom with glue or tape (if you’re looking for something more temporary). Love the idea of making mini lace pumpkins too!
2. Festive Name Cards: A great way of combining a little class with a more playful tone is to make whimsical name cards. So cute!
3. DIY Glitter Pumpkin Candle: Love this glittery look! If orange is a little too loud for your soiree, glitter it up with gold and white.
4. Pumpkin Table Setting: You can achieve a more general fall vibe with a few Halloween touches by combining pumpkins with gorgeous red and orange leaves, twigs from outside, and other warm hues.
5. Dessert Table: An easy way to add a Halloween vibe to a fancier party is at the dessert table. No one can reason a festive collection of treats.
6. Treat Bowls: For just a touch of Halloween class, decorate candy bowls using black tape or craft paper and turn them into clear jack-o-lanterns.
7. Baker’s Twine Pumpkins: More pumpkins! This time, wrap them up in twine for a soft, country vibe. For this project, cardboard pumpkins were used but you could definitely do this with regular ones.
8. Silver Pumpkins: These couldn’t be simpler! Simply spray paint your pumpkins to create a silvery grayscale scene.
10. Mason Jar Cocktails: You can always count on mason jars to bring your party drinks to a new cuteness level. Love this bright orange drinks with black and white paper straws.
11. Pumpkin Party Cooler or Punch Bowl: We’ve already turned a pumpkin into a fondue pot. What goes better with fondue than a pumpkin cooler filled with beers? Could also use as a punch bowl for some mulled cider!
12. Ghostly Ceiling Decor: If you’re partying in the outdoors, create some mood lighting by filling a water balloon with water, a glowstick, and then putting it in a stocking. Soooo spooky!
13. Skeletal Ice Cubes: For your cocktails, be sure to mix up some spooky ice cubes. These ones have little plastic skulls and bones in them!
14. DIY Burlap Decor: For a rustic sort of bohemian vibe, try one or all of our burlap decor projects. All you need is black paint, burlap, and a few spiders.
15. Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin: If you’ve got a bunch of canning rings (mason jar lid rims) laying around the craft room or kitchen, put them to good use with this fun DIY pumpkin.
These cookies are so cute! They make quick and easy last minute Halloween treats
Attach 1 chocolate candy to chocolate bottom of each cookie, using decorating icing.
Pipe decorating icing around base of milk chocolate candy.
* Original Recipe can be found at Betty Crocker
I like using vinyl as a reverse stencil because it’s super easy and almost no-fail. You can cut your own vinyl or buy precut vinyl stencils at any craft store.
Monograms are an easy thing to hand-cut from vinyl! Simply print your monogram on standard paper, cut and trace onto vinyl.
Of course, I used my silhouette to cut the “M” because…well, if you’ve got it, use it. Right? But, I promise you it’s not essential to this project!
I did not, however, use the silhouette to cut out my polka-dots. I always keep scraps of leftover vinyl when I’m done with my projects. I used those itty-bitty (unusable with my machine) scraps to trace and cut my circles. I then hand-placed them (no need for transfer paper with these guys) around the M. I’ll be honest, since my pumpkin’s backside faces a wall, I concentrated my efforts on the front of the pumpkin.
Stick your monogram letter on the best looking side of the pumpkin.
Place your dots here and there.
When I got my vinyl stencil (reverse stencil, that is) in place, I took the pumpkin outside to spray paint. I really wanted a light dusting of white so the orange would come through a bit. However, I got a little spray happy, and it ended up with a fairly saturated white coat.
When it comes to Halloween, I definitely prefer haunted—spooky music, cobwebs and ghouls—to gore. And these super easy DIY decorations are just the right amount of haunting. Set at the center of a dimly lit dining room or perched on a porch for Halloween night, these lit-up skeleton hands give any vignette a spooky vibe. And guess what? All you need is a few latex gloves and a permanent marker to complete the whole look.
It really is that simple: Pull up some guide photos of skeleton hands on Google Images, then use a standard Sharpie marker to draw some bone shapes onto one side of a latex glove. Start with long bone shapes for the palm of the hand, then shorter ones for the middle and tips of each finger. Complete the sketch with a bunch of smaller triangle-y and rectangle-y shaped bones at the base of the hand. I’ll warn you now: Drawing on latex is kind of tricky. Don’t worry if your lines aren’t perfect—you can always fix the minor imperfections in the next step.
Once you’ve got a skeleton hand you’re happy with, it’s time to color in between the lines. I switched to a thicker, chisel-tipped Sharpie marker for this (it gets the job done better and quicker!). Begin to color between each of the bones on the palm and wrist area, then color in a thick border around the outside of the palm and the fingers (about a half-inch).
Once your skeleton hands are all inked in, it’s time to make them stand up and light up.
Drop a flameless LED tea light—turn it on first—into a wide votive holder or a 4-ounce mason jar (with the ring but without the lid). Stretch the opening of your skeleton glove around the votive or jar so it fits snugly and hides the glass.
Note: As someone pointed out after the project was finished, you can also stretch the glove around the jar upside-down. This way, you won’t have to pull the glove off each time you want to turn the LED candle on or off. Why didn’t I think of that? Brilliant!
At this point, it will look a little limp, but all you have to do to “raise your hand” (ha!) is blow. Seriously, just stretch the glove out a little bit and blow some air into the glove to inflate it. The latex glove should fit snug enough around the jar to keep the air in.
That’s it! Time to put ‘em somewhere dark and moody and get the spooky vibe going! I love it when holiday crafts are this easy and inexpensive, don’t you?
Guest Blog by Arielle
A lifelong crafter, I have always loved Halloween. Last weekend my sisters and I decided to host a pumpkin-carving party for my nieces and nephews. We served hot cider and scary Halloween cookies
1. Using a knife, cut a hole at the bottom of the pumpkin big enough to allow you to scoop out the seeds and pulp. Smooth down the inner walls of the pumpkin.
2. Choose the pattern you would like to carve out, print it (see above) and tape it on the pumpkin. Since pumpkins vary in size and shape, you may have to enlarge or reduce the size of your pattern to fit the pumpkin.
3. Using a nail, trace the pattern on the pumpkin by punching holes along the lines so your pattern is printed directly onto the pumpkin once you remove the paper.
4. With the linoleum cutter, draw your pattern by linking all the dots made with the nail. Do not carve completely through the pumpkin meat.
5. Following the outline just cut, remove the outer layer of the pumpkin while remaining inside the pattern’s lines. Do not carve completely through the pumpkin; leave a portion of the meat to give a frosted glow to your pumpkin once it is lit.
6. Drill holes wherever you want the light to shine through.
7. Place a tea light inside. If you did not carve through the skin of the pumpkin at any point, it is necessary to cut a hole at the back of the pumpkin for safety and ventilation.