September 29, 2011 § 2 Comments
I cannot wait to work on fall and Halloween crafts for October, but before I do, here’s a recap of the fall and Halloween ideas I designed last year. If you didn’t get a chance to make any of these creations last year, I hope you try them out this season!
My most favorite post was the one with the Halloween balloon body parts. Doodle on balloons to create creepy eyes, bloody brains, and witch’s fingers:
Make cute little phantom place cards by drawing faces on pumpkin seeds:
Cut out and fold an itsy bitsy spider treat box with the very first printable I designed and shared on this blog (and it was my very first tutorial ever):
Grab a tupperware bowl, four corks, scraps of paper, a pen, and some raffia and create this witch’s candy-filled cauldron with broomstick:
You know I love me my packaging, so here’s another printable! Fill this harvest corn treat box with…you guessed it…candy corn! (I think this is still my favorite treat box out of all treat boxes I’ve designed for this blog to date):
Your little ones can make art of autumn grains with this wheat and corn décor made of exactly that: wheat (pasta) and corn:
And the most popular fall tutorial I made last year was the carved butternut squash centerpieces:
Oh, and I almost forgot: I did a whole week of pumpkin experimental recipes last year:
My favorite from pumpkin week was the pumpkin panna cotta:
And, I almost forgot, I designed and baked a ginormous woven cornucopia cracker for Thanksgiving:
Enjoy! More fall and Halloween ideas from me coming up in October! And I have a birthday GIVEAWAY coming to you this weekend! paper, plate, and plane is very soon turning 1. And I am very soon turning 1 year older. I am excited to host a special giveaway to celebrate the occasion(s). Stay tuned!!! :D
October 24, 2010 § 5 Comments
Pumpkin week begins with my last Halloween craft for your upcoming party. I’ve found an amusing way to turn those pumpkin seeds into ghost-faced creations. These pleasant phantom pumpkin seed place cards are sure to charm your guests.
a. Pumpkin seeds and a permanent marker for drawing the eyes and mouth.
b. 2-1/2″ place cards printed from your printer. Using MS Word, I made black boxes with white names placed closer to the right edge, to allow for the ghost to be placed on the left. I used my favorite Halloween font: Chiller.
c. Foam miniature pumpkins. Many craft pumpkins are available at crafts stores and dollar stores. I got a pack of 10 from my favorite dollar store, Dollarama. Using an X-Acto knife, cut a slit at the top to hold the card. Of course, there’s no need for pumpkins. You can make the usual tent cards instead.
d. Circle punches in 2″, 1-1/2″ and 1″. If you don’t own these, your pair of scissors can still do wonders.
You are welcome to design and hand cut your own version of the ghosts’ bodies if you only need a handful of cards. I used circle punches for efficiency in creating large amounts. This way takes mere seconds to make each ghost:
1. Using the edges/scraps from your sheet of place cards (always make the most use of your paper), punch a 2″ circle.
2. Punch a 1-1/2″ circle up to the middle of your 2″ circle to form a crescent
3. Punch a 1″ circle out of one of the tips of your crescent in order to shape the arms.