phantom pumpkin seed place cards
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.