Friday, October 24, 2014

DIY halloween party decor

Hosting a Halloween Party? Need some easy DIY party ideas? Check out the Halloween Party Garland and Halloween Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers I created for the We R Memory Keepers blog last week.

Halloween Party Garland

Here's something you can make with your paper stash using your favorite Halloween papers, a manual die cutting tool with some handy dies, and a circle punch.

Halloween Party Garland by Aly Dosdall

I started by selecting some generic patterned papers from my stash in my current favorite Halloween color scheme--black, grey, yellow, and white.  While using Halloween themed papers for Halloween crafting is fun, you can also save yourself some time and money by shopping your stash of generic patterned paper within the Halloween color scheme you've selected.

Then I die cut some standard shapes such as circles and stars. They're a great foundation for crafts of any theme. By simply using papers with a Halloween color scheme and adding one Halloween-themed shape (the spider die), I was able to create a Halloween feel to the project.

Halloween Party Garland by Aly Dosdall_close

Halloween Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers

Check out the Halloween Cupcake Wrappers and vintage-inspired Halloween Cupcake Toppers I created.

Halloween Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers by Aly Dosdall
I used a cupcake wrapper die, my Evolution manual die cutting tool, and some scrapbook patterned paper to die cut wrappers for my black chocolate cupcakes. I love the yellow and black combination for Halloween!

Halloween Cupcake Wrappers by Aly Dosdall

Then I made some vintage-inspired cupcake toppers using some more scrapbook papers, my die cutting tool, and some banner dies. To embellish my toppers I stamped an owl image on plain paper with pumpkin orange dye ink. Then I fussy-cut the owl images and added them to my toppers.

Halloween Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall

These toppers would work great for older party guests--I love that vintage owl image and the simple, understated, yet spooky feel!

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