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Stickers & Sweeties – Final Halloween Projects

Hi Everyone These are the last of my Halloween projects – and really they couldn’t be simpler.  Using a few stickers, some recycled glass jars and a cheap plastic craft bucket – you can make some easy and decorative candy containers for Halloween. Be sure to check out all my previous Halloween projects using the fabulous Apothecary Emporium Collection from Echo park shown below. Spooky Tree! Halloween Treats Tutorial Treat Bag Toppers Scary Halloween Bark Drinks Party Ideas Tri Fold Card with Template Leave a comment with any questions 🙂  Lowri

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Halloween “Spooky Tree” – Echo Park

Hi Everyone  A few more Halloween ideas using the fabulous Apothecary Emporium Collection from Echo Park today. I bought this Kaisercraft Modern Tree and set it aside for Christmas but I could not pass up the opportunity to make it into a “spooky tree” as my kids have called it! I painted the whole piece with 2 coats of black acrylic paint and then laid the Black Magic (reverse) pattered paper over the tree in sections and glued it on. Using a very sharp knife I then cut around the branches and sanded the edges of the paper with a fine grit sandpaper. Would you believe I covered the whole tree in one piece of paper! Now comes the fun part – decorating! This little banner was made using a pennant die – but you could easily just cut triangles of paper. The easiest way to do this is to make a little template from cardboard (two pieces of cereal box glued together is about the right weight) and then just cut around the template on your paper with a knife. This way is a lot quicker than tracing and cutting individual shapes, and works very well for simple shapes […]

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Halloween Party Ideas

Hi Everyone – I am sharing a couple of super simple ideas for Halloween drinks party decoration. These ideas are adaptable to ANY holiday – and all your need is some patterned paper! Custom Platters Remember the coasters I made using the Echo Park “For the Record” Collection? I found heaps of different color and sized tiles in the hardware store – I think the most expensive was $1.79. These make great platters – you could probably make half a dozen for less than $10! Not sure if they would be food safe – but they are great as display tiles and for wrapped items! Glass Toppers Hand cut, punch or die-cut a shape and then, using a small circular object as a template – cut a semi-circle shape with a knife. Decorate and stick atop your festive glass!  Straw Toppers Hand cut, punch or die-cut some symmetrical shapes (they must be symmetrical). Fold in half and glue back to back in a circle as shown. I have used six per topper but you might need to experiment to see how many works best with your shape. I have a few more Halloween projects to share over the next week […]

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Batty Treat Bags w/ Echo Park

Hi Everyone A couple more ideas to share today from my first post as Echo Park’s Fresh Face Designer. Halloween Bark Treat Bags These bags were so easy to put together. First though – I made the Halloween Bark (see how I did it on my blog here!)  After packaging it into some cello bags I added these bag toppers.  Using some fabulous Spellbinders dies I cut a large bat from a folded sheet of patterned paper (making sure to leave some room inside the die for a hinged top) and then mounted a smaller bat on top. A pair of mini googly eyes makes these great treats for kids too! Halloween Candy Jars Another super simple idea using the digital collection – but again – one that is very easily adapted using the paper and stickers. I find party décor is often about instant visual impact and little bits and pieces like these really help to pull a theme together. Using the digital elements I created these little jar labels and tags. I have printed them onto photo paper as I find the definition for smaller items is much better than printing onto cardstock. Nobody celebrates Halloween here in […]

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Halloween Treats with Echo Park

Hi Everyone Another Halloween project to share today using the Echo Park Apothecary Collection. This time I have used the Digital Collection available here from jessicasprague.com. Sour Cream Containers I LOVE these! They might actually be my most favorite project I have created this year so far! Using the Apothecary Digital Collection I created a template for these – BUT I have made heaps of these with just regular patterned paper.  I have a tutorial showing exactly how to put them together below and you won’t believe how simple they are!  You can make 12 from a single piece of 12×12 paper making these a really economical project for any season. More projects to come in the next couple of days – more edible treats too! Post a comment with any questions Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this project to these websites here.

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Halloween Tri-Fold Card (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone A few Echo Park projects to share this week following my first post this week as their Fresh Face Designer.  Echo Park releases both paper and digital collections and I have used a combination of the two in a couple of the projects I have created using their Apothecary Collection. Here is the first…  Halloween Countdown Card This square tri-fold card is ideal for showing off these fabulous papers. In order to create this card you first need to cut your base cardstock to size and make the scores/folds as shown below. NOTE: Whenever I attempt a project like this for the first time – I always make it with scrap card, paper or an old cereal box so I can understand, play with the dimensions and mark it without cutting into my lovely papers.  You then simple decorate the panels how you like. For the front cover I have covered this little chipboard owl from Scrapware with patterned papers from the collection and also added a small painted branch (which is a Kaisercraft flourish) and simple organza ribbon tie. The middle panel for the card was created using some digital files from the Apothecary Collection and embellished […]

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