A terrific side benefit of scrapbooking is all the craft supplies that you have on hand for making holidays more festive. It's so fun to just open a drawer and pull out what you need to make fun things.
Lisa used some oogly eyes, masking tape, and toilet paper rolls to create the cutest mummies in the house. Because of the layered masking tape, they are really quite sturdy.
And if your children help you make them, they will love them for years to come. Don't you long for the homemade decorations from your own childhood homes?
With some help from her kindergartner, Marnie soaked some cheesecloth in watered down white glue to create these fun ghosts.
Once you have the wey cheesecloth, drape it over a small balloon (like your summer leftover water balloons) and let it dry. Maybe some oogly eyes would work on these, too!
Celeste used her digi skills and her amazing paper crafting abilities to put together some treat toppers.
If you create a foldover treat topper, you don't have to find fancy bags, but can instead go with regular ziploc baggies for the treats. Much cheaper.
Celeste she also made these adorable pencil toppers! What a great gift for classmates!
Can't you also imagine them atop a cupcake? With some lovely buttercream frosting? Or perhaps an orange velvet cupcake with cream cream frosting?
If you have some diamond glaze and basic jewelry pieces on hand, you can make some custom Halloween earrings. For the first pair, Marnie printed a text box with the words boo and eek
and for the second pair, she printed a clipart ghost. Once printed, she just trimmed the art to size with her paper trimmer (like the ones above) or punched it out with a circle punch (like the ones below). First adhere the art with regular adhesive and then add diamond glaze on top! Really that's all that's needed. (Be sure to wait for the glaze to cure. Patience is a virtue. And uncured glaze is fingerprintable.)
We hope that these give you some ideas for making your Halloween more fun! We hope you will share your holiday crafts with us, too!
Tomorrow we get back to our roots... We can't wait to see you back again!