DIY Halloween trick-or-treat bags


I’m hanging out over on my blog at Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com today sharing some fun and creative DIY Halloween trick-or-treat bag ideas! 

With Halloween just around the corner I’m getting excited. And as you ladies know, I love to craft, bake and in general create with my two boys and the holidays just give me a specific reason to pull them into the kitchen or the craft room.

I also like to volunteer in their classrooms and these simple, economical and creative Halloween treat bags will be perfect for their class Halloween parties this year.

I whipped up four ideas using colorful lunch bags: a Monster, Owl, Spider Web and Cat. I hope you’ll hop over to Snackpicks.com and join me for all the easy DIY details and of course a step-by-step pictorial of how to make each bag!

Oh, and there might be a coupon or two for your favorite Kellogg’s products if you join the newsletter! {grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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spooked pumpkin Halloween party

I’m planning two parties right now. My son’s eighth birthday party and our annual block Halloween party, and they’re a week apart. {grin}

My son’s party is almost planned, just a few final details to work out, but I’m just getting started on our Halloween party. So today I’m sharing the first of some possible ideas… A Spooked Pumpkin Halloween Party full of frighteningly fun ideas!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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easy DIY paper pumpkins


For my Harvest Party Collection photo shoot, pumpkins weren’t yet in season so we crafted paper pumpkins in various shapes and sizes. They’re very simple to make and a wonderful kids craft for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. And, if you live in a warm climate like I did when I was a kid, these may be the only pumpkins you’ll get! {grin}

You’ll need:

  • Various shades of orange scrapbook paper (giving the pumpkins variation),
  • Scrapbook brads (to hold the pumpkin together),
  • Raffia (for the vine),
  • Green scrapbook paper (for the leaves),
  • Optional: skinny dowels with hot glue (to make Cinderella pumpkins, insert inside papers and pull top and bottom together as seen below)
  • Optional: white floral wire (hide inside rafia to give your vines dimension and to be able to mold them in any direction you want) 

Easy how to steps: Cut the orange scrapbook paper in various widths and combine colors for interest. Attach the paper with brads at top and bottom. Add a leaf and raffia vine. And if you want a Cinderella pumpkin, cut a small dowel to height and insert it into the center of the pumpkin pulling the papers together with hot glue.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and CELEBRATE!

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FREE witch sister Halloween printables


These girls are my spooky “witch sisters” and I’m giving them away to my fabulous readers! And they’re 3-D printables! So they’re really “pop” out at your guests for a bit of Halloween fun! {grin}

The cupcake pick has two parts: the face is a 2.5″ circle and the hat. I recommend a circle punch for the face, but scissors work great too. Simply print, cut/punch and adhere the face to a bamboo or lollipop stick, both available at your local grocery or craft store. For the hat, I attached it to the top of the head with a foam adhesive dot, also available at the craft store, giving it a raised effect and even allowing it to move a bit when you pick it up!

For the cupcake wrappers, just print, cut and tape. I also trimmed the top edge with scallop scissors, but they’re adorable with a straight scissor edge too! If you want the scallop you can pick up a pair of the scissors at your craft store for about $2.

I also designed these “Have a sweet, my pretty!” {in your best witch cackle} circles, perfect as cupcake picks, or to cover sweets in cupcake liners. You could hide sweet treats like these or give your guests a fright and cover creepy crawly gummy worms! {grin}

Or maybe temp your guests with my “Try one if you dare…” tags!

Join me on Facebook and DOWNLOAD all of my FREE Witch Sister Halloween Party Printables now!

Browse around while you’re here, I have tons of Halloween inspiration and DIY tutorials including another idea Parents magazine shared in early August: my DIY Monster Pedestal Jars along with my Trick or Treat Halloween Party collection.

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and more! Happy kickoff to the Halloween season everyone from The Celebration Shoppe!

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diy creepy Halloween frames

Hi The Celebration Shoppe readers! I’m Gillian Greding from Seasons Gredings and I’m SO excited to be posting here today! Being that my blog is all about the seasons and the holidays — I’ve been a HUGE fan of The Celebration Shoppe for years!!!

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I’d kick off the season with an easy twist on some spooky Halloween frames!

Normally frames are made to fit specific sized photographs, but I thought I’d switch it up a little and frame some great paper and embellish with a smaller picture. It’s a great, fun look!

Plus, I love that it took me under 30 minutes to do all 3 frames!

Materials: Frames, scrapbook papers (I love K&Company) and scrapbook embellishments. I purchased all of my supplies from Michael’s.

frame supplies

Easy how to steps:

Remove the glass and backing from the frames.

scary frames

Pick the paper that looks best in your frames.

scary paper

Trace the glass with a pen to get the correct size for your frame.

trace frame

Cut out all the papers. Place paper in the frames and secure backing in place.

bat frame

Now for the fun– decorating!!! Stick the Halloween bunting to the frames.

sticker bunting

Add a spooky birdcage.

spooky birdcage

Add some apothecary jars.

bat frame

Add a haunted house.

haunted house frame

Now it’s time for your photographs.

A gory zombie…

spooky picture frame

A group of vampires…

tombstone frame

The Addams family…

addams family picture

Voila! Finished!

How easy was that!?!?!

Yay! I love my spooky new frames!

halloween frame

haunted frame

halloween frame

scary halloween frames

Thank you The Celebration Shoppe for letting me hang out here today! It’s been a blast!

And as always, The Celebration Shoppe hopes you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! 

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10 spooktacular DIY Halloween wreaths

There is something about the change in seasons that always inspires me to create. As I searched for ideas, I rounded up this spooky collection of fabulous Halloween door decor. To start, the “Boo” wreath and tutorial via Craftaholics Anonymous and our The Celebration Shoppe’s Halloween version of the DIY fabric wreath are hauntingly adorable. {wink}

And, since black and white never goes out of style, here’s a few of my favorites from around the web (clockwise from top left):

While I love the clean, modern look of black and white, I have to say, I still favor the bright oranges of fall.  These last three wreaths would make any door pop!

As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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boo-tiful party decorating ideas

I’m sharing some boo-tiful party decorating ideas over on SheKnows.com this week. Hop over for some fun crafts and a wickedly creative free printable too!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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talking Halloween on parents.com


Thrilled to once again be contributing an article of ideas to Parents magazine and this time I’m talking Halloween party crafts and sharing my Tricks & Treats printable party collection on parents.com.

I had so many favorites from this shoot, with all the fun DIY costumes and crafts, but I think my favorite to make was my DIY Halloween Monster Pedestal Candy Dishes.

For all the details, visit my original posts and tutorials and to shop the collection head over to The Celebration Shoppe for printable party supplies and custom cookies from Sweet Tooth Cottage, and to Sew Jewell on Etsy for Halloween t-shirts, owl table runners and owl chair backers.

And make sure you join Parents for their 100 Days of Holidays to get creative holiday ideas right in your inbox every day.

A big thank you to Angie Arthur Photography for all the lovely photographs of that day! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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last minute Halloween ideas

These are just a few of the ideas I’ve yet to share that are perfect last minute ideas for tonight!

As always, I hope you’re inspired and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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it’s not too late!

It’s not too late to download my free Halloween collection featured in Better Homes and Gardens latest Halloween issue! Even if you’re not hosting a party this weekend, there is always next year!

Enjoy! And as always, I hope you’re inspired!

 

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