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October 2016

Sparkly Halloween Wreath

Decorating for the season is always fun, but I find I don't usually decorate much for Halloween.  I am not sure why, as it makes things much more festive.  Plus, the products Stampin' Up! offers makes it easier than ever to create some great décor pieces, and making home décor is always something I enjoy. This wreath was no exception.  And the shimmer to it is simply gorgeous!


Sparkly Halloween Wreath made with Halloween Night Washi Tape, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Burlap Ribbon and Silver Glitter Ribbon
Halloween Night Washi Tape, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Burlap Ribbon, and Silver Glitter Ribbon



Using Halloween Night washi tape, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and some ribbon, this came together in a little over an hour.  It is simple enough to do with kids, and makes a great gift, as it is affordable to make.  You could actually make several wreaths from one set of supplies, making it ideal for gifting!  Christmas wreaths for teachers and neighbors would make fulfilling your gift list a snap.


Speaking of washi tape, have you tried Stampin' Up! washi tape?  It is an incredible value.  Packaged 5 rolls to a set for most collections, they are about $1.50 a roll.  And they adhere really well, making them ideal for multiple uses, not just paper crafting.


Now, back to the wreath.  To make your wreath, choose your favorite 4 washi tapes from the Halloween Night washi tape collection featured in the Holiday Catalog (page 51).  Some may require a little trimming, but most of our washi is the perfect width--bonus!  Using standard clip clothespins (60 total), I covered 10 each in the 4 washi tapes, 10 with Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and the last 10 in the fabulous Silver Glitter Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog (page 37).  This ribbon is beyond gorgeous, and actually comes as a combo pack, paired with a roll of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon (ready for Valentine's Day?).  What I love about this ribbon, is it is not actually glitter, so it is clean and sparkly mess!  I adhered it to the clothespins using Tear & Tape adhesive, which worked perfectly.  Clip the clothespins to a 12" metal wreath form, than hot glue them into place.  Make a gift-style bow using 5/8" Burlap ribbon.  This burlap ribbon was so easy to work with, and has just the right amount of body to make the perfect bow!  I used 3 yards for my bow, and I think it had the exact amount of fullness I was looking for.  Tie it to the wreath form.  Add a piece of ribbon for a hanger, and enjoy!  Since almost all of our washi tape collections contain 5 rolls, any of them would make a great choice for your wreath.


Here are the colors I worked with, and added some silver shimmer for good measure.

Now, head on over to my store, and grab your wreath supplies.  There is still time! And while you're there, grab some Christmas washi tape as well, and pair it with Red Glimmer Paper for a beautifully festive look! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Candy Corn Treat--Yum!

Halloween is such a fun time of year......creating a great costume, planning for a fun evening, and, of course, trick-or-treating!  I am not sure which is more fun, handing out the treats and seeing all the kiddos, or the trick-or-treating itself.  But yummy treats are fun!  You may be the giver, or the receiver of such goodness, but regardless, how can a candy corn treat not remind you of all the fun that comes with Halloween?  So, how about this uses some of my favorite stamps from the Holiday Catalog. 

Jar of Haunts (page 17) is a fun set no matter how you look at it.  Fall plus Halloween rolled into one!  As a bonus, it coordinates perfectly with the Everyday Jars Framelits from the Annual Catalog (page 192).


Candy Corn Treat
Jar of Haunts, Everyday Jars Framelits, Halloween Night designer series paper & Bakers Twine


This little goody is easy to make.  I created the treat jar by first stamping a jar, than the candy corn inside.  I colored the candy corn with Stampin' Write markers (these are great amazing!).  I added Mr. Spider for a spooky little touch.  Than, I die cut the jar using the Everyday Jars Framelits.  The card base is Pumpkin Pie cardstock, with a layer of Halloween Night designer series paper.  I folded a doily in half, attached to the card front, than adhered my jar with dimensionals.  The Halloween Night Baker's Twine coordinates perfectly to decorate the jar.  The Happy Halloween sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes, was all that I needed to wrap this up.

Jar of Haunts, Everyday Jars framelits, Stampin' Write Markers

Does this remind you of Halloween?  I hope so!  Now, gather your Jar of Haunts stamps and Everyday Jars framelits, and don't forget your favorite Halloween treat to snack on, while you create your own treat jar cards! 


Visit again in a few days to see some Halloween home décor!


Thanks for stopping by!

Price: $10.00