Candy? Check. Costumes? Check. Scary Decor? Check.
Free Party Decorations? Check!
Halloween can be a pricey holiday. By the time you buy the candy and costumes and decorate your house-- you might be feeling more "trick" and less "treat."
The good news is you can make your own party decorations at home with a few simple things-- most imortantly, your computer printer and a pair of scissors.
Have you seen cute cupcake toppers at your favorite local bakery or market? It's really easy to make your own. Just grab some sharp scissors, toothpicks and double-sided tape. To make them extra special, pick up a package of 3-D adhesive foam dots (available at craft store chains like Michaels and Hobby Lobby) to give your toppers added dimension.
Head over to Flickr to grab my free Cupcake Topper Printable. Click actions, then view all sizes. Click "original" and the save to your computer. Print two "Cupcake Topper" sheets out on thick white paper or cardstock. Carefully trim out the shapes on one sheet, and the entire squares on another. Use 3-D Dots to adhere the shapes to the center of the squares. Stick a small piece of double sided tape to affix the toothpick to the topper. Ta-da! You've got your own cute cupcake toppers. Pick up cupcakes or make your own.
DIY is about creative ways to make the most of your supplies and Halloween Party Decorations are no exception. You can also use the Cupcake Topper Printable to decorate treat cups.
Supplies: peat pots (I bet you have a few left over from the spring), acrylic paint, back and orange crepe paper, double-sided tape, Modge Podge, glitter and sharp scissors. You'll also need to print another sheet of the Cupcake Topper Printable and trim the square topper shapes.
Paint the peat pots (orange or black paint looks great). After they dry, use Modge Podge to decoupage the images to the peat pots. Dip the rims in Modge Podge and then glitter and let dry.
To make the crepe paper ruffles, stack orange and black crepe paper on top of each other. Use double-sided to secure. Cut fringe with sharp scissors, then glue to inside of peat pots with Modge Podge.
What's a Halloween Party without a banner? It's super simple to make your own. You just need a computer printer and a sharp pair of scissors.
Get the letter pennants for free and embellish (or not!) to your heart's desire. Stick letters to crepe paper, twine or string with double sided tape and hang up.