5 Halloween Craft Ideas

Five Fun Halloween Craft Ideas by We R Memory KeepersNext week starts the spooky countdown to October 31st–Halloween night! Today we’ve got Five Fun Halloween Craft Ideas that you can easily pull together to get you in the mood for Halloween!

Googly Eye Party Decor

This first idea could be used for home or party decor, and it’s really simple! Just grab your Circle Spin & Trim and cut some black and white circles! You can find the a step by step tutorial for making the treat pockets on the blog HERE.

Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes

CLICK HERE to visit the blog to learn how to make these shabby chic, overstuffed Halloween Treat Boxes. They’re perfect gifts for friends, co-workers or neighbors! And they’re easy to make with a simple score board, the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board!

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes by We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Emoji Garland

Play some tricks on your friends with the Emoji Punch Board and this adorable Halloween Emoji Garland! Aren’t those spooky faces just adorable?! Learn how to make your own on the blog HERE.

Haloween Emoji Garland

Halloween Pom Poms and Tassels

Turn pom poms and tassels into cute fuzzy Halloween creatures with the Pom Pom Makers and the Tassel Loom! Use them as embellishments for your gift wrap, or thread them together to make a garland for your Halloween decor! CLICK HERE for the how-to!

Halloween Pom Pom and Tassel Garland by We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Banner with the Circle Spin & Trim

Your house will be the best-dressed on the block with the gorgeous Halloween Banner! Visit the blog HERE to learn how to make this stunning piece with the Circle Spin & Trim, the Tassel Loom, and the Basic Score Board.

Halloween Banner by We R Memory Keepershalloween-banner-by-rebecca-luminarias_01Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for more creepy inspiration in the coming weeks. Do you like to decorate for Halloween?

Paper Pumpkin Decor

A few years ago I made some 3D paper pumpkins for a fall centerpiece.  They’ve taken a beating, though they’ve been well-loved and enjoyed over the years.  So, I decided it was time to do a re-make!  I used yellow, tan, and brown papers from the Harvest collection to create these paper pumpkins that will sit on our table as a fall centerpiece.

If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how:

1. Using the magnetic circle cutter, cut twelve 4 inch circles, twelve 5 inch circles, and twelve 6 inch circles from paper in various shade of yellow, tan, or brown.

2. Fold the circles in half, right sides together, then adhere wrong sides together to form 3D fold out spheres.

3. Trim a little bit off the bottom of the circles so they’ll sit flat.

4. Add a stem, some vines, and leaves to embellish the top of the pumpkins.  Cut a 12×1/4 inch strip of green textured cardstock, some maple leaves, and a 2×6 inch strip of brown textured cardstock for each pumpkin.

5. Curl the vine by wrapping the green strip around a pencil or pen.  Create the stem by spritzing the brown paper with water and then twisting and crumpling it into a stem shape.  Add all the embellishments with a hot glue gun.

These pumpkins are great fall table or mantel decor, and you can even involve your kids or grandkids in making them!  Designer tip: try using your favorite Mini 8 Punch to create some 6 inch pumpkins!

~Aly

Supplies used:

Harvest Paper Pack

Magnetic Circle Cutter

Leaf Punches Die

Evolution and Genius Platform


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Guest Designer Christine

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My name is Cristine Redmond and I’m from the Kansas City area.  I’ve been scrapbooking for 7 years and card making for about three years.  I keep busy staying at home with my two beautiful red head girls who are in 1st grade and pre-k.  I am so excited to be featured as We R’s guest designer!  I am pretty sure I gasped out loud when I received the Bewitched collection from We R Memory Keepers.  This is the first time I’ve worked with their paper products and I was impressed by the quality and patterns of the papers.  My favorite has to be the bubbly Potion paper.  When I came across this wooden haunted house in my local big box store, I knew I wanted to use the Bewitched collection to decorate it.  It wasn’t an easy task (LOTS of fun angles and corners), but I LOVE how it came out.  Be sure to check out my blog for more projects I created with Bewitched!

Here are the instructions on how to create the project:

– Paint house (or just the edges) with black acrylic paint.

-Cut patterned papers to size and glue down.

-Use glitter paper and an edge punch to create the shingles for the roof.

-Distress the house as needed.  Add coordinating spooky embellishments and you’re done!
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Thank you for allowing me to be a Guest Designer for We R!  I am a HUGE fan of We R tools and this is the first time I’ve worked with their paper products.

Until next time,
Cristine

Chalkboard Home Decor

I love being able to use my scrapbook stash for projects other than scrapbooking.  It makes me feel better about hoarding all the products I do. =)  Here’s a cute and useful altered project you can hang in your kid’s room, your office, or your kitchen to display little reminders and notes.

To create this altered chalkboard, first I gathered my supplies: a mini whiteboard from the Target $1.00 section, some chalkboard vinyl (found at craft and school supply stores), colored chalk, ribbon, Chalkboard patterned paper and embossed stickers.

Next I measured the whiteboard (8×8 inches) and cut a piece of chalkboard vinyl to 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches.  Then I trimmed two 9×9 inch pieces of Chalkboard patterned paper, cutting a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch square out of the center of one piece for the frame of the white board.  These pieceswere used to cover the whiteboard.  I gently pulled apart the whiteboard frame from its base and removed the ribbons and marker.

Next, I cut a 135 degree notch in each corner of the full piece of patterned paper, and scored the edges at 1/2 inch.  (Scoring them prevents tearing when you fold them over the whiteboard base.)  Then I adhered the chalkboard vinyl piece I cut to the base of the whiteboard (covering up the whiteboard) and hot glued the patterned paper to the back, folding the scored and notched edges over the edges of the chalkboard vinyl in front.

Then I scored the outside and inside edges of the piece of patterned paper for the frame at 1/2 inches.  I cut 135 degree notches in the outside corners, and cut a 1/2 inch slit at 45 degrees into the inside corners as shown.

Then I hot glued the paper over the frame of the whiteboard, added a piece of ribbon to the right side of the base (to hold a piece of chalk), and hot glued the frame to the base.  To finish off my project I added some embossed stickers and a ribbon at the top for hanging.  Then I tied a piece of yellow chalk to the end of the ribbon on the side.

Try using your favorite We R paper collection to create some fun home decor that you can display in your house.  Creative cheers!

~Aly

We R supplies used:

Chalkboard patterned paper

Chalkboard embossed stickers

Sew Ribbon grey


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