Halloween Glow Stick Party Favors

Hello, Samantha here with you today. It’s Halloween week so I have a Halloween party favor to share with you. I wanted to create something that was easy and fast to make, because if you’re making these for a party or a class treat, you’ll be making quite a few of them. I also wanted to make a non-candy treat just in case you have a kiddo in your life or at your school who has dietary restrictions. What I came up with is this Halloween glow stick party favor, and there’s even a matching printable you can download to make this project even more stress free!

Halloween Glow Stick Party Favors with free printable by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #partyfavors #freeprintable

Using the Envelope Notcher is the trick to making this project easy.

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I started by cutting 2 pieces of paper. One piece will be 1/4” smaller than the other. My black paper (the bottom) is 9” x 2” and my orange paper is 8 ¾” x 1 ¾”. You can have fun mixing and matching different black and orange papers. For these favors I used orange paper from the DIY Party 12 x 12 Paper Pad,

Cakes and Candles Balloons paper (also orange), American Crafts black card stock, and Pebbles Basics Black Dot paper.

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Next, I used the Envelope Nocher to create the slots for holding the glow sticks. You just need to punch the smaller, top piece of paper. I placed the paper in the Envelope Notcher with the word “TOP” facing so I could read it and then punched once.

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Without removing my paper, I flipped the top of the Envelope Notcher around so the word “BOTTOM” was facing so I could read it and punched again.

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Then, I attached the top (orange) piece of paper to my bottom (black piece), being careful not to put any adhesive on the area I just punched with the Envelope Notcher, and slid my glow sticks through the notched area.

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I created “A little light for Halloween night” tags to decorate the glow stick holders. You can print them to use on your own Halloween party favors. Download the FREE printable pdf file below:

 

A Little Light For Halloween Night

 

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I ran the tags through my Evolution Advanced with a Lifestyle circle die. I’m doing 40 of these in all, so I wanted to make them fuss free!

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The final step was to attach the tag to the glow stick holder with a Sticky Thumb Sticky Dot.

Halloween Glow Stick Party Favors with free printable by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #partyfavors #freeprintable

These Halloween glow stick party favors are a great project to put together assembly line style, which makes them much easier to create in large quantities. Do you like to make Halloween favors? Do you keep it simple like me, or do you love going all out?

Have a great Halloween!

 

Supplies:

Envelope Notcher
Evolution Advanced
Lifestyle Circle Nesting Dies
DIY Party 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Cakes and Candles Balloons
American Crafts Black Card Stock
Pebbles Basics Black Dot
Sticky Thumb Sticky Dots

DIY Halloween Brag Book

If you’re anything like me you’ve got tons of Halloween photos sitting on your memory card, hard drive, phone, or desk. It’s a fun time to take photos, and it’s great to get those photos into your scrapbook album. But wouldn’t it be even better to share some of those photos with your loved ones? Here’s your Halloween scrapbooking tip #4: make a Halloween brag book to share with a loved one. I printed some 4×6 photos of my kids in their Halloween costumes from last year and made this easy Halloween brag book using my Envelope Punch Board and Envelope Notcher for grandma. She’ll love it.

DIY Halloween Brag Book by Aly Dosdall

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Here’s how you can make one of these using the Envelope Punch Board and the new Envelope Notcher:

1) Start with two 12×12 inch sheets of double sided patterned paper. Trim one of them to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches and make a 4×6 envelope with the punch board following the guide on the board. Use the Envelope Notcher to notch the top and bottom flaps. This will be the cover of your brag book.

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2) Now trim the other 12×12 paper into two 12×6 inch blocks. Using the Trim and Score Board, score both of them at 4 inches and 8 inches.

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3) Accordion fold both scored pieces of paper and adhere the two end panels together, overlapping them, to create an accordion folded piece of paper that is 20×6 inches long as seen below. These will be the inside pages of your brag book.

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4) Adhere the far right panel to the inside of the envelope to attach the inside pages to the cover. To close the album, fold the pages and side flaps inside the envelope and interlock the notches on the top and bottom flaps. To open and view the album, gently pull apart the interlocking notches and unfold the inside pages.

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5) Embellish the inside and outside of your album as desired. I recommend not adding too much bulk to the inside or the envelope won’t close well and may tear.

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6) Share the album with grandma, auntie, or whoever else you think may want to brag about your kids to their friends!

I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween this evening. Creative cheers!

~Aly

Supplies:

Shine 12×12 Paper Pad
Bewitched Chipboard Alpha Stickers
Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Notcher
Trim and Score Board
Bat and Moon Punch Dies
Star Punch Dies
Spider Shape Die
Evolution Advanced
Washi Tape–Onyx, Metallic Silver, Multi Color Pack