I'm Jenny, from Craft That Party and I've teamed up with BuyCostumes.com and Duck Tape to show you how this craftista gets ready for Halloween! I often bring wine as a hostess gift when we are invited to parties. Here is a quick & easy way to spooktify a bottle of wine using Duck Tape!
Bottle of wine
Halloween Duck Tape
Cut three pieces of Duck Tape to fit the bottle. Wrap each piece of tape around the wine bottle, smooth out any bumps with your finger. Cut a smaller piece of Duck Tape for the cap. Cover cap and sides with tape. Add decorative bow on top if desired.
p.s. This Halloween tape also glows in the dark, this will totally impress your kids & the guests at the party!
I'm excited to partner with JAM Paper for this post. They provided the beautiful Kraft twine and chevron burlap ribbon so I could show you how to make a fall wreath in 10 minutes or less. No sewing or gluing necessary!
In case you missed my guest post on ediTORIal, here is the tutorial for my Fall Letters
I live on the East Coast, so our falls are filled with apple picking, pumpkin carving, and gorgeous fall foliage. It's still a little too early for our trees to be changing colors, so instead of leaves my boys gathered acorns from our big oak trees for this project. The beauty of this craft is that you can fill the letters with anything that is significant to you in the fall (colorful leaves, candy corn, pine cones, gourds, etc...).
12" paper mache letters (My letters are from a unique vintage and industrial home decor Etsy shop called Third Shift. You must check it out, it's full of wonderful items!)
4 blocks of Floral Foam
2 bottles of Tacky Glue
Acorns - It is recommended to dry out acorns before using them in crafts. Rinse acorns in water, lay on towel and let dry 1 hour. Throw out any acorns that are molding, decaying, or with holes. Bake acorns on a lined cookie sheet at 175 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. Turn acorns every half hour. Remove from oven and let acorns cool for an hour on wire racks. For extra protection you can spray a clear coat of acrylic sealer on acorns if desired.
The process will look like the picture below. First we will cut open the letters, fill with floral foam, and then glue the acorns.
1. Use scissors to cut along the edges of the paper mache letter. This is the most difficult part. Cut slowly and carefully. It's okay if you have some jagged edges, you can smooth them down later.
2. Remove the cardboard front of the letter as well as the cardboard inside. Your letter should now be hollow.
3. Cut your floral foam into 1" sections. Measure and carve the foam as needed to fit into your letter form. Glue foam inserts to the bottom of the letter. They don't have to be perfectly symmetrical or even, as you will be covering them in the next step.
4. Using a generous amount of glue, attach acorns to the foam. Look for any gaps and fill in with extra acorns.
5. After glue dries 1-2 hours, check for any loose acorns. Re-glue any pieces that are not secure.
6. Display anywhere that you need some fall inspiration!
We would love to know, what would you put inside your "FALL" letters?
Thank goodness it's Friday, right? I'm excited to share with you that Lovable Labels is hosting their annual 3-Day Spooktacular Weekend sale right now! Hurry over for huge savings this weekend on all labels as well as special limited edition Halloween products.
Save $10 on any purchase of $25 or more with promo code: SPOOKY2014
Sale run from Friday, September 19th - Sunday, September 21st @ 11:59 PM PST
Things are turning very green around here in honor of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie. My friends at Birthday Express asked me to create a fun TMNT party for their site. Of course I immediately said yes. I grew up with TMNT and love seeing my boys getting excited about "turtle power".
The sweets on the table were cookies, green rock candy, and CandyBobs from Sweets From Heaven. Not only were the CandyBobs adorable, but totally delicious. The kind of delicious that makes you want to hide the leftovers from the kids and eat them yourself.
I added TMNT paper masks to these trendy green chevron paper lanterns and hung them above my cardboard skyline cutout.
The Turtles love pizza so the kiddos each got their own set of pizza erasers to take home as well as Turtle water bottles, pull back skate boards, and barrels of slime.
Quick little styling tip... height is super important on any dessert table. I create risers out of anything in my kitchen that matches my party colors. For this party, I flipped over my Rachel Ray Square Singles and placed a basic white tray on top of the ramekins and another white tray in front. Voila, instant 2-tiered cookie trays!