halloween

3D HALLOWEEN TABLE RUNNER

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

I love paper and pop-up books so why not create a pop-up 3D Halloween table runner for your party. Make it spooky and place on a dark table cloth surrounded by creepy crawly desserts or make it a black and white theme with these adorable Ghost Meringue Cookies from my friend Baked by Joanna. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

We all know hosting a party can be fun but finding those decorations and clean-up after the party can be exhausting to some. So, to keep it simple, I’ve created the table decor for you and then just toss it out when the parties over, no storing decorations.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

3D HALLOWEEN TABLE RUNNER

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MATERIALS
12” x 12” black scrapbook paper
3D Halloween Table Runner templates
Bone folder
Xacto

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Download the 3D Halloween Table Runner templates.
2. Print either or both of the templates that you’d like to use.
3. Place the template on top of the black scrapbook paper. I repositioned my template a few times on the paper so the tree and haunted house were farther apart to add more depth.
4. Firmly press your Xacto to carefully trace/cut the solid lines; you’ll be folding the dotted lines at the end. If your hand gets cramped when cutting, take a break and shake it out.
5. Once all solid lines are cut, remove the template and carefully fold the design upward to a standing position.
6. Cut as many templates as needed for the size of your table.
7. Cover your table with black fabric and arrange finished pieces down the center to create a spooky, festive table runner for your halloween party. Your guest will surely enjoy the details.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA MEYER OF BAKED BY JOANNA

SPIDER ONESIE

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Halloween is almost here but I was excited to share this simple spider onesie with you for a last minute costume ideas. Don’t worry, this little gal isn’t getting any candy but it seemed only right that she wore something festive while strolling the neighborhood with the family. It takes only minutes to make, even if you don’t consider yourself the crafty type!

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Honestly, I wasn’t planning on dressing her up but realized I have several unused white onesies sitting around that I should put to use before she’s outgrown them. After a little coffee and my morning meetings at work, I sat down and sketched out a few ideas. I fell in love with this sweet, spooky spider and decided to pull it all together with a pair of black and white leg warmers she already has but really, any color tights we be adorable!

SPIDER ONESIE

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MATERIALS
white onesie
Spider Onesie template
black puff paint

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Wash and dry your onesie to preshrink the fabric.
2. Download the Spider Onesie template.
3. Print the template.
4. Unsnap the onesie and insert the template.
5. Position it so the web is all the way up at the neckline.
6. Starting at the neckline, trace the web working your way down to the spider
(be careful to keep your hands and arms away from the wet paint, you wouldn’t want to smudge your hard work).
7. Once the entire image is drawn, let it dry (refer to instructions on puff paint).
8. Pair the onesie with colored tights and you’re ready to go!

*Follow puff paint instructions on how to launder.

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Have a safe and fun halloween!

SPIDERMAN MASK

 

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I was so excited when my little man asked to be Spiderman for halloween. Pretty sure any superhero would have made me happy since we love anything related to comic books and Star Wars at our house. So the costume hunt began. After searching online for a while and not really finding what I wanted, I stumbled onto a Spiderman pajama 2-pack at Kohl’s, score! Not only will it make a perfect costume but I know the pajamas will last all winter and then some. All I needed to do was make a mask for this superhero.

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I wanted the mask to be simple to make but most importantly, comfortable to wear while trick-or-treating! Here’s how to make a mask for your little superhero.

SPIDERMAN MASK

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MATERIALS
red, white & black felt
Spiderman Mask template
scissors
push pins
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
1/4″ wide black elastic (measure childs head to determine length)
black puff paint
sewing machine or needle & thread

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Download the Spiderman Mask template.
2. Print the template. (mask is sized for a toddler face, you may need to measure & scale template before printing)
3. Cut out shapes.
4. Pin face template to red felt, cut out face, nose & holes for eyes.
5. Pin eye template labeled “black eyes” to black felt, cut out and repeat so you have 2 black eyes.
6. Pin eye template labeled “white eyes” to white felt, cut out and repeat so you have 2 white eyes.
7. Once all pieces are cut, align white eye shapes on top of the red mask and hot glue in place.
8. Repeat step 7 for the black eye shapes.
9. Measure your child’s head from one eye, around the back of their head to their other eye to determine the length needed for the elastic band. Cut an additional 2″ so you have wiggle room when sewing.
10. Pin elastic in place, roughly to the side of where the eyes are positioned and sew to secure.
11. Use your black puff paint to draw on the spider webs, let dry.

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Happy Halloween and safe Trick-or-Treating!