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The Winner of our $50 Giveaway from Pinwhirls is...

Tawnya G! Congratulations, Tawnya, you were the 16th person to like Pinwhirls on Facebook and won a $50 gift certificate from them. I can't wait to see what you do with all those beautiful pinwheels at your next party.

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Thanks to everyone who entered. We have an HP printer giveaway coming up soon so stay tuned...

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make Jeweled Pumpkins

I saw these jeweled pumpkins on Glory's blog Glorious Treats and thought they looked so elegant and expensive.

It turns out Glory created these used Martha Stewart Glitter (in onyx) and Martha Stewart Arts & Craft Glue, and that was it!

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Think of all the permutations you could make with different designs and different colored glitter...

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make a Halloween Chandelier

How about making a Halloween chandelier to decorate your house this year? This DIY was created by Mandy from Little Birdie Secrets. I love the drama this would add!

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Check out the step by step tutorial here. Happy haunting in style!

FREE Halloween Party Printables from Love Party Printables

My friend Ana from Love Party Printables, has designed another adorable set of FREE Halloween party printables for us! I'm calling this our "Boo" collection and how sweet are these little trick-or-treaters?!

The collection includes: invitations, party circles, drink flags, tented cards, a "Happy Halloween" banner, party labels, napkin rings, water bottle labels, party labels, and favor tags. There is everything you'll need to throw a fab-boo-lous (I couldn't help myself) party.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING

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Here's what some of the files look like...

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Invitations

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Party circles

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Thank you, Ana, for this insanely cute collection!!

To learn more about Ana, please visit her at Love Party Printables.

Need more inspiration? Check out all of our free Halloween printables and Halloween parties on our site.

Do You Need Handmade Halloween Party Supplies? Check out Our New Product Guide!

We've put together a Halloween Product Guide of all the handmade Halloween party supplies created by our vendors. Just click on the photo of the item you like and you can purchase it right there. Simple, right? That's the point. :)

halloween-party-vendor-collage Thank you to all our vendors for all your creativity this Halloween. I'm so glad I get to show off your work!

If you are a party vendor and have not yet added yourself to our free party vendor directory, just click on the light blue link in the right hand column of our vendor page that says, "Add your listing to our vendor directory."

We will be rolling out new vendor features soon to make it even easier for people to find you, so stay tuned!

GIVEAWAY: Win a $50 Gift Certificate from Pinwhirls

I'm excited to be able to offer this $50 gift certificate giveaway from Pinwhirls because they make such beautiful stuff.

Pinwhirls sells all types and sizes of gorgeous pinwheels, plus DIY pinwheel supplies, personalized party hats, banners, pennants, tags, labels, cupcake wrappers, invites, and more. And with over 1,000 exclusive papers available, they can turn any idea into something beautiful!

Check out these gorgeous photos of some of the items in their store...

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Incredible, right? How good would the pinwheels and party supplies look at your next party!

To enter the giveaway, just “like” Pinwhirls on Facebook, then leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it. No sweat!

We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, October 20th at 10:00PM (PST).  Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry.  We will use random.org to generate our winner and will notify you by email.

This is a sponsored giveaway.

 

 

DIY Tutorial: How to Make Cute Halloween Mummies

Tell me these aren't the cutest Halloween mummies!

These were created by Kim at Craftaphile and I just love them. I'm planning to make some with my daughter to decorate our house. All you need are some Styrofoam balls, muslin, eyelets/brads, tea, floral wire, and glue. That's it.

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Check out the full tutorial here.

These photos make me smile!

PARTY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This week's photo comes from Kori C's White Pumpkin Party.

When I read this sign Kori had on her beautiful dessert table, I thought what a great reminder to stay in gratitude. Thank you, Kori, for the sentiment, just perfect for this time of year.

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Check out the rest of Kori's fabulous party, filled with lots of original ideas for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.

P.S. Kori, just let me know her sign is available as a free download. How great! Thanks, Kori.

FREE Halloween Party Printables from B.Nute Productions

We're giving away a whole new collection of FREE "Little Witches" Halloween party printables designed by my friend, Betsy from B.Nute Productions. This collection has the cutest little witches and a retro feel that I just love.

And in addition to the invitation, party circles, "Bewitched" banner, goodie bag labels, and party labels Betsy designed, she also created this adorable "cootie catcher" fortune teller that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING:

Here are some photos of the collection in action...

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The fabulously fun cootie catcher...

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And if you don't know how to fold an cootie catcher, here's a video to help.

Thank you, Betsy for designing this adorable vintage collection. To learn more about Betsy and see all her festive designs, check out her company, B.Nute Productions.

Need more inspiration? Check out all of our free Halloween printables and Halloween parties on our site.

 

 

 

 

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make Party Decorations with Festooning

Have you heard of festooning? It's one of my new favorite party craft decorations. I first learned about it when I saw this photo on Jen Smith's Jilly Bean Kids Facebook page.

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In case you don't know, festooning is crepe paper fringed garlands that comes in 25' rolls in all these colors.

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So you can see why it's so great for decorating and crafting!

Now back to the craft... Jen had decorated a Styrofoam ball with festooning, and I needed to know how she did it, so she kindly put together this tutorial for us. Thank you, Jen!

Supplies:

  • Festooning 1 roll
  • Styrofoam ball or ring or anything else that can easily be wrapped (and be creative here, I didn’t have a Styrofoam ball the size I wanted so I used a round twig ornament I use for decor in my home)
  • Glue gun or Glue Dots (could even use straight pins)
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If you have worked with festooning before then you know it has a front and back. This is great for crafting.  The photo shows both the front and the back side.  The back side or working side of festooning, has a flat spine like look to it.  This is so helpful when attaching it to objects.  The fringe pieces from the front get in the way sometimes but just fluff, squeeze, or shape the festooning after you are done.

Now that we have our working side, find the beginning of your festooning garland roll. Apply your Glue Dots (2-4) to the back flat spine of the festooning roll.  Firmly apply the Glue Dots to the bottom of the Styrofoam ring. Now start winding the festooning around the Styrofoam ring.  This task is much easier if you do not unravel the roll of festooning. Keep it in the roll and just unwind as you go.

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Continue winding around shaping, aligning, fluffing and checking to make sure you have good coverage as you go.  Looking back, I would have used less festooning if my styrofoam ring was white instead of green, but again I love using items I have on hand and really loved the end results.

When your reach your starting point, double check your work.  Make sure you have the coverage you want before you cut your garland.  If you are happy with your results, cut your garland and apply (2-4) Glue Dots to the back flat spine of your festooning and firmly apply to the bottom of the Styrofoam ring.

Ta-da! We have created a beautiful centerpiece in minutes and under $5.00.  I have used this festooning centerpiece as a cake pop stand and have even glued photos of the birthday girl/boy on sucker sticks placed them in the Styrofoam ring for an easy and economical personalized photo center piece.

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Remember the round twig ornament from the first photo?  I covered it with festooning using the same method.  I was thrilled how it turned out.

You can even cover an inexpensive paper lantern.

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Festooning is my favorite decorating material, and so underused.  It is inexpensive, re-useable, easy to store and work with and comes in nearly any color you can think of.

Thank you for taking a moment to read my tutorial, I hope you have learned a little about festooning, and plan on making it a part of your next event. Trust me, you'll be hooked.

Also, to Jillian from Catch my Party, thank you for the opportunity and inspiration behind this tutorial....You have helped put festooning on the map!

Thank you, Jen!! If you'd like to try your hand at festooning some crafts, Jen sells it in her store Jilly Bean Kids for $3.45 a roll. Not bad...

And if you make something with it, please send photos, I'd love to show it off!!

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