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SPOOKtacular DIY Halloween Projects – Pt. 2

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Ready for more creative Halloween Inspiration? Here we got with PART 2 of the 25 SPOOKtacular DIY Projects from Jennifer Carver… featuring everything from cool 3D paper pumpkins and distressed wood blocks to all-decked-out Jones Soda bottles. Happy Halloween crafting! :)



by Jennifer Carver

“Halloween will be here before you can say, ‘BOO!’   I thought it would be fun to create some cute Halloween crafts, gifts and party favors this year the newest printable Halloween package from Anders Ruff. I called upon one of my favorite crafty side-kicks, Vivian Kerr (you may remember her incredible pirate party), to help me scare up some inspiration for your little ghosts and goblins.  Part 1 and Part 2 of this post is filled with over 25 SPOOKtacular DIY ideas for brewing up your own ghoulish Halloween fun.   Anders Ruff’s printables make it so easy!  A big thank you to Andrea Pasion Photography for beautifully capturing our spooky projects.”


PROJECT #13: Witch Shoe Treat Favor

Hosting a ‘Ghouls Night Out’ and need a unique favor idea?  These witch shoe favors may be the perfect thing.  After all, ‘when the shoe fits…’  Notice the AR printable papers functioning as the shoe insole and the party circles as the toe embellishment.  Fill each shoe with a little paper shred & a cute bag of treats.


PROJECT #14:  Altered Soda Bottle/Treat Favor

Who doesn’t love Jones Soda?  We always have several Jones Soda bottles and lids on hand because they are easily filled with small candies (candy corn, chocolate, chips, M&Ms) and decorated for an easy favor.  Add some raffia and ribbon, a hang tag or circle tag, and printable labels and you’re good to go!


PROJECT #15:  Halloween  Treat Favor Bag

Create this cute little ‘tent’-style favor bag out of printable papers and embellishments.  Attach a cellophane bag of treats inside.


PROJECT #16:  Halloween Card

Use up some of the leftover printable scraps to create this simple Halloween card.  We used glue dots to add dimension to the pumpkin.


PROJECT #17: Halloween Treat Tin

IKEA sells these ‘spice’ tins that can be used for so many additional purposes.  We decorated ours with Anders Ruff Halloween circle toppers & coordinating papers and filled it with mini candy bars wrapped in coordinating Halloween wrappers.


PROJECT #18:  Halloween Paper Treat Sack

I love when I can use materials I have handy at home to create something new and fun! Sometimes a plain old paper sack is the perfect base for cute packaging.  Fill your paper bag with this yummy white chocolate popcorn snack mix, add some raffia, a tag and sticker label & you’ve got the perfect treat to share with family and friends.


Project #19:  Mummy Oreo Pops in Coffin Display

(see description under Projects 11-12)


PROJECT #20:  Altered Tin Can/Treat Favor

This is another great project using recycled materials.  Save up your clean tin cans from canned food.  Decorate with cute labels, buttons & ribbon.  Fill with paper shreds & treats!  Voilà!


PROJECT #21:  Spooky Sucker with Halloween Medallion

Dress up an ordinary sucker with a 2″ circle topper and ribbon.


PROJECT #22:  3-D  Paper Pumpkins

Looking for a project that’s easy enough even your kids can do it?  These 3-D pumpkins are made from strips of AR’s printable patterned papers, attached with brads at the top and bottom and dressed up with a handcut leaf, hang tag, raffia and twisted paperbag stem.  Create just one or make a whole bowl full for a centerpiece.  You can even insert a little bag of treats in the middle and give it as a gift.


PROJECT #23:  Distressed Wood Blocks (‘TRICKS’)

Need a quick, easy and inexpensive Halloween item to add to your home decor?  Cut some wood blocks (or buy pre-cut & painted blocks).  Sand, paint and distress them.  Modge Podge or apply adhesive to the printable words included in AR’s Halloween set.


PROJECT 24:  Bootiful Halloween Apron & Chef Hat

Our daughters absolutely loved the custom aprons and chef hats Vivian designed for them.  She searched for fabrics which matched AR’s collection and had the BOO circle graphic enlarged to print on fabric iron on transfers.  The girls had so much fun whipping up Halloween whoopie pies while wearing them.


PROJECT #25:  Bewitching Glassine Dessert Bags

‘BOO’tiful packaging doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.  Print off AR’s 2″ labels onto sticker paper.  Punch out the designs and easily adhere to glassine bags.  We love putting individual servings of desserts inside (Halloween whoopie pies seen above, but cookies, brownies, pretzels, etc… could be substituted.)


P.S. Click here to check out Projects 1 -12



Jennifer Carver & Vivian Kerr: Styling
Anders Ruff Custom Designs:  Halloween Printables
Andrea Pasion Photography:  Photography
JoAnn Fabrics:  fabric for aprons/chef hats/tote bags, paper-mâché coffin boxes, pumpkin lanterns (from Martha Stewart kit), sucker sticks, buttons, craft foam (for lining coffins)
Michael’s:  raffia, Halloween ribbon, jute/twine, cellophane bags, mini paint can
Stampin’ Up:  craft punches, cardstock, Snail adhesive, Sticky Strip, gold thread
Wal-Mart: black spray paint, glossy photo paper, Avery full-sheet sticker labels
Cash & Carry:  glassine bags
JB Prince:  push up pop containers
IKEA:  metal tins
Party City:  candy, suckers

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

8 responses to “SPOOKtacular DIY Halloween Projects – Pt. 2”

  1. Amazing job by Jen and Vivian. We love what they did with our printables – such crafty and creative ladies!

  2. lil missred t-shirt says:

    WOW! These are all such adorable decorations and projects. I love all the decor on the bookshelf, and the penants.

  3. roxanavongsomsack says:

    Thanks for all the ideas!

  4. Amanda says:

    Love all the great Ideas!!

  5. Josh says:

    Amazing! Halloween is already a huge holiday for our house and these ideas will only make it bigger and better!!

  6. Anjie says:

    Do you have directions? I can’t find the directions anywhere. I am interested in the shoe craft—but how do you do it? Can you help, please?