Happy October! It’s time for all things Halloween. What’s your favorite Halloween decoration? Do you like cute or spooky? Do you make or buy?
This year I wanted to give mini piñatas a try. They are easy to make (although they do take some time) and crepe paper is a very forgiving medium. Fill them with candy, stickers, crayons, spider rings, etc. Or, leave them empty and create a garland. Here’s how I made them.
Tiny pastel-colored boxes filled with favorite candies – what could be more perfect for Easter?
For the top of your box, follow these instructions using a 6 x 6 inch square of your favorite patterned paper then decorate with ribbon, stickers, or other embellishments. For the bottom, use a 5.5 x 5.5 inch piece of paper.
Fill each box with sweet treats or tiny toys.
I hope you give this DIY a try. You could also try adding a handle to make a mini Easter basket.
When I was a kid, every Easter it was the same story: my dad would “forget” to put on a tie for church. My mom and brother and I would wait in the car while my dad ran back into the house to finish dressing. After the service, we returned home to pastel-colored baskets overflowing with sweet treats left behind by the Easter Bunny (aka dad).
As an adult, I know I don’t need a giant basket filled with candy. But, a small paper Easter basket filled with a few favorite candies couldn’t hurt. These little baskets are easy to make and are perfect for brunch favors.
The directions for folding an origami box seem complicated at first but once you get into a groove, you can really crank them out. I used some double-sided tape to glue down the final flaps of paper.
I wanted to add a handle to the box so I punched two holes on opposite sides of the box and added eyelets. Using needle nosed pliers I bent some silver wire into different shapes to form the basket handles.
Once your box is complete, add some shredded green paper, a few pieces of candy, maybe even a gift tag. These little baskets would be a perfect decoration for your Easter brunch table.
I’ve always wanted to host an Oscar-viewing party and this year I’m making it happen. After poking around Pinterest, I have the menu, decorations, and activities all planned. The best part of an Oscar party? The swag bag, of course! I finished them up this weekend and they are ready for my guests. I stamped gold stars on muslin bags and filled them with a few goodies. I punched stars from gold card stock and stamped them each with a guest’s initial to use as gift tags. (This one’s yours, Jackie!) Contents will remain a secret until after the Oscars!
Hello friends! It’s been a while and I’m glad to be back. My life took an unexpected turn last December requiring me to slow down and focus on myself for a bit. That down time gave me an opportunity to re-evaluate a few things including how I want to focus my energy.
I really enjoy sharing paper crafting projects, both mine and those of other crafters, designers, and artists. It makes me feel creative. It energizes me. It inspires me and I want to keep doing it. But, I do have a few changes in mind that I’ll be working on over the next year.
Meanwhile, today is the perfect day to ease back into blogging because it gives me a chance to share a fun little project I worked on earlier this week. I filled small kraft favor boxes with assorted chocolates and candy and then decorated them with colored card stock and washi tape. There’s something sweet about a small package with simple adornments that people really enjoy. And I enjoyed sharing the love with friends and family.
Design Tip: Apply a couple of rows of colored washi tape to white card stock, then punch out your embellishments.