Posts Tagged halloween decor
The traditional jack-o-lantern is always in style, but seeing as our slogan is “Do Something Creative Every Day”, we can’t help but try new ways of getting festive.
Here are a few of our favorite no-carve pumpkins. Bonus? These executions don’t require cutting or creating a big mess to clean up (which also makes these gorgeous gourds a great craft for family members who may be too little for carving knives!)
Before starting any of these projects, be sure to first print this How-To PDF, and then take a clean, damp cloth to the pumpkin or gourd of your choice to make sure you start with a debris-free canvas.
Idea #1: Chalkboard Pumpkin
Idea #2: Washi Tape Pumpkin
Apply washi tape to pumpkin in long strips, using the pumpkins natural lines as a guide. So easy, no mess!
Idea #3: Glittered Pumpkin
You may find that mixing the glitter into the glue (until it looks like a glittery paste) before painting it on is not only a bit faster, but also, the glue encases the glitter within it, reducing the amount of glitter that brushes off after it has dried.
A couple of coats of acrylic spray will seal your peculiar pumpkins and make them porch-ready. We’re willing to bet they’re too pretty for neighborhood ghouls to smash!
Stop by your local Paper Source this month to find some great Halloween ideas haunting our demo table (located in the front of all our stores), like the spooktacular crafts created by two of our Chicagoland locations.
Over on Armitage, Lincoln Park store associates transformed our paper doll kit by adding Halloween costumes to the paper wardrobe. They also created a delightfully spooky haunted house from solid papers and Halloween stamps.
What do you think? Are these crafts your mummy would love or what?!