DIY Halloween Mantle Decor : Paper Hats in a Shadow Box

This DIY Halloween Mantle Decor was created in part with Lisa Kettell Designs, Fuji Film and AC Moore. As I’m a proud part of the Hello Lisa design team, I was sent a box filled with crafting goodies and was asked to get a little creative and put together a fun Halloween DIY using the shadow box from AC Moore and fun vintage prints from Fuji Film.

 These DIY Halloween Paper Party Hats are so cute lined up in this Halloween Shadow Box with a Spooky sequin iron-on transfer. See how to create this Halloween Mantle Decor with satin ribbon and a photo art print on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com #halloweendecorations #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #halloweendecor #partyhats

My idea was to create a sparkly Spooky Halloween Shadow Box with Paper Hats topped with pom poms. I’m also sharing another fun way to showcase the paper hats around a framed art print at the end of this post so be sure to scroll down to see it.

 Gather up these supplies and in less than an hour you will have the cutest Halloween Mantle Decor to DIY for yourself or a Halloween gift. Click to see the entire Halloween DIY Craft on Giggle Hearts #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #shadowbox #halloween

Now, it’s time to gather up these halloween crafting supplies and in less than an hour (minus the drying time of the painted shadow box) you will have the cutest Halloween Mantle Decor to DIY for yourself or a Halloween gift.

Crafting Supplies Needed:

  • dark shadows paper pad

  • sequin spooky iron-on-transfer

  • wooden shadow box (this one is 8” square)

  • halloween photo prints on Fuji Film paper

  • DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in black

  • Trick or Treat satin ribbon

  • Hot Glue Gun

Extra supplies if you wish:

  • yarn to make pom poms or you can purchase them pre-made

  • orange glitter

  • crafting glue

 This spooky sequin lettering is a fun detail in this DIY Halloween Shadow Box. See how to create this Halloween Mantle Decor on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com #halloweendecorations #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #halloweendecor #partyhats
 These DIY Halloween Paper Party Hats are so cute in this Halloween Shadow Box and topped with pom poms. See how to create this Halloween Mantle Decor on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com #halloweendecorations #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #halloweendecor #partyhats

How to Create the DIY Halloween Mantle Decor . . .

You will want to first paint your shadow box with the black paint. I prefer to use foam brushes for this type of project. I only needed one coat of paint to cover this shadowbox.

Then you will want to trim the satin ribbon to fit along the outer edges of the frame and hot glue in place.

Then with glue dots or craft glue, you can adhere the sequin iron-on transfer to the back of the shadow box. You can also attach your preferred photo print here too.

How to create the paper party hats is continued below . . .

 These DIY Halloween Paper Party Hats are so cute lined up in this Halloween Shadow Box with a Spooky sequin iron-on transfer. See how to create this Halloween Mantle Decor on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com #halloweendecorations #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #halloweendecor #partyhats

To create the Halloween Paper Party Hats . . .

I used a template I found online for the hats and resized to fit onto the 6” square paper. If you’d like a printable template, simple message me and I will create it for you.

Then choose your favorite paper from the paper pad and trace the template onto it. Cut and then roll into a cone shape. Adhere with the hot glue. (PS: for the pumpkin hat, I hand-colored the pumpkins with colored pencil before creating the hat)

I made pom poms with the yarn, but if you prefer to save even more time, you can simply purchase pre-made pom poms. Attach to the tops of the hats with hot glue.

This step is not necessary, but I have a thing for glitter and confetti, so I added craft glue along the bottom edge of the hats and sprinkled on orange glitter.

Now that the hats are finished, you can simply set them into the bottom of the shadowbox and it’s time to display your Halloween Mantle Decor for all to see.

 DIY Halloween Paper Party Hats are the perfect Halloween Decoration accent and look super cute next to framed Holiday Art Prints. See how to create these Halloween Hats on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com #halloweendecorations #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #halloweendecor #partyhats

Lastly, here’s another super fun way to showcase even more Halloween party hats on your mantle. You can frame extras of your favorite Halloween Fuji Film prints and scatter some party hats around them - either on your mantle or a favorite shelf.

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 Find out how to create these DIY Halloween Paper Party Hats for your Halloween Decorations. This cute Halloween Shadow Box is perfect for your Halloween Mantle Decor. See more on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com #halloweendecorations #halloween #halloweencrafts #diycrafts #halloweendecor

Easy to Make Monster Eye Halloween Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love

It’s October, which means Halloween will be here before you know it. And, we all know kids absolutely LOVE Halloween treats. Whether it’s for a classroom party or a surprise for your kids after Halloween dinner, these Monster Eye Halloween Cupcakes are sure to have kids squealing with joy.

 Monster Eye Halloween Cupcakes recipe from Pigskins & Pigtails can be found on the blog at Giggle Hearts. The most creative use of a novelty item was used to make the eyes - come see what it is and create this Halloween Dessert your kids will love. #halloween #halloweencupcakes #halloweendesserts #halloweenparty #kidsfood #halloweentreat

Isn’t the novelty eye ring as your cupcake topper just the best idea? Jennifer of Pigskins & Pigtails created these super cute halloween cupcakes with simple ingredients so they are super easy for you to make.

How to make your very own Monster Eye Halloween Cupcakes

What’s Needed:

Funfetti Cake Mix with candy bits from Pillsbury
Funfetti Frosting from Pillsbury
Cupcake Liners from Michaels
Ghouls Night Out Sprinkles from Wilton
Spider Paper Plates + Napkins from Martha Stewart
Novelty Eye Rings from Michaels

How to Make:

Simply make the cupcakes per the cake mix instructions in the cupcake liners.

Then add some frosting to the top of the cupcakes and add on the Ghouls Night Out Sprinkles.

Add a little more orange frosting and then top with a Novelty Eye Ring. Surprise - you now have a Funfetti Monster looking at you!

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 All the details to create these Monster Eye Halloween Cupcakes from Pigskins & Pigtails can be found on the blog at Giggle Hearts. The most creative use of a novelty item was used to make the eyes - come see what it is and create this Halloween Dessert your kids will love. Click for the Monster Eye Halloween Cupcakes Recipe #halloween #halloweencupcakes #halloweendesserts #halloweenparty #kidsfood #halloweentreat

Gather Your Bunny Ears and Celebrate Easter with Confetti

When Pamelyn of Bashery® contacted me for a confetti mix of super fun spring colors for her Easter photo shoot with Morgan of Shop Buru I couldn’t say no. First, off, I love Pamelyn’s creative and colorful style. Secondly - a brand new confetti color mix that I haven’t created yet? I’m there in a flash :)

It's now time to gather your bunny ears, fancy drink glasses, Easter baskets and let’s join Pamelyn and Morgan with their kids for a super fun Easter Celebration. There’s even a Festive Fetti confetti trail that leads to the egg hunt - so much fun. Pretty Dresses worn by the moms are from Shop Buru and the Girls Dresses are from Kasey Blue Kids. Photos by Ographr.

 Fun Easter Celebration Photo Shoot with a Confetti Toss and Pretty Easter Dresses

Wasn’t this the most fun way to celebrate Easter? Oh, and lastly - let’s not forget Pamelyn’s phrase . . . “A Mama who always brings the FUN” - I’d say this is 100% spot on, wouldn’t you?

Thank you so much Pamelyn for your super fun party styling - see more from Bashery® . . .

The Sparkliest Valentine’s Day Sequin Gift Guide

Sequins are everywhere these days and my girls (myself included) can’t get enough of them. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve put together a Valentine’s Day Sequin Gift Guide so you can easily find the prettiest and most unique items with sequins on them.

There’s going to be lots of red, pink and purple in this post :)

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These Velvet Leotards with Sequin Hearts from Belle Threads Boutique with their reversible sequin hearts are the prettiest choice for Valentine's Day photos of your girl(s). And, when paired with a tulle skirt from Belle Threads, you have the best Valentine's Day Girl Outfit.

 The Best Sequin Gifts for Valentines Day / Valentines Day Sequin Gift Guide for Girls and your Best Friends

Shop the Valentine's Day Sequin Gift Guide

1. Reversible Heart Sequin Velvet Leotard
2. Heart Shaped Sequin Plush Pillow in red
3. Gold Tallulah Lace Crown with Pink Sequin Heart
4. Red Mouse Ears Headband
5. Reversible Sequin Heart Pillow
6. Large Sequin Hair Bows
7. Heart Shaped Sequin Plush Pillow in Purple

And, lastly - this may not have sequins but they are glittered hearts and doesn’t this bowl of sparkly love just look amazing? Imagine how pretty your vases, candlescapes and floral arrangements will look this Valentine’s Day with all this pretty red sparkle added.

How to Style a NYE Party with Confetti as Table Decor

It’s time to ring in the New Year and join Sara of Sara Ashouri who celebrated with an intimate party on NYE and decorated her food buffet display with my black and gold star confetti mix.

This confetti mix is the prettiest and most festive way to say Happy New Year! I created a few bags for Susan of Sugar Parties LA and she gifted a bag to her sister, Sara, for her NYE party. I just love seeing my confetti joining the fun parties that are happening out there. If you have celebrated a fun event with Festive Fetti, please be sure to share with me so I can feature your fun party.

 Ring in the New Year with an intimate party on NYE and decorate your food buffet display with my festive confetti in black and gold with stars. How to Style a NYE Party with Confetti as Table Decor. As seen on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com

PS: This is my black and gold star confetti showcased above and you can shop for it in my shop.

For more party fun on Giggle Hearts - check out the party trends blog and the party inspiration gallery. You can also order your favorite confetti mixes in my shop.

DIY Confetti Ornaments for Place Cards and Favors

When it comes to holidays and gift giving, I love being able to create something that can serve as a fun place card at the table setting, but also a take-home favor (holiday gift) for the guests.

These DIY Confetti Ornaments are not only festive when filled with my Festive Fetti in your favorite color combo, but they can be personalized with stickers and hand-writing the guests name on in permanent marker or paint pen. The clear ornaments can be found at local craft shops and even in the Target dollar spot during the holiday season.

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I loved how Susan of Shop Sugar Parties LA took the idea from my Instagram post and re-created it with my holiday Festive Fetti tucked inside for a Santa-saurus ornament for her son's classroom tree.

 Your boys will squeal with delight having their very own Dinosaur Christmas Ornament like this one. It's a DIY confetti ornament filled with Festive Fetti. Click to see how to create your very own personalized ornaments for your kids on Christmas. As seen on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com

And, don't forget - the adults can have their very own Confetti Ornaments too.

Simply choose your favorite Festive Fetti confetti mix that matches your holiday party, bridal shower, wedding, even baby shower, or any other party you have planned - add in the confetti and personalize with the guests name. It's a party favor and gift they will treasure. A fun presentation idea is to place the ornament on top of their drinking glass or on the napkin draped over their plate.

 Celebrate your next holiday party, bridal shower, wedding or baby shower with a DIY Confetti Ornament that your party guests will love. Write your guests name on the ornament for a place card that becomes the take home party favor and gift. Click to see how to create your very own personalized DIY Confetti ornaments for your festive parties. As seen on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com

Does a Day Without Coffee Make Your Feel Like a Witch?

So, are there days or mornings when you don't get your coffee and you feel a bit like a witch? Are there days where for the most part you're a good witch but then some days you're just extra witchy?

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If you answered yes to either of the questions above - you will love these coffee mugs from Dani Claire Designs. Not only are these adorable witch themed coffee mugs perfect for us moms that just might need that extra help to get us through the day - they also make great gift ideas for Halloween - maybe even the class teacher.

If you're looking for a little surprise to tuck inside a Halloween Coffee Mug for a gift, how about a cute little stuffed black kitty?

9 Halloween Party Invitations that Guests Will Love

Are you planning any fun (not spooky but full of treats) Halloween parties for your kids or family and friends later this month?

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So, you said yes to planning Halloween Parties? Then you’ll definitely want to mail one of these sweet Halloween Party Invitations featuring the cutest holiday illustrations to your guests. Get ready to smile big because these invitations are the sweetest.

5 Easy Halloween Crafts to Make with your Kids

When it comes to Halloween {and the fall season}, it's always super fun to get involved in a few DIY Halloween Craft Projects that you can create with your kids.

Today, I'm thrilled to be joining the 2017 Fall Party Hop with an outstanding group of amazing blogs and the talented ladies behind them. Let's get started . . .

If you're coming over from Deanna's post on Mirabelle Creations, I'd love to say WELCOME and how thrilled I am to have you here. Please be sure to see the entire post so you can hop on over to the next blog for a wonderful fall inspired outdoor celebration.

5 Easy and Fun Halloween Crafts you can make with your kids

1. DIY Painted Acorn Pumpkins

It's time to head outside with your kids and gather a basket of acorns. Then come inside for a fun afternoon of painting. Click Here to see the full Painted Acorn Pumpkin DIY.

2. Printable Halloween Pinwheels

These printable pinwheels are so fun with the spiders in the center. They're an easy download and make such a fun addition to a jar of Halloween Sweets. Click Here to see the diy on How to Create Halloween Pinwheels.

3. Printable Halloween Party Invitation

This Halloween party invitation is made extra special with the added glitter paint on the spider web. Surprise your guests with a handmade invitation. Click Here to download your Printable Halloween Party Invitation.

4. DIY Candy Corn Garland with Paper Doilies

This is the fun way to display candy corn without the calories and cavities. Simply grab some paper doilies, acrylic paint and scissors. Click Here to see the full Candy Corn Garland DIY with a little video.

5. Halloween Feather Boa Wreath

Kids will love helping you wrap this wreath with the black feather boas {and little girls will love it even more after Halloween when they get to wear the flower clips in their hair}. Click Here to see the diy on How to Create a Feather Boa Halloween Wreath.

Now, it's time for more Fall Fun - please head on over to Lori's blog - Giggle Home Furnishings where she shares her love of entertaining, decorating & repurposing vintage finds. Today, she's sharing her wonderful fall inspired outdoor celebration

Some Bunny's Spring Birthday Party Inspiration

If you're looking for Easter Party inspiration or you have a Spring Birthday Party coming up - you will love the bunny Spring Birthday Party Inspiration in today's post.

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From the most adorable cake topper to using carrots in the decor and topping the ends of forks with pom pom's for cotton tails . . . this Spring Birthday Party has it all including beautiful printables from Alyssa of Just a Little Sparkle.

 The sweetest bunny cake topper - surrounded by grated carrots and parsley sprigs / as seen in the Bunny Spring Birthday Party Inspiration Post on www.GiggleHearts.com
 The prettiest display for a Some Bunny Spring Birthday Party - using real vegetables, wooden bunnies for a garland, paper flowers along the table edge . . . click to see more on www.GiggleHearts.com

There are SO MANY amazing ideas in this Spring Birthday Party Inspiration. Are you ready?

Here's 10 Spring Party Inspiration + Ideas to get you started and then see the full photo gallery below and let me know in the comments if you spy anymore ideas or if you have a favorite one.

1. pom poms on the ends of wooden forks + tops of water bottles to resemble cottontails
2. real root vegetables as decor {carrots, beets, etc}
3. carrots and leafy greens tucked into the floral arrangements
4. cute wooden bunny di-cuts strung together as garland
5. cute bunny party printables
6. grated carrot and parsley springs top the cake
7. cute tulip shaped sandwiches are served
8. paper flowers lining the edge of the dessert table
9. bunny shaped paper plates
10. carrot juice served in milk glasses

Vendor Credits:
Party set up by Sweet Jelly Parties 
Photography by Five Whimsy Lane
Printables by Just a Little Sparkle