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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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

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

Decorate for Halloween with Magical LED Pumpkins

These LED Pumpkins from Pier1 Imports are beautiful for decorating your home this Halloween. They're actually perfect for the entire fall season and I have a great deal for you to shop and save at the end of this post. You'll want to be sure to check it out as it ends tonight.

As Pier1 writes . . . "Our enchanting pumpkins might be waiting for Cinderella's fairy godmother to convert one of them into a grand carriage." And, I have to agree - they look quite magical.

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Printable Chevron Halloween Pinwheels with a Fun Place Card Idea and a Cute Holiday Banner

Can you believe Halloween is this Friday? Today I'll be putting the finishing touches on my daughter's costumes with my mom. Our older girl will be Elsa and my mom has made her the most amazing sparkly blue cape to go with her dress. Our youngest girl will be Olaf and I've got the soft white leggings and white tutu with a white long sleeve onesie. Just need to use fabric paint in brown for the sleeves and then add the coal buttons. They are going to look ADORABLE!!!! But, moving onto today's fun DIY post . . . I have some great Halloween printables for last minute decorations and cute surprises for your little ones. How about surprising your kids with their very own little jar of sweets? It can be filled with something edible or non-edible . . . maybe a jar of creepy crawlers - the plastic kind of course. These DIY Pinwheels are available in 11 other color choices - but I chose the black pattern as I loved how it looked on both white and orange paper for Halloween. These paper pinwheels are from You Make Do™ and are available for purchase as a download for just $1.96. They are easy to customize with the color paper of your choice and would also make cute pinwheels on their own for school classes - maybe homeroom moms would like this idea :)

To make these pinwheels you will need the following:
- card stock paper of your color choice
- a printer {these were printed on an Epson XP-950}
- scissors or an Xacto knife
- brass fasteners to hold the pinwheel together
- plastic spiders from the $1 store
- paper straws
- hole punch
- hot glue to adhere the spiders to the pinwheels

Orange and Black DIY Printable Chevron Halloween Pinwheel with a Spooky Spider / from

Once you have the pinwheels printed, you will follow the guidelines for cutting them out and then you can either fold inwards or backwards to make a the pattern you prefer. MY PERSONAL TIP: I used a small hole punch for the tips of the pinwheel, and then just made a small slit in the center for the brass fastener to go thru. I then flattened the tip of the paper straw, added a hole punch and hooked to the back of the pinwheel with the brass fastener. I then hot glued on the spiders.

PS: The Happy Halloween banner you see was from You Make Do™ and was the perfectly fun extra decoration to celebrate the holiday with. I printed mine on orange paper so the letters would be colored on the black background and used my 2 inch circular paper punch to cut them out. Now, that I've taken the photos, the banner is now hanging on the mirror over our decorated mantle in the living room. The gift/name tags hanging on the jars were the bonus circles from the garland.

DIY Halloween Tissue & Pom Pom Ghosts for decorations, garlands and games

Several years ago I thought of this idea to make ghosts with tissues and pom poms. My first daughter was younger then and fell in love with them. She's even still playing with a few of them. This year I decided I needed to make new tissue ghosts for our "spooky tree" as we call it. Since, I had to make new Boo's, I thought I'd share them with you along with a video so you can see how easy and fun they are to make. You won't want to stop once your start. Besides using them as a stand-alone decoration, you could string these ghosts together to make a garland {but this would likely be more for an adult to do as a needle is needed to thread thru pom poms}. Another fun idea with kids is to hide the tissue ghosts in the house and have them find them with a game of hot and cold - but, you may want to call it playing hot and boo!

Tissue Ghosts Tutorial

• tissues
• white pom poms
• small white rubber bands for the hair
• black permanent marker

Simply tear your tissue in half lengthwise. Then fold in half to make a square. Place your pom pom in the middle and fold the tissue over it, twisting a bit. Wrap the rubber band around the tissue under the wrapped pom pom to form the ghosts' head. Add two eyes with the permanent market and then fluff out the bottom of the ghosts. You are now done and can have fun with your ghosts.

DIY Candy Corn Garland {with paper doilies}

I have such a fun and easy DIY for you today with a special appearance by the cutest little felt creatures EVER!!! I first saw this idea for garland being created with paper plates, but I tend to like my garlands being a bit more "fancy" so I immediately thought of my paper doilies. You simply paint the colors of the candy corn onto the doilies and then cut them up like pizzas. Since they already have holes in them, you won't even have to hole punch them. Full tutorial follows . . .

DIY Candy Corn Garland

Paper Doilies {I used 3.5" diameter white ones}
Acrylic Paint in white, orange and yellow

1. Paint an orange ring and then a yellow ring on the outer edge {as you can see in the photo below}. Then paint in the center with white.
2. Let dry
3. Simply cut the doily in half, then in half again and then in half once more. You will end up with 8 candy corns per doily.
4. You're all set to string on the candy corn {I took my white/yellow twine and actually separated the colors - believe it or not, there are multiples of each color and I used a single strand from that to make it super thin. Since the doily already has holes in it, you don't even need to punch holes for stringing. Add as many candy corns as you'd like depending on the length of the garland you'd like. You Are All Done! {to see how easy it is to cut the doily, I have a little video to show you below}

Free Halloween Party Invitation Printable with Glitter for a Fun Added Touch

Today I have a fun and free Halloween Party Invitation you can download and print for any "spooky" or "friendly ghost" parties you have planned this month. This file will have 2 invitations that come blank, ready for you to place in your party details. If you choose to, you can use a photo editing program to add in the when, where and rsvp details before printing. There are 2 invitations per page and you will simply trim at the black border once printed. These party invitations will fit into an A2 envelope size - I'm thinking bright orange envelopes would be the perfect choice.

Download Your FREE Halloween Party Invitation Printable

Name *

One thing I love doing with invitations, is hand applying glitter. But, I have a trick that eliminates the messiness that often happens with glitter. I use acrylic paint that has glitter already in it. Easy painting, no glue involved and the best party . . . no glitter mess! My favorite glitter paint is Extreme Glitter in black by Folk Art. You can see the spider web detail below with the black glitter applied.

The invitation shown above was printed on an Epson XP-950 {it's wireless & has a scanner}

This Halloween Printable was shared on Living Locurto