Two Sides of A Coin

My husband and I wanted a place to share our projects...I do crafting (e.g. cards, sewing, etc...), household projects, and parties for kids. My husband makes toy trucks, household projects (e.g. closet redesign), and helps with party decorations and games. While he's a professional contractor, we do this for fun. We both cook, but I am more likely to try new and different recipes. We'll be trying out Pinterest items and reporting back.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Halloween season is starting...First Crafts Done

I wanted to get a jump on our Halloween crafts this year. It is my favorite time of the year and we are hosting a Halloween Party. 

So last night, I made two small crafts.  

Project 1 - Small Halloween Banner

One idea came from a banner on Pinterest.  It connected to a blog which said you could make fancy looking banners using cupcake lines.  So, I traced some hexagonal shapes and small circles from red paper.

Then I took some cupcake liners I had and tried to flatten them. They didn't look very good.  So I used some wavy scissors to make the edges more interesting.

I glued the little red circles into the middle of the cupcake liners.  I glued the liners to the hexagonal shapes.

Then, I had to find a font I liked - found this Trinigan Font, which was a free download.  I made the word BOO 125 point in Microsoft Word.  I put two spaces between each word to make it easier to cut them out.

I printed the letters out, cut them out, and then used a pencil to trace over them.  This made an impression on the red paper and I colored it in with a black pen.

But that was too hard to read.

So, out came my trusty paintbrush and black paint.  Let everything dry and they look good.

I still have to find some ribbon to hang it up.

And here's what the final looked like.

Project 2 - Googly Cups for the Halloween Party

This one's pretty simple.  Buy a bag of crazy, multi-sized googly eyes.  Glue them on. Restack for party. Could not be easier and honestly, they look pretty fun!!
Glue googly eyes onto the purple cups.  And they still stack.

If you are having a Halloween party (or just want to dress up some cups for fun, I highly recommend the googly eye!

Anyone doing other fun projects with googly eyes?


  1. Will there be Halloween themed Jell-O shots?

    Mr. Snuffleupagus

    1. You never know... I've seen some cool ones.