Artsy-Fartsy Link Party #158

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party!! I hope you've all had a fantastic week. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been working on! Here are just a few of the creative recipes and projects shared at last week's party:

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DIY Cinderella Glitter Pumpkin by White House Crafts
Crock Pot Cranberry Cider by Kleinworth & Co.
DIY Brushstroke Painted Pumpkin by Sincerely, Sweetpea
Apple and Butternut Squash Autumn Lasagna by All That's Jas
Pumpkin Monkey Bread by Life Sew Savory
DIY Cactus Pumpkins by See Lindsay
Maple-Glazed Pecans by Cooking with Curls
Dryer Vent Fall Pumpkin by You Brew My Tea

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DIY Dead Rose Wreath

Make a Dead Rose Wreath out of items from the dollar store to display this Halloween!

DIY Dead Rose Wreath made with dollar store supplies



DIY Dead Rose Wreath made with dollar store supplies

Here's what you'll need to make this Dead Rose Wreath:
• 8" Foam Wreath Form
• 3-4 Black Rose Bunches
• Black or Gray Ribbon
• Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

DIY Dead Rose Wreath made with dollar store supplies

Foam wreaths are awesome for projects like this, but the hot glue can melt the foam if you add something directly to it. So first you need to cover the wreath with some ribbon. It doesn't matter what kind or color, but I usually go with a wide ribbon in a coordinating color. Add a glob of hot glue to the wreath and attach one end of the ribbon to the wreath form. Wrap the ribbon all the way around the wreath so you don't see any foam showing. Glue the other end of the ribbon down.

DIY Dead Rose Wreath made with dollar store supplies

Cut the flowers from the stem using some wire cutters. If your stems don't have wire, you can use regular craft scissors. I also cut off the leaves from the stems. Add some glue to the bottom of a rose and place it down on the front of the wreath. Next I would place another rose right next to it (without glue) to see where it looked/fit best. Then add some glue and stick it down. Repeat until the wreath is covered and looks how you want it. For any empty spaces or in places that need a little something extra, I stuck leaves down and in between the flowers.  

The best part about making a wreath for Halloween? You don't have to worry about removing all of those glue gun strings! They will look like cobwebs tangled between all of the dead roses, lace and leaves. 

DIY Dead Rose Wreath made with dollar store supplies

Hang the wreath up to decorate your home, office, or favorite space for Halloween. I hope this tutorial has left you feeling inspired to make on for yourself. The wreath is spookily beautiful for only spending about $5 for everything!

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Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea

Surprise your friends with this Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea and Free Printable Gift Tag!

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

Why play tricks when you can share treats this Halloween? I love putting together gifts at Halloween time for people we're close to. They don't have to be big or fancy! This year is the 5th Annual Popcorn Box Party, and it's all about telling your favorite teachers, friends, and co-workers to "Treat Yo' Self" with a box full of spookily-awesome surprises! 

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

To make this gift, the first thing you'll need is a box to put your goodies in. It might not look the part right now, but this World Market Popcorn Box is a unique and fun way to package up some treats for a Halloween gift. All it needs is a little paint and a touch of sparkle!!

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

To completely cover up the red and white stripes, I added 2-3 of coats of gold spray paint to both sides of the box while it was still folded flat. Each coat of paint needs dry completely before you add another one. Because you can never have enough sparkle, I added some gold FloraCraft Spray Glitter once the spray paint had dried.

*If you choose to use spray paint, keep in mind that any food that is added to the box MUST be packaged. Using acrylic paints or paper to cover the box would make a better food-safe option.

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

Next, I cut a piece of black and white polka dot ribbon to fit the popcorn box vertically. Carefully burn the ends of the ribbon with a lighter so that the ribbon won't fray. You'll also need some Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue. It's one of my favorite clear craft glues that dries quickly and sticks perfectly every time.

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

Add a small amount of glue along the back of the ribbon. Fold one end of the ribbon over the top of the popcorn box and hold it in place. Center the ribbon down the popcorn box and stick the other end to the bottom of the box. Use a clothespin to hold the end of the ribbon in place while it dries.

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

Print out the Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Tag on cardstock and cut it out with a 2" circle punch or use some scissors.


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (home, school, libraries, etc).
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

To stick the tag onto the popcorn box, you'll need some glue or tape. I really love using Aleene’s Instant Tacky Double-Sided Adhesive Roller for projects like this because it holds strong and is easy to use (not sponsored - I really do love it!).

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

Center the tag on the front of the popcorn box over the ribbon.  Press it down well and hold in place until the tag adheres to the box.

Halloween Trick or Treat Yo' Self Gift Idea #PopcornBoxParty2017

Fill the box with some green shredded crinkle paper and add some goodies that are "Treat Yo' Self" worthy. I added some nail polish, Udderly Smooth hand cream, lip balm, some Halloween surprises from Oriental Trading, and more! Now the gift is ready to share with your favorite friends, teachers, or whoever might need a little treat in their lives!
Since this is a Popcorn Box Party, here are the rest of the awesome projects other talented bloggers created using the same popcorn box that I used in my project! You can also check out more ideas on social media using the hashtag #PopcornBoxParty2017


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