Friday, October 16, 2009

Show Me St. Louis - Halloween Crafts

Hi everyone!

Hope you enjoyed the crafts today!

Halloween is definitely a favorite holiday around our house!

Here's more information about the crafts and such on today's show!

Halloween Witches Hat
Project Courtesy of Pink Paislee and Jennifer Beason

Twilight - Nightfall Paper
Twilight - Dusk Paper
Twilight - Horizon Paper
Twilight - Sunset Paper
Twilight - Press Ons
Twilight - Punch Outs


Piece of berry garland or fall pick
18” Christmas Tree paper mache form from Hobby Lobby
12” x 12” sheet of chipboard
Chipboard Circle
Fiskars Scallop Border Punch or Scissors
Martha Stewart Zig Zag Punch
Embroidery Floss – Orange
Ribbon – Hobby Lobby


GlueGlider Pro by GlueArts
Plaid Mod Podge
Paper Trimmer
Colorbox Chalk Inks Charcoal,
Marvy Uchida Giga Scallop and Mega Circle Punch

STEP 1: Remove the base of the Christmas tree, using a sharp pair of scissors or utility knife, so you are left with a cone shape.

STEP 2: Next draw a 11 3/4” circle (the brim) on the chipboard sheet and then cut it out.

STEP 3: Cover both sides of the brim with patterned paper. Then use a sewing machine or hand stitch around the edge with some orange thread or embroidery floss. Gently turn up the brim to give the hat a little character. Tip: if you have a hard time curling up the brim, try brushing a little ModPodge or similar glue, on the brim first then shape it. You can use pins or tie the brim to hold it’s shape. When the glue dries it should be set to the shape you want.

STEP 4: Next bend the cone to the desired shape, as with the brim, you can use ModPodge to help the cone keep the shape. When dry, begin covering it with patterned paper. You will need two sheets to cover the entire cone.

STEP 5: Using the scallop border punch cut 3 to 4, 12” border strips out of patterned paper. Use a contrasting thread to stitch along each border. Sewing is completely optional. You can add ribbons or paper strips to finish off the seams.

STEP 6: Glue the cone to the brim to form the hat.

STEP 7: To create the layered ribbon use the Horizon patterned paper for the first layer. Use the diamond shape punch to help cut out the zig-zag border along the top. For the second layer use a scalloped border punch to finish the edges of the ribbon. The third layer is the large scallop edge of the Horizon patterned paper. Pleat, crease and fold each ribbon to give a distressed feel, then adhere each layer to the hat.

STEP 8: Make one more strip to fit around the base, where the cone and brim meet. This time tear the edges, to distress. Fold the strip accordion style, then glue into place.

STEP 9: Use punches to make center piece. Layer punch pieces and then attach to the “Happy Halloween” punch-out. Adhere to the front of the hat.

STEP 10: Take the “Beware” punch-out and then poke a small hole in the tip of the hat, then punch a small hole in the finished tag. Use some twine or floss to attach the tag to the hat.

STEP 11: Lastly, embellish the hat with a piece of berry garland which can be glue or hand stitched into place. There are so many more ideas for have fun with it!

A Special thanks go out to Rebecca at Pink Paislee for sponsoring me with her beautiful Twilight line and giving permission for me to create the beautiful witches hat designer Jennifer Beason made! Thank you thank you!!

Information on the Halloween Treat Bucket can be found at the Bo Bunny Blog. I've made many of these and there is a different version on it on the Bo Bunny site.

If you'd rather buy one...these are available for sale at Kimmswick Korner along with the stars!

Contact Kimmswick Korner at 636/ 464-2028 if you like more information!

Halloween Treat Containers and Bottles

Pink Paislee Twilight Papers and Cutouts
Snack, Wine and misc containers
Gauze (dipped in coffee or tea)

Glue Glider Pro by Glue ArtsOnline Printable Labels found at
Misc treats...Eyeball Gumballs, Skeleton Hands (dollar store), Gummi Worms

"Turn Back" Halloween Swag

My Mind's Eye "The Spider's Web" papers and punchouts
Pink Paislee Twilight Rubons, Chipboard Letters
Making Memories Spellbound Diecuts
Cricut Diecut Machine - Storybook Cartridge
Colorbox Chalk Inks
GlueGlider Pro by GlueArts
Martha Stewart Edger Punches
Sparkly Spiders from Hobby Lobby
Lil Davis Chipboard Alphabet
Satin Ribbon
Bo Bunny Double Dot Ribbon

1) Cut a 7 inch pennant shape for your template. Trace this out onto five papers.

2) Use the Cricut diecut machine for shapes. Layer them working with sizes from 3 1/2 inches to 4 inches depending on the shape.

3) Adhere to pennants. Add diecuts, spiders, rubons to embellish swag

4) I used my sewing machine to sew the pennant pieces to the ribbon. Tie additional green ribbon to the ends for a color contrast.

Thanks so much to My Mind's Eye and Glue Arts for sponsoring me! They have amazing product lines! Be sure to check them out!

If you're looking for supplies locally...For Keeps Sake in South County has an excellent selection as well as Archiver's! Online I highly recommend and another great store is and last . Tell Cindy and Emma's that Julia "buzybunny" sent you!

I'll have more Halloween projects coming up with their Twilight and Boo to You lines so check back in!!!


  1. Adorable projects! I just love that star! The witch hat is really cute too!

  2. Love! Love! Love! all of your projects Julia! And so cool that you were on Show Me St. Louis!


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