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  • I'm Kristen, a clumsy but determined home cook and crafter living in the Boston area with my husband, B, and I have an interest in all things food and craft.

    This blog was created to keep track of my various projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity.



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Halloween Tissue Paper Ghosts

This craft is part of the 13 Days of Halloween project. Download number templates for the project, as well as the bug template for Day 3, in the tips and supplies post. Links to all of the crafts from this project can be found in the main 13 Days of Halloween post.

This craft started as a tissue paper dahlia (you can find the original craft and template at Martha Stewart Weddings), but turn it upside down and you have a ghost! I scaled the original template to 65% to make the ghost, and though I can’t include that template here for copyright reasons (don’t want Martha and her people coming after me!), I have included a quarter circle template at the same size that you can download below. If you have pinking shears or decorative edging scissors, you can use those to create an interesting edge on the circle for your own ghost.

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Printable Halloween Treat Box

This craft is part of the 13 Days of Halloween project. Download number templates for the project, as well as the bug template for Day 3, in the tips and supplies post. Links to all of the crafts from this project can be found in the main 13 Days of Halloween post.

These mini treat boxes can be used for all sorts of occasions. They’re the perfect size to fit a snack size candy bar or a couple of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups (my favorite – so glad they make sugar free now!). But you can use the boxes for small favors and gifts, too. Use different patterned and colored papers to create a limitless number of looks.

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13 Days of Halloween Tips and Supplies

Before I get started on the actual tutorials for the 13 Days of Halloween calendar project, I want to share some of the supplies that I use again and again throughout the project, as well as some helpful tips that you can use as you’re making the individual crafts. Oh, and I need to give you the numbers to download, too!

Tips

I’ve made two sets of numbers: one is the original set that you see in the calendar that I made, and the second set is one uniform design. One of the great things about this project is that, if you’re pressed for time or just don’t feel like making all of the projects, you can choose a favorite or two and make the entire calendar using those projects. And, if you have kids and want to make the calendar with them, projects like the tissue paper ghosts (Day 12) or the treat boxes (Day 11) are very kid-friendly.

Download the Original Calendar Numbers (310Kb PDF)
Download the Uniformly Designed Numbers (385Kb) PDF)

Circular numbers can be punched out with a 1″ circle paper punch, and I’ve left a bit of room to move within the circle so the cut lines won’t show when you punch out the circles.

Supplies

Most of the “core” supplies used in the individual crafts are things that you probably already have on hand if you craft, and many of these are used in multiple projects, so you can gather them together and keep them on hand as you move through the different projects.

  • a pair of small craft scissors
  • glue dots (small Zots are a great size to use in this project)
  • large toothpicks (the ones I use are 4″ long) or skewers cut to size
  • Martha Stewart glitter in the following colors (I’m obsessed with my Martha glitters!): Sterling, Hematite, Onyx, Fire Opal, and Golden Beryl
  • a ballpoint glue pen ( Martha Stewart has one with a fine point that makes it great for filling in finer lines and small areas)
  • school glue
  • an Xacto knife
  • a cutting mat
  • a ruler
  • various paper punches
  • a pencil
  • a small paintbrush
  • a double-ended stylus for scoring
  • a hot glue gun
  • a bone folder

Display

I used a few old school chalk and crayons to display my calendar, but you can use a small shelf, cardboard/acrylic/wood boxes, or any small, freestanding piece that has little compartments for the different days.

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and use the number files. Download the reader for free here. These templates are for personal, non-commercial use only.

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Canning Party Printables

I’m excited to let all of you know about a guest post that I did for Cottage Industrialist recently. The post is all about hosting your own canning party, and I designed free canning party printables, including invitations and envelope liners, recipe cards, and jar tags and labels, so you’ll have all of the paper goods that you’ll need to throw a shindig.

The tags in the canning party set may also be of interest to those of you have asked about tags beyond the designs that I included in my first set of jam jar tags. Since the canning party labels and tags are completely blank, you can print them out and write in whatever you’d like. Or, if you have access to a graphics program, you can open the files and use them as a background for a text layer containing your information.

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DIY Shirt & Tie Gift Boxes

If you’re looking for packaging ideas for small Father’s Day gifts, then you’ll want to head over to Paper Crave, where I share a Father’s Day packaging project that you can put together in a snap. These shirt and tie gift boxes will hold things like fishing lure, small electronic or kitchen gadgets, watches, gift cards, and more. Download templates for a necktie, a bow tie, and for the gift box, too!

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St. Patrick's Day Free Printable Card

Irish or not, everyone deserves some love on St. Patrick’s Day! Be sure and get a kiss when you give these mini “Kiss Me, I Might Be Irish” cards, which can also be used as gift tags. I designed the cards to fit my favorite little envelopes at Paper Source, but envelopes aren’t necessary. Happy St. Patty’s Day, and hope you get lots of smooches, preferably not the slobbery, drunken kind (unless you like that sort of thing).

Download the St. Patrick’s Day Mini Cards (141 Kb PDF)

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and use this file. Download the reader for free here. These templates are for personal, non-commercial use only.

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