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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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Mini Pom Pom Topiary

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.

I love pom poms, so I had to incorporate them into the 13 Days project in some way, and I’m really happy with how this little pom pom topiary turned out. These are small enough that you could use them as favors / place setting cards, too. Just put your guests’ names on a paper flag instead of the number. And, if you’re concerned about glitter getting onto dinner plates or the table, you could either paint the base instead, or put a piece of paper (punched in a circle or some other shape) underneath it to keep the glitter “contained”.

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Book Page Medallion Craft

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.

Medallions, rosettes, accordion fold circles … whatever you call them, they’re a neat detail that you can use as everything from ornaments to gift embellishments. I love the look of old book pages in this craft, but you can use any paper that you’d like. I would recommend a text weight paper, as opposed to cardstock, since it’s easier to bend and fold.

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Glitter Cards and Envelopes Craft

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 is one of those crafts that is both easy and versatile. Similar techniques are used for Days 1, 3, and 6 of the calendar, and you can use the same technique to create everything from glittered greeting cards and envelopes to place cards. Ah, glitter. It’s completely addictive!

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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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13 Days of Halloween
After years of thinking about it, I’ve finally made a 13 Days of Halloween calendar! This was lots of fun to make, and it’s going to be even more fun when the 19th rolls around and I can start to use it. Throughout next week, I’m going to share tutorials for all of the crafty projects that make up the 13 days, and I’ll include printable numbers and templates so you can make one of these fun calendars for yourself. Many of the individual projects can be repurposed as place cards and place card embellishments, favor boxes, and a couple would be great tranformed into Christmas decorations or ornaments, too.

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Porcelain Look Wreath Ornaments

Several months ago, I was contacted by an editor from Woman’s Day about creating a craft for their Best Ideas for Christmas special issue, and I am so excited to finally be able to share the news with you! I’ve been looking around the grocery store and at craft stores for the issue for a couple of weeks and haven’t spotted it yet, but I received two advance copies of the issue from Woman’s Day in the mail a few days ago, and it should be showing up in stores soon.

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