Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Halloween Leaf Wreath

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be here for one of my favorite series of the year. My name is Kiki from Kiki and Company and I cannot tell you enough how much I love Halloween. BUT I do not love scary Halloween. So in my house we do a literal HAPPY Halloween from the decorations to the costumes and everything in between.
This year, I thought I'd add a bit of a graphic punch to my decor and make a fun leaf wreath. I have made a few of these for different occasions on my blog, but didn't have one for Halloween!
Isn't it SO fun?!
So let's get down to making it!
*free printables // Grab the freebies by clicking the links below:
*wreath form
*hot glue

1- Print and cut out the leaves. In all of the wreaths I have made, I always print 2 sheets of each leaf and have plenty (1 isn't quite enough).
2- After cutting out your leaves, fold the bottom half of each leaf…this will give it dimension as you start gluing. (see pic)
3- Prepare your wreath form by wrapping it in fabric. I just used hot glue at each of the ends to secure it to the form. I actually use about 2" strips to do this, just to make wrapping quick and easy!
4- Now start gluing. This is where your wreath will truly become yours! Use all one color, mix and match, the choice is yours! Overlap each line of leaves until you have completed the wreath. I started mine by gluing 4-5 in a straight line, but found as I kept going, it worked great when everything wasn’t perfectly lined up! When you glue, just add a dab of glue to the bottom of the leaf (where it is folded) and add. This makes it easy at the end when you are joining the leaves where you are ending and where you started. You can tuck a few extra leaves wherever you feel like you need more. This really is a wreath that you can make all your own. Isn’t it so fun?!
Get a bunch of friends together and make this for a craft is an easy one to talk and gab while you make!
Today you can also come over to Kiki and Company and grab this "Happy Halloween" garland as well:
It comes in 2 sizes (see pic) and is just the perfect accent to any little nook you want to decorate in your house!
I hope you have the Happiest HAPPY Halloween around. Thanks for having me, eighteen25!
To see more fun Halloween projects and printables come visit me at Kiki and Company.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monster Trail Mix Bar


monster mix

Hi. i'm kimbo from a girl and a glue gun
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and I'm so excited to be here...! I love Halloween (maybe not quite as much as eighteen 25 girls...but still...!)

And today I've put together a fun Monster Trail mix bar!
monster (trail) mix bar from
Just grab a baggie...and spoon in what you want to diy your own trail mix!!

spoonful of trail mix
I got almost everything at the dollar store! bowls, spoons, treats...all a dollar!

Just add the printables!!!
I've got the all the tags HERE on my blog (I have a few different sizes for you )

monster mix printables for halloween

I just printed them out and cut them apart.. and just because I like to prove that I use my hot glue gun in most crafting glued a toothpick to the back!
tags how to halloween
I wanted to show you guys how many fun different treats you could use:
bat poop ideas
witch warts ideas
pumpkin seed ideas
ghost poop ideas
spider legs ideas
zombie eyes ideas
vampire teeth ideas

goblin scars ideas
Lay them all out and the let the guests dive in!!!
monster mix (trail mix bar)
You can also just use the tags on individual bags of candy!

pumpkin poop or seeds printable
or bag toppers -- (we might be slightly obsessed with Halloween themed feces.)

ghost and pumpkin poo printables

bat poop bags
(these are just fun size twix bars)

fun halloween treat table

Thank you so much to the girls of eighteen 25!!! You can check out these other fun halloween posts:




Halloween Pillow Boxes

Hello lovely eighteen25 readers! I'm Rachel from Lines Across, and I'm happy to be here today sharing a fun Halloween printable with you. I really LOVE sharing free printable gift boxes and creative wrapping ideas, and I've actually created quite a few Halloween themed pillow boxes to share with you this fall. (Check out the first two: monsters, mummies)

I think the Dracula pillow boxes are my favorite! And of course, since these are little vampires, you can fill them with red M&Ms. These pillow boxes are pretty small. Too small to hold a gift card, but just the right size to fill with candy. Each box can hold about 25 M&Ms.

What you need:
2. Card Stock
3. Scissors
4. Glue
5. (Optional: X-ACTO knife and Elmer's Dot Runner)

What you do:
1. Print out your boxes onto plain white card stock.
2. Cut out the templates. Carefully cut along the lines, leaving as much black outline as possible without leaving any white border.
3. Score along the curved lines at the top and bottom, and fold the two long edges. You can use scissors to lightly score, or the back side of an X-ACTO knife. Test on a piece of scrap paper first to make sure you aren't cutting all the way through the paper.
4. Glue or tape the tab to the opposite side of the box.

5. Add your accessories here (Dracula's cape and Frankenstein's screws). Glue or tape them to the back side of the box. After they have dried, carefully bend back the pieces that stick out off the side of the box so that they lay flat (parallel with the table).

6. Fold down the flaps to make your box a pillow, and fill with treats. These boxes are really little... too small to put a gift card in, but perfect to fill with little candy like M&Ms. They fit about 25 M&Ms when full.

Thanks eighteen25 girls for having me here today! Stop by Lines Across and check out some of my other Halloween projects: 14 No-Carve Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin, 30 Adorable Handmade Costumes for Kids, and Pumpkin String Art.