A couple weeks ago, I had a fun morning with friends making a DIY spooky Hallowe’en home decor sampler. If you love handmade and DIY ideas, this papercrafted Hallowe’en sampler is calling your name! Chock full of witches hats, spooky cats and perky pumpkins, it adds a boo-tiful touch to your Hallowe’en decorations. Although similar to my Valentine’s or Christmas samplers, there’s lots of unique details. See for yourself.
How long do you think this took to make? Start to finish, not even three hours! I only pre-cut the detailed gate and the squares of cardstock. So yes, we might’ve been cutting, stamping, punching and gluing fools for a couple hours, but talk about almost instant gratification! So what are some of the best parts?
- Everyone got a quarter package of the Spooky Night designer series paper (and there’s LOADS left over for them to continue creating at home).
- All the pumpkins, and hats (except one) were cut from the Spooky Night paper with scissors.
- It was “new technique time” for all to learn how to colour glimmer paper this ghoulish grey for the “BOO”. Don’t know how? See it here in my video!
- Each designer’s personality poked through with the hats or pumpkins they chose to decorate with.
The sampler is mounted on a 12” x 12” piece of Basic Black cardstock. I liked the look of a smaller Basic Black square (3” x 3”) for each of the patterned papers to sit on too. Although you can’t see them except up close, it’s one small detail to up your WOW factor. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the individual squares.
Here’s the main 6” x 6” piece. What about that fabulous Detailed Gate thinlit, sparkly coloured die cut letters, some shiny black rhinestones and a simple banner?
Double stripes in the paper pattern and the 7/8” striped ribbon bring this square to life. Our witch’s hat has a jaunty slant, matched by the diagonal greeting. Do you like the google eyes? (TIP: turn the stamp that says “Happy OWL oween” upside down to get the fiendish scowl.)
An anxious jack-o-lantern sits atop a stitched and embossed circle…on top of a funky circle pattern. The vintage crocheted ribbon provides a lovely border and anchors the square.
Who doesn’t love the Spooky Cat? Even with a rat pecking at her toes, on a large polka dot pattern, she doesn’t care!
Let’s see the designers up close. This was Cathie and Susan’s first sampler ever!
Linda, April and Marilyn were going home to hang theirs up right away! (Sorry about the reflection on Marilyn’s – I just thought there was such great attitude in this pic I wanted to share!)
I know it looks like a long list of supplies for our DIY spooky Hallowe’en home decor piece but you can easily get busy and make one at home for yourself.
You Can Make It Too
If you like to pull out the Hallowe’en decorations, this sampler will fit right in and add a homemade touch to a wall or table top. And it’s not too late to get busy! Find out for yourself how an easy DIY spooky Hallowe’en home decor piece will spark up your seasonal home this year.