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October 09, 2012

Get Ready to Party With Halloween Home Decor from Graphic 45!

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Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another fun day of super craft inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! We have some very special treats in store for you all! Halloween season is definitely upon us! The brisk Autumn nights are here. Leaves are changing with brilliant color. It's that magical time of year when creativity takes center stage! And what could be more fun than getting your home all decked out for Halloween?! It's great to rediscover old Halloween decorations from years past. But it's also such a joy to create new and wonderful Halloween home decor! Today we're going to show you some amazing ideas for creating beautiful Halloween decorations that you'll enjoy for many years to come! There's a splendid Halloween banner by Denise Hahn. Plus we've got a bunch of adorable ideas for handmade Halloween ornaments by Nicole Eccles. There's even some fun tutorials that show you how to create these fabulous ornaments! So grab a cup of hot apple cider and settle in for some grand inspiration with Graphic 45!

First up is this gorgeous Halloween banner by Denise Hahn. Whether you're planning a big party or just a casual night of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, Halloween decorations are a must! Check out Denise's fabulous banner featuring our Happy Haunting collection! This great banner is filled with vintage charm and wholesome cheer! You can also see a great use of the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders! Let this fabulous banner inspire your Halloween decorating this year!


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Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings Halloween Banner - 1-imp

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Supplies:

Fright Night 4500531
Pumpkin Time 4500523
Playtimes Past 4500039
Inks- Clearsnap Licorice
Glitter- Clearsnap Sweet Orange and Silver
Ribbon- May Arts
Fringe and pom pom Trim: Joann Fabrics
Foam Core
Embellishments:
Burlap
organza ribbon
plastic spiders and web
Tinsel: Vintage
Pearl topped straight pins
Beads

Next we have some fabulous ideas from Nicole Eccles! She has created three dazzling Halloween ornaments that are simply splendid! Ornaments aren't just for Christmas anymore! They are wonderful ways to commemorate any happy occasion! Check out these three clever ways to create fun and easy ornaments for your Halloween home decor! These sweet little Happy Haunting creations would also make great Halloween gift ideas! Follow along with Nicole's simple and fun tutorials to create some special decor for your Halloween festivities! Here is what Nicole had to say about these spooktacular creations!

"When I was little my mom had a giant wreath on the front porch that we would decorate for each season. Oh how I looked forward to the changes of season just so we could decorate that big ol wreath.  Sometimes we would make handmade decorations, and others time we would just buy them.  There was just something magical about capturing those little changes, time goes by way too fast, and that was our way of just slowing it down a bit.  Now that I have grown, I wanted to share the same wonderful experience with my daughter, but for us it is a little tree.  So, I thought I would pass along a little of the magic by sharing some ideas making quick and simple ornaments that can be created with your little ones at home using Graphic 45 papers!!!" -Nicole Eccles

Here is Nicole's first creation, a super easy and sweet Happy Haunting glass ornament! Wow!

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Supplies Used for Happy Haunting Glass Ornaments:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Other: Confetti, tinsel, hot glue

Happy Haunting Glass Ornament Tutorial

Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Glass Ornament Tutorial

Next up is this adorbale little pipe cleaner ornament! This is a wonderful project to create with children! It's pure Halloween fun for the whole family!

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Supplies Used for Happy Haunting Glass Ornaments:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Other: Confetti, tinsel, hot glue

Vintage-Inspired Pipe Cleaner Ornament Tutorial:

Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Supplies Used for Pipe Cleaner Ornaments:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet
May Arts: Baker’s Twine
Other: Pipe Cleaners, crepe paper, hot glue gun, scissors

Pipe Cleaner Ornament Tutorial
1. Cut out desired G45 images for head and hat of ornament
2. Cut a slip in the hat so it can fit on the pumpkin
3.Open your slit up slightly by pinching the sides toward the center
4. Place hat on head of pumpkin and adhere. Set aside head for later
5. Bend pipe cleaner 90 degrees to the left to create the left arm.  Leave about 1/2” sticking up for the neck
6. Bend pipe cleaner back on itself towards the center to create the left arm. Arm should be approx 1/2”.
7.Tuck the pipe cleaner behind the neck. This should leave it sticking out the right side, ready to create the right arm
8. Bend pipe cleaner back on itself towards the center to create the right arm. Arm should be approx 1/2”.
9.Tuck the pipe cleaner behind the neck again, this time bending the pipe cleaning downward to create the left leg.  Pipe cleaner should resemble a t.
10.Bend pipe cleaner back on itself towards the center to create the left leg.  Leg should be approx 1/2”- 3/4”. 
11.Tuck the pipe cleaner behind the neck again, this time bending the pipe cleaner downward towards the right to create the right leg.  Pipe cleaner should resemble a star.  Trim down right leg if necessary to even them out.
12.Adhere head with hat using hot glue.  Don’t leave a long neck.
13. Fold a short piece of crepe paper in half to create a skirt.
14. Gently pinch a pleated look to the crepe paper
15. Adhere to pipe cleaner person right at the cross over in the center. Wrap all the way around and snip off to complete.
16. Using scissors to create small slits in the skirt, this will give it a fluffier look
17. Tie a loop in a piece of bakers twine and adhere to the back of the ornament head
18. Add a fun Halloween sign from G45’s Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet. Hang and enjoy!

And last but not least is this adorable bottle cap ornament that Nicole created. This ornament has such a classic vintage look! It is sure to enliven your Halloween celebration! Have fun following her fun tutorial to create this sweet little treasure!

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Supplies Used for Bottle Cap Ornaments:

Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet
May Arts: Giant Bottle cap
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard fence
Other: Pipe cleaners, hot glue gun, tinsel, crepe paper, moss

Nicole Eccles- Happy Haunting- Bottlecap Ornament Tutorial

Bottle Cap Ornament Tutorial
 
1. Cut out desired images for ornament from Graphic 45 Happy Haunting line
2. Adhere round cut image to bottom of bottle cap
3. Using hot glue, adhere tinsel around the outside edge of the bottle cap
4. Cut 2 different colored pipe cleaners to desired size for handle.  Mine was 8”
5. Gently twist the two pipe cleaners together for a more decorative look
6. Bend into a U shape for the handle, making sure it is even at the bottom
7. Adhere handle into bottle cap using hot glue
8. Cut a scrap piece of heave chipboard to run along the back of your cut image to ensure stability.  Bend slightly at feet.
9. Adhere image using hot glue on chipboard tab, place underneath handle making sure image is straight
10. Using hot glue, moss, torn paper, or tinsel cover the inside of the bottle cap for a finished look
11. Cut out small strip that says Halloween from G45  papers.  Taper at the ends like a ribbon
12. Adhere to front of bottle cap
13. Create a small crepe paper rosette by pinching a little crepe paper at a time to create a circle.  Glue in the center, and adhere to top of pipe cleaner handle
14. Peel and stick clock from G45 Happy Haunting Sticker sheet.  Trim rosette if necessary.
15. Peel and stick the word greetings and place along the clock face.  Hang and enjoy!!!

We hope you all had a lot of fun today. Hopefully you got lots of great ideas from today's fabulous crafts! We want to thank Denise Hahn and Nicole Eccles for their incredible projects today! We will have more fun and inspiration to share with you all on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Thank you again for joining us on this terrific Tuesday! Have a great day!

Happy Halloween Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Comments

Wow! I love these clever ideas!

Very cute, I need to make the banner for my Grandsons.

Cute, Fun, Darling. Something even I can do! Love what a difference Graphic 45 can make to a simple object!!

fantastic ideas, off I go to try to replicate!

So cute, I don't decorate much for Halloween but I really love the banner. I've seen the HALLOWEEN banners before and love the BOO since it is shorter you could make more of them for different areas of the house. Love the little ornaments, if you have a fake Christmas tree those would be great to decorate it and change out by Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Boo on you! lol....adorable and fun projects and wonderful tut! TU!!!

Wonderful Halloween ideas! Thanks for the tutorials.

I love decorating for Halloween! Great ideas!

These are fantastic. The banner is amazing and perfect to display the cats and the ornaments are wonderful. I will Defiantly have to try that. Love it thank you for the inspiration. :)

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! these are all AMAZING!! I love them!

I love the banner. The burlap goes so well with the paper...really cute. Nicole's ornaments are just fabulous. I adore that chubby cheeked moon!

These are all such cute and creative ideas. Thanks!

Awesome projects!
Thank you!!!

Wonderful inspiring projects!!!

Very creative banner and ornaments. Great tutorials too. Thank you for sharing with us.

I'm old enough to remember the pipe cleaner, decorative paper, and glitter ornaments from long ago. Aside from the beautiful designs and colors, it may be the reason Graphic 45 products tug at my heart strings. Wonderful projects--so clever. The banners designed these days are just wonderful. Thank you.

Wow all so cool do not know where to start!

Beautiful projects.

You've made my day-great inspiration-thank you!

All the Projects showcased are both adorable and simple. My Favorite is using the glass ornaments! Very clever!

Alright, great new Halloween ideas. Loved the ornament - so clever. the pipe cleaner hanging decorations are darling. what a great idea.

Very clever and so cute! Great tutorials. Thanks for sharing the fun!

LOVE the Halloween tutorials!! Thank you! I need to make the banner for my front door, it would look bewitching under my black feather wreath!!

love all the Halloween decoration

All very clever. My favourite is the banners:)

FABULOUS ideas ! I feel a banner coming...
Those pipe clearner and bottle cap ornaments ... are you kidding me ??!
So much G45 talent !!!

I so love these original Halloween ideas...I would have never thought of making glass tree ornaments for Halloween !

These are all great projects. Can't decide which I like best. Have to try all of them.

Such awesome Halloween decoration! Thanks for the inspiration!

Fantastic ideas, talented designers and amazing projects.

What awesome and creative ideas !!!!

You guys rock!

Halloween is NOT my fav holiday, but at least you all came up with some CUTE, not scary projects! These are indeed CUTE!

Such fun and creative projects!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Those decors are fantastic. Thanks for the tutorials :D

We don't do Halloween much here in Australia, but these fun projects would inspire anyone, perhaps even me?

LOVE the man in the moon ornament

Oh my goodness! What adorable projects!

Very cool ideas! Love the use of the label holders!

What fun Halloween decorations. Truly inspiring.

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