Weekend Wants: Halloween Treats

Halloween is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for some fun parties (check out our Monster Mash bash and Pumpkin ideas). Whether you’re prepping tasty treat bags at your scary soiree, or stocking up for trick-or-treating, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite treats, and all of them are on SALE now – so hurry up while supplies last!

Haunted Houses. This Haunted House Treat Box Kit is sure to put your party favors over the edge. So cute – use them as treat boxes or candy-filled centerpieces.

Sweet Treats. Looking for some traditional candies for lucky trick-or-treaters? Kids are sure to love these Pumpkin Peeps and Halloween Pop Rocks!

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DIY Your Treats. If you’re looking to add a more personal touch to your treat bags, try our Orange & Black Polka Dot Bags with our Halloween Monsters Stickers. The perfect party favors for homemade goodies.

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Pumpkin Party Inspiration

It’s time to decorate for Halloween! If you’re looking for a fun way to create your spooky decor, why not invite your friends over for a festive pumpkin decorating party?

These easy decorations and creative refreshments will delight your guests as they create their perfect pumpkins. We’ve also shared creative ways to glam up your gourd without the mess.

 

Painted Pumpkins 

Your pumpkin will be the talk of the block with these fun decorating techniques!  No need for the goopy mess- these carving-free ideas add fun flair to any pumpkin.

Add a splash of sparkle or dunk your pumpkin in gold glitz- either way your pumpkins are sure to shine with these decorating tips!

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Boo-tifully simple design: Simply paint your pumpkin with Black Acrylic Paint and let it dry. Next, paint liquid glue on the stem and sprinkle with Metallic Glitter. Shake off any excess sparkle and let dry. Finally, scrawl a spooky message on your pumpkin with a DecoColor Gold Marker.

Glitter-dipped and delightful: Paint your pumpkin from base to stem with Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint. Add an additional coat of paint that only covers the bottom half of your pumpkin and sprinkle with Metallic Glitter for a gold-dipped look.

Shiny Chevron: Create your own chevron-designed pumpkin using Super Tacky Tape. Cut this strong double-stick tape into zig-zag shapes. Then sprinkle your pumpkin with Metallic Glitter for a gold, modern look.

 

Pumpkin Carving Party Invites

Your guests will love these fun pumpkin party invitations. Make your own using our easy DIY guide!

Psst! Here’s a tip! Stamp and emboss pumpkins one by one using VersaMark Inkpad and embossing powders. Doing the colors separately will ensure that the embossing powders do not mix on the card. Print and cut text layer and adhere to card using Chevron Washi Tape.

 

Pretty Pumpkin Décor

Decorate more than just your pumpkins! Spruce up your space with these festive flourishes perfect for your decorating party. These jolly jack-o’-lanterns are sure to inspire your guests as they make they own pumpkin creations.

Use this festive Halloween Rosette Kit to add fun flair to your pumpkin-carving party.

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Pop up these Honeycomb Pumpkins to set your table or hang from the ceiling for quick and cute decoration.

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These jolly Pumpkin Gel Gems are fun additions to any window or mirror.

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Delicious Details   

Decorating your pumpkins outside in the crisp autumn weather? Help your guests stay warm with this sweet treat- hot chocolate paired with festive Pumpkin Peeps!

We love this idea from Home is Where the Boat Is.               Just use Halloween Peeps marshmallows in your hot chocolate for a sweet and spooky treat!

We love this idea from Home is Where the Boat Is. Use Pumpkin Peeps in your hot chocolate for a sweet and spooky treat!

 

Keep the pumpkin theme going by using a pumpkin to create a cute drink cooler. Just slice  in half, clean, and fill with a clear bowl with ice for a creative way to keep drinks cold.

Refresh your guests with cool drinks using this cute idea from Martha Stewart.

Refresh your guests using this cute cooler idea from Martha Stewart.

Weekend Wants: Quick Halloween Party Decorations

You might have noticed we love a fun Halloween party. Here are three quick ways to add decoration to your next scary fete!

Festive Paper Rosettes. These Halloween Rosettes are easy to put together and will add a layer of dimension to any space. Hang from the ceiling over your buffet or create a space for a photobooth background!

 

No Bad Luck. This Spooky Cat Garland is sure to add a little whimsy to your Halloween fete. Use these frightful felines as a garland or as party invitations. Make them with kids for a fun pre-party craft!

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Spell it Out. Create a classic look with this Happy Halloween Garland. Everything you need is included–just string it up!

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It’s a Monster Mash Bash!

It’s almost Halloween and we’re ready to party! Throw your little ghouls and goblins a Monster Mash Bash with these easy tricks and treats.

Monster Mash inspiration from Hostess with the Mostess blog.

Monster Mash inspiration from Hostess with the Mostess.

 

Monstrous  Invitations

Use our fun stickers and stamps to add creepy details to your party invitations. Wrap your note with playful washi tape or monster-themed paper tape to finish your scary stationery.

Monster Invitation

Everything you need for fun and freaky invites: Poppy and Beet cards and envelopes with Halloween Monsters Circle Stickers and our Little Monsters Rubber Stamp Set . Tie your design together with Monsters Paper Tape and Skinny Orange & Black Ribbon.    Items not shown to scale.

 

 

Haunted house

Your little monsters will howl for these adorable door designs. Just paste black paper circles to the back of paper plates to create eyes for your monster. Streamers and cut paper make great hair for your monster and our pre-cut spiders add an easy, creepy touch to any door.

 

Creative door ideas from Good to Know Family

Creative door ideas from Good to Know Family

Greet your guests a scary start by playing a Halloween soundtrack or sound machine.

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These little monsters are too cute to be scary. They’re simple to make. Just fluff our pre-made tissue pom poms, cut some black and white circles for eyes, and glue together for fun and frightful monsters. Hang from the ceiling or use as table decorations.

We love these Monster Tissue Pom Poms from Persia Lou. Use Diamond Blue and Coral Tissue Paper Poms to create the look. (Don’t forget the scissors and glue!)

 

 

Scary Snacks

Your guests will gobble up these bright and silly monster cookies.

Kooky monster cookies from Lil' Luna

Kooky monster cookies from Lil’ Luna

These playful cups are easy to make- just add some monster eye stickers to a party cup and top with a fun straw. Cut washi tape to easily add a festive pennant.

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Check out these creative monster cups from Simply Creative Insanity. Our fun Black & White Paper Straws and Spooky Eyes Stickers are perfect for this project. Fold a piece of cut Party Washi Tape to create a cute flag for your straw.  Items not shown to scale.

 

Party time

Wrap coffee cans with fun Halloween paper tape, add some monster eyes and stack for a fun ball-toss carnival game. You could also fill balloons with a small treat, add silly faces and let your little ones pick a balloon to pop.

Party game photos from Catch My Party

Party game photos from Catch My Party

Your guests will love getting crafty with these fun creatures. Build your own creepy paper monsters using this fun kit then use your dolls to put on a puppet show!

 

Tricky treats

When your Monster Mash is done, send your guests home with these spirited treat bags.

Everything you need for these cute critters: Kraft Treat Bags with a Circle Punch for the eyes, Flag Hole Punch or Pennant Hole Punch for the teeth, and fun washi tape for extra decoration.

Everything you need for these cute critters: Kraft Treat Bags with a Circle Punch for the eyes, Flag Hole Punch or Pennant Hole Punch for the teeth, and fun washi tape for extra decoration.

Decorate colorful paper bags with a silly and simple paper face. Our paper punches make cutting perfect circles a snap. Flag-shaped or triangle punches make great teeth for your little ghouls. When you’re done,  fill with little zany treats like the ones below to thrill your visitors.

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Some frightening favors! Fill your bag with Finger Monsters, Flashing Bouncing Eyeballs, Light-up Pumpkin Balls, and fizzy Halloween Pop Rocks.

Weekend Wants: Halloween Costumes

You might not know it, but Paper Source is the go-to for quick and easy Halloween costumes! Here are some of our favorites when it comes to dressing up in a pinch and putting your scariest face forward.

Halloween Classics. Dress up easily with this Halloween Masks Kit – all the main parts are included for quick at-home assembly! Perfect if you don’t want to spend a fortune looking festive, but want to be in the spirit when you’re handing out candy. Pair these with coordinating colored clothes for the complete effect (like an all white outfit for the mummy).

 

Get your head in the game. Top off your look with these fun hats! Pair any of them with an all-black ensemble for a scary witch or wicked devil!

 

Bad to the bone. Skeletons are a classic! Make yourself into one with these bony tattoos and scary face mask!

 

Paper Source How-To: Sugar Skull Mask Wall Art

Sugar Skull Mask

Create a striking mask display chock full of your personality!

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Download the How-To PDF
  • Paint mask using poly brush and white paint.
  • Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
  • Once dry, use black Sharpie pen to outline eye and cheek hollows. Using the shape of the teeth as a guide, outline the mouth in black Sharpie pen as well.
  • Draw circles, dots and lines as desired to decorate mask.
  • Add color and flair to mask by layering patterned washi tape and flower stickers.
  • Use Stickles glitter glue to add sparkle to your design. Allow Stickles to dry.
  • To hang mask, use heavy duty 1/8″ hole punch to make a hole on either side of mask, approximately halfway between eyes and cheeks.
  • Thread a length of ribbon through holes making knots on the front of the mask to secure.
  • Hang & display!

Weekend Wants: Halloween Craft Kits

It’s finally October and we’re counting down the days to Halloween. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, or a unique way to spend a chilly day, we’ve got some ideas for you. Here are some of our favorite Halloween Craft Kits. These kits come with all the necessities – assemble them yourself for a step-by-step project!

Spooky Dolls. This new Halloween Paper Dolls Kit is comprised of all of your favorite Halloween icons! Make these to put on a fun puppet show or use them as party decor.

Dark Wreath. We love this dark Mum Wreath with Owl Kit. It’s intricate and beautiful and perfect for the season. Plus, you can remove the owl and use it year-round if you want! Hurry now and get it while supplies last!

 

Candy-Filled Haunted Houses. This new Haunted House Treat Box Kit is so cute you can use it as home or party decor, or can fill these miniatures with treats to use as favor boxes!

Get Creative with Us: Work at Paper Source!

Holiday seasonal hiring is upon us and we’re excited to expand our store teams! If you’ve ever been delighted by our store windows, inspired by our workshops or envious of our catalog pages, Paper Source might be a great fit for you!

Not only will you be a member of the expansive and creative Paper Source community, but our part-time seasonal team members get a 30% discount on great holidays gifts and crafting supplies to kickstart projects.

If you’re interested in a fun holiday career, here are some things we’re looking for in our new associates:

  • Passion for Paper Source and our products
  • Fast, fun and friendly people
  • Experience working in a busy retail environment delivering a high level of customer service
  • Flexibility and availability to work the upcoming holiday season including nights, weekends and holidays

We love our holiday associates and wanted to share a story from Vanessa, who began with Paper Source as a holiday associate last season and has continued to grow with us since then.

“I joined Paper Source last holiday because I had been at home for six months with my new baby and knew I needed to get out and connect with people again. I come from food service/retail management background and I really enjoyed showing people new things and building relationships with customers plus I love crafting! I figured Paper Source would be an awesome place to learn new things and share them with others. Plus, the Store Manager was so welcoming and straight forward during my interview, I knew it would be awesome!

From day one I knew I had found “my people” here at Paper Source. It was so incredibly refreshing to work in an environment where everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. Plus, they are all amazingly crafty and inspiring! It is so fun getting to know our customers and hearing their stories! My husband refers to me as the detective at home! I love to help bring customers’ ideas to their full potential. It is very gratifying!

If you or someone you know think Paper Source’s holiday positions could be a good fit for you, be sure to apply today at your local Paper Source store or online at: www.papersource.com/careers.

Have a great holiday season!

Paper Source Recruitment Team

Weekend Wants: Personalized Stationery

Personalized stationery is one of those gifts that just doesn’t go out of style. Perfect for hostesses, newlyweds, grads and yourself, there’s a style for everyone. In addition to being chic and unique, personalized stationery is currently 20% OFF! The sale ends September 30, so hurry up and order your perfect notes now. To get you started, here are some of our favorites.

 

Monograms. Perfect for a newly married couple ready to celebrate having the same last name!

Single Monogram and Escorial Circle Monogram Personalized Stationery

 

Feminine and delicate. These sweet notes are beautiful and ready for lovely sentiments to friends and family.

Chalkboard Frame and Filigree Personalized Stationery

 

Modern and chic. Sleek and clean design with a timelessly chic feel. Perfect for anyone on your list.

Colorful Border and Diagonal Stripes Border Personalized Stationery