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!

cat

 

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

hall garland

 

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.

soundmachine

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.

ADD CAPTIONS?

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.

CAPTION ABOUT PRODUCTS?

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

Paper Source How-To: Calendar Stickers

Add easy reminders and fun pops of color with these DIY stickers; perfect for any Paper Source calendar!

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Download the How-To and Template PDFs.
  • Print the stickers onto sheets of 1.25″ round labels.
  • Peel and stick as desired to organize your schedule.
  • Add fun tapes, markers and more to top it off!

Weekend Wants: New Journals

Whether you’re passing time on a rainy day, recording your favorite memories or doodling in the sun, the weekend is the perfect time to journal! Our Journal Buyer, Sadie P, talks about three of her favorites right now.

Paper Source Exclusive. “Rifle Paper Company’s mint floral print is one of my all-time favorites, and they’re offering this mint floral journal exclusively to Paper Source. It’s a must-have.”

 

Textured Covers. “Wood is a huge trend we’re seeing in the market right now, and I appreciate this artist’s take on a literal tree trunk as the cover: textured, raw and colorful. Just like nature. [The covers of this set of three are embossed for a raised texture.] Bonus points because this is a really strong dual-gender gift; great for my not-so-girly girlfriends, and husband alike!” 

 

Gold Foil. “I love spiral journals. I love that they lay flat when you’re writing on them, and the combination of mint with gold foil complements this cover perfectly. The little details are also adorable: the edge of each page is color-coated with one of four colors, to easily separate subjects or ideas.”

 

Sadie’s Favorite PS Product: Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, because I enjoy adding a little to my letters and notes to best friends that live across the country. It adds jazz to any greeting card.
Sadie’s Favorite PS Color: Luxe Blush, all the way!