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.
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.
Greet your guests a scary start by playing a Halloween soundtrack or sound machine.
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.
Your guests will gobble up these bright and silly monster cookies.
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.
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!
When your Monster Mash is done, send your guests home with these spirited treat bags.
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.
Create a striking mask display chock full of your personality!
- How-To PDF
- Paper Mache Skull Mask
- White Acrylic Paint
- Floral Stickers
- Patterned Washi Tape
- Stickles Glitter Glue
- Black Sharpie Pen
- 1/4″ Ribbon
- 1″ Heavy Duty Poly Brushes
- 1/8″ Hole Punch
- 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!
Add easy reminders and fun pops of color with these DIY stickers; perfect for any Paper Source calendar!
- 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!
- How-To PDF
- Flower Petal Templates
- 3-4 different colors and patterns of Fine Paper
- 2-3 Colors of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Text Weight Paper
- 1 Sheet of 20″ x 26″ Cover Weight Paper
- Circle Hole Punches (we used 1/4″, 1/2″, 1″ and 2 1/4″ circle punches and a 2″ Scallop Circle punch)
- Double-Sided Tape
- Foam Squares
- Frame (optional)
- Download How-To PDF and Flower Petal Templates
- To create the backer for your fine paper creation, trim a large sheet of cover weight paper to the desired size. (If framing, trim to fit inside frame.)
- Use sheet of flower templates to trace and cut petals from fine papers.
- Layer the shapes to create blooms; mixing and matching patterns and colors.
- Adhere the shapes together using both double-sided tape and foam squares as desired to create dimension.
- Create the centers of the blooms by punching circles in a variety of sizes and colors.
- Cut, fringe, punch and layer circles (see diagram on How-To PDF).
- Adhere center in place.
- Arrange blooms as desired onto backer and adhere composition in place.
One of our favorite and simplest ways to get crafty is….with tape! We love washi and paper tape! With these DIY projects, your everyday items will look new, colorful and fun. Washi tape originates from Japan and has a typical masking tape texture, but is far from dull and beige. Washi tape is most often made from the bark of trees native to Japan (this is why some tape that is similar to washi tape is simply called paper tape if it does not come from Japan).
Washi tape can literally be used on anything. It appears delicate but can actually withstand a lot. The best part? If you don’t like where you put it, just take it right off. It won’t damage or leave sticky marks on anything! It is the easiest DIY crafting you’ll ever do, so even if you think you aren’t too crafty this will quickly change your mind.
We offer multiple different styles and designs of tape – washi tape being just one of them. Below you’ll see what we’ve done to add a little color to things that you can find around your home. In addition to the washi tape, we just couldn’t help but get our hands on the Paper Source-designed Gold Foil Lace Tape. It adds a look of charm and elegance without being too flashy.
If you’re looking for even more tape inspiration, the internet has an abundance! Pinterest especially has some beautiful images (we just searched “washi tape ideas” for the search below.
Some of our favorites include DIY twist ties, gift wrap/tags, coasters, and taping down a car track for the younger ones!
What’s your favorite thing you’ve DIY’ed with tape? Tell us in the comments!
Start your festive July 4th bash with this fun and patriotic ice pop-themed party invitation! Download the instructions and get crafting for your USA tribute!
- How-To PDF
- A6 Royal Blue Flat Card
- A6 Red Envelope
- Pure White Text Weight Paper
- VersaMark Watermark Inkpad
- Aqua Embossing Powder
- Ice Pop Rubber Stamp
- Uniball White Gel Pen
- Holiday Stickles
- Embossing Heat Tool
- Download How-To
- At the bottom of card, stamp three ice pops with VersaMark ink and apply Aqua embossing powder.
- Set the embossing powder using the heat tool.
- Fill in center section of ice pops with white pen.
- Use X-Mas Red stickles to accent top portion of ice pops and allow to dry.
- Format your invite text to fit into a 4″ w x 3 3/4″ h rectangle.
- Trim out text layer and adhere to stamped card.
If you’re looking to make a card for dad this year (Father’s Day is June 15!), we think you’ll love this one! Download the instructions and get to crafting for the world’s best dad!
- How-To PDF
- Gravel A2 Folded Card
- Royal Blue A2 Envelope
- Royal Blue Cover Weight Paper
- Japanese Fine Paper in 2 Patterns
- Uniball White Gel Pen
- Bone Folder
- Double Sided Tape
- Download How-To
- To create origami shirt, cut a piece of fine paper measuring 4″ x 6″ and fold, pattern side down, using the steps shown in the How-To PDF.
- Use template (within the How-To PDF) to trace and cut out tie shape from the second patterned paper.
- Tuck tie under shirt’s collar and adhere in place with a small piece of double stick tape.
- Cut a piece of Royal Blue cover measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to front of Gravel folded card.
- Adhere shirt and tie to card and write desired message using white pen.
We’ve found a great way to show mom some love easily using a pre-existing kit plus a few extra supplies! So get crafting this Mother’s Day and give mom something she can display year-round!
- Love You Mom Banner How-To
- Love You Mom Banner Template
- Succulent Wreath Kit
- Coral Text Weight Paper
- Jute Cord
- Double-Sided Tape
- Transparent Tape
- Cutting Mat
- Crafting Knife
- Construct Succulent Wreath kit according to instructions.
- Download the Love You Mom Banner Template and print onto 8 1/2″ x 11″ coral text weight paper.
- Cut out banner using dotted lines provided as a guide.
- Fold banner in half as indicated, sandwiching approximately 18 inches of jute cord between the front and back of banner before adhering sides together.
- Secure ends of cord to back of wreath form using transparent tape.
- Trim off excess cord and present to your favorite person on Mother’s Day!
This post is brought to you by Rebecca B., who creates our workshops. Here she tells you how she found the inspiration for our newest workshop, Geometric Decor, happening Thursday, April 24.
Two of my favorite trends at the moment are geometric patterns and gold-dipped accents. I love the fresh, bold punch geometrics can bring to a room and how fun and easy it is to create different patterns. I also like a little bit of gold with everything, so the two seemed like a perfect match. This, in a nutshell, was how the Geometric Decor workshop was born!
Creating this workshop, I was inspired by everything from garlands, to artwork to throw rugs. You can check out some of my inspiration on our workshop Pinterest board.
I was also inspired by some of my favorite Paper Source geometric products!
The Geometric Decor workshop is on Thursday, April 24th, from 6 – 8 p.m. and is going to be a fun night with refreshments and creativity! After taking the class, you’ll walk away with a dimensional prism mobile that looks great hanging on a wall or suspended from the ceiling. You’ll also tap your inner artist to create an 8″ x 10″ piece of art – you get to customize it by picking your palette (Mint or Fuchsia) and pattern (3 choices available). And you will also come away with a geometric embossed stationery set.
Throughout it all you’ll get DIY instructions and templates to help you recreate each item at home, along with tips and inspiration to utilize the techniques in other projects! Find a location near you and join us in the fun!