Alright, before anyone asks, I am aware that Halloween is still almost 2 months away, but I'm just so excited that I can't help myself. I'm planning on having a pumpkin carving party in mid October and I'm trying to get the decor made before I get too far into this school semester. Usually I procrastinate, but I think I've done a 180! Hehehe.
Anyway, I'm planning on a contemporary sophisticated feel for my party since it will mostly be adults. I have no idea what I will do with these 'Tricks' & 'Treats' thingamabobs, but I figured I'll think of something by the time the party rolls around.
So, I started with 2 circles cut out of white paper, and my little set of rubber stamps. I got these lil guys a few years back in the bargain section at 'Tarjay'.
One got stamped with 'Tricks' and one got 'Treats' and the edges got some black ink. Funny story, I actually had to look up the word 'treat' because after staring at it for so long, it started looking weird and I wasn't sure if I spelled it right! Oh come on, you know you've done that before too! =)
Next, I glued the white circles onto some orange circles cut a little bit bigger, and then some orange and white striped paper. I personally like to vary the widths of the layers to add more interest.
The last step was gluing some crepe paper ($1 for 2 rolls at the Dollar Tree!) on the back by ruffling it as I went. At first, I was thinking of using a hot glue gun, but I decided to use Elmer's glue which gave me some time to wiggle it into place before it dried. I bought some really cute ribbon to hang them if I decide that's what I wanna do with them. Super simple and super cheap!