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15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

Who says Halloween is just for kids? From pumpkin party invites and graveyard greetings to Day of the Dead paper lanterns, we have gathered some fangtastic projects for both you and the children to sink your teeth into. Perfect for parties and decorating your home, give everyone the surprise of their lives! Plus, it’ll keep the kids occupied until it’s time for trick-or-treating.

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

1. Wicked witch

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Grab your broomsticks and let your creativity fly with this bewitching project! Stamp black cats, cloaked witches and apply Halloween-coloured distress inks to create a truly wicked greeting.

2. Paper lanterns

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Bold, bright and scarily beautiful are all words we would use to describe these illuminating Day of the Dead lanterns. Traditionally a Mexican holiday for remembering the dead, the day sees an explosion of colour. So, papercut intricate skull patterns and celebrate Mexican-style by producing a spooktacular Halloween display for all to see.

3. Hocus pocus

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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The only thing more haunted than gravestones are ghosts floating around them. That’s why these spooky stamps make the ultimate eerie graveyard scene for your card. It’s enough to wake the dead!

4. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without a pumpkin. However, this one is slightly different. Sporting a traditional pumpkin motif, this simple yet effective design allows for a more magical feel. All you need are a few papercrafting tools and your pumpkin will soon be transformed like Cinderella’s carriage!

5. Creepy crawlies

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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We all know someone who is terrified of spiders. If you’re not arachnophobic, why not decorate your walls with these spine-chilling spider stickers? These eight-legged furry friends are scarily realistic. Alternatively, try decorating windows and doors with them to spook trick-or-treaters.

6. Frighteningly fun

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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This is one for the kids to get involved with to keep them distracted until treat time. Get your pencil crayons out and blend the colours to make a spooktacular colour-in card. Send to friends and family or frame them in your home. Whichever you decide, it is sure to be a fun family activity!

7. Grinning ghosts

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Remember Casper the Friendly Ghost? Well, these smiling spirits must be his relatives with their cartoon-like features and glowing personas. Give your ghostly greetings a softer side with this cute and colourful creation which is perfect for sending to kids!

8. Trick or treat?

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Ideal for parties and children, create your own scary sweetie jars with a touch of personality. Fill glass vases featuring pumpkin, vampire and skull faces with candy for your visitors or simply display them on your mantelpiece. What’s more, you can re-use them year after year!

9. Buried alive

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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This coffin-shaped card brings an unsettling yet quirky feel to Halloween. Just like in horror movies, the opening of this greeting represents a skeleton lifting a coffin lid slightly ajar. Creepy!

10. Pumpkin party

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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You can’t have a party without an invite! And, this plump orange pumpkin is ideal. Funky and functional, wow your guests with your craft skills and this cute and colourful design.

11. Terrifying tipple

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Planning on hosting a Halloween party? Go one step further this year and add horrid customisable labels to your drinks bottles. They make for freaky decor, plus they are sure to give your guests a fright. Be creative!

12. Bewitching boot

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Could this be the shoe of a wicked witch? Using the template provided, shake up your cardmaking range with this boot-shaped card. Featuring one of our furry friends, it will look impressive standing on a shelf

13. Pleated pumpkins

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Again, an alternative take on your average pumpkin as this one is made from the technique of paper-folding. Forget carving out a real pumpkin and return to the enjoyment of creating concertinas. Easily pleat, paper cut and fold your way to pumpkin perfection!

14. Haunted hang-out

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Bats are renowned for hanging off things and you can make an invite which also dangles. This interactive design will make your friends and family batty. Plus, the black cord makes a great ready-made decoration for your guests.

15. Light it up!

15 Projects To Creep It Real This Halloween

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Halloween doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom. Brighten up your decor with these spooky luminaries. A papercut haunted house, spiders web and ghoulish ghost make powerful scenes when a tealight is tucked behind.

Don’t forget to take a photo of your Halloween makes and share them with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #PaperCraftermag and #HappyHalloween

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