Halloween inspiration using paper straws

Tuesday 2 October 2012

My Halloween workshop is just a couple of days away and I wanted to share with you one of the projects that everyone will be making when we get together. I used paper straws and boots cut out of black cardstock to create these simple (and funny) little cupcake decorations. I have not figured out what kind of cupcakes I will be serving ... my daughter loved the red velvet cupcakes that I made to shoot this photo - but I'm thinking maybe dark chocolate or carrot cake.
Here's how I made these ...
1. I drew a boot shape on plain paper and cut it out.
2. Then I used the shape as a template with black cardstock paper. I drew around the shape once, then turned the template over and drew around it again to create left and right boot shapes.
3. Cut the two boots out of the black cardstock and set aside.
4. You will need to cut two "legs" from a paper straw. Cut the straw pieces long enough so that you can insert one end into the icing/cupcake.
5. To attach the boots to the straw, cut two slits on one end of each straw as shown above and insert boot.
By the way, these are the three {free} projects that everyone will be making at the Halloween workshop this Thursday:
1. Halloween themed loot bags using my headers  
2. black board market trays 
3. witch's feet cupcake decorations
I have lots of other packaging, decorating projects and inspiration to show you that can be used for a Halloween party or adapted for a birthday party, shower or wedding.
I am working on my workshop goody bags now. There are still have 5 seats left for this week's workshop! If you are interested in joining us let me know - quickly!!!

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