Monday, September 9, 2019

How To Make Ghostly Pencil Toppers for Halloween

Looking for Halloween treats to share that aren't filled with sugar and don't cost much to make? (Plus bonus points for being SUPER SIMPLE?) 

Today's project took only a few minutes, and the sweet simplicity of it makes it fun and easy to make as many as you'd like. Let's take a look at these ghostly pencil toppers that you can make for trick-or-treaters, co-workers, your favorite teacher or student, or. . . let's face it, you might want to make them for yourself! 

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The Ghost Die from Impression Obsession makes this project a BREEZE. Simply die-cut the ghosts from white cardstock and then attach them to Halloween pencils. (A foam square, Glue Dot, or even a tiny dab of hot glue should each hold the ghost in place quite well.) I finished off the ghosts with those CUTIE PIE pre-made tiny bows from FSJ. They make perfect bowties and hair bows for my little ghosty friends.

I like to stock up on pencils when they're on sale after the holidays. (Walmart or Target has cute seasonal pencils on clearance throughout the year.)

To finish this project, grab a Mason jar (do you hoard Mason jars the way I do?) Wrap a band of patterned paper around it. Then simply embellish it. I die cut the BOO die (it includes that adorable spider too!) and adhered the letters to the band. I finished off the band with a black ribbon bow, and called it DONE.
See? I told you that this is a SIMPLE project. And this time of year, SIMPLE wins. 

Wouldn't a cup full of these pencils be adorable on your desk at work? You could even add them to ballpoint pens if that suits your needs better. (Except everyone will WANT to walk off with your pens or pencils!) 

Today's post is part of Impression Obsession's Die Cut Obsession Blog Hop. The design team is sharing die cutting magic today, and I hope you'll head over to the IO blog and find the list of participants! I can't wait to see what they've each created for today! 


Impression Obsession - Ghost Die | Boo Die 
FSJ - Fall-O-Ween Prints Paper | Pumpkin Patch Bows

The bows I used were Pumpkin Patch Bows from Spellbinders, which are no longer available - BUT, good can find identical bows on Amazon. 

Looking for more Halloween inspiration with these dies from Impression Obsession? Check out this blog post: 

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