Upcycling Halloween ‘Trash’ Into Treasures


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! The fun spooky decorations, handing out candy, eating too much candy and enjoying the fun fall colors, smells and FOOD!

Today I wanted to show you two cards I made with some of my Halloween decoration trash! Yep, that’s right, I said trash.

I was putting up my jelly Halloween window clings, and realized that the plastic sheet that they came on, that I usually would just throw away, was SO COOL! I took the plastic sheet and used it as an overlay for some spooky fun Halloween cards!

For the first card, I cut down my recycled sheet into a square, added the word SPOOKY in American Craft Thickers, and added a bit of orange ink with my Megan Elizabeth Sweetness Ink Edgerz. The black swirls and spiderweb was the design already printed on the sheet, but you could use a stamp set and stamp the sheet using a permanent ink!

If you look close, I did ink on the sheet using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Stamper Tool. (The stitched x’s on top) The first time I did this I was not patient enough to let it dry and, of course, it smudged!  The second time (on top), I was patient and the ink dried and worked just great!
Here is the second card. I again cut out a chunk of the plastic ‘trash’ sheet. This time all I did was ass a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Light, and the word EEK! with Limeaid Doodlebug Alphabet Stickers!
The sparkle light reminded me of a little bead of water in a spiders web. So neat!
What great treasures can YOU make from your Halloween ‘trash’? Keep crafting in mind when your opening your Halloween packaging because a lot of time time Halloween packaged goods come with really awesome designs and images on them!

Have a wonderful and SAFE HALLOWEEN everyone…

What are YOU or YOUR KIDS being for Halloween???

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