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If You Dare... to be Invited

As most of you know, I have been hard at work getting ready for a big Halloween Party . So what better way to prepare than to give away the most spectacular invites to get your guests ready for some Halloween fun? 


1st, let's talk tools and materials

  • skeletons 2"-4" that bend- mine came with an ornament hook but if not, you will need to add this
  • 2" skull head
  • 4"x4" box painted black (Michaels had ones already black)
  • something pointy and metal to heat up and melt/poke a whole in the bottom of the skull
  • black string
  • a glue gun
  • scissors
  • spray adhesive or a glue stick could work too
  • sharpy to cover up anything once you poke a whole
  • fun thick halloween inspired paper
  • something textural for the bottom of the box
  • the invite of course.  We used a 4.25"x11" sheet on vellum.



To get started, cut the decorative paper to fit the top of your box and adhere using a glue stick or spray adhesive. Using a candle, I heated up the bottom of this tool and melted a whole through the bottom of the skull.  I then tied a knot on my string and poked it in so it was secure. (later you will want to use a bead of hot glue to secure the skull to the top of the box to be extra snug on top) Then feed the string through the center point of your box and connect to your skull by tying another knot. The string ends up to be about 2"-2.5" long between the knots.


Touch up any areas where you punctured with a black sharpie, then add the fluff to inside of the box.  I used black filler I found in the Halloween silk floral section and gave it a light spray of silver to match my skull on top.  When you close the box, the skeleton basically sits and then when you open, dangles from the top.  

Viola!  Now the invite. 



Rolled up like a scroll, we tied a small black ribbon around them and added them to the bottom of the box. 


So fun!  Right?  What person wouldn't want an invite to this party????



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