Chasing Davies: Easy DIY Halloween decor for your table

October 27, 2013

Easy DIY Halloween decor for your table

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget

Hosting a Halloween party or want to make Halloween morning breakfast extra special?  This morning, we had a ghostly brunch with some very easy Halloween DIY decor I whipped up just last night.  With some items I had around my house and a quick pick up of the new Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet paper from my nearby Target, I was able to create three different decor items for our table setting. Right now, buy Cottonelle Triple Roll 12 pack or larger at Target and get a FREE box of Kleenex (while supplies last, get coupon here).

The first thing I made was my favorite!  Using just 4 strips of toilet paper (I made them 5 squares long), ribbon, styrofoam balls, a black Sharpie and hot glue gun, I made 5 little ghosts to hang from our chandelier! 

1. After I hot glued the ribbon (to hang the ghosts from) to the styrofoam balls, I glued 4 toilet paper strips around the top, near the ribbon.  
2. I only glued along the edges of the strips about halfway down the ball, letting the folds happen naturally. I glued some of the folds down to make them flatter as needed.  
3. Then you can use the same ribbon, or I used some twine, to pull the strips together under the ball and make the ghost tail.
4. Then using a Sharpie, I drew on the face.

The next DIY project was also easy (the theme of all three of these projects).  A mummy wreath you can make for your door or the table!

1. I took a piece of tape to attach the first square of the toilet paper strip to the wreath.
2. Then I just wrapped the paper around the wreath, twice. Be gentle, but if any of it rips apart, no worries, I just taped down and continued on.
3. Once the wreath was covered - I used the top of a shoe box from my new shoes to write out BOO, colored it in using a Sharpie and cut out the letters.
4. Then I pillow-taped the letters onto the mummy wreath to complete the look!

And finally... the simplest of all these easy DIYs.. Little ghost faces.

1. I simply cut out little face-shapes from black felt (construction paper would do just fine).
2. I pillow-taped the face shapes to the full rolls of toilet paper.
3. Arranged and done!

Have you ever used toilet paper for any DIY projects?  I'd love to hear what you'd do with the new Cottonelle Triple Roll paper (um, besides the obvious...)!

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