Halloween decor is so frighteningly fun! The colors, the shapes, the ghouls and the creativity are equally exciting for wide-eyed youngsters taking it all in, and kids-at-heart wishing it was still acceptable to approach your neighbor with an open bag and a smile.
Being the savvy gift-givers that we are, I thought it’d be fun to roundup some Halloween cheer with ideas you can make from your gift wrap stash, using paper, ribbons, and tape.
Plaid pumpkins! The idea up top is simply pumpkins and tape, like these from Cute Tape. So easy.
This wreath by Jen at Tatertots & Jello is made with paper, fabric (you could substitute paper streamers), and baker’s twine—a favorite simple gift wrapping accessory, like these at Twisted Sugar Twine. Visit Jen’s site for the step-by-step tutorial.
These pumpkins are dressed up with ribbons to add some pattern and texture to the vivid squash.
This Fall Wreath has a little dose of scarecrow inside. It’s made with paper twine, also called raffia, a gift-wrapping ribbon with a natural look and feel, like these at The Container Store. The wreath was made Brittany at My Decoupaged Life and you can find the full tutorial there.