Gingerbread House Party

Photography by:
Amber Partish of Parrish Studios
http://www.parrish-studios.com

Gingerbread sweets table

 

A couple years ago, we hosted a gingerbread house party for my children, their cousins, and their friends. And I am just now getting around to blogging it!!

We setup our decorating table with mini Gingerbread houses filled with candy of all sorts and kinds. Each place setting had a printout of our shop’s gingerbread house – that acted as a placemat/charger for the adorable gingerbread plates from Oriental Trading Company. Beside each setting we placed cute gable boxes – also from Oriental Trading Company. We scattered some bottle brush trees that we had found at our local Dollar General Store. We placed a cute centerpiece of a girl and boy gingerbread plush figures along with gingerbread rolling pins and measuring cups. I had these in my inventory from several years ago from Oriental Trading Company.

 

We placed a sweets table on one side of the decorating table for the kids to have goodies while they decorated their houses.

 

Gingerbread party overall

 

For the backer for our sweets table, I re-purposed an old cardboard box by applying “frosted” (glittered) shingles made from tan paper and trimmed to fit as shingles on the roof. I then added a trimmed piece of poster board that was made to look like sugar snow covering on the roof, and I added some of our shop’s larger gumdrop graphics to complete the roof look. I printed out a window graphic for the top portion of the house and a door graphic for the bottom. I then re-purposed some old ball pit balls and cut them in half and hot glue them on all over the backer to look like candy pieces for the house. At the bottom, I hot glued on different peppermint, candy, lollipop, and candy cane graphics I had made. I also attached some candy cane ornaments from the Dollar Tree, and I made some other peppermint pieces by wrapping some of my handmade peppermint paper fans in cellophane to look like wrapped candies. And I stuck a lollipop stick onto a few of my lollipop graphics and put a little bow on the bottom of the graphic to look like lollipop candies.

 

Gingerbread sweets table2

 

The table itself held decorations of wooden peppermint candlestick decorations and some glittered tree mini standee decorations, both from Oriental Trading. There was also a Gingerbread wire tiered platter that I put into my serving inventory several years ago – from Oriental Trading.

 

Gingerbread table close up2

 

On our sweets table, we served Little Debbie snack trees that we placed on decorative Christmas straws to make “pops” out of them.

 

 

We also dipped mint Oreos and sprinkled them with crushed soft peppermints and placed those on lollipop sticks.

 

Gingerbread Peppermint Oreos

 

We had dipped rice Krispy treats that we embellished with some gingerbread icing decorations from Michaels and placed straws in those as well, to make pops out of them.

 

 

Atop the Krispy straws, we placed some of our gingerbread house graphic toppers from our shop.

 

Gingerbread house toppers

 

Our table also served spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, wrapped and topped with our shop’s gingerbread man wraps and face toppers. We also decorated a few with some handmade paper fans from our shops Christmas pattern papers and embellished them with some of our gingerbread man graphics. We also topped a few with another set of gingerbread matching themed graphic toppers from our shop.

 

 

Our ruffled white background was decorated with a few of our larger handmade paper fans and gingerbread men graphics as well. And the front of the sweets table was draped with some of our Christmas paper circles and Gingerbread Man face circles as a mini banner.

 

 

Many of our food items were tagged with our gingerbread themed food labels.
Off to the side of our decorating table, we had another ruffled background that acted as a separator for our party room. On that separator, we placed a Peppermint “Merry Christmas” banner that is also from our shop’s Gingerbread collection.

 

Gingerbread Dipped Krispies

And gracing the other side of the decorating table was our Hot Cocoa Bar.

 

Hot cocoa Bar front view

 

We set up our toppings portion of the bar area atop an old chest. We placed a chalk board as the backer and strung our shop’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” mini pennant banner across it.

 

Baby Its cold outside banner

 

 

We then placed all our Hot Cocoa fixings across the chest: Nestle’s and International Delight’s holiday flavored creamers, and then several toppings in mini containers from the Dollar Tree – peppermints, peppermint sticks, chocolate chips, marshmallows, sea salt, marshmallow bits. We also placed bottles of caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, larger marshmallows, and gingerbread marshmallows. And there were shakers of cinnamon and nutmeg. We placed a few of our handmade peppermint paper fans around the setting.

 

Hot Cocoa toppings bar

Off to the right of the toppings bar, we had our coffee and cocoa center.

 

Hot Cocoa mix table

 

Here we placed our Keurig atop a sled for ease of hot water dispensing. We also had a container of dark hot cocoa and milk hot cocoa.

 

 

We also filled a glass bowl with coffees and cider pods for those who wanted something hot but a little different than cocoa. We placed a cup full of decorative Christmas straws for “stir sticks”.

 

Hot cocoa stir sticks

 

And we also placed a glittered tree decoration from Oriental Trading. And the front of the table was draped with our shop’s gingerbread themed pennants.

 

 

We tied some of our shop’s “Cup of Good Cheer” tags to our small foam cups. We received this idea from Lisa Frank Parties – an idea she had shared a few years ago on Pinterest.

 

Cup of good cheer tags

 

Many of our items on the hot cocoa and coffee center, plus the hot cocoa toppings bar, had our shop’s peppermint food labels displayed as well.

 

Hot Cocoa mix2

 

And finally, off to the left side of the Hot Cocoa toppings bar, we had a milk beverage cart. Here we served cold beverages of plain and chocolate milk.

 

Gingerbread milk dispensers

 

 

We had our plastic beverage bottles wrapped with our shop’s gingerbread bottle wraps and the straws gracing the bottles were topped with our gingerbread mean bow tie toppers.

 

 

We placed some peppermint tall glasses on the bottom of the cart for display purposes. These glasses were from Oriental Trading from last season.

 

Gingerbead milk cart

 

Because of the time constraints of the party, we went with using graham crackers to build our faux gingerbread houses. The kids had a wonderful time and we look forward to hosting another decorating party again – it was so much fun!

 

 

Many of the paper good items are from our shop and are available as digital downloads for you to purchase and print and craft at home. We do offer physical tangible products as well, for additional pricing.

Most of the additional décor was found either a few years ago (and placed in inventory) or recently from Oriental Trading Company. A few of the containers were purchased from Dollar Tree. And the bottle brush trees were from Dollar General.

The sweets were either all store-bought treats, such as Little Debbies, or they were homemade by Water Walker Event (we do not offer treat making services). The backdrop was handmade by Water Walker Events, along with the paper fans and all the printables – barring the gable boxes and plates – which were from Oriental Trading. The hot cocoa mixes were homemade mixes we made in larger batches.

Thanks for reading!
Shawna
Water Walker Events

 

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Free Easter Banner Printables!

Good Friday Everyone on this GOOD FRIDAY!

Easter means so many things to so many people.  To me, it means when I was given the greatest gift that I have ever been given….life.

On that day so long ago Jesus Christ gave up his life so that I may live.  And not just live, but live eternally with God, my father and my friend.  It was a few Easters ago when something my Pastor said really resonated with me.  The worst suffering Jesus took on wasn’t the physical pain he was bearing (though that was enough in itself), but the agonizing affect that separation from God took on him.  Most of us have never had to feel complete and separation from God. For some reason, that hit home to me.  That was the true death and suffering… Jesus not having God.  God turning his back on him.  Even in the worst of my times and when I think God is not there, He really is.  I have never truly felt complete separation.  Honestly, I am really glad I haven’t.  It was enough to finish Jesus off – it was the completion of His ultimate suffering.  So today, I give utmost thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for saving me from an eternity of separation from not only my Creator, but for also being the one who buffers my soul – my healer, my deliverer, my friend.

I know that this is not a usual post for me.  But it is reflective of all that I do and create.  Jesus Christ is the real reason for celebration.  This holiday – ABOVE ALL HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS – is the real and true reason for celebration.  We are saved.

Ephesians 2:1-10

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

Today I have a gift for you as well – this lovely printable below.  It is nothing compared to the true gift we have been given on Easter.  But I hope that it brings a little sunshine and just the tiniest glimpse of happiness to you today!!

 

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Shawna

WWEDP

 

To download these files, simply click on the image to pull it up to full screen.  Then right click the full screen image and click save file image to your hard drive.

Also, please note the following:

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is :

Copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.

You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

 

Easter Banner 1

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Easter Banner 5

Easter Banner 6

Easter Banner 7

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St. Patrick’s Day – Free Printables

Well, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day.  This year has been flying by and we have been so busy!  My print shop business has had a transition of late and we experienced a move.  This is a good transition.  But it has been one a long time in coming and was quite an undertaking.  Moving from somewhere you have been for the last 19 years means getting rid of A LOT of stuff.  And when you are attached to where you have been (and someone who hates change – like me) then this makes the process just that much more tedious.  However, I am glad to say that we are moved (though not quite settled yet).  And I am hoping that this new change will lend me the time and opportunity to focus on my party business and therefore this blog!

That being said, today’s post is going to be a short one.  Basically it is spring break, my kids are home, I have 2 fast approaching parties and 1 event to plan for in the next 3 weeks (not to mention Easter) and so I decided that instead of doing a mini party setup for St. Patrick’s Day this year, I would instead just create a couple small FREE printables to share with you!

Please note that these files are jpeg.  And please note that since I last posted, I came to find out that Microsoft has made changes to the newest Windows systems.  What this means for you is this… you cannot print jpegs from Windows viewer any longer at actual size.  It will allow you to print at one of their standard sizes (8.5×11, 5 x7, 4×6, 3.5 x 5 etc.) but it will not allow you to print odd sizes at exact size.  For most files this might be OK, but for say… cupcake wraps, this may pose a problem.  So you will need to look up how to import jpeg files into one of your computer’s programs.  OR you can look up how to print jpeg files from Paint.  If you use Paint, (which is standard in Windows on most computers) you will still need to choose the correct sizing when you go to print.  Please make sure that your printer settings are set at “Actual Size” and that it is not printing “Fit to Page” or one of the standard setting sizes.  And please note that just choosing 8.5 x 11, will not ensure that the files will print at correct size.  The files can still be skewed to fit the page when you choose that size.  So please choose “At actual size”.  For a further explanation and helpful hints, please see my Etsy shop’s policy page (towards the bottom), under Additional Policies and FAQ – Digital Knowledge.  This might be a little more helpful – though I am not an IT and you will need to either google or call your own IT person if you encounter further trouble with printing jpeg files.

 

So that being said, I truly hope you enjoy these FREE printables and that your St. Patrick’s Day if full of fun and Happiness!!  God Bless!!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Mini Banner

Saint patricks banner pic

This is a mini banner you can use for your mantel or on or above your party table.  I made the rainbow link page for those who did not have colored paper readily available – so that they could print and trim out and make the loop links if they so chose.  I printed out about 5 pages of links to make this particular banner link.  I printed my shamrock banner pieces on cardstock and the rainbow links on just plain white 20# copy paper.  I think looped my links as you see and just clipped on my banner pieces directly to the loops using mini clothespins.

 

Here are the printables for the mini Shamrock “Lucky” Banner:

Simple click on these to bring them up to full screen preview and then right click to save to your hard drive.   Please note that this artwork is copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.  You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit for my artwork or my files.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Wraps and Toppers – Pot of Gold with Rainbow

Here are the files:

 

Simple click on these to bring them up to full screen preview and then right click to save to your hard drive.   Please note that this artwork is copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.  You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

Halloween 3D pumpkin craft FREE PRINTABLE!

Halloween 3D Pumpkin Craft FREE PRINTABLE!

A Week of Halloween!

Materials Needed:

Colored Printer

Cardstock

1 piece of regular paper

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Green Ribbon (if making hanging version)

Toothpick(s)

Scissors

There are two versions of art to this – one is for a circular pumpkin for hanging or for walls.  The second has a flat bottom where you can stand the pumpkin.  If you want a standing pumpkin – print only the flat bottomed art.  But you can follow the same directions and pictures that are here for the hanging pumpkin.

Step 1:  Print each of the artworks twice (2 times) so that you end up having 8 pieces total.

Step 2:  Trim out all the circles and the stem.

Step 3: Fold the circles in half (if folding the flat ended pieces – be sure to match up the flat end corners so that the piece is mirrored)

Step 4:  Use a pair of scissor or some sort of scoring edge and press the fold down really well.

Step 5: Place a line of glue along the folded edge on one side.

Step 6:  Take a different patterned circle and place it atop the folded piece with the glue. Press along that edge really well to adhere well.

Step 7: Repeat this step matching up two at a time with a line of glue along the edge.  You should end up with 5 pieces of matched (glued) pairs that have been glued along the center line edge.  Be sure to mix up your patterns.

Step 8: Go back to each matched up pair and then secure the rest of the flap together by applying glue all over and especially along the rounded edge to glue closed.  Firmly press down the pieces together.


  

This is what it will look like once you have glued the piece together tightly.

Step 9:  Repeat this same process for all the paired up pieces.

Step 10:  Making sure you are mixing up your patterns still (not placing a same pattern right up next to the same other pattern piece), place another line of glue along the edge of one of the paired pieces and place another pair on top.


  

Step 11:  Repeat this process for all the matched pairs, continuing to just keep gluing a line along center edge and stack another piece until all the pieces are stacked. (See picture below).

Step 12:Flip through and glue the other edges together by again placing glue all over and around the rounded edge and pressing down.  

Once you have glued all the pieces fully together, this is what it will look like.
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At this point you can hang this flat up against a wall for décor, or you can continue on for a fully rounded piece.

Step 13: Glue the two final flaps completely together to close up into a fully rounded shape.
  

Step 14:  Go around all the edges and clean them up by trimming off unmatched edges and any white showing.

Here is a view if you are matching up the flat ended pieces rather than the fully rounded one that hangs.

Step 15:  When I print out my green sheets, my printed leaves a white border around the edge.  If yours does this, first trim off all the white edged borders.  Then proceed to trim out strips along the long edge of about a 1/4″ width.  These will be your vines.
  

Step 16:  Trim out your stem piece and cut in half.


Step 17:  Place glue all over one side piece to the stem.  Quickly place the toothpick in the middle of the stem towards the top and then place the other side of the stem atop to glue it closed and shut.

     
  

Step 18:  Trim off all unmatched white edges on both sides.

Step 19:  Put glue on both sides of the toothpick.  And then quickly insert the toothpick into the top of the pumpkin and into the center.


  

Finished look to top of pumpkin with stem inserted.
  

Step 20:  Take about 4 (or however many you want) of your trimmed green vine pieces.  With your scissors closed, use the edge of your scissors and press and pull the paper against the edge of the scissors.  Make sure you hold it tight enough to apply pressure, but not tight enough to rip the paper.  You will be using the same technique as if you were curling ribbon.
  

Step 21:  Place a dab of glue on the end of the vine piece (the uncurled end).

Step 22:  Place the glued vine to the stem.

Step 23:  Repeat this vine step for all four sides of the stem.

Step 24:  If you making the hanging version, instead of using the printed stem, take a piece of ribbon and fold over and glue, placing a toothpick in the center about 3/8″ up and then glue together at the end to make a glue loop with the toothpick sticking out the bottom.  Then place glue on the toothpick and insert as before and then hang!

I hope you enjoyed these pieces.  Please note that to save the printables, please click on the images individually to pull up full screen view.  Then just right click and save to your computer!

Copyright and usage disclosure:

Please note that while these printables are here for you to enjoy for your own FREE USE, these pieces are not to be resold or used in any fashion for resale or trade or for any use in any type of business or business art.  The intellectual rights stay with Water Walker Events – Shawna Fisher.  You are not given the rights to own these pieces of art.  You are only given the right to use them for your own personal use.  If you are interested in using these printables for a party you are styling for someone else or for yourself for a business, please just contact me first for permission.  I am open and welcome to you using the design in your parties with permission and as long as my shop and name are given credit for the design work, and as long as you are not actually reselling the pieces yourself in the party setup or pricing.  These are to remain free of charge to any and all customers – mine or yours.

Thank you,

Shawna

Water Walker

Events – Design – Planning

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Halloween Spiderweb, Harvest Reaper, and Bat Wand FREE PRINTABLES and Tutorial

Halloween Spiderweb, Reaper and Band Wand printable and tutorial

A Week of Halloween

Materials Needed:

Color Printer

Cardstock

Wooden Skewers or Mini Dowel Rods (skewers can be found in the kitchen dept in a lot of stores).  You could also even use deco straws for these to save the decorating portion.

Sticky bling ribbon

Hot Glue Gun

Glitter or any embellishments you desire.

Tulle or Ribbon

Today I started off making a spiderweb wand as my design and tutorial for today.  And as always when I started thinking on that I’d give my “make” to my girls I was reminded of the fact that I had nothing to present to my wonderful son.  I find myself in that predicament sometimes as I am crafting or even as I am shopping.  There are always so many cute offering for girl parties and such.  But what about the boys at the party?  Should they just go without?  I found myself with that same question when I was making the girls wands for our Frozen party this last year.  What about the boys?  And that same question was looming here?  What about the boys?  So in an effort to even out the party playing field, I thought I would try to come up with something “boyish” in the wand but not a wand department.  For the frozen party I made the boys all ice picks instead.  But what could I make for Halloween?  Hmm. And then I thought, what about a mini reaper staff.  So I started down that path.  I have to admit right about here is when I started having some personal conviction / guilt? battle.  I, myself, (again I say personal conviction – not right or wrong) don’t really like or feel like the grim reaper is something to mimic, emulate, or celebrate. He represents what my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came here and defeated – Death.  And I certainly do not want to give Death it’s place here in my life or in my blog.  So after I had designed the blade piece, I instead turned to a bat wand in it’s stead.  I thought, “I can make bat wands and they are cool too, right?”  And they are and I was just going to post that.  Until then I thought, I am not going to be overly “religious” and silly.  I have designed up this reaper wand, and I might as well share it.  It doesn’t have to be for me or my family.  We can do bat wands.  Or we can call them Harvest Reapers or some such thing.  But I refuse to be silly and over religious.  Now, will I personally let my son dress as the reaper.  No.  But again, personal conviction.  Can my son have a silly reaper blade that he will act like a typical boy and waive in silly chaotic fashion – yes.  As long as it isn’t at me.  Or his sisters. Or the cat.  Boys will be boys.

So here is a tutorial on spiderweb wands, harvest reaper wands, and bat wands.

Spider wands

This tutorial is for adding bling to dowel sticks – because that is what I had on hand.  However, if you just have some cute decorative straws – use those instead of dowels.  Or if you want to wrap your dowels with cute paper or ribbon – try that instead.  For the paper I would recommend using a cold glue and apply the glue to the whole length of the paper strip and roll the rod until all wrapped up.  For the ribbon, I would hot glue ribbon to top of stick and then wind the ribbon around until I reach the end and secure with more glue and trim. Then I would place that end, glued to the back of the spiderweb piece.  But for blinged out sticks – here are the directions:

Step 1:  Trim out web piece.    

Step 2: Take one of your skewer sticks and trim off about 2.5″ with some scissors.

 

Step 3:  Cut sticky bling ribbon to just past the length of your dowel rod.  Cut two this same size.

Step 4:  Pull off adhesive backing strip.

Step 5:  Apply bling strip to one side of the dowel, keeping it as straight as you can.

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Step 6:  Roll the strip around the sides of the dowel, pressing and pinching firmly to adhere.

Step 7: Place other strip on the other side of the dowel rod, repeating the pressing and pinching step as well.

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Step 8:  Trim off excess off each end.

Step 9:  Roll the rod between your hand in a back and forth motion.  This will put pressure on the sticky ribbon and help it to apply and stick better.

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Step 10: Apply a strip of hot clue from center point to one of the edges/points on back of web.

 

Step 11:  Press wand onto hot glue on back of web piece.

Step 12:  Apply a line of hot glue to vertical pieces going to center.  Sprinkle with glitter immediately.  (You can also use regular cold glue but you will need to wait longer for the glue to dry fully before continuing to the next step).

(Picture shows not secured to wand – this was my first go round.  I secured further wands first and then glued and glittered and found that best).

Step 13: Repeat the hot glue around each of the vertical lines and also around the out edge of the web – to look like this.

 

Step 14:  Trim a bit of tulle.


Step 15: Tightly Tie the tulle just under the web – And Enjoy!

 

Harvest Reapers and Bat Wands.

Step One:  Trim out printed pieces.

Step Two:  Fold blade over to match up with other side and give a slight crease to middle.

  

Step 3:  Open back up and run a line of hot glue down the center crease.

Step 4: Insert dowel rod with a tiny piece of the rod sticking out of the top.

Step 5:  Fold and pinch around the rod to glue the rod to center.
  

Step 6: Run hot glue all over the inside of one of the sides of the blades.
  

Step 7:  Quickly fold the other side of the blade on top of the glue to adhere the two sides together.  Carefully smooth and put pressure to the blade.  Be careful as the heat from the glue will radiate through the cardstock.

Step 8:  Trim off any edges that are showing from each of the overlapped sides so that the edge lines up and has a nice clean edge.

Bat Wand

Trim out your bat and apply a line of glue to middle point down to bottom and apply the dowel Rod.
  

Finished Bat and Reaper Pieces.

Now the boys at the party have a manly boyish type of “wand” or handheld party piece as well!

I hope you enjoyed these pieces.  Please note that to save the printables, please click on the images individually to pull up full screen view.  Then just right click and save to your computer!

Copyright and usage disclosure:

Please note that while these printables are here for you to enjoy for your own FREE USE, these pieces are not to be resold or used in any fashion for resale or trade or for any use in any type of business or business art.  The intellectual rights stay with Water Walker Events – Shawna Fisher.  You are not given the rights to own these pieces of art.  You are only given the right to use them for your own personal use.  If you are interested in using these printables for a party you are styling for someone else or for yourself for a business, please just contact me first for permission.  I am open and welcome to you using the design in your parties with permission and as long as my shop and name are given credit for the design work, and as long as you are not actually reselling the pieces yourself in the party setup or pricing.  These are to remain free of charge to any and all customers – mine or yours.

Thank you,

Shawna

Water Walker

Events – Design – Planning

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Halloween Chalkboard Printables FREE DOWNLOADS

Halloween Chalkboard Printables FREE DOWNLOADS

A Week of Halloween!

Today I started off making a chalkboard printable of a Halloween Poem to share with everyone.  However, once I got started, it just didn’t seem like “enough” or it seemed like something was missing.  So I then proceeded to create a little “mini” party printable package to match the poem and all inspired by the poem printable.  I did a little mock setup just for fun!  (because everyday is a good day to party for me!)

After the pics, the files will be at the end of the page.  Just click, save and Enjoy!


  
  
  

To download the printables simply click each image individually and it will pull up the full screen preview.  Then just right click and save to your computer.  Print, Cut, Craft and Enjoy!

Copyright and usage disclosure:

Please note that while these printables are here for you to enjoy for your own FREE USE, these pieces are not to be resold or used in any fashion for resale or trade or for any use in any type of business or business art.  The intellectual rights stay with Water Walker Events – Shawna Fisher.  You are not given the rights to own these pieces of art.  You are only given the right to use them for your own personal use.  If you are interested in using these printables for a party you are styling for someone else or for yourself for a business, please just contact me first for permission.  I am open and welcome to you using the design in your parties with permission and as long as my shop and name are given credit for the design work, and as long as you are not actually reselling the pieces yourself in the party setup or pricing.  These are to remain free of charge to any and all customers – mine or yours.

Thank you,

Shawna

Water Walker

Events – Design – Planning

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Halloween character pennants FREE DOWNLOAD & pic tutorial

Halloween Character Pennants FREE DOWNLOAD & picture tutorial

A Week of Halloween

Today I thought I would share with you a pennant banner that I made to match my Halloween Character Popcorn Boxes that I sell in my shop.  These are too cute not to share!

Step 1:  Print each of the image pieces at the end of this tutorial.

Step 2: Cut out each of your pennants and the accessory pieces.

  Here are all of the character pieces matched up to their accessories (if applicable).
  Step 3:  Line up the matching accessories to the pieces and turn over and secure with tape on the back (or you can glue or hot glue).
  
  
    On the witch hat and pumpkin top, you will need to add a tiny rolled up piece of tape or double sided tape to the front underneath their top to secure it down in the front.
  
  
  

Step 4:  After all the accessories have been taped on, you can either punch holes in the top upper corners of the pennants and string.  Or you can staple the pieces to a ribbon or twin.  Or you can even hot glue them to some ribbon or tie them together with ribbon.  However, one of my favorite ways to hang banners is to use mini clothespins.  This makes hanging SO MUCH EASIER!  I can string my string and then clip, clip, clip into place and walah!  Banner done!  Hanging it this way also makes for easy repositioning if needed.  And you can find the tiny clips many places and even Walmart!

Hang and Enjoy!!

  

Hope you enjoyed Day 3 of “A Week of Halloween” !!

To download the art, simple click on the images below to pull them to full screen preview.  Then right click and save to your computer!

Copyright and usage disclosure:

Please note that while these printables are here for you to enjoy for your own FREE USE, these pieces are not to be resold or used in any fashion for resale or trade or for any use in any type of business or business art.  The intellectual rights stay with Water Walker Events – Shawna Fisher.  You are not given the rights to own these pieces of art.  You are only given the right to use them for your own personal use.  If you are interested in using these printables for a party you are styling for someone else or for yourself for a business, please just contact me first for permission.  I am open and welcome to you using the design in your parties with permission and as long as my shop and name are given credit for the design work, and as long as you are not actually reselling the pieces yourself in the party setup or pricing.  These are to remain free of charge to any and all customers – mine or yours.

Thank you,

Shawna

Water Walker

Events – Design – Planning

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