DIY NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS INSPIRED PUMPKINS

One of the things I love most about Tim Burton is that if you’re watching one of the films he’s directed or produced you can instantly tell it’s his work without even knowing, one of the classic traits are those swirly spirals that sometimes pop up in his films and I absolutely love them in Nightmare Before Christmas! I thought it would be fun to create some no carve pumpkins with these spirals on as a little nod to the classic Halloween film (it’s one of Em’s favourites!). These would look fab sitting out on the porch or displayed on cake stands at a Halloween party!

YOU WILL NEED:

Spray paint in the colours of your choice (we went for white, a shade of berry and lilac. All from Rustoleum) // Black acrylic paint // A pencil // A small paint brush //

STEP 1:

Spray paint each of your pumpkins the colours you have chosen and allow to fully dry. You’ll want to make sure you do this two or three times to make sure that the pumpkins are completely covered.

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PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN THEMED PHOTO BOOTH PROPS

With October in full swing and Halloween fast approaching it’s time to start getting together decorations, costumes and even photo booth props ready if you’re throwing a spook-tacular soiree! These printable photo booth props that we’ve designed are so simple to make and will really up the fun factor in your DIY photo booth! Of course we couldn’t resist adding in a few Halloween themed puns as well as some fun glasses, vampire lips, creepy cocktails and so much more! Here’s how to make them…

YOU WILL NEED:

A printer // White card // BBQ Skewers or bamboo sticks // All purpose glue // Halloween props printable file //

STEP 1:

Download the photo booth props and print them out onto white card. If you’re printer is like mine and loves to get jammed whenever you add white card into it, then simply print them onto white paper first and then back them onto card instead.

STEP 2:

Cut out all of the props, making sure to cut the negative spaces out of the glasses too! There are a massive 27 props in total (so you’re going to have a jam packed booth!) These include:

  • A bat
  • Black cat
  • Creep it real sign
  • Skull & cross bones
  • Emoji ghost
  • Emoji pumpkin
  • Bat themed glasses
  • Creepy cocktail (x2)
  • Here for the boos sign
  • If you’ve got it haunt it sign
  • Nightmare before Christmas face
  • Poison bottle
  • Science themed beakers (x3)
  • Spider web
  • Spider
  • #Squadghouls sign
  • Sugar skull (x2)
  • Trick or treat yourself sign
  • Vampire mouth (x3)
  • Witch better have my candy sign
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FREE PRINTABLE BRIDAL SHOWER MEMORY GAME

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Ahhhh memory games, they used to be so much fun when we were younger right?! Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret my friend…they’re still pretty dam fun! Today we’re sharing our very own memory game that we’ve designed for a bridal shower (even kids can get involved!) and the great news is  you can download it for free right here!

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YOU WILL NEED:

A Printer // White paper or card // Colourful card // Craft glue // Printable bridal shower game //

Making this game is SUPER easy, I’m not even sure it warrants naming any ‘steps’. All you need to do is download the template above and print the squares out onto white paper or card then cut them out. If you want the make the game a little more colourful or tie it in with a theme you can glue the squares onto some coloured card (I used pink) so that when they’re turned over they look super pretty! Job done!

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The best news is that this game matches our bridal shower photo booth props PERFECTLY so if you want to create a bridal shower that all ties in nicely together (whilst also getting some super fun photos of your gal pals!) then you can download our props below!

Bridal Shower Props Button

So if you’re not familiar with memory games then here’s the low down. Once you’ve got the cards ready you need to mix them up and arrange them face down on the table. Then, turn two cards at a time to see if they match. If they do match then you can leave them facing up or take them away, if not turn them back over and keep going!

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MAKE THESE PAPEL PICADO DRINK STIRRERS FOR CINCO DE MAYO

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If you love Mexico as much as we do then you’re going to LOVE today’s DIY! You know that at BB we’re all about incorporating your personality into your wedding day wherever you can, you can do that through your hobbies, things that mean something to you as a couple and even places you’ve been together and today we’re gonna show you how you can add a little splash of Mexican fiesta to your decor just in time for Cinco De Mayo! Not only are these drink stirrers super easy to make but if you want your styling to look a little Mexican then these will really tie in the theme nicely!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Coloured card // BBQ Skewers // Craft glue //  Cricut Explore // Cricut standard grip mat // Note: If you don’t have a Cricut machine then you can always print the stencils onto card and use an exacto or stanley knife to cut them out but it will be really really fiddly //

STEP 1:

Download the flag template designs 1, 2 & 3, then upload them to the Cricit Design Space and save them as a cut image.

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STEP 2:

Size them to however big you would like them (ours were 2 inches by 2 inches) and stick your card down onto your mat.

STEP 3:

Load your card and hit that go button!
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