How To Gold-Leaf a Pumpkin

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor

Add a simple, yet luxe touch to your thanksgiving table this year with gold-leafed pumpkins. This finish is super shiny, textural and easier than you think!

Supplies:

  • Pumpkins
  • Gold metal leaf sheets (sold in craft stores or online)
  • Metal leaf adhesive (sold in craft stores or online)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Parchment paper to protect work surface

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Trick-or-Treat Tote Printables

By Annie Clark, Creative Director  & Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor

We got into the halloween spirit here at the office and created something fun for you! With some iron-on transfer paper and our free downloadable designs, you can turn a canvas tote or pillowcase into a festive trick-or-treat bag.

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Easy Owl Garland

By Merrilee of Mer Mag

We have a couple of birthdays in October in our home so we try merge as much partying and harvest celebrations into one as possible. And this simple and easy little owl garland is the perfect thing to do just that!To make this owl garland you will need:

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DIY Party Cow Tails

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

pin the tail from paper wine tagsI used an adorable cow print as both a decorative focal point and a pin the tail game for my son’s second birthday. To create the perfect paper complement, I crafted “cow tails” from basic twine and paper drink tags. Check out this easy step-by-step for details on how to make them.

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Mini Twig Wreath Wedding Escort Cards

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Place Cards

There are things that immediately make us think of our favorite times of the year. Wreaths are one of those for me. When the wreaths start to make an appearance at our household, it can only mean one of my favorite times of the year, Fall. So when thinking of a great escort card for this season, mini twig wreaths seemed like the only answer.

With a quick walk around your backyard or neighborhood and a glue gun, you will have yourself a set of some fabulous escort or place cards. Grab your bridesmaids and read on for instructions!

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Easy Halloween Washi Tape Candles

By: Jenny Batt, of Hank + Hunt Perfect for any dinner party, but exceptionally fun for Halloween, these decorated candles are made in minutes with washi tape. It’s a great way to dress up your standard taper candle and it comes right off to change your designs. The options for pattern and color are endless, but I love the look of gold on black taper candles. They pair well with vintage brass candle sticks and would look lovely at any party this season.

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The Happy New Year’s Card Challenge Special Prize Winners

By Jen Casebeer and Hope Tammany, Minted Community Team

Happy New Year’s Special Prize Winners! Every year, more and more people choose to send unique, personal New Year’s cards to family and friends. So in this challenge, we asked the Minted Design Community to help customers ring in the New Year by giving them the freshest designs out there. The special prize winners below each stood out among an incredible collection of designs. Congratulations, winners!

Simply Minimalist Award for the best New Year’s card that is simple, edited, and clean

New Little One” by Susan

Susan’s “New Little One” really lets the customer’s photo shine. Her wide, white background frames the photo nicely, while her minimal but playful text adds just the right amount of New Year cheer. Lovely!

Runners Up: “From the City” by Fig and Cotton Paperie | “The Classic” by 2birdstone | “Golden Cheer” by Sarah Curry

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A Mod Cow Birthday Party

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

Mod Cow TableMy little guy adores everything cows, so when it came to designing his second birthday, I knew cows would be a dominant element…But, instead of going the direction of country cow, I took a bright, bold direction and opted for a more modern, or “Mod Cow” theme. Check out the post for more on how I styled it, along with details that made it special…

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ten minute gnome costume

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

I don’t think I knew that store bought Halloween costumes existed as a child. My mom would somehow find away to whip up our costume requests, often tirelessly the night before. While I didn’t inherit her sewing skills, I know how to wield a hot glue gun and with that skill made this easy gnome costume. Trust me, the craft level to create this is beginner at most.

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