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October 26, 2011

Whhhhoooooooo loves Halloween?

I love owls...especially at Halloween.

Today's post features my special feathered friends and suggestions for making Halloween party hats and treat cones.

Most of my owls came from my favorite antique store, World Market or Michael's.

I tend to buy them on clearance and them embellish them with glitter, special hats and candle stick stands purchased from thrift stores.

Behold... a few of favorite wise old owls...

As you've noticed, my owls are all decked in out in their special party hats. If you'd like to attempt your own, here's a fairly easy technique for creating party hats using $1 store party hats as a template.

Supplies needed: scissors, glue, $1 store party hats, crepe paper, scrapbooking paper, stapler and pencil.

1. Remove the staples from party hat and trace the party hat onto decorative paper (I used Halloween scrapbooking paper).

2. Cut out the party hat tracing and staple (or glue) the hat back together to form the cone.

3. To make the crepe paper ruffle, draw a line of glue around the interior edge of the party hat and lay the crepe paper on top. Bunch by folding the paper to form a ruffle and continue working around the hat. This picture was taken from a heart-shaped box that I covered with crepe paper ruffles last February. It'll give you an idea on the technique I'm trying to describe.

Additional instructions and pictures for creating crepe paper ruffles can be found here.

4. Embellish your party hats with stickers, vintage images and shredded paper.

If you turn your hats upside down and add a ribbon, you can even use them to create treat cones.

In case you want to use this sweet vintage image from a 1932 Royal Neighbor Home Magazine, you can find it on this site.

Halloween hugs!



Jboo said...

Cute! You are so crafty -- love those owls -- though some a little scary! :)


Lynn said...

Very cute, love the hats:@)

vivian said...

LOve that one white owl with the brown around his eyes. what a cute picture! it halloween heaven at your place! such fun!

My Vintage Mending said...

Hats are amazing and turning them into cones...again never would have thought. Why do I always over think things. Thanks for the pics...we loved seeing them. Claire of Josie! Owls are awesome with their hats. I am fond of that cream colored one...I am learning way too much...I could get in real trouble here. Have a great paint drying day...smiles...Renee

Pam Kessler said...

I'm going to run out and make a cone right now. Love those owls on the candelabra. Lots of great inspiration. OK, off to Dollar Tree right now.

Lee said...

Terrific ideas! Love the owls...when I shop I now see so many owls-and think of you! Hugs!

Heather said...

What a great idea for the party hats at the Dollar Store! They look so cute decorated and embellished. I especially like them on your very adorable owls!

Cheryl G. said...

You could open a Halloween store!
All so cute!

Jorgelina said...

Very cute!
Adorable owls!
Boooo Boooo

Unknown said...

Your home is so fun at Halloween! I have'ne any little kiddles anymore and live where they can't treat or treat so I don't get too excited anymore....but I sure could come stay at your place for awhile! Just to see it all! Thanks for the great idea about the party hats!!!!! :) Sandy

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Darling owl collection Kim! So many faces and textures. I am certain, one day, the folks at MSL are going to be knocking at your door to photograph your amazing collections.

DearHelenHartman said...

what a hoot! Always love checking in on your blog and being inspired.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

wow! I love Halloween too but you, are amazing.


Donna said...

Your owls in their party hats are a real hoot, Kim! Sorry, couldn't resist the pun! Love them all, so hard to pick a favorite. And I also love your idea of perching them on candlesticks! Oh, I also love the treat cones. I just may show up trick or treating on your doorstep one day!!!:)

Unknown said...

Kim, you give me such a giggle that you are so excited to put away all of your Halloween and begin on the next holiday. Oh my goodness, I can't wait to see the creativity you lend to it after seeing a Halloween like no other. I absolutely loved your Garage Makeover!
I received your card in the mail today, and will be posting your box in tomorrow's mail.
Thank you again so much for helping me clear my shelves!

Kim said...

I have sooo missed your posts..
I finally have a new laptop so once I get all my pictures and stuff on I will be catching up on my blog..
Love ya girly..

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love little owlies too, and you have some really cute ones! Love that little one at the top of your tree. I have a real owl that sits in a tree branch outside my bedroom window and whoo-hoots at night.

Joanna B said...

I love it all! And I always heart your tree!

Nancy said...

Oh Kim K! This is the best Halloween house I've been to this year. I love your owls and all your decorations. xoxo Nancy