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2 Halloween Projects & New Tim Holtz Christmas!

Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper, Tim Holtz

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Shannon’s Ghost in a Glitter House and Halloween Blocks.

Continuing from Thursday and ENDS TOMORROW night, October 9th:

With all the glittery bats in Thursday’s Ghost in a Glitter House AND ribbons (just being a necessity for making a banner), I thought TWO SALES were in order! EVERYTHING in the Glitter, Tinsel, Rhinestones (& Misc Shiny Things) section is on sale for 30% off!

AND Solid Color Ribbons are on sale for 50% off!! Actually, some things in that section are 80% off as they’re on clearance sale!

Tons of fun stuff… 145 items between the 2 sections. Both sales ends Monday night, October 9th!

RELATED FREE GIFT with ALL Orders through Monday Night: FREE Mini Halloween Banners Starter Kit!
Papers in shades of green (lime!) and orange plus some black & white chevrons. Plus ribbons and glitter! More info in Thursday’s newsletter.

Ghost in a Glitter House
by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper

This is the first of TWO Halloween projects by Shannon! Check the Giveaway below for info on the second one.

Putz houses have to be one of the greatest things on the planet. They are small, charming, and covered in GLITTER. What could be better than that? But it is not quite time for Christmas crafting, so I made a Hallowe’en version instead. Alpha Stamps has a miniature House Ornament that happens to be perfect for making your own glitter house. I think an entire village of shimmering houses in orange, purple, green, and black would be the bat’s wings!

I glued the house together, painted it orange and the window frames silver. The window trims were painted black and then dipped in a pile of black glitter. After gluing on the window trims, each side of the house was slathered in glue and dusted (more like enveloped!) in orange glitter. The roof was added and covered in black glitter, and finally the chimney was glued on top.

I love the candy corn trees, even though my kids informed me that “candy corn is orange in the middle and yellow at the end, geez, Mom!” The trees are dyeable bottle brush trees painted with acrylic paints.

And check out the “before” and “after” photos at left: The ghost glows! Before assembling the roof, I cut a hole in the floor of the house that was the same diameter as the flame of one of those LED tea lights. The base also got a hole so the flame of the tealight could be inserted from the bottom and poke through the floor.

Read more (about both of Shannon’s projects) in her blog post. And here’s a link to her Ghost in a Glitter House supply list.

And be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, to win lots of supplies from BOTH of Shannon’s projects!

Hooray for the Halloween House & Blocks Giveaway!

I love these EEK blocks! Super cute and super simple. Here’s a brief intro from Shannon’s blog post:

Because I want to make all of the Hallowe’en things, but locking myself in the craft room and ignoring my family is frowned upon, I crafted some quick EEK blocks for a friend. Tiny House Jewelry Pieces became row houses on top of 1″ blocks. I made crepe paper medallions and glued a vintage button on top, then added plastic letters to the front of each block. The houses were painted and decorated with collage sheet images, and that was that!

So to start off this Giveaway: all THREE of the items linked in that last paragraph (including 3 of the blocks), plus the 3 collage sheets for the images in the houses.

Psst! Here’s a link to everything Shannon used for those blocks, though not everything listed is in this Giveaway.

Back to the Ghost in a Glitter House shown above, here are a few more things that I’m also including in the Giveaway:
House Ornament
House Ornament Window Trims
House Ornament Chimney & Dormers
Pumpkin Orange Ultrafine Glitter (I’ll send 2 as you may go crazy and glitter the blocks, too! And that glitter is also included in the glitter sale ending tomorrow! As is that cool new glitter shown above in the “New Goodies” section!)

BONUS: I’m including one of the FREE Mini Halloween Banners Starter Kits, too! Never know when you need more Halloween papers and more glitter!

To enter the Halloween House & Blocks Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, October 9, 2017).

AND tell me: This is a mixed bag of items… what will you make? Multiple projects?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Retro Kitty Cat ATC Banner Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be KIM! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 8th, 2017

51 responses to “2 Halloween Projects & New Tim Holtz Christmas!”

  1. Jo says:

    Love the glitter house! The house blocks are so cute – I would love to make something like these pieces!

  2. Barb macaskill says:

    A ghostly glitter house would be first on my list to make! Totally glitterific! 🤞🤞🤞Thanks for the chance to win these cool goodies!

  3. Cheryl Lee says:

    Both of these projects are adorable!! I would love to make that Ghostly Glitter house. And the Halloween blocks would be a cute project too. Thanks for the chance and the great ideas! Congrats to Kim!!

  4. Kim R says:

    I would make a ghostly glitter house as well as glitter blocks to match!

  5. Mary Clary says:

    Omg, I love Halloween!! I would love to try the eek boxes, so cute! The glitter house would be fun, too. I might want to make a scarier haunted house, too.

  6. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love these blocks & would make Halloween one ! Also I would get another st to make Christmas set! Too cute!!!!

  7. Winnie says:

    Very cute! I would make place cards with the block set. And the glitter house is just too cute!

  8. Angela Bowling says:

    All of these glittery Halloween things are so cute, just like everything that you show on your blog. I would try to do the glitter ghost house along with the Halloween blocks.

  9. LeAnn says:

    I would like to make the ghost glitter house. The house jewelry pieces would be great for making some mixed media jewelry pieces.

  10. Susan Ackerman says:

    I love Halloween and I especially love your house. I love the wood blocks actually I loved everything I just signed up to the website last week and today was the first time I had the chance to look. Spent about an hour. I will continue!!!!!

  11. Marykay chisum says:

    I’m making a very interactive Halloween “mini” album and would incorporate all the beautiful pieces into the album!

  12. Honey Staufer says:

    One can never have enough Halloween goodies to create with. Love the house and the blocks. Sigh guess that means another order. 🙂

  13. Sue Young says:

    Love both of these projects! I’d put them both next to my Halloween Apothecary!

  14. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the house ornament and candy corn trees! What a fun project! Love the blocks too! I’d make a glittered house and the rest would fit nicely in the Halloween shadowbox I am working on!

  15. Barb A says:

    Love the blocks, great quick & simple way to make a fun mini Halloween display.

  16. Anne says:

    Love the house ornament. I would make it,

  17. Lisa R. says:

    Such a cute little ghost house! This is a great gives, ideas swarming in my mind!! I think I would make a haunted cemetery sene. I will take the house and turn it into a monetary tomb! Ya know… the large building home type things you see in the cemeteries?! Lol so ya, the haunted glitter tomb of Mr. ghosttume. Loving his new home in his glittery cemetery!!! Ty Alpha Stamps for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!!

  18. Lisa R. says:

    Thinking I would also make the Halloween blocks… love the way they turned out! Both will look great on my Halloween shelf!!! Awesome so cute!!

  19. Jen R says:

    All of this fun stuff would make some awesome projects for my mini haunted house!

  20. Patti Swartz says:

    Love the block houses!

  21. Lorna E. says:

    I think I’d have to make a mini-haunted house ornament. And there are so many great images on the collage sheets that I would use with the house jewelry pieces to make funky pins for my daughter.

  22. Gwen K says:

    We love Putz houses!!! We had them as kids, but like many things they were tossed. Now Sis and I make our own too. The giveaway is amazing!

  23. Jean Marmo says:

    The glitter house is just darling! I would make some thing similar for my daughter’s house. She does not have many fall decorations!

  24. Rebecca Russell says:

    I would make some adorable fairy halloween houses! so cute! Thank you!

  25. Kimberly says:

    Eek, I love that mixed bag of fun! I would make something glittery and spooky, and it has to have a black cat or two or three in it! 😊👻🎃💀

  26. Carla says:

    Love the glitter house and the blocks! Love all the Halloween projects!

  27. Starqueen says:

    Oooh…I love a glittery Halloween theme! I am all about using tea lights and little string lights on my projects lately, so a lighted Haunted House is the perfect way to Halloween this year. Fa-BOO-lous!👻

  28. Kristine Martinez says:

    I am soooo excited about all the new Halloween projects and suplies! Really like the block decorations.

  29. Emily Ann D. says:

    Love the little house. I’d make a gingerbread house.

  30. Jeri says:

    I love anything halloeen.

  31. Love the glittery Halloween theme. The glitter house, and block houses would be a fine addition to my Halloween scene. Ideas are endless.. Love, love, glitter!!!

  32. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this giveaway. I would use some for Halloween and some for Christmas. I can see a Joy on blocks with angels in the houses.

  33. barbj says:

    I love the orange glitter…. I think Halloween is my fav, so anything goes for me!!

  34. I love retro Halloween.

  35. Heather says:

    Oh I would love to use the blocks for Halloween. So many inspirational projects

  36. Judy Goodwin says:

    Id make the blocks similar to yours and my grands would love them.

  37. Sylvia L. says:

    I would have to make a Halloween house; it’s just so cute, especially with the lighted ghost. I think I’d save the blocks for a Christmas project.

  38. Peg says:

    Oh my! Those blocks are the cats meow! And what a fun giveaway!
    A little bit of everything here. I would have to make some blocks and a banner or maybe some Halloween book marks. The house I would have to make the glitter ghost house absolutely!

  39. Terri says:

    You guys never fail to amaze me with your awesome creations! I love either the blocks or the putz house and would love to create either one of them as they both bring out that Halloween Spirit!

  40. Debbie S. says:

    You have some very talented and creative people. I love both so would try my hand at them. I have always wanted to do a putz house, thanks for the chance.

  41. Kee Ostler says:

    Oh so much crafty goodness! I think that I would use many of the bits and bobs in my witch’s house….I love the tip with lighting up the ghost.

  42. Jean says:

    I love Halloween and this retro kit would be everything!

  43. Janet Turner says:

    What great ideas. I would use these products to make a Halloween display for my mantle.

  44. KIM says:

    The little ghost house is a hoot.
    Shannon is so creative .
    Sorry to say, if I won I’d copy her idea.

  45. I Love, Love the glitter house. I have made Christmas ones but I would love a Halloween one.

  46. patti Gwyn says:

    So cute, you could spell anything, BOO, EEK, TRICK or TREAT.

  47. Joy Jones says:

    LOVE the Halloween Glitter House. It would be so much fun to do this project with my 11 year old niece!

  48. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I’d make some haunted house blocks for my mantle.

  49. Cg says:

    The nightmare before Christmas! Love the movie and love the adorable house! Gorgeous work Shannon! Count me in for the giveaway! Thanks AS!!!

  50. Mary Mac says:

    I think the blocks would be so much fun to do.

  51. Maura Flood says:

    First, I would make a Halloween decoration using the house jewelry shapes, collage sheets, and blocks. I would have mine say boo instead of eek. I would also make a scary Halloween cottage with the house ornament. It would be grungier; and would have two of the small raven beads glued to the roof, two or three of the laser cut bats also on or near roof, and a couple of spooky characters peeking out of side windows. Instead of trees, I think I would have two of the black chipboard cats and a ceramic gargoyle bead sitting on either side of the door. I would use some gothic or wrought iron fencing around the house. The lighted ghost is great, so I would keep that element.