Creating a bright and colorful table and backdrop for a party is easy when you use your Cricut Maker. Create a fun and festive Monster Mash Halloween Party the whole family will love.
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Creating a handmade halloween is made 10 times easier when using the Cricut Maker. I wanted to put together a fun little Monster Mash Halloween Party for my kids when I spoted these cute mini monster files in Cricut Design space. I wanted them to be the focus of the party decor, and using the print and cut feature of Cricut Design space and the Cricut Maker made that super easy.
The Cricut Maker can cut hundreds of materials. From something as delicate as tissue paper or fabric to wood! Not only can it cut all types of materials, it has a suite of accessories to use in order to cut all those things. For this party I used both the fine point blade and the scoring wheel. Folding paper crafts has never been easier!
Monster Mash Halloween Party with Cricut Maker
The handmade elements for this Monster Mash Halloween Party are, the Monster Mash Party Banner, the Monster Mash Treat Boxes. And I even created some Monster Mash cake toppers that I ended up using on my cake and on my party straws.
To create all the super fun elements of this Monster Mash Halloween Party you will need:
Monster Mash Party Banner
Watch this video from start to finish to learn how to utilize the print and cut feature of Cricut Design space when using a multi layered cut file.
To make this banner, click on the Monster Mash Party Banner File above to get the file. You can click customize if you want to make it bigger or smaller, or click make it and it’ll open up to show you the cutting mat and you’ll be ready to go. Print the first mat on plain white cardstock in your printer. You have to make sure to keep the dimensions of your print and cut with in the parameters of 6.75″ wide by 9.25″ tall. It will print a black registration rectangle around the design. This is for the machine to read and know where to cut out the design.
Once the monsters are cut out of the white cardstock, load the mat with black cardstock or black kraftboard into the machine. Make sure to choose the correct material for cutting and cut your banners. Add some adhesive pop dots to the backs of the monsters to make them pop off the banners. The banner will already have slits cut into it at the top for stringing it on bakers twine.
Don’t those foam dots give it some great dimension? And the white boarder around the monsters just really makes it pop.
Monster Mash Treat Boxes
To make the treat boxes, click on the Monster Mash Treat Boxes file above and do the same thing. Either customize it if you want to change something, or click make it and it’s ready to go. First print and cut the monsters onto plain white cardstock. Load them into the Cricut Maker on a cutting mat and cut them out. Make sure to select cardstock as the material it is cutting.
To make the boxes, you will be prompted on the screen to load the scoring wheel. Remove the cutting blade and place the scoring wheel into the machine so the gears are touching. Choose the material you will be using for your boxes. I used different colors of Cricut Cardstock. Click the go button and the machine will score your card stock. Then it will pause and tell you to replace the scoring wheel with the fine point blade. Once the blade is back in, it will cut out the box.
Fold all the sides of the treat boxes before attaching the monsters to the fronts. Then glue down the flap along the edge forming the box. Fold the bottom together to keep it nice and tight.
Monster Mash Party Cupcake Toppers
You can see that I didn’t actually have cupcakes at our Monster Mash Halloween Party. But I didn’t let those cupcake toppers go to waste! Once I cut them out, I used a hot glue gun to add them to our party straws and to a couple of lollipop sticks. I did use a couple of them to decorate the cake. 🙂
I whipped up some of our Halloween Party Punch for our party, but decided to not use the dry ice this time. Although next time, I will!
This Monster Mash Halloween Party was so easy to put together with the help of my Cricut Maker. There is so much that I can do with this machine. A handmade Halloween is totally possible. And my kids faces when they saw the party were so cute! They loved it!
Have you thought about buying a Cricut Maker? What is holding you back? I’d love to answer any questions you might have so you can create lots of homemade fun in your home too.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
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