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It is time for the next round of Cricut Design Space Star! This month’s category is Weddings/Celebrations and our team theme is Halloween. I knew I could create a beautiful and elegant Halloween soirée using my Cricut Explore™ to create unique and festive decorations and favors.

Elegant Halloween Soirée made with Cricut Explore via Laura's Crafty Life

I created three different projects using my Cricut Explore to decorate for my party – treat bags, cupcake wrappers and pumpkin straws and bottle wrappers. Below, I will show you how I created each element for my party and how it all came together.

Halloween Soiree Pumpkin Treat Bags

Supplies needed:

Start by opening the Halloween Treat Bag file in Cricut Design Space. Click ‘Go’. You can then choose how many treat bags you want to make. (Be sure to click apply). I cut six treat bag pumpkin decorations. You will then click ‘Go’ again and follow the instructions on your screen for loading/cutting/unloading your mats.

Before cutting, be sure to use your Cricut scraper tool to smooth your paper onto your mat. If you do not do this, your paper will tear as it cuts. Especially on the black paper because the design is so intricate. VERY carefully peel up your lace design from the mat. Now is the time to use patience and go slow. Once you have all your designs printed you will start to assemble your treat bags.

How to assemble pumpkin treat bags

Start by covering the orange paper with your glue stick. 

Use glue stick to adhere cut outs

Adhere the black lace cut out on top of the orange paper. 

Glue two pieces of pumpkin treat bag decoration together

Assemble your pumpkins. You will glue the orange pumpkin shape onto the green background. Then attach the small green stem. I used a glue stick.

Glue pumpkin pieces together

Using a foam adhesive square, attach the pumpkin to your assembled lace cut out.

Use foam square adhesive to attach pumpkin to background

Pumpkin treat bag decoration

I used glue dots to adhere the whole pumpkin treat bag decoration to some kraft bags I purchased from Pick Your Plum.

Use glue dots to attach pumpkin decoration to kraft treat bagThey have a clear cut out on one side.  I adhered my pumpkin decoration to the back side of the bag, so you could still see the treats inside through the clear cut out.

Halloween Soiree Pumpkin Treat Bag Favors

I used a small hole punch to punch two holes into either edge of the folded over treat bag. Use a ribbon to secure the treat bag closed.

Punch holes and thread ribbon through to secure treat bag Halloween Soiree Treat Bags

Pumpkin Straws and Bottle Wraps

Supplies needed:

Start by opening the Pumpkin Straws and Bottle Wraps file in Cricut Design Space. Click ‘Go’.

Open bottle decoration on Cricut Design Space

You can then choose how many treat bags you want to make. (Be sure to choose the number of projects you wish to make and click apply). I cut six . You will then click ‘Go’ again and follow the instructions. I cut out three orange bottle wraps and three black bottle wraps.

Choose number of bottle decorations to print

Assemble your pumpkins as you did when creating your Halloween treat bags. You will glue the orange pumpkin shape onto the green background. Then attach the small green stem. I use a glue stick for this.

Glue pumpkin pieces together

Use a glue dot to stick your pumpkin to your paper straw.

Use glue dot to secure pumpkin to straw Pumpkin straw for Halloween Soiree

To wrap your bottles, use your adhesive tape runner to run a strip of double sided adhesive on each end of the wrong side of your paper. 

Use double sided tape to secure bottle wrap

Stick the wrapper to the back of your bottle. Wrap it completely around and adhere onto the other side of the label.

Attach bottle wrap to bottle Halloween Soiree Pumpkin Straws and Bottle Wraps

Note: For parties, I sometimes like to have glass bottles. You can find these occasionally at the Dollar Spot in Target or at the craft store, but I like to repurpose Starbucks glass bottles for this. They come in a four pack. The labels are easily removed and you can wash them out. Use some Goo Gone or a magic eraser to remove any printed expiration dates on the bottle.

Halloween Cupcake Wrappers

Supplies needed:

Start by opening the Halloween Mini Cupcake Wrapper or Halloween Cupcake Wrapper (standard size) file in Cricut Design Space. Click ‘Go’. You can then choose how many cupcake wrappers you want to make. (Be sure to click apply). You will then click ‘Go’ again and follow the instructions.

Be sure to smooth your paper onto your mat with the scraper tool. These cupcake wrappers have very intricate designs and if you do not do this, your paper may tear as it cuts.

Here you can see what the designs look like after being cut but before you remove any paper.

Cut outs for Halloween cupcake wrappers

Carefully remove the extra paper from the mat. You will be left with the cupcake wrappers (plus all the little cut outs in the design). VERY carefully start to peel up your wrapper from the mat. Now is the time to use patience and go slow. 

Carefully peel cupcake wrapper from Cricut mat

After you have your wrappers off the mats, you need to assemble them. These particular wrappers have tiny tabs at the bottom. Fold them over and glue them to the circle on the bottom of the wrapper. 

Glue tabs on to circle on cupcake wrapper

Do this for all four tabs. I also added a little glue to the two designs that overlap in the back. 

Assembled cupcake wrapper

Now, slip your cupcakes in. I used store bought cupcakes for both the mini and regular cupcakes. 

Mini Halloween Soiree Cupcake Wrappers Halloween Soiree Mini and Regular Cupcake Wrappers Halloween Soiree Cupcake Wrappers

This party was so fun to create and came together so nicely. The polka dot burlap banner is from Target. 

Elegant Halloween Soirée by Laura's Crafty Life Create beautiful Halloween party decor with the Cricut Explore Candy for Halloween Soiree in Target jars Elegant Halloween Soiree with Laura's Crafty Life

Check out all my teammates Halloween celebration projects below:

10-Halloween-Party-Ideas

Spider to the Fly Text Art by Hideous, Dreadful, Stinky!
Halloween Cupcake Toppers, Brooklyn Berry Designs
Skeleton Hand Pitcher, by Handmade in the Heartland
Spooky Cake Stand & Topper, The Project Girl
Halloween Luminary Bags, by The Country Chic Cottage
Halloween Party Set, Laura’s Crafty Life
Halloween Sparkle Garland, by Among the Young
Halloween Party Masks, by Freebies2Deals

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