Monday, September 20, 2010

Spookathon Dollar Tree Halloween Plates

I have been swooning over all the cool things I have seen done with the Cricut & Silhouette machines for Halloween.
I unfortunately don't have either...BOO! :(  (And can't really afford to buy one right now either!)
But I didn't let that stop me from creating some of the cool ideas seen out there in blog land on my own.
Check out these ones over at House of Smith's!
(They were my inspiration!) 
Here's how I made mine:
I started with some plates I found at the Dollar Tree!

I found these cool Mirror & Window Clings from Martha Stewart over at Michael's. Along with this Chandelier sticker (also from Martha) both in the Halloween section. The window clings were $7.99 for 12...but I used my 40% off weekly coupon to make it more afforable.

Then I just applied them to the plates, smoothed out the bubbles & WHOLA! Beautiful Halloween Plates to go with my Spookathon Dollar Tree Apothecary Jars!


And the best part about these vinyl clings versus going the Cricuit way is I can take them off & reuse them other places in my home or free up my white plates to put something else on for the next holiday or event! Even better! Multipurpose craftiness once again!


I am linking up to:

MooMooTuTu Open Haunted House Party
Making the World Cuter Monday
Scrappy Gifts Scrappy Saturdays
Keeping it Simple Motivate Me Mondays

Sumo Sweet Stuff 



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  1. These are so cute!!! I love them :)
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I LOVE these plates! I actually carried these plates around in the Dollar Tree last week trying to think of something to do with them! Sadly, I put them back...maybe I'll be making another trip!

    Thanks for linking up today! :)

  3. so cute!! and great idea! i've seen those martha stewart packages before and never thought to use them like this!! great thinking!


  4. These look great! I know what you mean about the die-cutting machines! I recently used a package of MS stickers (sparkly birds) to embellish a plate, too. I find her products to be classy and high quality.

    I'm visiting from MTWC. Have a great day!

  5. I love them!! They are almost 'elegant' elegant as Halloween gets anyway. :)

  6. I just love the witch plate you made. Just beautiful.


  7. Those are fantastic!! I love how they turned out. You've inspired me, maybe it's time for a trip to Dollar Tree & Michael's!! : )
    I'm your newest follower, too! Hope you'll check out my blog & follow it too!

    Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

  8. That is such a great idea. I have a cricut,but I don't have the right cartage. I love how they turned out!

  9. What a great, thrifty project. I with you, no cricut in this house. We have to make do!! ;)

  10. That is so cute and clever. I am heading out to Michaels tomorrow and I will try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. those plates are awesome! I love the chandelier one especially:)

  12. such a good idea and so much more affordable! yeah!

  13. I love that you don't need a fancy machine to make these, just a Michael's coupon :) Right up my alley~so cute!! Thanks for partying with us~

  14. So cute! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:) I'd love to feature these, but would need you to link back to the party per the rules.

  15. These are great! I particularly like the one with the bird! I am loving your Halloween projects and I am now your newest follower. While I am here, I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of my skull print giveaway! Email me at with the info on where to send it and I will get it shipped out to you!

  16. What a great idea.. I loved those dollar tree plates with the scrolls, the addition of the clings is perfect!

  17. GREAT idea!! LOVE that witchy-poo and all that you do! Thanks for sharing - I just may have to try this out!

    Happy Fall!
    :D Lynda

  18. Your plates are so cute. I need to get to the Dollar store! Annette

  19. OMG I LOVE these. Like, seriously, I want them!
    I featured you!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  20. This is fabulous! Love it!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Party!

  21. These are so cool; perfect for Halloween. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  22. This is so cool. Really. I never would have thought of that but I am heading to Michael's. )
    Thanks again for adding this to my Motivated Monday link party

  23. I love this idea! Great for those of us that don't want to store a million plates in the off season and that don't have the silhouette machines that everyone seems to have!

  24. What a smart idea!!! great alternative to vinyl, and like you can reuse them. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Hello! Somehow I landed on the Halloween party over at eighteen25 today, and when I saw the picture of your plates, I just had to pop in to take a look. They're so pretty! I thought for sure that you had painted them, so now I like them even more, knowing that I can easily make them too!

  26. LOVE these plates! I've made similar plates for Halloween BUT with my cricut. Hope you'll come over and visit

    *I'm your newest follower*

  27. Great idea - and definitely smart. This way you don't have to store your plates away for next year -- you can switch them out at will. Very smart.

  28. What a great idea! I don't have a vinyl cutter either so was wishing I could make some cool Halloween plates. Using the Martha Stewart decals is a wonderful idea. I think I'll look for plates at the dollar store this week.

  29. You people have actually provided the best blogs that are easy to understand for the bubblegum casting legitimate


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