Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because … candy. It also offers the opportunity to make some playfully macabre creative projects (while you eat the candy)! Today’s blog post outlines my seven favorite Halloween paper projects on the TPK site. You can start making them now so the holiday doesn’t sneak up on you!
1. Arachnophobia Mail Art
Use the spider tutorial from the Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills: Garden Edition to draw a spider on the left side of an envelope. Write in the address on the right side (I used Kaitlin Style calligraphy here), then create simple spiderwebs in the upper left and lower right corners.
2. Printable Spider Envelopes
You needn’t be frightened at the prospect of spending hours to illustrate this creepy mail art. It’s a free printable!
3. Verbose Skull Greeting Card
Use the text from your favorite Halloween-esque story or poem to make this verbose skull! I chose Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, but portions of Shakespeare plays or works by Edgar Allen Poe would be great, too.
4. Frida Kahlo Halloween Art Tutorial
You don’t have to be a talented illustrator to create this project! The tutorial provides a PDF file that you can print out on black cardstock. You’ll be able to faintly see the printer ink on the cardstock, and you can trace over it with a white pen or white ink!
5. “Witch-ed Awesome” Printable Mail Art
This witch is on a mission to make a potion … and to ensure the safe delivery of your holiday greetings!
6. Halloween Goody Bags
Ready to become the trick-or-treating destination? Assemble several of these packets, fill them with candy, and hand them out for Halloween!
Find the printable, which is part of a printable illustration package, here. (You can find a free Halloween goody packet by clicking here!)
In this envelope art, Dracula quietly observes from his castle on a crumbling cliff as a witch flies and bats roam about. Using iron gall ink for this project will give the illustrations a translucent, spooky quality!
8. Flourished Skull Artwork
This skull is perfect for incorporating into your Halloween décor, enhancing mail art, or putting on a greeting card.
9. Flourished Autumn Envelope
If you’d prefer to skip the ghost and goblins theme altogether and celebrate autumn, then try making this envelope art! It features botanicals and colors that are the hallmarks of this season.
I hope that you enjoy creating at least one of these nine Halloween paper projects! They offer the opportunity to set aside some time for creativity and make someone’s day (including your own!) with holiday greetings.
Thanks very much for reading, and enjoy the rest of your day!