Ain’t No Laws When You’re Dressing Like the Claws

Every year the million-dollar question: what are you going to be for Halloween? If you’re anything like us, you start thinking about next year’s costume the day after Halloween. But one fine day, when we cracked open a can of White Claw, the year’s idea came to us without any difficulty.

Materials Needed:
– 3 cans of white spray paint
– 1 trash can without the handles. We used this one: Rubbermaid FG354600 Gray 22 Gallon Untouchable Round Container
– Hand saw
– Pair of white suspenders, or white ribbon
– Spray adhesive glue
– 1 sheet of orange poster board,
– 2 sheets of black poster board
– Exacto knife or box cutter.
– Printer
– Roll of tape

Step 1: Flip your trash can upside down, so the bottom is upright. Next, take your hand saw and cut a circle out of the bottom of the trash can. Be super careful! You need enough space to be able to fit in it and walk in it. If it’s super jagged you can file it down with sandpaper

Step 2: Spray paint the outside of your trash can white. This may take a few coats depending on the color of your trash can. While it dries move on to step 3.

Step 3: Download the White Claw printable and print each page out on your printer.

Step 4: Create the logo stencil by taping the pages together into the shape of the White Claw logo. The pages go three across as follows:

– pages a, b, and c go on the top row
– pages d, e, and f on the second row
– pages g, h, and i on the bottom row

Step 5: Now that your pages are taped together, cut the letters and brush stroke out with an Exact-o knife. Do not cut out the red letters or the brush stroke. You’re going to have to cut pretty hard to do this in one step – if you’re not comfortable putting that much pressure cut out the letters to make a stencil first and then trace and cut out on the poster board. Place the newly cut out logo to the side.

Step 6: Next, using your logo stencil again and your orange poster board, cut out the brush stroke. Keep your logo stencil handy for step 9.

Step 7: Take your adhesive glue and glue the letters RUBY GRAPEFRUIT to your orange brush stroke.

Step 8: Once your trash can is dry attach your suspenders. Cut off the buckle and then attach – Do this by hot gluing the front of the suspender elastic under the lip of the trashcan. Then do this again to the other side of the suspender and the back. Be generous with the hot glue if you want to stay dressed 🙂

Step 9: Place your trash can on its side with the front upright. It’s time to attach the logo!

Step 10: Using your spray adhesive attach the black logo and the orange brush stroke to the front of your trash can. To ensure everything is lined up we recommend using the logo stencil from when you did your cut outs.

Step 11: Crack a cold White Claw and throw a party! You deserve it!

We’d love to see your costumes, tag us on social media with #partywithjollity!

Bat Balloons DIY

We love balloons, but we’re usually spending our time filling them with helium or building balloon garlands; so it was really fun to make these life-size bats! We love the bright colors of their bodies and wings. We also added the eyes and mouths to make them look more friendly. They’re super easy to make and a great project to do with kids!

Materials Needed: 36″ Latex Balloons, 11 x 17″ black card stock and color coordinating card stock to match the balloons, scissors, glue dots, tape, and a balloon air pump (optional).

Step 1: Fill up your balloons using a balloon air pump, or blow them up manually and then tie them closed.

Step 2: Cut out the eyes and mouths on black card stock.

Step 3: Using your glue dots, attach the eyes and mouth to the balloons.

Step 4: Cut out the bat wings on the color coordinating card stock.

Step 5: This step is a little longer to make the wings – but you can totally handle it! To get the wings to stand out from the balloon, you need to create a brace. To do this, fold one sheet of card stock into a long strip and then use your glue dots and stick the paper strip to the back of the wing. You will want to match up the end of the paper to the flat part of the wing where it will attach to the balloon. Next, fold back the flat end of the wing and the paper strip about 1″. Tape the wing to the balloon on this folded piece. Then add one more piece of packing tape to the front of the wing where it meets the balloon to secure it.

Step 6: Throw a party!

Pro tip: To hide the balloon tie, put one of the wings over it! Or if you want to hang the bat, leave the balloon tie on the top of your balloon and tie a string to it!

We’d love to see your bats, tag us on social media with #partywithjollity!

DIY Candy Corn Backdrop

When we look back at the Halloweens of our childhoods, we have to admit that the decorations were our favorite part! Everything from painted and carved pumpkins, to the spiderwebs hanging in doorways. Costumes and candy came in a close second for us though (we have a bit of a sweet tooth). With that in mind, we are always looking for fun ways to add new decorations to our Halloween festivities, and what better way to do that than with this candy corn backdrop? Hung on the wall in groups or individually, these life-size candy corns are sure to add a pop of fun and color to your Halloween decor! Plus they make the cutest photo backdrop!

Materials: printer, colorful card stock (we recommend 3 different colors), scissors, tape, and double sided sticky tape.

Step 1: Download our free Candy Corn printable here.

Step 2: Print the pages individually onto colored paper. Whatever colors you want your candy corn to be!

Step 3: Using your scissors carefully cut along the black outline. Pay attention to what number you’re cutting out, you will need to know this for the next step.

Step 4: Make your candy corn sections by taping 1a to 1b, 2a to 2b, and 3a to 3b.

Step 5: Using your tape again, tape the three candy corn sections to one another. 1a/b is the top section, 2a/b middle section, and 3a/b bottom section.

Step 6: Place strips of double sided sticky tape to the back of the candy corns and stick them to the wall in the pattern / look you desire.

Step 7: Throw a party!

Pro tip: To create the size backdrop we did, we printed off the document 24 times to create 24 candy corns.

We’d love to see your DIY backdrops, tag us on social media with #partywithjollity!