Mummy Halloween Punch Bowl

This post is sponsored by Glue Dots®.

Designer: Donna Budzynski

Quench your thirst with a spooky mummy punch bowl and matching cups.


Time: 30 Minutes
Level: Beginner

Assemble the Punch Bowl and Glasses:

1. Open package of Cheesecloth and cut into 3 strips.

2. Using Craft Dots, wrap the strips of cheesecloth all the way around the basket to give it a mummy effect.

3. Separate the cheesecloth and adhere large wiggly eyes to the bucket using All Purpose Dots.

4. Adhere wiggly eyes onto the cups using Craft Dots. Use various sizes.

5. Fill with your favorite punch. Red would be BLOODY perfect!

Black Cat Halloween Candle Decor

This post is sponsored by Glue Dots®.

Designer: Melanie East

Glass candle holders are easy to personalize for holidays, and can provide a spooky effect when lit at night!

Note: All products in this project are conveniently available for purchase at your local Walmart. This is a Cricut project that requires the use of a Cricut Explore machine and Cricut Design Space.


  • Glue Dots® All Purpose Dots™ (Available at Walmart in October)
  • Tall glass candle holder, approximately 7″ in height
  • Measuring tape
  • Black glitter cardstock
  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat

Time: 25 minutes
Level: Intermediate
Size: Approximately 7″ or other size as determined by the glass that you choose

Assemble the Candle Holder:

1. Measure the length of the glass. Set the glass aside.

2. Open up Cricut Design Space on your preferred device.

3. Begin a new project. Click “Insert Images.”  The cat used in this project is from the “Pumpkin Carvings” cartridge. In Cricut Design Space, find it easily by searching for image #M3EC99. Insert the cat into the project canvas.

4. Click the “unlock” icon on the lower left of the image.

5. Pull the cat image to approximately 7″ in length. (If your candle holder is a different size, adjust the width to any size that you choose.)

6. Apply the black glitter cardstock to the Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat.


7. Cut the cat with the Cricut Explore Air 2.


8. Apply the Glue Dots All Purpose Dots to the back of the cat. One of the wonderful product attributes of Glue Dots is that they are flexible, making it easy for you to adjust the Glue Dots to fit any area of your cardstock.

9. Firmly press the cardstock onto the front of the glass.

10. Fill with a large candle, rocks, faux spider web, or any other Halloween-theme item of your choosing.


Our Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Make It Yourself magazine is finally here (feels like it took forever, doesn’t it?)! Pick up a copy on newsstands to learn how to:

  • decorate using indigo-dyed fabrics
  • personalize seasonal decor
  • sew soft pillows with colorful fabric combinations
  • make gifts for your furry friends
  • try cool crafts with kids
  • craft gingerbread houses for gift boxes
  • customize gifts in a flash
  • satisfy craving with sweet treats
  • spread holiday cheer with hip hangups
  • garnish packaging for special gifts

Can’t find it in stores? Get a digital copy of this issue (+ back issues) here.

Downloads from Fall/Winter 2017

Get the free printables offered in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Make It Yourself, on newsstands April 11, 2017–July 11, 2017.

Can’t find it on newsstands? Order a digital issue here!

For full instructions for each download, refer to the page numbers listed below the project pictures.

Project: Slice of Nature

Page: 26 of Fall/Winter 2017 Make It Yourself

Download the PDF here.

Project: Wall of Thanks

Page: 27 of Fall/Winter 2017 Make It Yourself

Download the PDF here.

Project: Leafy Art

Page: 28 of Fall/Winter 2017 Make It Yourself

Download the PDF here.

Project: Roll it Up!

Page: 54 of Fall/Winter 2017 Make It Yourself

Find binding tips here.

Project: House Gifts

Page: 60 of Fall/Winter 2017 Make It Yourself

Download the PDF here.

Projects: Fast & Easy Presents and Sweet Secrets

Pages: 62-68, 90 of Fall/Winter 2017 Make It Yourself

Download the printables here.

Spray-Painted Lantern

Designer: Tari Colby

Put empty plastic water bottles in the spotlight by shaping them into an assortment of contemporary flowers, spray-painting the petals, and adhering them to the outside of a paper-globe lantern.


  • Approximately 50 to 60 empty water bottles in assorted sizes with labels removed
  • Electric knife (optional)
  • Spray paint
  • 20″-diameter paper lantern: white
  • Electrical cord kit
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

1. Using scissors or an electric knife, cut each water bottle in half. Cut five to nine times from the center to the end of each bottle half to create petals, shaping petal ends as desired.

2. Spray-paint the outsides of the petals. If desired, spray the bottle lids. Let dry.

3. Insert the electrical cord kit into the lantern. Hot-glue the bottle flowers to the outside of the lantern by placing a dab of glue on the bottle necks or the bottoms of the bottle halves. If desired, hot-glue a lid to the center of some of the flowers.