Saturday, September 8, 2012

Halloween costume party prize ribbons

I love creating things from unexpected items. If you have a costume party this Halloween you’ll want to award some prize ribbons for the best, the scariest, or the funniest costume.  These ribbons are quick, easy and use a minimal amount of supplies. I’ve used Halloween printed cupcake liners for the rosette. (I did say cupcake liners--yes you read it right)  And after you’ve finished the ribbons why not bake some cupcakes with the extra liners for the party?

You will need:

Halloween printed cupcake liners

Black cardstock (or any color to coordinate with your cupcake liners)

7/8” Halloween printed ribbon in a complimentary color 

Tacky craft glue


Compass with pencil

Pin back

Glow in the dark paint writer (available at craft stores)

1.     Flatten out the cupcake liner with the palm of your hand.  Cut a slit just up to the bottom center edge, cut three more slits at intervals around for a total of four slits.  This will allow the cupcake liner to splay and some of the black cardstock will peek through.

2.     Use the compass to cut a 2 ¼” diameter circle from the black cardstock.  Cut two 5” pieces of printed ribbon and glue to the cardstock.  Add some more tacky glue on the back of the cupcake liner and attach it over the cardstock and ribbon.

3.     Cut a 1-inch diameter circle from the black cardstock spread some tacky glue in the center of the rosette and attach.  Let all the glue dry.

4.     Use the glow in the dark paint writer to print the prize awards. e.g. best, scariest, funniest, etc. in the center black cardstock of the rosettes.  Let dry.  Spread a dab of glue on the back of the ribbon and affix a pin back. 

To further coordinate your party you can make a banner with some cupcake liners.  Simply attach several cardstock circles together with 4-inch pieces of ribbon to the length you need and then glue flattened cupcake liners on top.  Loop the ribbon at both ends before you glue so you will be able to hang it.


  1. What a great idea ~ lovely creation ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Cute! Great idea and tutorial!!!
    Here in Greece we don't celebrate Halloween. We have a similar celebration at February!! Well, I can't wait till February, I love Halloween!!!
    P.S. I have a translator at my blog, now, but it messes things up! haha! English is the language Αγγλικά! The first one!!
    Have a lovely weekend!!

  3. Another clever idea. Easy one, too. :)

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  5. Your blog is really nice! This is such a creative idea !

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  6. What a great idea to make ribbons and a fun tutorial!

  7. Super cute and creative! Thanks so much for joining our Countdown to Fall link party! Have a great week! :)

  8. Too cute! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)

  9. What a lovely simple way to reward someone special - a really great idea!


  10. Impressive!You did a great work in this post.This is full of inspiration.

  11. Cupcake liners are so versatile! Thank you so much for linking this up into our Crafty Showcase. We are featuring you today on our blog. Stop back in on Saturday and share more of your awesome ideas in our Crafty Showcase.

    have a super weekend!
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  13. Cupcake liners are so versatile! These look great! Thank you for linking up at Stop, Look & Link! See you next week! <3

  14. What a great idea, and so cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  15. So cleaver and something that could be used for awards of all types. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week

  16. This is too cool. Makes me want to throw a costume party. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  17. I adore your creativity. Not many people can come up with these clever little ideas all the time, some just try to follow one and live with the results. Thank you for sharing your creative genius. It's a perfect compliment to my Halloween costume.

  18. How nice idea! And the best it is not so complicated to make :)


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