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Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Halloween is on the horizon, so we wanted to create something festive and fun that you could make for an adult or kid's party with this pop-up table runner…

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

To make the runner, here's what you'll need:

-Our template that can be downloaded right here

-X-acto knife

-Cutting mat

-Glue stick or spray fixative

-Thick paper that comes in a roll (like seamless paper or good quality wrapping paper)

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Here's how:

1. Cut the paper to be the length of your table and the desired width of your runner. We like about 1 foot wide and have the runner go almost the length of the table. Choose two paper colors and join them back to back so that you have one main color and one accent color behind it. Alternatively, if you find double-sided wrapping paper that already has two different colors or patterns, that's even easier!

2. Use our template (download here) to choose which elements you'd like to have on your pop-up. You can mix different ones and place them on different areas of the runner. We made sure the images were spread out enough to place food around them while still letting the little figures interact with the food.

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

3. Print out the template and place it over the spot you'd like to cut out on your paper. Then use an X-acto knife to cut on the solid lines cutting through the template and through your runner paper. Whenever I’m crafting with paper, I make sure to keep some BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages and Neosporin around just in case of accidental nicks. It’s an easy thing to pick up whenever I’m at Target shopping for the other snacks I’ll get for my party. And those Isaac Mizrahi ones are crazy cute!

4. Pop-out the image and fold at the base (where indicated with dotted lines on the template).

5. Finally, decorate the table with snacks and treats of your choice around the pop-ups! We stuck to creative ways to serve easy-to-find treats like apples dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles, ingredients to make s'mores, and yummy dried fruit and popcorn.

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

Halloween Pop-Up Runner DIY

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. See how to make your very own First Aid kit right here. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy.

{Project by the Oh Joy: Creative Direction by Joy Cho, Graphics by Angie Stalker, Styling by Julia Wester, and Photos by Casey Brodley. Wallpaper from Juju Papers.}


  1. Oh my goodness! This is so cute and unique. I love it. I also appreciate that the set up has more than just your traditional Halloween colors involved. Really into that!

  2. This is sooo adorable! Could you tell us where you got the roll of paper from? I’m obsessed with the pink/black dual sided paper! 🙂

  3. oh, just found your blog by chance and love it!!!!!
    My Mila was born as well on the 12th of October just 2013 and i am pregnant again 🙂
    Happy birthday to our little ones 🙂


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