Trick or Treat!!


A few weeks ago I picked up a couple of these bare wood gift bag type thingies at Michael's in the $1.50 section and had this fabulous idea to alter them but I hadn't gotten around to it yet. Well, yesterday's challenge on SCS was to do a card or item about/with/shaped like....food! Well, what better food is there than candy, I ask you??? So this gave me the perfect excuse to get to work!



Firstly I painted the edges and the tops of the insides of the bags with black craft paint, so when it was finished and filled with treats, you couldn't see any bare wood. Secondly, I picked out my Hallowe'enie patterned paper by K and Company (a different one for each bag) and traced the front and back covers on the back of the pp and cut them out. I also cut out coordinating cardstock for the sides and stamped on them with my new Spooked Lizzie Anne stamp set that I got from my Secret Pal! I adhered each piece of paper using mod podge and tried to get out all the air bubbles. After it was dry I mod podged all over the outside to give it a nice shiny finish and also that way none of the paper would accidently get torn or ripped off in all the candy induced excitement at Hallowe'en!!



I stamped the haunted house stamp in black on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and matted it on Basic Black and also Lovely Lilac, some spooky holiday colours and added these cute little felt bats that I got at the dollar store. I wrapped a piece of ribbon all around the bag and attached the focal piece over top of that. Then I grabbed all my black, purple, orange and green ribbons and tied them alternately all along the one side of the handle and then at the end, I added a tag and a Hallowe'en charm (that I got at the LSS). I figure the charms they can take off and put on a necklace, bracelet or keychain.


Anyway, it was a lot of work....took me all morning to do both of them but I think they turned out super cute!!

14 comments:

malieta said...

Your Halloween Boxes are so cute!!!

Melissa said...

Wow!! These are so fun, great job!!

2 Worlds said...

looks great!

Colleen said...

Hey, these ARE super cute! Look like lots of work...totally adorable!

My Paper World said...

So cute, love all the ribbon!

Crystal said...

These are great! Super cute!

Anonymous said...

Amazing job Kimmie, they do look like a lot of work, but worth all the effort. Some little trick or treaters are going to be very happy!! nd

Meridith Anne said...

I just found your site and had to tell you that these are adorable! What a fun idea. I really love how you decorated them with the fun colors and all! Fabulous!

Monica-FC said...

those are super cute. if i get the chance to get any of those at the store i am going to try and make some for nieces and nephews. many thanks.

Erika H. said...

Kimmie, the boxes are wonderful. I especially love all the ribbon. What a great project.

Deb AKA "Turtle" said...

What great Halloween projects. I just love checking out your latest creations.

And tag your it for the middle name game.

You can check out the details at
http://turtlechronicles.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful Saturday!!
Deb

Mary Beth Phillips said...

These turned out great Kim! I've seen these but always opted not to get them - no guess what you've gone and done:)? TFS.

Michelle said...

I LOVE all the ribbon! These are GREAT Halloween boxes!

kathleenh said...

So cute! I LOVE all of that ribbon tied on the handle!

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