Thursday, 10 October 2013
Every year we have children knocking on the door at Halloween and every year I make up some sort of goody bags for them.
This year I'd been saving some Pringles tubs - after I'd finished the crisps! I knew they would come in handy for something so I collected about seventeen before I eventually decided that until I thought of what to do with them I shouldn't save any more. I started to think of Halloween and then thought 'oh, my Pringles tubs are going to come into play'. I had already cleaned the foil lined insides with wet wipes so I covered some of them with black leather look paper from Papermill. I used some Hobbycraft black borders to decorate the bottom edge on some of them. I ran out of the black paper before I'd covered all the tubs so decided to use something else and I found the Happy Halloween images on Dafont. I just randomly typed the letter and came up with different images so it worked well. I edged them with some black Promarker scribbles. I'd bought some witch charms last year from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and I tied one of these round each tub with some black and white baker's twine from Creative Expressions. I cut a Spellbinders scalloped circle in Papermill orange card and then stamped 'Happy Halloween' in the centre of each. The stamp was from Whiff of Joy. I stuck these on the see through lids so that the children can't see what's in the tubs until they get home.
I've made all seventeen and have loads of sweets and lollies left if any more visitors call. Last year I'd made thirty bags and only gave out about six so this year I've cut back on the work. When the tubs are empty they could 'possibly' be used as pencil holders. In reality they'll probably end up in the bin!
I'm entering my items in to the following challenges:
By Lori Designs Challenge - Black, orange and 1 other
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Challenge - Halloween
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Charm Us
City Crafter Challenge - Trick or Treat
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Blog - Fall and Halloween
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft my Life All Crafts - Anything but card
Crafty Boots Challenge - Sweet Treats
This has filled in quite a bit of time and I've enjoyed making them. I'm also making cards for two design teams so I'm managing to keep reasonably busy. Thank you all for visiting and leaving such lovely comments.