Friday, October 3, 2014

Ghostly Treat Holder

Living at the end of a dirt private road you don't get many Trick or Treaters. Well in the six years I have lived here we haven't had a single one. But I wanted to get creative and play in my craft room and create an easy treat holder that you can make for your ghosts and goblins.
I started with a piece of Tangerine Tango that was 4 1/4 x 11.
I scored at 5" from each end (so that there was a 1" bottom) (NOTE: you can modify the size of the bottom for bigger candies).
Next I took my Tag topper punch and punched each end. You will see in the picture that the paper hangs over on each side of the punch. I just did my best to keep the punch in the middle.
Here is what it looks like when you have both sides punched.
Next I took and cut the extra pieces from each side of the tag punched areas. I used my SU paper trimmer and lined up where I wanted to cut in the center of the slot.
Here is what one end looks like with the pieces removed
Next I cut a piece of black 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and then a piece of DSP 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 and mounted. I stamped the ghost in grey on white paper and cut out. I cut the whole in the top a bit bigger just using the 1/2" circle punch. Stamped the Happy Halloween and punched out using the Modern Label punch. It's held together using the orange and white twine. Put it all together and you get.........
I used a cello bag to put the treats in. I stapled the top of the bag and put it inside with a little Fast Fuse to hold it in place.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial for making some Halloween treat holders. OH, but WAIT. Wouldn't these be cute for Christmas with peppermints and snowflakes, or chocolate and hearts for Valentines, or there are many other possibilities!!
Stamp Happy!
Annie :)

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