Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween goodie boxes

Okay. This is past the holiday. But with all the craziness, Halloween has been postponed till the November 12 here. So I am still in season technically. I made these haunted houses for my daughters' classes party treats. My younger one was able to have a Halloween party because it was Friday before the storm. But my older daughter lost out in the class party. No party for her class : ( But the kids were happy when she passed out the treat boxes.

I was inspired by the treat boxes Starla made in September. She used a Sizzix die. I was going to buy it but realized in time that the boxes would be too small. So I searched the web for some kind of template. And I found one at Splitcoasters, the 2-5-7-10 box. I changed it up a little to make it taller to fit all the goodies that I put inside.

I used regular cardstock from A.C. Moore. Then scored it and cut out all the necessary parts. Then I stamped it with the bat background stamp from Hero Arts. I used my Cricut to cut out the windows and door and the tree. I think it was from the monsters cart. I punched out the fence from the Martha Stewart punch using glitter paper. I like how the fence was bent in places giving it more of a rundown look. The roof is Halloween paper from last year. And the spider and the web are from Inky Antics. And the stickers are from Recollections ($1 something at Michaels). The ribbon is also from last year. I got it either at Michael's or at A.C. Moore. The windows look funny because they have a shimmer to them and reflected the flash. To keep the house put together well, I used Scor tape.

The kids loved it. It was a nice surprise for them. And inside were fun Halloween toys: a stamp, a glider, a jumping frog and an eyeball patch. Good times for all.

Have a great night!


DonnaMundinger said...

Lucky you being able to extend the holiday. I'm still not really over Halloween yet. So many ideas, so little time. LOL these are a s cute as can be! Bet the kids were absolutely thrilled! xxD

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