Thursday, 24 October 2013

Halloween Mojo

I'm having a hard time finding my creative mojo... it seems to have skipped town, heading as fast as it can out of craftsville! Mojo also took along his friend Inspiration, and together they have left me bereft!  What is worse! I have been slaving my b*!!$ off getting their "bower of bliss" (my craftroom) into a reasonably tidy condition! Ungrateful pair!
Anyway... I've got a Halloween disco coming up so I decided to make some kind of holders for each table, into these I would put some 'spooky' sweets.  So what kind of container?  Last year I made Halloween boxes into balloon weights, using sweets as the 'ballast' , this year we're not having balloons so I decided to try something different (and easy)...
In America, I believe these are called sour cream containers, here? Not a clue! The only thing I know that is this shape are those little drink containers you put in the freezer, for the kids (because they are cheaper than all the other ice-creams and lollies they want!).
 I used the last of my very favourite Halloween papers from ECHO PARK 'The Apothecary Emporium'.  I've love, love, loved these papers... all gone now though!

So back to the whys and wherefores... (this isn't an Echo Park paper). Start with a piece of paper 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  This container can be made out of a variety of sizes, but this size suited me as it fitted approx. 8 small sweets in it comfortable (don't want to be too generous, you know!).  It is, however, not the best size if your being frugal!  Next, place double sided tape along the top (or the bottom, as in my case LOL) edge and the two sides.

Now roll the paper together and make a cylinder shape (take the tape backing off first, duh)... 

And pinch one end together...
Now you fill it with whatever you want, and then, pinch the other end together... but at an opposite angle, see, told you it was easy!

I generated some wording on my computer and then punched them out using a 1" paper punch

The flat ends can be 'crimped' using a... crimper (well, duh), which I do not owe, so I used my score board to add three narrow lines along each sealed end.  I then used my CRICUT 'Elegant Edges' cartridge to cut out my scalloped circles.  All at 1 1/2" ( p.59 <Flwer2-s>), I used some foam pads to layer the sentiment onto the black scalloped circle and some more foam pads to adhere the whole thing on to my sweetie container.

... and hey presto!
But I couldn't leave it there... so, I moved on to making some spooky coasters for the bar, using...

Love those spooky eye-balls,
always an added bonus, when you can eat the decorations!

FANTABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE BLOG - Ch #183 - 'Home Decor' (Halloween Theme)
DIE CUTTIN DIVA - Ch #138 - 'Halloween'
CARDZ TV GO-TO GALZ - Ch #38 - 'Ghost & Goblin Party' (Halloween Theme)
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  1. Super treat holders! Great papers and the drippy goo border was the perfect accent!

    1. Thanks for the comment... have a happy Halloween x

  2. These little treats are adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  3. What a super adorable treat holders! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  4. Fab treat holders!! Thanks for playing along with us ta DCD!

  5. Wonderful idea for a treat holder. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them seems easy. Thanks for linking your project to our challenge at FCCB. Kim

  6. Thanks for joining the Cardztv Go to Galz! Great entry!

  7. thanks so much for joining CTV ghost and goblin challenge with your yummy good halloween treat holders. Karen


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