I’ve been a busy gal lately as I’ve been working on 7 different Halloween treats and bags for our 7 grandchildren. I still have one more go to, but that should be finished later today. In the meantime, I thought I would share the projects that I’ve finished thus far.
Given the fact that they will all receive more than enough candy, I decided to make gifts that were non-food related. In my search for ideas, I saw a video online that I used for inspiration, albeit the original design was for hot chocolate and a candy stir stick. Using that as a jumping off spot, I made small covered notebooks along with a custom hang tag, a pencil and decorated folder. As a side note, each focal point jiggles. I made little “wiggly” elements that adhere to the back of each central image which gives movement and a little whimsy to them. The “wiggly” elements are handmade using a 1″ circle punch, a bit of thin wire and Glossy Accents. I really love how these turned out, as each one is unique and all are quite sparkly (even though that aspect doesn’t show up on my pics). In addition, I made simple gift bags to present them to our special guys and gals.
So without further ado, here are the gifts I made for Halloween this year.
I used a variety of supplies to make these gifts. I’ll try to share that information below to the best of my recollection.
Black card stock – Stampin’ Up!
Papers were from Stampin’ Up!, dollar bin at Target & Hobby Lobby
Twine from Hobby Lobby
Stickles – Black & Diamond
Iridescent Fibers from Little Black Dress
Orange Glitter – Martha Sterwart
Seam binding was died with Stampin’ Up! reinkers
Purple lace – JoAnn’s
Stamps from Stampin’ Up!, Michael’s dollar bin & Hobby Lobby
Sequin trim from Wal Mart
#2 pencils – Wal Mart
Mechanical pencils – JoAnn’s
Stampin’ Up! markers
White craft ink – Stampin’ Up!
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Black Netting – Hobby Lobby
Shrink Plastic – Michael’s
Chain & jump rings – JoAnn’s
Liquid Mono Dual Glue (not sure that’s the name)
3M tape (1/4″ for tape guns)
1″ circle punch – Stampin’ Up!
If you need any information on a specific product, feel free to contact me and I’ll do my best to check on the exact product I used.
Until next time, have a great weekend and God Bless!