Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Treat Holder

I have to admit, if there was one, I would have to say I am the Halloween Scrooge. This is mainly because where I grew up, Halloween isn't considered a Christmas-like holiday... It is observed rather solemnly as opposed to the very festive, fun holiday it is here in the US. I have been here four years and not one Halloween in all of my four years here have I participated in trick or treat. Not that I hate Halloween, it's the fact that I couldn't get into it as I do the other holidays.However, this year I have vowed that I will be giving away treats to my friends' kids because they are soooooooo cute and I will be giving away treat bags to my husband's students both in the grade school and high school also. 

Anyway, for Cuttlebugspot this week, I made these two treat holders:

This first one is made out of almond cans. My husband and I love almonds and I buy them a lot in these cans. I have been saving the cans and decorate them just like I did this treat holder to make into pen/pencil holders, i store odds and ends of ribbons in them too. But as of right now, there's a dozen of these Halloween decorated cans all over my house with a handful of treats in them and my husband is loving it! : )

For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the paper collection that I used in this project. It has been in my stash for a while and I can't remember where all these things came from or where I got them. I used Divine Swirls to emboss the orange cardstock behind the jack-o-lantern. And I heat embossed the sentiments in both tags I used. 

While I was finishing up my halloween can, I found a brand new, unopened thing of brown lunch bags in my pantry. And since I had some left over paper, I went ahead and made a treat holder out of it too. I am thinking it will be great to just hand these out on trick or treat night to my much favored kids! : )

I used the Skeleton Scroll embossing folder to emboss an antiqued piece of paper. Then I dabbed some black ink to make the skulls show up a bit more. The papers I used on this came from that same unidentified stack I had... For all we know, they probably don't all belong to the same collection. LOL I added googley eyes to my spider there and a yellow bow on her head. : ) I heat embossed the word BOO on black cardstock.

It's your turn, go back to the Cuttlebugspot and play along! : )


  1. These are both fab - really love the way you've decorated the bucket!
    Helen x

  2. Thanks so much Helen. I just looked at TCS and my project isn't on there. I just asked Nilda about it. She must've overlooked it.

  3. Hi Vanessa, good idea! Go and recycle! It is gorgious and lucky childeren which will receive them!!! Don't you just love the googly eyes? I have used them on this week Challenge as well!!


  4. Love your treat containers, delicious.

  5. @Kerry and Jannie, Thanks to you both! :)

  6. These are both fabulous treat favours Vanessa! Great idea with the almpnd cans,I'll have to save some now along with all the glass jars I save to alter! Just need more room for everything! The children will be thrilled to receive these gorgeous treats!

  7. I love both of your projects, but the pale is just such a great idea. You did a great job with both.


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