My favorite thing about autumn? The commercialized holidays of course! I continued my tradition of holiday crafting this year by making Halloween gifts for a few friends. It was a messy process but that’s because I’m naturally a messy person. But I had fun making everything and I hope everyone liked what I sent them.
For sure I wanted to do something with candy corn this year. These container bottles were on clearance at Michaels (pack of 6 for $2) so I bought them in hopes of spiffing them up a bit. I covered each bottle with some scrapbooking paper and Paper Source kraft labels. A bat sticker was also added to enhance the festive mood of the bottle. The cap of the bottle was decorated using glitter glue & my polaroid paint pens. I think the purple and orange went really well together this time. I’m usually not a fan of this particular color scheme but I guess Halloween makes it appropriate. I tied each bottle with some Halloween-themed ribbon to finish off the project. I think there was supposed to be 5 bottles in total. But I kept eating the candy corn so I ended up with 3 bottles 😀
The mini buckets were bought (at a discounted price of course) & embellished with rhinestones, stickers, glitter, ribbon, & more glitter. I filled it up with various chocolates, fruity candies, rings, Halloween toys, & confetti. Although not pictured, I made Hannah one too. Hers was pumpkin-themed.
The highlight of this year’s crafting crusade was of course, the spider tin. The tin was actually from Paula Deen’s summer cooking collection. It was on sale for 39 cents at Michael’s 🙂 I covered the tin with purple cob webbed paper and embellished it with metallic stickers and orange rhinestones spelling out the word “HALLOWEEN.” The lid was bling’d out with orange & lavender rhinestones. I made a matching pull tag to hold the box together. I really liked how it turned out & was kind of tempted to keep it for myself actually.
I also made cards but I’ll talk about those in another post someday. So there goes Halloween 2010… Next up, Thanksgiving. Except I don’t know if I’ll be making anything. I do have several ideas but I’ll have to see how busy work is. By the way, I got a job! I’ll be an assistant teacher for the 1st grade classes at Eisenhower Elementary starting Monday. I get inspire the youth & teach them the true value of glitter. Of course, this is a filler job until I leave for Korea. I’m really glad that my mother is supportive of me moving to Korea. She was telling my cousin “Yea Doris is staying there for 5 years!” … I was only planning to stay for 3 years at this point but okay mother! 😀 Anyways, time for some dinner & TESOL worksheets.