Here is a super fun treat basket project that will delight your little Trick-or-Treaters. It can be used for so many occasions, not just Halloween. It's so easy and it's a recycled craft. Love that.
Here is what you'll need:
- Paper towel or Toilet paper rolls
- Themed paper and card stock
- Stamps, punches, adhesive and embellishments (ie. ribbon, brads)
- Cut towel rolls into 2" strips. Use a paper template to trace sections and cut carefully with hobby blade.
- Cut paper (2 per container) into 6" x 2" strips to adhere to outside, and coordinating stock for inside. (Use strong adhesive like Sticky Strip)
- Punch or cut 2" circles for the base. Attach to tube with a liquid glue like Tombow or Crystal Effects
- Cut 3/8" x 5 1/2" strip for handle, punch 1/16" holes in each end and round ends if desired.
- Punch 1/16" holes in decorated tube and attach handle with brads.
- Embellish with stamped image cutouts, ribbon, etc.
- Voila! Fill with candy corn or small treats and hang on tree.
(I made extra stamped medallions to hang on the tree like ornaments as well. Stamps used: Batty for You, Halloween Frights. Paper stock used: Ghostly Greetings. Other Supplies: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop punch. All products are Stampin' Up!
Luminaries. More goodies made from various size tin cans and the same paper set, Ghostly Greetings. Embellished with stamped and punched pieces, ribbon, rub-ons and hodgepodge hardware. Just drop in votives and light up your Halloween! The face of the pumpkin is also a rub on from the Chills & Thrills set from Stampin' Up!
Candy Containers. I've used Ghostly Greetings paper agian to wrap a peanut butter container that now houses the creepy eyeball candy. It's used on the individual chocolate bars as well. The possibilities are endless. My family may be sick of candy by the time Halloween really gets here this year. Oh, wait. I have to actually let them eat it to get sick of it. =)
If you decide to make any of the things I've shown send me links! I'd love to see what other people come up with.
Here's to 46 more days until Halloween!