I am this week's designer over at Tuesday Treats! Be sure to go on over and check out the amazing projects. Today I am showing you an item I altered for Halloween. Last week I started looking at my cartridges for a goody bag or box to make to give to the kiddos at Sunshine's (my 3yo DD) daycare for Halloween. I wanted something easy to make because I needed 20. I looked through my carts then I looked through my "supplies" and I came across these boxes. I purchased these last year from Big Lots when they had all of the Martha Stewart wedding stuff on clearance. There are 20 in the pack...just the amount I needed. Now I just had to find a way to alter them so they are Halloween themed.
I started with some ink. I got my studio G ink and a dauber and started to color the box orange. There is a little white bow that I removed from the front of the box. I did not color the inside of the box but I made sure to include the sides.
It covered fairly easy and quickly. Now off to my gypsy to see what images I can use. I wanted to cover the clear window. Don't want 3 year olds to see their treats. ;-) The box folded is a little over 2 1/2 inches. I used the pumpkin from Gypsy Wanderings cut at 2.5 by 2.3.
On another page I added the shadow with a spider from Designer's Calendar and bats from Paper Doll Dress Up. For the bats I removed all of the score lines that showed the eyes and accents on the wings. I did this because the image is so small - only 2.5 by 2.25 and the lines barely cut anyway.
The spider was added onto a square on the inside of the box to cover the see through window.
The three welded bats were added to each side of the box and I accented the face and wings with my white gel pen.
This was a quick, easy and fun way to make these cute little boxes fit a Halloween theme. I am sure they will be a hit at daycare. Thank you all for checking out my project. Be sure to visit me at Tuesday Treats. Have a great day!