August 25, 2008

Halloween Treat Box - Tutorial


Last week on my quest to find some alterables at Michaels, I came across these test tubes in the Martha Stewart Halloween section - aren't they fun!

I love to create templates for boxes, for this particular box, I wanted an insert to hold the candy filled test tubes so they wouldn't move around. After playing for a bit, I came up with one that works, the test tubes fit nicely in the 1" circles I punched.

The image on my box is SU's Tableau of Terror, I used the TJNL technique Marker Watercoloring to add color to my images. For the circles hanging on the test tubes, I stamped my images on colored card stock, punched them with the 3/4" circle punch, layered them on a 1" black circle, used my JustRite Small Letter Set to spell out the words Trick or Treat and punch that with my 1-1/4" circle punch. I think the Small Letter Set from JustRite has got to be one of the most versatile stamps they offer, it's great to add personalization to all your stamp projects!

Details:
Stamps - Tableau of Terror, JustRite Small Letter Set
Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie, Black, Watercolor, Old Olive, Mustard, Gable Green
Other - Markers, Hemp, Circle Punches - 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1/16 hand held punch, Cutter Kit, Test Tubes

ETA: Here's the Template I created

Download the 4 Place Halloween Test Tube Holder

8 comments :

Jane Bosi said...

Love THIS!! I have some of those tubes just staring me in the face!!! Now, I finally know what I'll do with them! :) Perfect! Jane

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous Lisa! I'd love to try this...any chance of getting a copy of your template? *wink*

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I am coming to your house for T or Treat and I want one of those! How many are you making?!!LOL! Beautiful and amazing...the project and YOU!

MJ said...

Just adorable! I have some of the smaller tubes I may have to come up with a pattern for them! Very creative and festive! Love it!

Kerry D-C said...

How cool!! Great Idea!!

AK Stamper said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!
Gonna have to get a Monogram Stamper now!..........Oh yeah I'll be comin' for Treats at your home too! LOL

Shell in Alaska

Stephine Kleinpeter said...

Super Cute! I LOVE Halloween! It is just fun and stress free!

Theresa said...

this is so darn cute! i think i'm going to make some for my grandsons birthday as favors.

 
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