Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Give Me Something Good To Eat



Just a few more days until Halloween and I’m still crankin’ out the projects! And my daughter’s costume still needs a few finishing touches. Where did the time go?

Tonight I’m finishing up the goodie bags for my nieces and nephew. As usual, I give them very little candy and opt for alternatives such as pencils, matching erasers, little notebooks, etc. I did make one sweet treat to put in each bag and that is the candy coated pretzel rods. They are easy and fun to make. I used those candy melts you get in the cake decorating isle at the craft store. I melted them in the microwave, dipped the pretzel rods, and added the Halloween sprinkles. The cellophane bags came from the craft store, too, and are sized for the pretzel rods and include the twist ties.

I found a tutorial for the bag on Cambria Turnbow’s blog. You can read it here. She is super talented and has a ton of great projects that she has so graciously shared. Making these bags was a great way to use up stash of Halloween paper. I used the bat paper leftover from this project, and the glitter paper leftover from this project was perfect; all I had to do was cut out strips and adhere each one to the bottom of the bags. And I love the glitter! I stamped the orange ribbon with black StazOn ink and added a simple tag to finish it off.


There...one more thing to check off the list! For those of you with little ghosts or goblins, what kinds of treats will you be giving out this Halloween? Are you opting for candy or have you come up with a creative alternative? Please share...we can never have too many good ideas!










Stamps: Spooky Sweets I & II (PTI)
Ink: black StazOn, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Cardstock: Basic Black (SU!), white
Patterned Paper: glitter paper (K&Company), Luster Justin Pieces (Cloud 9 Designs)
Tools: tab punch (SU!), Scor-Pal, Crop-a-Dile, tag punch (Marvy Uchida)
Ribbon: orange satin, black & white polka dot (Michaels), green metallic eyelash
Other: white and silver eyelets

1 comment:

Aimee said...

Jennifer, your projects over at purple onion are ADORABLE! i love how you did those little hershey bars...what an ingenious idea! You're ideas are so cute!

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