Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Treat Basket

I had about 15 minutes Wednesday to sit down and create something. It wasn't even enough time for my glue gun to heat up so I could keep working on my wreath. And, I couldn't work on my desk because the wreath is very delicate and taking up all the space!

I also bought Halloween candy while I was at Target Wednesday. So I figured I'd make a quick basket to hide the candy from my immediate view display in the kitchen. Its very simple, but I like how it turned out!

First, I took two pieces of 12 x 12 card stock and scored it at 6 inches vertically and horizontally. Then, I cut out one of the 6 x 6 squares from each piece of card stock and layered them together.

I lifted up the sides and taped them together on the inside.

I cut 2 x 6 black strips, and scored them down the center.

I used them to seal up the sides.

After I done all of that, I remembered I had a cute "Boo" punch, which I wanted to punch all around the top, but my punch didn't work like that (if only I had thought of that before I put it all together! Oh well!).

So, the candy looks a little crazy now, but I don't want to open the bags, because once the bag is open, the candy is fair game, and I don't want to start eating candy yet!


Becky said...

Happy weekend eve!!!! I love your basket! Such a good idea too :) That punch is super cute!

I've decided that after conferences tonight Mike is going to take the girls to the book fair and I'm going to go ahead and hit the grocery store, like normal :) We'll probably watch Ultimate Fighter, that we DVRd last night, you know, if the kids aren't around :)

Annette said...

what a fun idea...Love that paper you used..

Shell said...

That is super cute!

Tracy said...

What a fun project. Easy, yet so so pretty and functual.
Love that you added strips of paper for the corners, adds pop and easier to make :)

Amber Page Writes said...

You are one crafty lady. Very nice!

Linda R. said...

What a cute basket. And a great way to hide that candy!! Hee Hee.. I do hope you are having a happy weekend..


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