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Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween "Trick or Treat" craft...

I had this Pepperidge Farm cookie tin sitting around for a long time, waiting to be turned into something fun. When we decided to go and visit my daughter and her family in their new home this past weekend, I knew I wanted to fill this can with a fun treat to take along. First, though, it had to be "modified."

The first thing I did was take my black ProMarker and color the edges that I knew would not be covered with DSP. Look at the amazing coverage I got. This turned out to be the perfect solution. Using either paint or paper in these areas would have made it impossible to put the cover on, but it was no problem after using the ProMarker.  Is there anything these markers cannot do?

Then I covered the sides and the cap with some fun Halloween paper. I also added a spooky, gooey border and the "Trick or Treat" cut from Create a Critter 2. The inverted scallop circles were made with some Spellbinders dies. The little dotted line around the upper edge of the can was made with some gold Liquid Pearls.

The can had a circumference of about 13". That meant that a 12" X 12" sheet of DSP would not fit around it. I found, however, that if you angled the sheet of paper it would come together perfectly, albeit at an angle like you see in the photo above. I figured that was okay for this project, since I made sure that the seam was in the back.

My sweet granddaughter Polly helped me mix up the goodies to put inside - candy corn and dry-roasted peanuts! Together they taste like a salted nut roll.

In fact, this treat is so tasty that it was completely consumed in just two days!

I'm entering this project in the Cardz TV's Challenge #38: Ghost and Goblin Party

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

This is a great treat, Cheryl! You really changed up that old can! Your grandaughter is beautiful! Thanks for sharing...wonderful creation, my friend!

Georgiana said...

Great canister make-over!

Shanna said...

Yes, we love it!!! I love how you can take a seemingly "throw away" item and re-make it.

designbydonna said...

Cute project. This would be great for Christmas too. Teacher gifts? Hostess gifts? I see lots of possibilities

Karen said...

Genius love how you re-purposed that can! Great papers! thanks so much for joining CTV ghost and goblin challenge Karen