Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Little Halloween Treat

I am in denial that Halloween is a week away, and while the boys don't have costumes made yet, they will have some adorable treats to hand out to their classmates.
 The idea for this l'il cutie came from this creation at Splitcoast Stampers.  Here's the how to:

  1. Cut orange cardstock 2.75 x 8.5" (you can get four pumpkins per sheet).
  2. Score at 3.75, 4.25, & 4.75" to create a pleated bottom.
  3. Fold in half and run through paper crimper to add ridged texture.
  4. Optional: ink edges and ridges with orange ink to add more dimension.
  5. Use slot punch to create slit at top (or use a razor blade to cut a slit).
  6. Use Sizzix Pumpkins #2 die to cut jack-o-lantern face from black (or stamp the face, or hand cut/draw your own design, or use patterned paper and ditch the faces all together!)
  7. Cut scrap of brown folded in half for stem.
  8. Hand cut green leaf, and score down center.
  9. Cut thin strip of green and wrap around a pencil to create the vine.
  10. Fill a cellophane or plastic bag with small treats and adhere to inside of pouch.
  11. Slip stem through slit, add leaf and vine, and glue closed.
Then be crazy like me and repeat this process 60 times.  I have enlisted some little helpers to put these together, and they are loving it.  Thank goodness the child labor laws don't apply to Moms!


  1. Oh Michelle...too cute!!!

  2. I have glued several eyes to my tablecloth but I am steadily making can always be counted on for a challenging but fabulous project:)

  3. Oh wow! I love this! I am gonna see if I can make time to get something like this done for my coworkers!

    HUGS sweet pea! I hope this finds you well!

    Have a terrific week!


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