Now that I have my own kids, the exposure to Halloween is greater because of how much the little ones love Halloween! So, I think it would be a great idea to make something for my daughter because this year she will be going trick or treating with her brother. I had this plastic container of a cake (it was a my favorite chocolate mousse cake!) that my husband brought from Whole Foods , immediately I thought of turning it into a Halloween Trick-or-Treat bucket - a girly one for my little princess!
What do you think? I even have a tutorial for this if you'd like to make one yourself. Don't forget to check out my second project at the end of this tutorial!
Tutorial starts here:
Step 1: Find a container that is not too big nor too small, I used a cake container they sell at Whole Foods
Step 2: Apply adhesive on to a strip of ribbon and wrap it around the top of the container
Step 3: Trim four strips of orange paper from Core'dinations at about 1-1/4" wide and four strips of white card stocks at 1-1/4" wide (only orange strips of card stocks are shown here for illustration purpose).
Step 4: Emboss the orange strips of card stocks, I used my big shot to do this and I used two different embossing folders for each different layer that I wrapped around the container.
Step 5: Sand all embossed strips of card stocks using Core'dinations Sand It Block
Step 6: Run the sanded strips of embossed card stocks through Xyron Sticker Maker
Step 7: Wrap around container with alternate color of the strip of card stocks such as white-orange-white-orange (bottom up, for first layer of white card stocks, leave about 1/2" on the outside. Refer to Step 10), you will need two strips of card stocks for every stage. When you are done, hot glue trims of ribbon from Petaloo to where the two different strips of card stocks joined such as shown in picture below.
Step 8: Embellishing the container with Petaloo paper flowers with hot glue
Step 9: To cover the bottom of the container, trace the circle on a Core'dinations card stock and cut it out.
Step 10: Glue the exposed strips of card stocks to the bottom of container.
Step 10: Place the cut-out circle from Step 9 on top of the result from Step 10. glue it with hot glue. The glue Petaloo's lace ribbon around the edge of the circle
Step 11: Embellish the container with butterfly cut-outs (use core'dinations card stock, emboss and sand it), Petaloo paper flowers, blings, ribbons and son on!
This is how it turns out!
The handle is very sturdy and allow to hold up great even when the bucket is full!
- Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folders
- Celebrate It Ribbons
- Couture Creations Embossing Folder
It's so hard for me to take a full 360 degree picture of the bucket so I taped a quick video instead... hehe
My second project for today - SENDING YOU Warm Thoughts Card:
I used Core'dinations card stock for embossing, Petaloo's flower for embellishment and of course my Xyron mega runner does all the magic to put them together! :) Applied some modeling paste on the sentiment piece/frame, I love the texture it gives to the frame!
- Teresa Collins Modeling Paste
- Rangers Mini Distress Ink Pad
- Just For Fun Rubber Stamp
- Martha Border Punch
- Darice Embossing Folder
- Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder
- Twinery Twine
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