Sunday, September 6, 2009

As promised....

I actually made it back as promised with my Halloween project. Anyone know how to move these dang pictures to where I want them on my blog? They seem to have a mind of their own- especially when I post a bunch in one post. I have had these tiny tins for a couple of years now(found them on clearance at Joann's) and have finally found a way to turn them into cute Halloween candy tins. I found this clear stamp set at Michael's (can't find the packaging with the company and can't remember who makes them, but they just started carrying this kind not that long ago). The circle saying and the Witch's feet were one stamp, but I took an x-acto knife and carefully cut the feet apart from the saying so I could use the saying with other images from the set. Easy peasy- a good mass production project. I just stamped a bunch of the sayings on kraft CS and punched them out with a 2" circle punch. I then stamped the different halloween images(bat, spider, feet and pumpkin) onto white CS, colored the pumpkin and the pumpkin and the witch-y socks in with prismas and gamsol and punched them out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. I then punched a few 1 7/16" scalloped circles out of different colored patterned paper to add behind each image. For the outside of the tins I cut 1/2" strips of the polka dot paper (My Mind's eye)
and adhered it with the red double sided sticky tape. As a finishing touch I added a cute bow with a button tied on and some ribbon around the top of each tin. Oh, and I added googly eyes to the spider. I like the spider tin the best.Which one is your favorite?
Well, I just previewed this post and I guess the pics all aligned them selves on the left once I post it. Why can't it look like that as I am typing this?
I'll have to play around with that some more.
Have a great Labor Day everyone!
Thanks for poppin' in!


  1. These tins are super!! I love all the details! When you are uploading your pics, there should be a choice on that screen as to what size you want your photos and where to place them (left, center or right). HTH!

  2. Anette,
    You have some more followers!! Woo-hoo!
    These tins are stinkin' adorable! They will make fun teacher gifts! Love the way you added a button to the ribbon. I might have to take a run out to Michael's! (And then JoAnn's for sale buttons!)

  3. Super cute! And I am officially a follower of your blog. :) Everything you make is soo pretty!

  4. Very adorable! Love the googly eyes! And, I'm glad to see you're using your stash! You might inspire me to use mine as well! HA!