13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 3

Welcome back to day 3. Today’s boxes are super fun and extremely versatile! They are a cut file from Lori Whitlock called popcorn favor box. I bought the dog and lion versions because the animals were too cute to pass up! They do have just the popcorn box available as well though.

To create these fun boxes, I used the file to cut out the box from black cardstock. Then I altered the file with the Cricut Design studio to create the panels for the sides and cut them from some Halloween patterned paper in my stash. I inked the edged of the patterned paper with black soot distress ink to tone down the brightness of the green a bit. Then I used scrappy tape and tape runner to put them all together.

Finally, I stamped, colored and colored this cute image from Stampendous called pumpkin kiddo. It’s an older stamp I found when digging deep in my forgotten about stamps and thought it would fit great on these boxes. She is popped up with foam squares on each box.

Then my daughter and I took our Dollar Tree haul and filled them up with fun goodies like glow-in-the-dark bats, a paddle ball, rubber stamps, slime and candy. I think the kids will have a blast and be excited to receive these cuties!

I want to try making these with the dog that comes with the cut file but add a Santa hat for Christmas. Won’t they be so cute?!? I think so. Maybe roll up a pair of socks to fill them. What would you put in these?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Remember to come back tomorrow to see what tricks or treats I have in store to share. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 2

Welcome back! I’m so glad you stopped by! Today’s treat holder was a cut file I used on my Cricut from SVG Cutting Files. These were super fun to make and would be easy enough for mass production if you needed a lot to give out.

The file you purchase comes with all three of these Halloween cuties! They are designed to hold Hershey’s Nuggets but I decided to change it up a bit and put mini Nerds boxes instead.

After adhering all of the pieces together I took a white gel pen and black glaze pen to all each of them and added some highlights for interest. It’s amazing what dimension that adds to the whole thing.

Once that was dry, I used 1/2 inch glue dots and glued the Nerds to the belly of the creature and then one more glue dot to keep the arms closed around the box.

Aren’t they super cute? I think the bat is my favorite but I’ve always been partial to bats.

As always, I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

13 Days of Tricks and Treats – Day 1

Welcome to 13 Days of Tricks and Treats at the Twiddler’s Nook! I’m super excited to be sharing a Halloween themed project each day for the next 13 days. Some will be tricks and some will be treats.

We’re going deep into my stash of old and new dies and stamps to inspire you to dig through the dust and cobwebs and bring back things you’ve forgotten you even had.

I’ve also decided that I didn’t need all of these laying around so each day my daughter will be taking them to school and sharing them with friends and teachers. It’s going to be a fabooooolous time!

On with the show and today’s TREAT holders! These are made with an oldie but goodie die from Stampin’ Up called Two Tags. The die does just what it implies, cuts two different shaped tags at the same time. We’re only using one today though.

Aren’t they just so fun! I kept them simple but you could totally jazz them up depending how many you’re making and who they are for.

I just cut a thin strip of patterned paper, punched a scalloped circle in contrasting colors, stamped and punched my images and glued them all together. I used some fun black, orange and white twine from Doodlebug to the top. The images I chose for these are another oldie from Stampin’ Up called Batty for you.

For these tags I usually put an Andes mint inside because they are slim and it still closes easily but the grocery store had the cutest mini Hershey’s candy bars with Addams Family characters so I decided to give them a try and they fit great too!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see what’s brewing next!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a faboolous day!