Halloween is just around the corner…. I need to get out all my pumpkins, candles, spooky houses and other fun stuff. I love every Halloween when trick or treaters come to the door and they tell me how Cool my house looks. WIth my ghosts and mists and scary stuff. I always make sure it is not too scary because I love when the little kids come to the door in thier cute cute cute costumes. I am the type of house that gives out big candy bars because that is who I am!!!! This year will be slightly different. I now have a little dog named Olive whose job is to bark like crazy when the door bell rings. It will be a stressful night. Maybe she will get use to it. I plan on putting Olive into a costume. Of course. I just cannot decide what I think she should wear. Target has some cute pet costumes. I am just not sure. However back to this post. I went to Sam’s club and they have thier Christmas stuff out. Ugh! They have these yummy cookies that come in tall round tins and I hate to get rid of them. So I decided to make one of them into a Halloween Candy Treat Canister.
Since I am a big fan of all things Tim Holtz, I used his kraft resist Halloween Paper. For those who dont know what kraft resist is, it is a wonderful kraft color paper that has black images on it. Then they use a lacquer on it that so when you use his inks on the paper, the resist part creates a new image. I used the paper that had the poison labels. I used his Spiced Marmalade distress stain to make the paper orange and then used Seedless Preserves Ink (that is a wonderful purple color) to highlight the upper and lower portions of the paper. You can tell by the darker color on the bottom. It is hard to see all the cool imagines because the paper is wrapped around the canister and glued down. But take my word for it!!!!!
Since the canister was white, I spray painted the lid with Krylon Stone Metallic in Copper. It gave it a more rustic metal look. Then I added a Tim Holtz curio knob on top.
From the left over paper I cut out a posion tag and added it to black cardstock. I distress the tag the same way. Then I added a bunch of halloween ribbons from Michaels.
This project was quick and easy and since the cookies come in a set of 4, they would make a cute halloween gift for friends, teachers, etc. If you have no desire to eat the cookies you can give them away with the cookies inside. However my cookies seemed to disappear when I was scrapbooking. Gee I wonder what happened to them! tee-hee
On the tag you can see the resist much better. I added some glitter spiders from Michaels. I think they were 2.99 for 6 spiders in both orange and black.
You can also use Tim Holtz seasonal kraft resist paper. That set has all the holidays so you can do this for Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter…etc.
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Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper – Halloween Haunts
Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Spiced Marmalade
Tim Hotz Distress Ink Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Curio Knobs
Ribbon by Michaels, Celebrate It!
Spider from Michaels, Celebrate It!
Krylon Stone Metallic Cooper