Through her blog I was then linked to Kerry's Paper Crafts which is where Beth pulled the idea from. After watching Kerry's video, I had a revelation.
"OH MY GOD, I CAN TOTALLY MAKE THAT!" "HECK I EVEN HAVE THOSE BOXES SITTING UP IN MY CRAFT ROOM, JUST WAITING FOR A GREAT IDEA!"
I Purchased the boxes from the Dollar Tree and all the great Halloween toys (Halloween Pencils, Halloween erasers, spider rings, straws, pumpkin suckers, candy mix, and the great treat bags to put the candy in). Then I purchased the paper from Michaels (regular $14, but my cheap butt had a %50 coupon, score!) The Happy Halloween black ribbon is from Michaels also ($1.19). I used this ribbon to tie the treat bags closed. The Halloween stickers placed over the paper on the box were also from Michaels ($2.99 and $3.99 per package (I have a package left over)).
I had a total of 3 50% off coupons for Michaels. I used the other two to buy a paper cutter (regular $19.99) and double sided tape dispenser thing ($4.99). Anyway I have tons of stuff left over to make a lot more of these. I purchased the black acrylic paint from Michaels for $.59. Oh yeah the orange ribbon I had on hand, I bought it from Walmart for like $2 or something.
These were super easy to make and after I hand painted each one (while we watched Wolverine, great movie BTW) they took me maybe 5 min total to put each one together. I was sad when I finished
IF I CAN MAKE THESE, THEN SO CAN YOU!! I PROMISE!!
Just do what I did, I'm a serious visual person, and watch Kerry's video! THANK YOU KERRY!! Both Beth and Kerry have seriously cool and ridiculous arts and crafts projects on their blogs. You have to check them out!!
I've made 5 total so far. My son started bowling again on Saturdays and his cousin is on his team. I made 3 for my son, my nephew and their teammate to give out on Halloween when they bowl in the morning. The other two are for my other nephew and my neighbor's son RJ (those two are on the same bowling team too.)
I So want to make more. Did I mention how fun they were to make? I just don't have anyone to make them for.
So my Question for you is, would you buy these? How much would you pay for one? Would $8 be too much?
Just forget about the fact I told you were to get everything and how to make them yourself. LOL
Anyway, what you've all been waiting so patiently for.
MY HALLOWEEN TREAT BOXES!!
The cat one above on the far right, the cats and bats are like velvet feeling. Pretty Cool!!