Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Decorate to Celebrate's Halloween Challenge!

I am so thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer at Decorate to Celebrate for their Halloween Challenge this week. It is my first time being a guest designer for anything and this is one of my favorite blog challenges because it isn't cards - you have to use your cricut to come up with different projects.

This week the theme is Halloween Party. I made this candy bar centerpiece which, I think, would make an awesome door prize or 1st place prize for a costume contest.

The papers are from various companies and various packs. All the cuts are from Mini Monsters.

1 pail (I used a brown metal pail on sale at AC Moore for $1.98)
A package of lollipop sticks
A styrofoam ball
Fun-size Halloween Candy

I lined the pail in paper by taping two identical pieces of 12x12 paper together. You turn it over and trace the top of the pail with a pencil as you roll it across the paper. Repeat the step by tracing the bottom of the pail.

Cut it out.
Affix it to your pail (I used Glue Dots)

I cut the "Trick or Treat" from Mini Monsters and just layered a few different coordinating papers in squares behind it. I used my corner rounder on all the corners and embossed the solid orange paper using a Fiskars template with my Big Kick.

 I then put the styrofoam ball in the pail and used hot glue to attach the lollipop sticks to all of the candy. (In retrospect I should have just used tape, I think the hot glue probably melted some of the chocolate, lol.)
 I stuck them all into the styrofoam ball.

I then cut out a few shapes/words from Mini Monsters to decorate it with. I attached each of these to a lollipop stick and inserted them into the styrofoam as well.


Here a few more pictures from other angles:

 I'm already thinking about how I can make these for Christmas with Candy Canes and Jingle Bells!
Thanks to the ladies over at Decorate to Celebrate for the challenge!