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!


  1. What an awesome centerpiece! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this centerpiece thank you for being a guest designer for decorate to celebrate and sharing your talent with all of us. hugs

  3. This is a great idea for a prize for any occasion, but I love the Halloween idea. Your ghouls are wonderful. Thanks for sharing how to line the pail with your tutorial. I've always had a hard time with that.

    Thanks for joining us as a guest designer at Decorate to Celebrate
    Brenda DTC-DT Member
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  4. So cute what a fun project. TFS.

  5. Such a YUMMY centerpiece!! Very cute!! Thanks for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate

  6. that is adorable! thanks for the great instructions too, I love that!(now I dont have to go, how the heck did she make that! ha!)

  7. Very fun Halloween bucket of chocolaty goodness! Great idea :)Amy

  8. Hi, I am a new follower, I just found you at Decorate to Celebrate! I LOVE this idea, I want to make it for my Halloween party!

    Come follow me back if you get a chance!

  9. What a GREAT bucket of yumminess!! Great cuts, adorable bucket!
    Sherrie K

  10. Wonderful candy holder. Creative thinking of next holiday also.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Such a FABULOUS and YUMMY treat!! I just LOVE these (but I'm so glad no one's given me one yet -- hee hee -- I'd SO eat all that candy!!)...

    What a TREAT to have you as a Guest Designer at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  12. Wonderful candy bouquet. Love it. I am here with Decorate To Celebrate.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  13. Awesome project-I am here from Decorate to Celebrate!
    Sherrie K

  14. Love this project Melissa! Decorate to Celebrate sent me over to check this out and I am glad they did! I love this idea! I agree this would be perfect for a party prize - I would love to win it - has a lot of my favorites :) Great idea for Christmas too!

  15. Amazing and this idea can be for any occasion.

    Hugs, Lori m

  16. I love the candy pale! Yummy on the candy!


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