When Nichole sent the latest sets and goodies to get started on this month's projects my jaw dropped. I can not believe the brilliance behind these creative sets. The projects that she has been creating are just over the top FANTASTIC!
So what does someone like myself do to try and come up with anything just a "little clever" to add to the mix. When I saw the Spooky Sweets set and those darling little "grins" it brought back a craft from the "good 'ole days". Remember all those old egg carton "things" we made. Well my thoughts went to those cartons and thought how clever these little "grins" would be when combined with a little glue and paint. So with that I created these "Littlest Pumpkin Treat" containers. I sent my girls on a scavanger hunt through the toy box to see if they just might find one of those old plastic spider rings to add as a prop for this photo, but no such luck. I've also kept all of the sweets out of reach so that I don't get an even wider back side. So please envision these filled with the most enticing array of little goodies for your little Halloween monsters. Or set by their plates in the morning before they head out for a day of adventures on the 31st.
All you need is a cardboard egg carton, green twist ties, linen thread, green paper, some orange paint, Nichole's Spooky Treats stamp set, (and I did use the Beautiful Blooms for the leaf), some of those fab little Making Memories Tag Rims, and some ink.
Cut your egg carton apart and trim it down until you can get an even top as shown in the photo below.
Place your treat inside the bottom carton, run a ring of hot glue around the top rim and set the other half on top. Paint orange, add a slightly different shade to make stripes. Ink lower portion of "little grin" and stamp mouth. Clean stamp and ink up the eyes and nose - stamp. Add the twist tie for the stem, stamp and affix the leaf using a little more hot glue, add your cute little tag and you have a treat fit for any child or child at heart :D
I hope this little project brings back some fun memories and gives you just one more way to use your new Spooky Sweets set!