Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crat-Dee BowZ "BOO" and Sweet Treats!

It's my Tuesday up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog with my October inspiration.  The Design Team is playing with ribbons, of course, in the colors of black, orange and lime green.  Halloween colors, right?  And that's just where our theme, "Boo to you" is taking you!

When I was taking out the fall decorations last week, I realized that most of the Halloween items we have are seriously old and falling apart.  So, it was a good time for me to create new decorations to display for the grandchildren.

My inspirational projects....


These wooden letters spelling the word, "BOO" were the perfect decoration for the mantle.  I traced the letters on patterned paper and then painted the edges with black acrylic.  While the paint was drying, I cut out the letters and inked the edges.  Then I adhered them to the matching wooden block.  A few embellishments to give it that "Halloween" look and, voilà! A fun decoration.


Next, I altered a mulberry pint box to hold candy treats which I also decorated for Halloween.  I sprayed the box with 3 different colors of mist and then a coat of glitter spray.  A ghost and fab bow with a fun orange bell were the only embellishing needed.  I lined the box with white cheese cloth and added the candy treats shown below.


These sweet treats are mini candy bars wrapped in patterned paper and tucked into a clear plastic bag.  I placed a bow at the top of each bag.  These treats added to the pint box will make a great gift for someone special.


And last, a fun side step card using the same patterned papers on the "BOO" letters and candy treats.
All of the fabulous bows you see on the projects above were created with the help of my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  Always nearby, it helps making bows easy!


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From my stash...
"BOO" wooden letters, Eye Brads, Patterned Papers - Paper Studios
Cardstock - Bazzill, Core'dinations
Die Cuts - Memory Box, Spellbinders
Glitter Spray - Thermoweb
Ink - Close To My Heart
Mists - Dyan Reavely Dylusions
Ribbon - DT Product
Twine - May Arts
Other: Chipboard Ghosts, Clock, Clothespins, Halloween Buttons

Challenges entered:
4 CraftyChicks #319- Die Cuts/10-12
Craft and Smash-Tic, Tac, Toe/10-17 Black, Spray Color, Spider
Craft Your Passion #333-Anything Goes/10-14
 Creates and Makes #4-Anything Goes with Die Cut/10-24
Take A Word Challenge-Orange and Black/10-16 
Use Your Stuff-Orange, Black and a Neutral/10-14

 Don't forget to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge,  "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".  Visit the "Challenge" tab at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog to find our current challenge, rules and guidelines!


18 comments:

Gail said...

Holy moly. These are all totally fantastic!!! I love your ideas!!

Leanne said...

Wonderful, love the gift basket and the Boo, amazing use of die cuts, Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT/4CC

Ozstuff said...

What a great collection of Halloween-flavoured artworks! Well done.

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow Vicki what an amazing collection. All looks totally brilliant, love it.

Michele said...

fantastic decorations! xo

karrie sweet said...

Wow you were on a decorating roll, what fun! The kids will love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Use your Stuff!

Khristina Sorge said...

Wow...what fantastic decorations! I love your color choices and how well everything coordinates. Super cute!! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and sharing your creations.

missgailly said...

Yowzers! Super cool Halloween decor! Love them all! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Incipient Wings said...

adorable...you make wonderful decorations!

María Pilar said...

wowww, Great Halloween decor! I love it
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge.
Maria Pilar DT

María Pilar said...

wowww, Great Halloween decor! I love it
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge.
Maria Pilar DT

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing projects! All so cute and expertly crafted. These must have kept you very busy, but not too busy to send a pretty gardening card for my birthday. There is much cleverness in its design, using all stamps to pattern the layers. I love it! Thank you, Vicki!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow these are awesome Halloween decor/projects . Love them all .

Haven_mom4 said...

You definitely went all out with the crafting updates. Love the home décor letters and how you recycled the paper treat basket. Thanks for sharing with us at Use your stuff

Shirl said...

WOW WOW and WOW some more. How creative are you? I loved each and everyone one of your projects but for some reason I am especially drawn to the "BOO!" The patterned paper is so pretty. Thank you so much for playing along and sharing all your creations with us all. Hugs DT Shirl

Valentina Ivanova said...

So adorable! Love them all! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! Good Luck! Valentina DT

ranocchia verde said...

Meravigliose , meravigliose le tue creazioni, complimenti! Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft And Smash! Ciao! LittlefrogRanocchia!

ranocchia verde said...

Meravigliose , meravigliose le tue creazioni, complimenti! Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft And Smash! Ciao! LittlefrogRanocchia!

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