Don't you just love Halloween? I do! I love all the costumes (well maybe not all of them) and the candy and decorations, I just love it. Since my kids are all grown I don't get to make the costumes any more but I still decorate and eat all the candy. ANNNNDD now I get to make all kinds of things to show you stampers. I just a had a really cute Big Shot Class using the pillow box die and made these adorable buckets.
And now that my kids are grown, I send them to them. Here is a picture of my daughter with her college roommates after they opened up the Halloween box.
Okay, so how do you make them?
1. Cut three pillow boxes using the same color with your Big Shot machine.
2. Using sticky strip adhere the sides together, the flap that is scored should have the sticky strip and it will get glued together with the side that has no flap. When you get to the end, glue them together to make a cylinder.
3. On the bottom of your piece, you will cut off the ends to make just a curve – just follow the score marks. Look at the ghost above for an example.
4. On the top, you will cut every other one to make a little beveled edge. Look at the Pumpkin top to see an example.
5. Sponge all the seams with coordinating ink.
6. Strips for the bottom – cut three 1" x 5" strips and score them at a half inch on each side. Bend them and put them in the bottom of the cylinder so the flaps are facing down.
7. For the handle, I used an 11 x 3/4" piece of cardstock. I punched a hole in the side of the cylinder with my horizontal slot punch (note: you will need to punch more than one hole to get it big enough to fit the 3/4" handle). You do this by punching once and moving it over a little and punching it agin. WahLah! the hole is big enough.
8. Wrap the handle up and fix it with a brad on the outside
9. Next you decorate your bucket!
Here are the items used to make these boxes. If you'd like to purchase any of these products, just click on the Shop Now button on the upper right hand corner of this blog and add them to your shopping cart. I will then add your name into a monthly drawing for shopping in my store. Each time you order, you will get a ticket added to the raffle. Good luck.
#113466 pillow boxes
#113439 Big Shot
#104294 sticky strip
#105089 horizontal slot punch
#104337 gold brads
#109109 vintage brads
#116631 paper-piercing Tool
#105826 mat pack
Frankenstein I used:
#109046 1" circle punch for the white of his eye
#107217 3/4" circle punch for the black of his eye
#108340 Round Tab punch for the nose
#105201 white gel pen
#100082 basic black marker
#100427 Lovely Lilac cardstock for his hair
#101768 Green Galore cardstock for Franky's head
#100730 Whisper White cardstock for the eyes
#102851 Basic Black cardstock for the eyes
#102272 Garden Green classic ink to sponge the features
Pumpkin man I used:
#109046 1 " circle punch
#108362 cropadile for his white hilites in the eye
#110710 large star punch for his nose
#109042 Photo corner punch for the mouth
#102837 Only orange cardstock for the head
#102851 Basic Black cardstock for facial features
#105216 Pumpkin Pie classic ink to sponge the features
Ghost I used:
#107305 large oval punch for the eyes (cut two of Whisper White and one of Elegant Eggplant)
#107304 small oval for the mouth and nose
#104390 1/2" circle punch for the eyes
#100730 Whisper White cardstock for Casper's head, eyes and nose
#105126 Elegant Eggplant cardstock for his eyelids (one large oval cut in half)
#102851 Basic Black cardstock for the small eyes and mouth
#105210 Elegant Eggplant Classic ink to sponge the features
I hope you enjoyed this project, I'll be back with more !!! I LOVE BLOGGING! :0)