Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Candy Box for the Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween Challenge!


It's time for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Jenny is hosting this fun challenge and she says, "It's time to get your freak on and go all out for Halloween. We want to see your ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night. It's going to be spooktacular!!!" All you need to do is create a shabby chic or vintage project that goes along with the theme, Haunted Halloween.
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box

I've altered a Graphic 45 book box for this challenge using the fabulous Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition (DCE) from Graphic 45.  You can find this collection at the Funkie Junkie Boutique along with lots of other spooky things for Halloween projects!
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


The Process


To create the box, I first covered the entire box with paper, inside and out.  For the lid, I layered a couple of black/crem patterned papers and then did some stenciling with a Tim Holtz mini stencil and Prima Art Alchemy wax.  Then I added a die-cut "Happy Halloween" and a chipboard piece from the Halloween in Wonderland DCE.  The DCE's are great because they contain not on the papers from a collection, but also a sticker sheet and chipboard pieces.
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


I like to nestle little objects into my floral clusters like the Tim Holtz pumpkin there. Charms are great for nestling and dangling from clusters.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a great selection of charms and metal pieces.  I've used two on this box, a flying witch and a creepy spider.  The flying witch I used is large enough to use as a lift for the box lid.

Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


Don't you just love that creepy spider crawling out from the floral cluster?  

Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


It is really frustrating when you can't find ribbon the right color to go with you project.  Well I solved that problem by buying white seam binding and dying my own.  Here's a great tip from my friend Heather Thompson that makes dying ribbon a bit less messy.  Put your ribbon in a plastic sandwich bag, spray a little water and colored mist into the bag, and then "mush it around" 'til he ribbon is dyed the color you want.  Add more mist for deeper color.
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box



The box is filled with my favorite chocolates!
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box



How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic Haunted Halloween project and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge any time between now and 
11:55 Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 23th, 2018.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.

Maggi



Supplies from the Funkie Junkie Boutique



6 comments:

  1. What a sweet halloween treat! Both the fabulous design on the box on the inside and out and then a load of treats inside! Beautiful use of the papers and embellishments. The hand across the fun is delightfully creepy!

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  2. This box is awesome, Maggi! I sure do love your style!!!!

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  3. What a fun box Maggi! love that hand coming out of the cover - the bright purples and oranges and yummy treats inside!

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  4. This is a delightful creation to have on a table by the door for treating Halloween visitors. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  5. What a fabulous Halloween treat box, Maggi! I love the colors you've used in your flower cluster, and adding the charms makes it even more special. Your bow/ribbon is beautiful, and I appreciate the tip. I do with my alcohol inking of little objects, but never thought to do it for dying seam binding. Hugs!

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  6. Who wouldn't want candy from this adorable Halloween treat box! LOVE the attention to detail with every surface decorated so beautifully and even the inside of the box finished to perfection! Love it all xx

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