The Trendy Twine design team was challenged this month to make "spooky but cute treat packaging." I decided to make some little monster test tubes.
These were really quick and easy to do. They started life as a set of Wilton Halloween sprinkles which I emptied and filled with Halloween M&Ms. The test tubes came in an acrylic stand. I turned the stand around to display the monsters so I'd have more working room.
To make the monsters, I hand-drew and cut whimsical shapes on patterned paper from Echo Park's Halloween line, Chillingsworth Manor.
I added some twine fringe or loops to each monster. To make the fringe, I put down a strip of adhesive on the back, then tightly looped the twine on top, overlapping the monster shape. I used Orange Licorice and Grape Licorice twine.
After I had the loops, I trimmed the twine to make fringe. I used the same method to make the curly hair on the fourth monster, but made smaller loops and didn't trim them.
To make the monster faces, I used felt and googly eyes.