Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tutorial: Halloween Treats For Your Little Monsters

I think Halloween brings out the kid in all of us.  I love this holiday and look forward to it every year.  Not only is the actual evening fun, but so is the whole month in anticipation.

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.



To see more Halloween projects from the Trendy Twine design team, visit the Trendy Twine blogTo join our Halloween challenge, please see the details hereLinking this project to Tip Me Tuesday.

27 comments:

  1. ok Izzy, these are just way to aborable!!! love these so much!! love all the twine! you rocked this!!

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  2. OMYGOSH!!! These are sooooooooooooo cute!!! I loveeeeeeeeee them!!!!

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  3. This is so fun!! Great idea and so cute!

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  4. These tubes are just to cute to spook!!! Very unique and fun :)

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  5. Cute. The one eyed monster is definitely freaking me out. :) Fun Project.

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  6. This is spook-tacular, Izzy! Such a cute collection of sweet monsters. :)

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  7. Those are so adorable, love the little monsters with the twine accents! Too cute!

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  8. Oh..these are so fun! Would be a great idea for my daughter and her friends! Cute little monsters and love the use of twine!

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  9. Super duper cute, Izzy! Have a great week!

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  10. Oh these are so super cute!!

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  11. So cute!!! These are awesome! :)

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  12. So very cute! I was here for the flair hop!! I c.ouldnt find the post!

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  13. Super, super cute!!!! These are just adorable!!!

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  14. So cute, I have these tubes, what a great idea. Love your use of the Trendy Twine. Hugs, Anita

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  15. Oh Izzy, these make me laugh:) Love the faces and the curly hair cracks me up. Awesome job!

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

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  16. These are amazingly adorable! I actually saw them on Pinterest, your work gets around! :))

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  17. Too stinkin' cute! They are absolutely adorable!

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  18. Oh my goodness these are so adorable.
    I love Halloween, so many fun things to create :)

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  19. these are so stinkin cute!!! Great idea and fantastic use of twine.

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  20. Absolutely kicking myself for not picking up those sprinkles when I saw them, my 8yr old is begging me to make this! Love it!

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  21. Izzy these are TOO cute! Love them!!

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