Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and I can’t believe that a fortnight has gone by as it doesn’t seem two minutes ago since I was heralding the previous challenge. Before I show you today’s project I just want to remind you that the Crafty Boots DT call is still open and we’d love to hear from you. We welcome applications from all crafters and this would be a particularly good team to join if you are finding your feet in the crafty blogging world and would like to get some experience. Don’t be shy, come join us.
Our theme for the next fortnight is Halloween/Autumn and I am sharing some Halloween countdown jars that I made for my nephews, Freddie and Henry:
They get very excited about Halloween so I thought I would help them count the days until it gets here. There are 31 sweets in the jar – one for each day. I used plastic jars as I thought these would be easier to send through the post. The pumpkins, which I picked up on Ebay, are papier mache. I painted them with acrylic paints and added details with Promarkers and a white gel pen. I used a great tutorial that I found over at The Vintage Dresser as a starting point.
I made a ruffle from some black crepe paper and used glue gel to secure the pumpkin on top before adding a bow, a stamped tag and some glittery stars.
The labels were created in Word using simple shapes, text boxes and clip art.
Now despite Mr B giving gloom and doom prophecies about how much these would cost to post they were a snip and, impressively, arrived the next day and in one piece! Although I think they now weigh a little less than when they arrived!!!
Make sure you buzz over to Crafty Boots and see what the rest of the DT have been up to and I hope you’ll link up your Halloween/Autumn projects as well as considering joining our DT.
Thanks for buzzing by.