Sunday, October 2, 2011

More Halloween Goodies!!

This spooktacular Halloween decor was made using the yummy new
Echo Park Apothecary Collection, with lots of extra embellishment!
And I made it to try out for the design team over at "My Craft Spot"
make sure to check them out HERE to see their fun stamp sets and
my personal fave....their crinkle ribbon and twine!!

Here is a close up of the very top....

This project started with 3&1/2" and 5" paper mache' round boxes. The
top box, was made by inking all the edges of the box and it's lid, with
Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I cut out one of the labels on the EP
journal box sheet in the's a perfect fit! I did distress it up as well.
Then I just covered the box lid's edge and the box, with 2 different
Pretty Papers (PP's) from the set (I measured these to fit my box, the
lid was 3/4" the box was 2"). The additions.....a 1/2" strip of the diamond
pattern paper, a tag cut from the journal sheet, I added some black brads,
the star sticker, bat sticker, and lizard legs sticker, all from the sheet in
the kit, and a tiny twine bow to finish it off. I did ink all the paper pieces
with the Black Soot ink and the result close up is here:

Next was the bottom box....pretty much the same drill....PP's cut to fit
(1/2" for the lid, 2&3/4" for the box) I cut the poison label out of the
journal sheet (all pieces inked), and the bottles and 31st October are stickers.
The twine and gorgeous seam binding ribbon in grey, pleated and bowed.
Here's the close up:

I finished up the project by tying the 2 boxes together with more of the
Black and White twine.

Hope you are inspired to do something crafty today.....and wish me luck
for the design team entry!!


  1. Awesome Laura. This is a fabulous creation to use for your tryout. It should definitely land you a spot on the team. You know that EP has a special place in my heart. That crinkle ribbon really sets off the look.

  2. Love Halloween and this decor item is great!

  3. These are really cool. Every time I see this paper used, I like it more and more. Another really fun project..KathyR.

  4. This is really great....good luck!

  5. These are spectacular! Your paper is super and the inking is absolutely fabulous! Great job!
    Thanks for posting your project for the My Craft Spot Design Team call! Good luck to you!

  6. Gorgeous project! Your inking is fantastic and I love all of the little details you have added!

    My Craft Spot

  7. Awesome project!! Good luck on the DT Call!


  8. great project really well done. love all your details the lizard leg label is too cute.

  9. Awesome project. You did a great job with all of the details.

  10. Great job. Best of Luck. I'm a hopeful too ;)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  11. Came back to follow you ;)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  12. This is awesome. i have never seen anything like this well hat boxes but I love the decor!