Monday, October 26, 2009

A Treat Holder recycling baby food jars

My boys are now 4 and 6... hardly young enough for me to validate holding onto all those empty baby food jars that I have been collecting over the years. Well, the Paper Pretties challenge (PWC74) this week, hosted by Frances, is to make something for a Halloween Treat. I just happened to have one of the jars in my hand, ready to toss, when I thought it would be cute to fill these jars with Brachs' Mellowcreme Pumpkins.

Then I found some coffee filters that I thought I could use to cover the lid of the jars. I'm sure this has been done before. The coffee filters are too large for the baby food jars so I trimmed about an inch off all around. I took the acrylic stamp set of three pumpkins from Clear Stamps, cut one off, and stamped it all around the edge in Tangelo (Memento)and Bamboo Leaves (Memento).

The coffee filters are a bright white so I sponged on some Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz Distress Inks) to add some background color.

I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the lip of the jar and added the sentiment with a piece of linen thread. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped Cooper twice. I colored Cooper with Copics and then cut him out carefully. The trick-or-treat bag is layered twice to add some dimension.

Stamp: Pick of the Patch (Paper Pretties), Series 34 (Clear Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, and Bamboo Leaves (Memento); Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold (TH Distress Inks)
Copics: 0, E00, E01, E33, E37, YR04, G24
Accessories: sponge(SU), linen thread(SU), ribbon, dimensionals(SU)

There you have it! A treat holder recycling baby food jars!

Now for some fabulous treat holder ideas, start with Christie's blog, Little Pink Flowers, and blog hop to visit all the Prettie Girls! Really awesome and spooktacular creations you don't want to miss!