PagesPat's Ponderings

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Who Wants Candy???

Every month or so, my mom, sisters and I get together for a girtls' day out.  Most times we go to my single sister's house where the distractions of kids and husbands is absent.  Often we invite my daughter, who is a senior in high school.  Now that I have a daughter-in-law, we invite her too.  And every so often, each of us brings a little gift for the others.
Here is my gift to each of them for October.  I had such fun coloring Winnie, a Squigglefly digi image, for this week's challenge, that I had to make more.  Then I found a fantastic deal at Goodwill, and as you can see, I have a candy box for each of them!!

These little houses even came with the little scoop you see in the forefront of the photo.  I really had a hard time embellishing the container--not because I didn't have enough Halloween goodies to put on--I had too many!!  I wanted people to be able to see the goodies inside, so I had to be very conservative with my embellishments.

I lined the bottom of my box with felt fusions black spider webs.  Lucky I had some spray adhesive--nothing else worked!!  I attached a piece of patterned paper to the oputside bottom of the box, with the pattern viewable from the inside.  I also attached another piece to the back protion of the roof.  A Halloween sticker sits on the front of the roof, and a few stars are scattered around the sides of the box.

Winnie, by artist Jane Beljo, stands waiting to welcome guests to take their treats.  I colored her with Copics and used dimensional tape to attach her.  The front part of the roof opens, and the scoop has a slot in which it rests with the handle sticking out, just like at those bulk candy stores.

Do you like Winnie?  She's available for purchase--the nice thing about digi's is that you get them FAST! right to your email.  You can also resize them, turn them around and even print in different colors (although I haven't tried that one yet LOL).  Go check out the Squigglefly Store and after you get some images, join us at Squigglefly Challenge Blog for a chance to win some images FREE!


Melissa said...

How sweet! Get it, sweet.... lol

Kathy Bradley said...

So very, very cute. Your family will be doing the happy dance for these adorable little boxes, and, who doesn't love candy corn! Thanks for playing along this week at Squigglefly!

Anonymous said...

Pat what a cute idea this is!! Thanks for sharing~Carolyn

Holly said...

Isn't it great when you can find such good deals and then alter the item with fun craft things? this is really cute - those little scoopers are adorable!

Lisa M said...

Fantastic idea! I love this little Halloween gift you've designed and you've filled it with my favorite candy!! :)
Lisa xx