For the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop today, our theme is Halloween decorations. Of course the only part of Halloween I really care about is the candy, so I dug through my stash and pulled together everything I needed to make a couple cute candy pots.
I've had these white cardboard pop-up flower pots sitting in my stash for a few years, so it's high time I put them to good use. I also had one lonely sheet of Halloween paper left from last year, plus I always have orange and black solid cardstock on hand. Yay for crafting with my stash!
First I painted the pots inside and out with just one coat of black gesso - I love the flat finish you get, and no brush strokes. Then I used some different paper punches to create my embellishments and adhered them to the pot with double-stick tape and dimensional adhesive foam pads. I had a little wood chalkboard sign on a stick from another project that I covered with paper and stuck inside a Smoothfoam ball at the bottom of the large pot. I glued Joy embroidered letters to spell "candy" on a little paper banner for the small pot.
Then I had to go out and buy candy to take these pictures...sigh. You know this open bag of candy won't make it to Halloween in my house.
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