Trick-or-Treating is right around the corner, so I decided to get going on the Halloween decor by getting spooky with a candle cover using Graphic 45 paper and Spellbinders! Graphic 45 paper never fails to amaze me. It is always beautiful. It is always crazy awesome. It makes scrapbooking/crafting so much fun because it’s like a work of art (sometimes I can’t even cut it up because it’s crazy beautiful!).
I’m going to give a run down on how to make this. It’s pretty simple, but it’s always nice to have an explanation.
1. First, choose what paper you want for your box. I am using the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper and I chose the paper that was pretty basic so it didn’t overpower the details. I made mine 10 inches high and just folded the 12×12 paper in half. You’ll need two 12×12 sheets of paper.
2. Next, fold down the two long ends of each paper. Don’t make the folds too big. Try to stick to around a 1/2 inch fold. This is where you’ll connect the sides of your box later.
3. Cut a hole out of the middle of each panel (there will be two panels per sheet). I used the QuicKutz Nesting Inverted Ovals. I think they look like a spider-web which, of course, is always appropriate for Halloween.
4. Now you’ll need your Spellbinders Basic Lattice. Run your lattice through your machine and make 4 panels (don’t forget to first use your wax paper! Put it in between your die and your paper. This will SAVE you tons of time in trying to pick out your finished product. It’s the best thing I’ve learned all year!)
5. Adhere your lattice panels over your oval cutouts.
6. Embellish! I’ll touch on this below.
7. Remember those 1/2 inch flaps we folded in step 2? Well, put some adhesive on them and press together. You now have your box!
See! It’s adorable! Let’s talk embellishments! I used the Spellbinders Pumpkin Accents for the border along the bottom. These cut out so quickly and easily that I almost kissed them! Another thing that I LOVE about this Graphic 45 paper is that it gives you embellishments on the pages themselves. I cut the clock out from one sheet of paper and the Happy Haunting out from another. I stuck those on, added (with hot glue) some google eyes, some “cobweb” (I used a cotton ball), and a spider. Easy peasy!
I also wanted to show you what it’s actual “purpose” is. Of course it’s a darling decoration by day, but it’s also something fun by night (sorry that the picture is a tad fuzzy):
4500532 – Graphic 45 Happy Haunting 12×12 paper pad
DC02277 – QuicKutz Nesting Inverted Circles
S5-151 – Spellbinders Basic Lattice
S5-053 – Spellbinders Pumpkin Accents
Pipe Cleaners – Spider legs
Black fuzzy balls – Spider body
I hope to see some walkways lined with these darling and festive candle covers this year for Halloween! I know my porch will be sporting them quite nicely!
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!