Hello! I have a fun project to share with you today, that believe it or not, started out as a layout, but evolved into this super cute Halloween decor project. I love this project! I still marvel at the fact that I can take simple craft supplies and end up with something so creative. How about you?
I used a die from ScrapDiva Designs and three cardstock colors from the CutCardStock store to create the cauldrons. Using the following colors of cardstock: Discount Card Stock Poodle Pink, Pop Tone Pink Lemonade, and Discount Card Stock Black I cut the “shaker” area 9 times for each color to create a deep enough cavity to add my shaker ingredients.
To assemble the shakers, I glued 8 of the 9 shaker pieces together and ensured all areas were secure and dry prior to finishing. While the bases were drying, I cut out the shaker back from the Prima Frank Garcia ‘Halloween Night’ collection and the shaker front using acetate. I adhered the patterned paper shaker to the back of the final cauldron card stock piece. Set the acetate front piece aside for future assembly.
Note- you can use as many layers of card stock as you like to get the preferred depth. Eight was perfect for what I had in mind.
While the cauldron pieces are drying, paint the spools in desired colors. I painted mine using acrylic paint colors that coordinated perfectly with the card stock I used.
Cut bow pieces from dies (ScrapDiva Designs) using both cardstock and patterned papers. Assemble bows and allow to dry.
Cut coordinating paper strips from both card stock and patterned paper. Adhere around spool.
Once everything was prepped and dry, the fun began!
I filled each shaker with an epoxy flair from ScrappinHappyStudio, along with a fun sequin mix from Mixing my Way. Once the shakers were full to my liking, I then carefully adhered each front acetate piece to the base and held firmly while drying. Once I had all three assembled, I placed a book on top to add some pressure and stability and allowed them to sit for about an hour.
While the pieces were drying, I adhered the bows to the spools.
I finished them off by adhering die cuts to the cauldrons and to some paper straws. A couple pieces of twine and a button were added as well.
I had such a blast creating these and plan to do something similar but with a Christmas vibe. I’m sure I’ll also make some for every other holiday to come. LOL
Here are some close up details of each one:
Which is your favorite? I’m partial to the cute little cat and ghost.
I hope I have inspired you to create something fun for your next project! The CutCardStock store is full of perfect card stock colors for you to get creative with! Check them out!
THIS is sooo stinkin’ cute!!!! The colors, the shaker aspect…just everything!!