Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blog Hop: Spooky Halloween Tin PLUS Felt Ghost Instructions and Pattern

Hi, All! Tresa Black, (aka the Stamp Goddess), is hosting a Halloween blog hop so I thought I'd join in. Be sure to check out her blog, Fabulously Artsy for some AMAZING craft projects and while you're there, why not enter the blog hop with a Halloween project of your own?

My project is a super cute Halloween treat tin! I purchased the tin a while back at Hobby Lobby for just $1.00 because it was missing the wire handle! I knew that I'd be able to work with the tin even without the wire handle, and for a buck how could I pass it up?!?!? Anyway, here are some photos of the project...

Here's the front of the treat tin. I used Halloween-looking scrapbook paper and ribbon that I had on hand; cut the paper and ribbon to size and applied repositionable adhesive to the back using my Xyron machine. I then adhered the paper and ribbon to the tin as shown in the photos below:

Here's a photo of the lid...the bats are stamped from the CTMH "Beware" stamp set and double layered using 3-D dots for a little extra dimension:

A close-up of the bloodshot eyes:

A close-up top view of the ribbon handle:

A close-up side view of the ribbon handle, connected to the tin with a large white brad:

The ribbon handle is made from a piece of black ribbon that I purchased that had pre-attached silver eyelets. I wove a piece of orange ribbon through the eyelets, folded the ends under, and secured with a brad. I then adhered the pumpkin buttons to the ribbon using Liquid Glass, but I cut the shanks off of the backs first, so they would lay flat against the ribbon. Here are some close-up photos of how I dressed up the black ribbon:

Here's a close-up photo of the felt ghost, along with the pattern and instructions so you can make one too! These also make really cute lapel pins...just add a pin to the back with Liquid Glass and you've got a fun accessory for a jacket or sweater! Just click on the pattern to print a full-sized version.

To make the felt ghost, print and cut out the pattern pieces from the template shown above. Cut 2 ghost bodies out of white felt and glue them together. Cut 2 pumpkin bases and glue those together, too. Glue 1 pumpkin center to the top of the layered pumpkin base. Cut 1 brown felt stem and 1 green felt leaf and attach with glue to the pumpkin as shown in the photo. Glue finished pumpkin to ghost as shown in photo. Cut 1 nose from orange felt and 2 eyes from yellow felt. Attach with glue to ghost face. Glue black beads to the centers of the yellow felt ghost eyes. Using a fine-tipped black permanent marker, draw a squiggly smile on the ghost and your done!

Have a TERRIFIC week!!



  1. So cute! They are just what I need for Booing this year. Thanks for following - Ill be following you!

  2. What a cute tin! Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thanks for adding my button! I've enjoyed browsing your blog very much!

  3. Oh my goodness this is so cute!!! I love the spooky eyes on top and the ghost on the front!

  4. This is adorable. I love the details you have added. Those eyes in the "O"'s are too cool. Now I want to make one.

  5. This is adorable!! i love the felt ghost! Thanks for giving us the directions on how to make it!! Glad to have you playing a long with us at Frosted designs this week!!
    bArb :)

  6. This is adorable. Love all the 3 dimensional embellishments. Great project. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.


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