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October 19, 2010

Altered Martha Stewart Favor Boxes

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is P-Kay Sunshine and today I am showing you an item I altered for Halloween.  Last week I started looking at my cartridges for a goody bag or box to make to give to the kiddos at Sunshine's (my 3yo DD) daycare for Halloween.  I wanted something easy to make because I needed 20.  I looked through my carts then I looked through my "supplies" and I came across these boxes.  I purchased these last year from Big Lots when they had all of the Martha Stewart wedding stuff on clearance.  There are 20 in the pack...just the amount I needed.  Now I just had to find a way to alter them so they are Halloween themed.

I started with some ink.   I got my studio G ink and a dauber and started to color the box orange.  There is a little white bow that I removed from the front of the box.  I did not color the inside of the box but I made sure to include the sides.

It covered fairly easy and quickly.  Now off to my gypsy to see what images I can use.  I wanted to cover the clear window.  Don't want 3 year olds to see their treats.  ;-)  The box folded is a little over 2 1/2 inches.   I used the pumpkin from Gypsy Wanderings cut at 2.5 by 2.3. 

On another page I added the shadow with a spider from Designer's Calendar and bats from Paper Doll Dress Up.  For the bats I removed all of the score lines that showed the eyes and accents on the wings.  I did this because the image is so small - only 2.5 by 2.25 and the lines barely cut anyway.

The spider was added onto a square on the inside of the box to cover the see through window.

The three welded bats were added to each side of the box and I accented the face and wings with my white gel pen.

A little inking to the edges of the pumpkin and some pop dots to add dimension to the pumpkin finishes off this cute little treat box.  ((Probably overkill for a bunch of 3 year olds but Sunshine loved it! ))

This was a quick, easy and fun way to make these cute little boxes fit a Halloween theme.  I am sure they will be a hit at daycare.  Thank you all for checking out my project.  Be sure to visit me at  P-Kay Sunshine Creations.  Have a great day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great project and you put a lot of work into it! Gypsy to the rescue to go from wedding to halloween!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

What a great project and what a cool way to use the things we have. Awesome!!

love2create said...

Super cute project! I'm sure the kids will love them!

imafarmgirl said...

Now see what you have taught me? I would have walked right by those boxes and never thought "out of the box!" What a great project... thank you for sharing your creativity. imafarmgirl

217 Creations said...

Very cute!!!

Lori Apgar said...

These favor boxes turned out soooo cute!!!

Lisa said...

WOW, awesome idea, I could say Martha Stewart would be proud or watch out Martha. LOL Great job.

Dakota Bear said...

Cute idea!