Thursday, September 11, 2008

Halloween Is Coming!

I have seen a lot of Halloween projects recently on blogs and thought these were just the cutest things for our granddaughters! Here you see the finished cone filled with candy corn. I used black paper, Simply Spooky (or any seasonal paper you desire), Sweet Goodies, and All Season Swirls (a Hostess set). Also used black tissue and ribbon from my stash. This would be a great Easter or Christmas idea and you could leave off the tissue, punch holes on opposite sides, add ribbon, and hang from the tree! Anyway, I did a picture tutorial for you!

Here I used my large Nested Circle Coluzzle on the black paper. I cut out the largest circle, approx. 8 1/4". Don't forget that you MUST use the mat or you will ruin your Coluzzle Swivel Knife.

Here I cut the second largest circle on the Coluzzle out of my pattern paper.

Here shows that I cut each circle into quarters. I then glued the smaller quarter circle to the larger, matching the sides.

I then cut a 6" wide strip of tissue paper and glued the tissue to the back side of the top of the cone. Be sure and "gather" the paper. Take your time doing this. I used Designer Dries Clear as it does adhere rather quickly (but you have a couple seconds to move things around).

I then glued the sides of the cone together. This is also a bit tricky. After filling with candy I tied the tissue with my ribbon, stamped my images, cut out, punched a hole, and run the ribbon through it. All these pictures were taken on my Scor-Pal and mat. We do sell the Scor-Pal but not the mat. I keep my Scor-Pal right on my worktable where it is always handy.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks to Heather for her wonderful idea.


Heather said...

I knew they would be darling with that Spooky paper! Great job!

Heather said...

I knew they would be cute with that paper! great job!