Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 31st Collection: Trick or Treat Crate by Wendy Sue

Well, hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue, here today to share a fun little project tutorial featuring the October 31st collection.  I wanted to make a little Halloween treat basket to keep on my desk at work - because all of my co-workers appreciate a little chocolate pick-me-up during a long work day (and I feel much less guilty about eating chocolate if I'm sharing with my friends!).  I started with this little wooden crate, which originally held a fun little holiday cheese sampler - last Christmas!  See, you've gotta hang on to these things because you just never know when you're going to be able to re-purpose them.  Anyway, here's how it started:
I measured the inside of the crate and cut a few different papers from the collection to line the insides (I didn't want stray candies escaping through the sides). I just used a bit of adhesive to secure the paper to the wood.
The "trick or treat" washi tape was perfect to wrap around the wooden slats:
Mr. and Mrs. Ghostie look awfully cute, holding hands in the back of the crate.  They are part of the die-cut set.
And I thought they looked like they wanted to say something, so I added these cute speech bubble stickers. 
 Next, I covered the front of the crate with another fun patterned paper.
 I thought this label sticker would be the perfect addition to the front of the crate.  I rubbed baby powder on the back to remove the stickiness and placed two mini clothespins to on the top.
Here's a peek at the back.  After the stickiness was removed, I placed three foam adhesive squares so the label could pop off the front a bit, and the mini clothespins wouldn't be skeewhompus. 
See how nicely it sits right on the front of the crate?  Oh, I added a strip of the spiderweb paper to the front also, because I felt like the label kind of got lost in the business of the other paper alone.
 And of course, I had to add these little trick-or-treating doodlepops to the front!
 Isn't it cute??
 The only thing left to do is add the treats!!  mmmmm...I LOVE Halloween!
 So the next time you receive a gift in a cute little container, hang on to it!
 You never know when you'll be able to dress it up (ha ha, get it??)...
And fill it up with something yummy...
 To share with your ghoul-friends!
 Okay, I'll stop now...but really, pick up this fun collection and see how you can use it to create an eerily fun and spooktastic project!!
Happy Halloween - eat lots of treats and share them too! :)


  1. LOVE this Wendy Sue, such a cute idea!

  2. This turned out adorable! Those little clothes pins on your sign are the perfect finishing touch! :)

  3. This is adorable. All colorful and not spooky at all.

    1. Thank you , Iris! I'm not a spooky kind of gal! ;)

  4. Adorable project! Love the fun and festive treat box you created! The front of the box is the cutest with the adorable sign and the clothespin!

  5. This is adorable, Wendy! Loved it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Thank you Anelsie! I love sharing fun projects that are easy to recreate!!

  6. Omgosh how cute is this crate?!! What a great decoration for Halloween. Love, love, love it!!

  7. What a super fun & cute crate! Love it!


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