Sunday, October 8, 2023


Yay! It's finally Spooky Season! This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year and I have enjoyed so much being able to create with the new "Sweet and Spooky" collection to make some really fun Halloween-themed projects. Today I am sharing with you my latest creation- you've heard of the 12 Days of Christmas ... but what about the 13 Days of Halloween? Let me show you how we will be celebrating it here at the Smith house!

This cute little frame is an advent type of calendar, where each day, in the 13 days leading up to Halloween - your little monsters can open the little treat boxes for a treat! Super fun! So I started with a basic black 12x12 picture frame, took the glass pane out, and added the Spooky Sprinkles 12 x12 paper to the chipboard backing of the photo frame. I love the little dots on this paper!

I added this title topper to the frame with some foam tape. I used 2 stickers from the This and That Sticker Sheet to make the title, and then added 2 large pink Sweet and Spooky Shaped Sprinkles to each side of the Halloween Sticker. I also added a scalloped orange and black border sticker from the This and That Sticker Sheet to the bottom edge of the frame as well.

To make each of my boxes I used various cardstock papers from the Sweet and Spooky Textured Cardstock papers and made 13 boxes. I found the cute box shape on my Pinterest board and followed the instructions found here to make the boxes and the added pattern paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad. To keep the boxes closed I added a clear Velcro Dot to the top flap of the bag. This made it nice and easy to get into the good stuff!

And now the fun part! Decorating the boxes!!! I used lots of embellishments from the Sweet and Spooky collection to decorate the boxes. I used the Odds and Ends, Chit Chat, Bits and Pieces, Icon Sticker Sheet, Mini Puffy Stickers, Mini Icon Puffy Stickers, and some Hocus Pocus Shaped Sprinkles. To make my numbers, I die cut (13) 3/4 inch stitched circles from a metal die and some white cardstock. I then used one of my new favorite products, the Alphabet Soup Puffy Stickers in Beetle Black. They were the perfect size for these mini little boxes! The black and white polka dot bows were from my stash.

Here are just a few of the boxes. You can see all the fun layers of embellishments on each of the boxes!

I cannot wait to bring this out and watch the kids have fun seeing their little sweet surprises! I hope I have inspired you to create something fun ( hopefully candy will be involved - you absolutely cannot go wrong there!) this Halloween season using this faboolous Sweet and Spooky collection! Have the best day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Sweet and Spooky Collection
Alphabet Soup Stickers - Beetle Black


Black 12 x 12 frame
Velcro Dots
Black and White Polka Dot Bows
Candy and Small toys to fill boxes
Stitched Circle Dies

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