Halloween Craft #6 - Halloween Treat Containers

I made these a few years back and they were a hit!  The best part is you get to use the stuff you already have.

What you need:

A clean metal nut can (I used the Diamond Nut cans, because they wash out well.  Make sure you dry them immediately after you wash them so they will not rust.) **You could also use any nut can that has not been opened and not put your own treat inside**

Scrapbook paper

Mod Podge & brush


Hot Glue gun

Embroidery Floss

What to do:
Measure from the top of the can to the bottom of the can.  This is how wide you will need to cut your scrapbook paper.  Now, measure around the can over lapping 1/2 an inch.  This is how long you will need to cut your scrap book paper. After you have cut your paper, secure one end to the can with some hot glue.  Then wrap the paper around the can securing the end with hot glue.  Your can should be wrapped in scrapbook paper now.  Next, take the lid and trace it onto some scrapbook paper.  I liked mixing the patterns on mine.  Doing a different pattern on the top then on the bottom.  Next, cut out the circle.  Put some mod podge on the top of the lid with a brush.  Put some mod podge on the back of the circle.  Now place the circle on top of the lid, smoothing out any bubbles, and forming the paper to the lid.  The outer edges of the lid will be exposed.  This will be covered up with the jute. Apply mod podge to the top of the scrapbook paper on the lid.  Once dried, wrap jute around the edge of the lid. Tie a knot. I also like to secure this with a little bit of hot glue.  Now time to embellish.  On mine I cut a rectangle out of some white card stock and distressed the edges with some ink. I then wrote a little message on it.  I also, drew some ghosts on card stock and cut them out and distressed them and added some features and writing.  Then I poked a small hole in it and secured it to the jute on the lid with some thick embroidery floss.  I made some yummy treats and placed them in the container. I actually used these to give to the ladies I visit, they loved them.

1 comment:

  1. So cute! Definitely making some of these for Halloween!



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