Did I take the "no designer" paper challenge for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge at the Mark's Finest Papers Blog to far??? lol There is no designer paper on this! It's a Halloween Candy Tree. Come join us at Mark's Finest Papers in our latest challenge!
So let me tell you a little about this project. First, I used Mark's Finest Papers "Boo to You" stamp set. Wouldn't you agree that the "Eat, Drink, and Be Scary" Sentiment was perfect for this tree. You're right it's perfect! I just couldn't resist making it the top of the tree.... The purple ribbon is from Mark's Finest Papers.
Here you can see the candy in layers. I purchased a tree shaped cone at the dollar tree and attached it to a dowel rod and placed it in more foam that I had secured with hot glue in a clay pot. The Candy is held on the tree with plastic head common pins. I used some die cuts that were in a package from K & Company to decorate the candy. And again, I found another use for that Haunted Tree Die that I am just head over heels in love with. It is my branches on this tree. I got the idea while driving in my car on the way to work one morning this week.
You know me and my die cuts and punches. I am always thinking of different ways to use them! Those tree die cuts were also pinned into the foam upside down randomly to create the twigs. I think it really adds to the "Haunted" feeling of the tree. The bats are punched from a Martha Stewart medium punch.
This is the tag I created to hang on the bottom of my tree. I cut three Spellbinders Nestabilities and layered them. The Flowers are from Mark's Finest Papers and I sponged Spiced marmalade on them. The purple ruffled fabric around the base of the tree is from Mark's Finest Papers. I ran a gathering thread and ruffled it at the base. I used some twine from Mark's Finest Papers to tie my tag onto the tree base.
Are you wondering what I plan to do with this. Well actually I am making three of these. I am using the Ghost and Count Dracula from the "Boo to You" Set for the other two trees. This particular one is going to a wonderful young man I work with who is repairing my old computer. I made this for him and his family to enjoy. His wife and two girls will have fun picking the candy off the tree and enjoying the chocolate. The other two I am making for my sons to give to their girlfriends for Halloween. They will have fun with them for sure. They love my stuff. I went back to the Dollar Tree and purchased some more supplies for a Christmas Tree idea like this that has been rattling around in my head so stayed tuned!
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