Wow, it’s October already! This year is flying by! Cathy here with a little project to help you out at Halloween. Ever end up with plans the night of Halloween and you’re not able to be home to give out the candy? Or maybe you want to escort your little characters as they trick or treat their way through the neighborhood and just need a helping hand for a bit. Believe it or not, your craft and digi supplies can come to the rescue!
You can create a sweet sign to leave out with your stash of goodies. This way you get to enjoy your other plans, the Halloween visitors still get their treats and your house doesn’t get tricked, hopefully!
This is a fairly simple project. All that you’ll need is a picture frame, some printing paper and your favorite Halloween themed digital kit. Lucky for you, the Mix-a-kit series at ScrapMatters for October has some great Halloween themed items. You can pick and choose the portions of the kit that suit you best. I used Frightful – The Patterns, Frightful – The Extras (by WM Squared Designs); Scary Elegance – Paper Pack (by Haynay Designs); Shabby Solids - October Mix (by GeniaBeana); Haunted House Elements, Haunted House Alpha (by Dream Big Designs), Purple Monster Alpha (by Amy Stoffel)
I found an old picture frame that was not being used and painted it black. It is an 8.5″x11″ frame which I turned on its side. I designed my sign in Photoshop. I printed it out on Red River Canvas paper. Just popped it into the frame and I’m all set.
Perhaps the creepy eyes “watching” will keep the kids from taking all the candy! I used a brush to create smoky clouds to help accentuate some of the design.
Believe it or not, I’ve had to leave a bowl of candy on the porch for the trick or treaters to help themselves in the past. I thought they would empty the bowl in no time. But I actually had leftover! Hope you have a crafty and Happy Halloween!