Monday, October 15, 2012

Hanging Halloween Baskets


What?  Halloween Baskets?  Why not?  I think these ribbon-handled card stock baskets can be hung over a door knob as pre-Halloween treats.  I used the Big Shot Pro French fry box die and 12x12 double sided Halloween printed card stock from Imaginisce.  It was simple work to decorate the assembled boxes with Martha Stewart, Imaginisce, K and Co., and Sticko stickers and tie on the Halloween ribbons.
All the products were purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts. Please note that the holes punched for the ribbons were positioned slightly towards the back of the box for balance.  At first I thought that the K and Co. blackboard stickers had words on them but they were blank and so I could write my own message...how cool is that?  I used a white oolored pencil and found that it could be erased so I got the lettering exactly how I wanted it.  Check out the boxes on the Eclipse machine if you don't have the Big Shot Pro for this project.  I wish I still had little ones at home because I would love to hang these baskets on their bedroom doors a few days before the 31st just to get the excitement started.  If you don't want to give them a sugar high, think of putting gift cards, little toys, erasers, pens, or craft supplies in their Halloween baskets.  I'm sure that Ben Franklin Crafts will have more than enough goodies to thrill your precious ones.  I hope you'll try making these super easy baskets and make someone do a happy Halloween dance!

6 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute and clever idea! Their's alot of other types of sweets that can replace those sugar rushes...
TFS Lynn~

Cheryl said...

Cute french fry box Lynn! I've been looking for ribbon so I better head down to BF to get some. Hope they still have some left. TFS!

Annette said...

wow now these are just way too fun...love this idea...your are just so creative...

Happy Monday..

Joy said...

Cute basket boxes...love that french fry box, it's so handy!

On the mainland, they have a tradition a called Boo baskets like yours filled with goodies and left on doorsteps. If you receive one, you're supposed to make one for someoen else. I guess that works in neighborhoods where everyone knows each other.

I think peole could do it with their office co-workers.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Lynn, that's a GREAT idea. The hanging baskets are so festive and FUN!

Cami said...

Great idea using the french fry box die! These are cute and just the right size for some goodies!