I just LOVE Fall – Don’t you?
I love everything about it. The change in weather, the food, the festivities – everything! One activity that we do every fall is a Halloween “Boo”. Have you ever done one? It where you make up an inexpensive little gift and leave it secretly for a friend or neighbor. The Mom’s Club that I have been part of for 11 years does one each year. It is always a fun surprise to find one on your door step. When you open it, there is a little “Boo” poem usually and sign for your door letting others know that you have been Boo’ed already, plus the list of friends participating so that you know who hasn't received one yet. The gifties are usually candies mixed with some inexpensive treats.
This year, I thought that it would be fun to make a door hanger – so, let’s keep it between you and me since I haven't delivered mine yet! ;)
I love Celeste’s kit – Spirited. It is full of such great elements and papers for this project. The first thing that I did was to make a back template for the door hanger itself. I created 2 rectangles. 1 that is 4 x 10 and one that is slightly smaller 3.75 x 9.75 so that the edges of the bigger one just show a little. I filled the larger rectangle with the bright orange stripe and the smaller rectangle with the spider paper. *Note – most of this will not show as the gifts and hole for door knob will cover it. You can print these on cardstock with or without the circles cut out.
Next, I made myself a template for the front box. I wanted the box to be the same size as the front rectangle and 1” wide, so I created two 3.75” squares for front and back, and 2 sides that are 1” x 3.75”. Then, I made the tabs that will glue together using trapezoids that are 1” tall by the width of the piece that they are attached to.
Just fill the backgrounds with whatever paper you like and add elements to your liking. The back of your square will not show and most of the tabs, so you can leave them a generic color. I colored mine with the white paper from the paper pack, but did darken it just a shade so that I could see it enough to cut out later.
Once you are happy with your project, you can save it and print. I like to print an extra copy of the pieces that I will duplicate and “bump up” to give dimension. In this case, I copied, the Happy Halloween Tag, the whole front piece and the "BOO".
Gather all of your supplies. I have my project printed on cardstock, my cutter, scissors, adhesive (both tape and glue and bump dots), ribbon, buttons and glitter (that I ended up not using)
You will want to score the edges of your box so that it folds evenly.
Attach all your pieces!
Glue buttons and ribbon to add interest
I hope you enjoyed this little treat!
Have a great Fall Season and a Happy Halloween.
*CT Member Meagan