Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Altered Halloween Trinket Boxes


I am so excited to bring you my first project as a Lessology DT member!  Our challenge this week is Trinket boxes, so fun!  We are sponsored by Market Street Stamps so be sure to play along!


I picked these up at a garage sale during the summer.  I already posted my altered purse here.

I used the other two boxes to make some Halloween boxes.  I thought they would make great decorations or I could make some Halloween goodies to put in them and give them away, I haven't decided yet.  Perhaps I'll make some goodies and keep the boxes ;)  First I spray painted the boxes black then I just went to work layering and stitching some Echo Park Apothecary paper which I easily added using my Xyron, added some twine from The Twinery and voila, some Halloween Trinket boxes.  This is for Lynn's Recycle challenge.


Just a view of both of the boxes.

For the smaller box I used this week's sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp:

I used a Martha Stewart around the edge border punch for the web border so this fits the Frosted Designs challenge - punches.  Love the charcoal twine from The Twinery for Halloween!  This and the other box also fit the Little Red Wagon Challenge - twine (such a challenge for me ;) )  I used my new Theresa Collins Cricut cartridge to cut out the spider.  I used Glue Dots to hold the twine in place as well as the spider's legs so that he has more dimension.

For the larger box I used this sketch from Crop and Create.

Again some more punches and twine but all the rest is from Echo Park.  

I love how these turned out and would love to see what you do.  Be sure to link up at Lessology for your chance to win some Market Street Stamps!





26 comments:

yyam said...

Love these fun Halloween boxes you created Laurel! Love that you've incorporated so many interesting elements without making it bulky! :)

So glad to have you on the team! :)

Kim said...

wowzers these look totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

~amy~ said...

Oh Laurel, you totally ROCKED the LESSology challenge!

Jeanne said...

What fabulous creations, Laurel! Wowweee!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I appreciate your visit. *Ü*

Debbie Carriere said...

WOW! Fantastic work!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love, love these, Laurel!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh these are so amazing Laurel I may have to stop by a garage sale!

Karen Pedersen said...

Wow, Girl! Those boxes are A-maz-ing...with a capital A! Love 'em!

Avril Tanner said...

Very cool boxes! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

debbiebakk said...

Spook-tacular trinket boxes for the upcoming holiday- love that web punch really does the TRICK. Glad you joined usat Frosted Designs this week

Sparkle said...

These are just fabulous!

Brenda said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!

Katie said...

LOVE them, super cool!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Eek! These are fabulous! :)

lynn said...

these are both awesome, laurel! and you always put the greatest paper combos togerhter!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are so fun...LOVE them!

(-: Heidi

Ashley Horton said...

LOVE how you altered these and the Apothecary papers look awesome!! That spider web punch for Martha Stewart adds a perfect touch!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs! :)

Esther said...

Wonderful job!

Joni Parker said...

Hi Laurel!! These are soooo fab!! Just amazing!! Can I come to your house for Halloween?!! lol!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!!

Tracy said...

What a rockin' project Laurel!!! You could actually sell these beauties. The are fantastic!! Extra kudos for using the sketch for a non-card!!! Thank you for playing along this week. Hugs friend, Tracy

Diana said...

WOW!!! This is Gorgeous!!!! Great projets. Love that spider. Thank you for playing with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! SUPER fab boxes! LOOOVE your papers and twine!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK...your boxes are so stinkin' cute Laurel. Love that paper and the spider. :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

oh my, I just LOVE these. So amazing!!! I love the great papers and all the fabby details.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow! Completely, and totally awesome!

Julie E said...

Oooooo, these are wonderful!!! Definitely need to pause and pick up my jaw :>) I vote for giving these away filled with goodies :>) You have my address, right? :>)

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