Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spooky Things Luminary, Spooky Candy Jar, and Bat Card

Halloween is just around the corner! Today's post consists of three projects: A luminary, candy jar, and card. FYI: I did create a tutorial for the luminary in the post below this one.
Using the bats from the Spooky Things Decor Elements out of the Holiday Mini Catalog I made this luminary. (Remember the great white Trick or Treat Pumpkins? I'm still using up the same sheet of decor elements) This project calls for the 3 bats that are included in Spooky Things sheet.
I also used some Raven Lace to add a bit more pizzaz to the project.
This card is SO simple to make. All I did was simply punch out 9 bats out of the halloween paper in the main SU! catalog, attach with a mini glue dot, fluff up the wings, and stamp "Happy Halloween" in Basic Black in the corner.
I love the Tiny Tiny Wishes stamp set that "Happy Halloween" came, it truly is my go to stamp set.
I have to say that this Spooky Spider was the first Decor Element I ever tried & I still love it 3 years later! I found the jar at Target, I do believe they still sell them in some of the bigger Targets.
I decided that my jar needed an updated tag. I used the bat punch and the halloween decorative paper for this one. All I did was punch out the black paper, layered it onto the spooky paper and trimed. For the finishing touch I added a strip of the polka dot paper at the bottom. I tied the tag on with some of that great Raven Lace.
Normally, there would be a lot more candy in this jar, but I couldn't bring myself to fill the jar quite yet. As it is I had to kick my hubby out of the candy while I was setting up for pictures. This jar is quite large, I think it holds at least 5 smallish bags of candy. That's a LOT of sugar!


  1. Very sweet! I love the luminary especially! And who doesn't love a treat jar?!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie link party!

  2. Very nice. I used jars like that last year during my party the night before my wedding, they were a hit. We wanted a halloween wedding, but our families wouldn't go for it so we had a party the night before with the theme instead. Thanks for sharing-this brought back some good memories from last year at this time.

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  4. That spider is so cute. Love the bat card as well. Must do this!

  5. Those are all great!! Im loving that luminary!! - How cool is that!!!

  6. how fun is this post!

    your entire collection is so fun. the spooky letters are perfect. and the card is fantastic.

    thanks for linking up to the silhouette party!

  7. I have jars I like to fill with candy to but there is no way I would be able to fill them all.Let alone it all that candy or give it away. So what I do,similiar to what I do with my planters is take a smaller jar that is the same height but just a little small diameter and put it in the center of the larger container. Fill the sides with the candy and your all set. You get the effect of filled jars.

    If you don't fill the the outside jar to heavily you could put a candle or a flickering battery light in the center for a nice effect.

    Erin :)

  8. Great Idea Erin! I do have a LCD Candle in the center of the jar now. However, I do fill it to the top with candy closer to Halloween for the trick or treaters!


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