Thursday, October 20, 2011

Double, double toil and trouble;

Oh boy, it's Thursday already - where did the week go?  As promised, today I have the last of my Halloween treats.

I did suggest to my daughter that it was too big and took too much candy corn - but apparently that's not possible!

I used a thin black double sided card, which is barely more than thick paper, initially I intended it to be the prototype, but it turned out so well, why change it to more expensive card.

For the cauldron you will need:
2 3" circles
8 8 1/2" x 1" strips scored at 1/2", 2 3/4" and 5 3/4"
1 9" x 1/2" strip
1 8 1/2" strip
2 brads

Gently fold the 8 strips at the score marks and apply tape between the two central folds.

Attach to one of the circles in a star pattern.

Turn over and stick the other circle on top - as well as making the whole thing tidier, it also increases the rigidity of the finished item

Apply tape to one side of the 9" x 1/2" and attach neatly to one of the spokes, work round the wheel, taking car to butt each one up against the previous one.  When you run out of spokes you should have just enough card left to attach the first.

Attach the last strip as a handle using the two brads - I like to make sure that one end goes through the join for extra strength.

Now you should have a perfect cauldron that just needs a tag and filling with candy.

For the label, I punched a 1 3/4" circle in A|S orange card, added a spiders web in A|S pumpkin, and the witch and sentiment in black.  A scrap of lime green ribbon completes the package.

Well that's the last of the Halloween treats for this year, I hope you enjoyed them.  Tomorrow, we switch holidays to Christmas.

All supplies from Amuse Studio unless otherwise noted.

stamps: haunted, if you dare
paper: thin black double sided card (Michael's?), orange
ink: pumpkin, memento black tuxedo
misc: black brads, lime organdy ribbon


Shari B. said...

I love it! I'm definitely making some of these!

Sarah Neill said...

I would love to have a go at making one of these, have all the pieces cut out, but am having a hard time working out the directions. Do you happen to have any more photos with directions. Many thanks, Sarah

Anonymous said...

I am also finding it difficult to believe that 8 one inch strips fit around a 3 inch circle without over-lapping a lot! I am only able to secure 4 strips around the circle. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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