Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Candy Chest

It's a new week!!!  I am so happy to have another week of school behind me!  In case you didn't know, I am in school full time.  Sometimes I don't know what I was thinking going back to school at my age.  It gets a little bit CrAzY that is for sure!  Being a busy mother to five kids, being in school full time, and fostering my creative addiction, can be a lot to juggle at times.  I am sure that once I am finished with school (I graduate with my Bachelors Degree in December 2011) I will be so glad I lived through the craziness and finished!

So, this weeks creation is a SUPER fun one.  Well, at least I think it is!  I took a plain unfinished wooden box like they carry at craft stores (Michaels, JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, etc) and spruced it up to become a super cool box to hold my candy for the trick-or-treaters.

Sorry that I don't have a before picture.  I was so excited to make the box that I forgot to take a before pic! ;)  If I end up back at the craft store before the end of the week, I will snap a quick picture of one of the plain boxes on the shelf and add it to my post :)


I added paint, scrapbook paper, and then some fun Halloween Decor (signs, ghosts, spider, cobwebs) to make my SPOOKY Halloween Treasure Chest. 

To get the spider to stay on the top, I simply drilled some small holes and slide his legs into them.  I added a drop of E6000 to each hole to make sure he would stay put.  My kiddos LOVE this box!

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Don't forget to come back and check out Thrilling Thursday each Thursday.  It is a linky party that I host where YOU get to link up YOUR creations! 

I am joining THESE LINKY PARTIES and THESE BLOG HOPS this week.  Stop by and check them out!

39 comments:

sk_tx said...

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Dawn said...

Fabulous!

Sasha said...

Lori this came out great! And I seriously admire you. How do you do so much and still find the time to craft. I work full-time but that's it. No kids or school like you. Congrats on being able to do it all!

~The Life of Me~

Patricia Torres said...

Lori!! this is great.. The Candy chest is simply ..... scarry!! (ha ha) awesome!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You are so talented! I love this!

Melissa said...

Very cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

This is adorable! It came out great. Nice touch with the spider and very kind of you to explain how you did it. New blogger..nice to meet you!

Debbie said...

That is super fun! Will last your years to come...great job. Thanks for joining me.

Erin said...

This is awesome! Very cool!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

AWESOME box! You did a great job. I'm so amazed at your energy with school, kids and time for crafts. Good for u and good luck with school :)

Gina said...

That is really something...great job!

Sami said...

That box is amazing!!! I'm just over here perusing from Mamarazzi's blog, and saw this and HAD to comment. GREAT JOB!!! If I had even 1/4 of your craftiness, I would be one happy woman.

Nikki said...

OMG, seriously, that is THE cutest Halloween craft I have seen to date!!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEE it! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Super fabulous!

*Andrea* said...

this is sooo awesome!

Show Me Mama said...

That is very nice. I have to try it! Thanks for sharing

Ginger said...

Cool and spooky looking! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Heather said...

That turned out really cute! Thanks for linking up to Your So Very Creative!

Nancy said...

Very, very cute...love that big spider on top! Nancy

kati said...

Awesome I love this! I featured you on my feature your favorites friday. I hope you can stop by.
http://dragonflyfeathers.blogspot.com/2010/10/featuring-my-favorites-friday-no7.html

Coco loves vintage said...

Fabulous!

whilehewasnapping said...

This is so neat! I'd love for you to come link up to my party this weekend.

whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there,
Krista

★All Thingz Related★ said...

We featured this today as one of our favorite {FRIGHTENING FRIDAY} Halloween ideas!

Becolorful said...

Ah now this is the kind of thing that I would tackle. Nicely done and something fun to bring out year after year. Thanks for linking it up to my Motivated Monday at Becolorful
Pam

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Awesome Halloween box and congrats on being so close to your BA. That is an accomplishment!!!

Cassie said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!!
I love it!!
=)

Megan said...

Love the huge spider on the top...that'd be enough to keep me from snitching candy.

Young and Crafty said...

This turned out great! I love the spider on top :)

Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Adorable! How cute is this??? Love it.

whilehewasnapping said...

Thanks for linking up to While He Was Napping. I really love this. It's so cute! I hope you'll come link up again next weekend!

Krista

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What fabulous detail on this! Quite the little screamer piece. :)

Donna

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

looks so cool and spooky. gotta go look at more of your stuff.
tammy

Threeundertwo said...

I'm amazed to think what you'd do if you actually had more time!! This is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I spotlighted this today. Thanks for linking up. :-)

AUDRA said...

This box is fantastic! Love that spider!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Visiting from It's So Very Creative! This is great; I love it! You put a lot into this box. I love the spider, too, and I need one. My linked up projct has an inspiration picture that was meant to be a Halloween decoration and it has a spider like yours.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

You've been featured today! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party- I greatly appreciate it. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. - Stephanie Lynn

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! That is the ultimate treat box! Your kids are going to love seeing that come out each year. The big spider on top is my favorite part. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

Crystal said...

Wow! I love the spider.