This is the project I'm presenting over at Pam's today and I will also be entering it into the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge. Unfortunately, I found out when I was posting that several of my tutorial pictures corrupted, I don't know how, so I am going to do this tutorial as best I can with what I have. However, if any steps seem to be missing and/or something isn't clear, please comment your questions to me and I'll be happy to answer them.
I waited until the last minute because I really wanted to do a Halloween project in keeping with the Halloween theme eventhough I don't have the "Happy Haunting" cart. I pondered ideas but only came up with this just last evening when I ran across a witch on the "A Child's Year" cart. This gave me something to work with and so I began constructing my project.
This is a Haunted House Tote. The complementary characters represent the trick, but inside there's candy and gum -- the treats! I'm calling it a tote because I've added a handle to it so that you can pick it up and carry it. Here are pictures of the finished tote opened and closed:
Doesn't the skull through the window look scary peering out?!!! LOL!
These are a couple of close-ups of the inside of the tote:
Now, I'll show you how this tote came together. I first cut out all the parts from the cut.file I created, and next I scored, folded and glued the tote and the boxes to complete them:
After I'd constructed the tote and the boxes, I starting adding all the elements: the candy and gum to the boxes, a skeletal frame to the coffin box and a few more embellies and accessories I purchased at a local Dollar Store:
To keep my tote closed after it was completed, I simply added these small magnets which snap together on the front end flap and back end panel; but velcro will work as well:
Now that m done, I'm thinking what a great centerpiece this would make at a Halloween party, and the DH and I have been invited to quite a few, soooooo... all I have to do is just grab it by the handle and go:
How fun is that?!!!
If you're interested in the cut.file to do your own, I've provided a cut.file download below. The carts used for this project are: George (tote and boxes); A Child's Year (witch); and, Plantin Schoolbook (word "Beware").
Well, again, I hope you like my project! And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!
I'll be seeing you!