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« on: October 26, 2018 07:24:53 AM »

 I'm a big fan of making art in vintage Christmas ornament boxes, so when I saw these new Tim Holtz reproduction Halloween Costume boxes, it was love at first sight. Halloween is my favorite! These small boxes (the cat box below is 2" by 3") look great on their own, so it doesn't take much to create cute little Halloween decor. What fun!


For the smallest box, I covered the back of the box with orange and black scrapbook paper, black alphabet beads (boo!) and a vintage image of a girl with a pumpkin. I used foam adhesive dots to raise her up from the back. Rick rack trim and a little pumpkin was added to the box top.


On this next box, I used some vintage kids from one collage sheet and masks from another to make a group of tiny trick or treaters. Foam adhesive was again used to give the group more of a 3D look. C'mon now, give them some candy!


Here's the largest box. It got a background of orange with black polka dots and some fun orange tinsel around the opening. The inside features a flying bat and a ready-for-a-party plastic skeleton holding a black cat shaker. The skeleton was, of course, too tall to fit in the space like that, so I took some heavy duty clippers and removed his pelvis and the bottom part of his arms to fit. Sounds ghastly, but look how happy he is; he doesn't mind a bit!


What a fun addition to my Halloween decor! These are going to look great on my mantel.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018 08:35:13 AM »

These are ridiculously cute, so much tiny amazing detail, sigh.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018 10:32:03 AM »

I... I... I... [steadies self on back of chair] ... just love these so, so much! You've really taken the boxes to the best next level!
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018 11:46:52 AM »

These are so freakin' cute!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018 09:11:39 PM »

Love these!  Especially the skeleton and cat.  I'm feeling inspired to do more.  I bought these as soon as I saw Tim demo them.  Vintage Halloween is SO up my alley  Grin. I did one for the Vintage Halloween swap.  So fun!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018 02:20:27 PM »

I love this so hard! Absolutely the best!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018 08:43:32 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018 08:57:26 AM »

Well, thank you! Tim Holtz deserves at least half the credit for those awesome boxes!
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