It is Halloween time again! This is one of my favorite holidays. I just love the mix of fun and spooky.
Today I am going to show you how I made these fun little Candy Jack O'Lantern Halloween Treats. I made these for my coworkers and for my kids teachers. I love giving small gifts, it is my way of saying that I appreciate them and all that they do.
I found these perfect round containers at Hobby Lobby. They are just the right size, and they have a screw on top. Plus they were only $.77!
For the first step I removed the screw tops. They were a clear/white, but I wanted them to look like pumpkin stems. So I got out some of my acrylic paint and painted all of the tops a light brown color.
But I just didn't love the brown. It was too brown and didn't look like a pumpkin stem at all. So I dug through my acrylic paints again and found a green and painted that over the top and that looked much better.
For the candy to fill my little pumpkin treats I headed to Zurchers, my local party supply store. At Zurchers you can buy bulk candy including Jelly Bellies, M&Ms and Sixlets all by color! I chose the orange Sixlets. MMMM I love Sixlets!
I filled the jars with the orange Sixlets, and while they were cute, they didn't look very pumpkin like to me.
In with all of my Big Shot dies I found this Build A Bear Die called Kooky Spooky that has a Jack O'Lantern face. I cut small squares of black vinyl and ran it through the big shot to get my perfect mouth and faces. Since I love Googly Eyes I added those to add a bit more fun.
With that cute face everyone can see that he is a Jack O'Lantern!
I added a ribbon and tied a bow to finish him off right. Isn't he so cute?
Do you give small gifts at Halloween time? What do you like to give?