Sep 25 2014

Halloween Candy Box Tutorial by Bobbi Smith

Hi everyone, Bobbi here. With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to make a fun Halloween candy box for little treats.

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To start off with I die cut some medium weight chipboard out of the Eileen Hull- Candy Drawer Box die #657726. I used three colors of distress paint to create this effect Black Soot, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.


The first layer of distress paint I used mowed lawn, it’s okay if it looks streaky I will be creating layers.


Then I dried first layer thoroughly with the heat tool.


For the second layer I used peeled paint. When I applied this layer I didn’t put a full coverage coat on, I want to see streaks and patches of the first color.


I dried second layer of paint with heat tool.


For this third layer of paint I used the black soot and I wanted the applicator portion to be very dry so I soaked up a little bit of excess paint with a paper towel.


I wanted a very streaky look so I only applied a little bit around the edges barely dragging it across the chipboard. Then I dried with the heat tool again.


Now here is where the magic happens, I took a Tim Holtz sanding grip and sanded off a portion of the colors that were applied.


Here’s what I had after I took a towel and wiped off the sanding dust.


I then took vintage photo distress ink and a blending tool and applied to all of the chipboard.


I ended up wiping a little bit of the distress ink away with a damp towel (I felt it was a little too dark) and then dried thoroughly with the heat tool.


The stamps that I used out of the set were the spider, the professor, the bottles and the equation from Tim Holtz Mini Halloween 4 CMS198. I stamped on all 4 sides of the drawer.


I used jet black archival ink for the stamping. I used sticky note and taped off any of the sides didn’t that I didn’t want the excess stamping to get on.


I punched a hole in the center of my chipboard before I assembled the outer box portion.


I bent all the folds and assembled with Helmar quick dry 450 adhesive, including the bottom portion of the drawer.




I applied some Tim Holtz sprocket and mini gears using glossy accents.


After I applied the gears, I screwed the Tim Holtz clock key into place.


I glued the Tim Holtz crossbone adornment to the monocle with glossy accents then attached it to the end of the swivel class.


To use the wishbone as a charm, I had to create a hole in the end of it. I took my piercing tool and a small piece of foam that comes in the Texture Fades (you know the little piece that you usually throw away) to pierce the hole.


The swivel clasp and the monocle each come with an O ring at the end of them, so I had an extra O-ring to use for the wishbone to attach to the swivel clasp. I attached the swivel clasp to the clock key on the top of the box.


I decided I wanted to use some of Tim Holtz Apothecary Remnant Rubs on the candy drawer box. Black and white remnant rubs both come in the package, I decided to go with the white ones.


They’re so easy to use, I just chose what I wanted, cut it out and applied with the popsicle stick.


After I was finished I filled my candy drawer box with candy corn! This is a fun way to give a special little gift during the Halloween season.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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