You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box for Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat Challenge
Hello, Friends! Are you ready for Halloween? I created this super cute You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box for the Trick or Treat Challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. We’ll take a look at it in just a second, but first let’s see what our hostess, the sensational Suzz, has to say about this fun challenge.
Challenge Theme: Trick Or Treat
I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a trick or treat. If you are feeling funkie you might want to incorporate a trick in your design or if you are feeling frilly you can incorporate a treat. The trick or treat can be anything from a hidden pocket, unexpected design element, a treat hidden in the card or an unusual technique used on your project. Make sure to include in your blog post a description of your trick or treat!
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box and Treat
In our area, grown ups enjoy Halloween by playing You’ve Been Booed. Sometimes called “Ghosting” or “the Phantom”, the Halloween BOO is an Autumn take on “Secret Santa” or May baskets. Usually seen in neighborhoods–but sometimes in the workplace–BOO-ing is a friendly tradition for Halloween fun.
To start a Halloween BOO, one neighbor secretly leaves a small gift basket, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor’s doorstep.
The lucky BOO-ee is asked to post the sign near the door, alerting others that “We’ve Been BOO-ed!” That way, new BOO recruits won’t leave a duplicate BOO on the doorstep.
In turn, the neighbor is asked to BOO two other households, leading to a chain reaction–and Halloween fun.
I thought it would be fun to create a little “boo box” for my next door neighbor as she looooves Halloween.
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: Prepping the Box
This cute little brie box was lurking in a dark corner of the Closet of Shame. It seemed the perfect vessel for my Boo Box. I created the shaker top with a little vintage image that I received in an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. (Linda, the owner, always includes a cute little thank you package with every order. )
Here’s how to prepare the Boo Box.
- First, ink all the edges of the brie box with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Next, trace the cover and base onto patterned paper from Prima’s Amber Moon Collection.
- Then cover the lid, inside and out with the cut out papers.
- Now, ine the inside base as well.
- Then, run Scor-Tape around the outside edge of the box and cover with Prima Amber Moon Washi tape. The Scor-Tape helps hold the washi tape in place.
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: Building the Shaker Element
Building the shaker top took a little time and patience. And oh, the glitter storm that filled my studio. Heres how I did it:
- First, die cut a Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Frame from medium weight chipboard.
- Then cut it a two more Pocket Watch frames from Prima Amber Moon paper of your choice.
- Next, cut a 4″ square of clear acetate cardstock. You can always use clear packaging if you have some on hand.
- Now, ink the edges of the chipboard with Black Soot Distress Ink.
- Next, ink the edges of the designer paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Then use a craft knife to cut out the center portion of one pocket watch frame. Ink the edges.
- Now, glue the whole pocket watch frame to the chipboard base.
- Next, cut thin strips of foam tape and adhere it all along the edges. You do not want any gaps.
- Now, glue the clear acrylic circle to the back side of the open pocket watch frame. I used binder clips to hold it in place until dry.
- Then, glue the vintage image to the base section of the pocket watch frame.
- Next fill the center portion of the base with sequins, small beads, glitter…whatever you like. Be sure NOT to overfill. Less is more.
- Peel the backing strips off the foam tape strips and press the dome cover in place. Use binder clips if needed.
- Next,run a bead of Art Institute Dries Clear adhesive around the edge of the pocket watch frame, filling in any small gaps.
- Dust the glue with Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter.
- Repeat this step around the plastic dome area.
- Finally, tie ribbon around the stem of the pocket watch and use hot glue to attach to the box cover.
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: Finishing Touches
Die cut Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves from Amber Moon patterned paper. I dipped mine in a lovely puddle of Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Frayed Burlap and WIld Honey Distress Oxide Inks before shaping and stacking. Fill the centers with mustard seeds and spatter with Walnut Ink Stain. Attach to the box top along with a little tag made from scraps.
You’ve Been Booed Halloween Shaker Box: A Peek Inside
Here’s a look at the interior of the finished box. Isn’t it fun?
Now It’s Your Turn
I hope you’ll find the time to play along in this fun Trick or Treat Challenge. To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Halloween project following the challenge theme and guidelines. Then link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, November 7th.
The Frilly and Funkie Team will select their top 4 favorite projects from all the entries. Our top pick will be invited to join us for a guest DT spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. The next 3 favorites will receive a favorites badge to post proudly on their blog or Facebook page. And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be entered into the draw for a $25 shopping spree at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Be sure to stop by the Frilly and Funkie blog where you’ll find more inspiration from the team along with all the challenge rules.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!
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