Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Party 2016: Jack-O-Lantern Hot Air Balloon

For the past couple years Laura, of Laura Kelly Designs and Me and My Inklings, has hosted a Halloween Popcorn Box Party and this year, I'm happy to announce, I got to participate! The gist of the hop is that 50+ bloggers are given a popcorn box and asked to create something...anything, as long as it is uses the box and has a HALLOWEEN theme. Scroll down to discover how I turned this humble Popcorn Box into a Jack-O-Lantern Hot Air Balloon!

Now, on to my project!

Base coat an 8" paper mache pumpkin with Americana acrylics by DecoArt Georgia Clay and stem Dark Chocolate, let dry.  Using random strokes, top coat pumpkin with a combination of Jack-O-Lantern Orange and Tangelo, then stem with Burnt Umber, let dry. Base coat the top, bottom and folded edges of the Popcorn Box with Fawn, let dry.

Using the Basket stamp from ColorBox Background Basics by Ann Butler and Bark  ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler to cover two pieces of Kraft cardstock.  

To create a template for the Popcorn Box, lay the box flat and trace around the edges, connect the last edge with a ruler and then cut out.  Trace three more times and cut out, so you have four pieces.  

Attach cut outs to each side of Popcorn Box with Tombow Extreme Permanent Adhesive.  Distress edges with Bark ink pad.

Cut our four "sacks" from Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ in Walnut and tie on pieces of twine.  Attach 3" lengths of twine to the back and adhere to Popcorn Box with Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue.

Draw Jack-O-Lantern face on pumpkin, fill in with DecoArt Graphite and accent with Antique Gold.

Attach a piece of scrap styrofoam to bottom of Jack-O-Lantern and inside Popcorn Box.  Paint 10" length of dowel with DecoArt Fawn, let dry.  Insert one end of dowel in base styrofoam and the other in pumpkin styrofoam, secure with MONO Multi XL

Cut five 14" lengths of sparkly black eyelash yarn and attach each length by stem lining up with each divide in pumpkin using MONO Multi XL, let dry.  Gently pull each length of yarn taught and attach to inside of Popcorn Box.

Fill with your favorite Popcorn (mine is cheesy popcorn) and ENJOY!

And now for my second project - SUPER quick and easy so even the kiddos can help!

Base coat the Popcorn Box with two coats of DecoArt Purple Rain, let dry between coats.

Using Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to attach a variety of wiggle eyes to each side of the Popcorn Box.

Tie a funky ribbon around the center and finish with a bow to complete this project in under 30 minutes!

Now for the YOUR part! 

This year the popcorn boxes were provided by World Market and they have also sponsored a CONTEST! WOO HOO!! Everyone loves a contest and ANY of the FIVE PRIZES below would be awesome to win so, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post and get entered, via Rafflecopter. 

  • $50 World Market Gift Card
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine (or Ellison Superstar) and Laura Kelly Dies - Value $100
  • Adorn It Planner Kit (Planner, Laura Kelly Papers and Stickers) - Value $65
  • Udderly Smooth Prize Pack with Hat and Mug - Value $75
  • DIY with Laura Kelly Crafty Stash (Kunin Felt, Expressionery Stamp, Expo International Pom Pom Trims and Tombow Products) - Value $100

ENTER TO WIN BELOW then scroll down and see what all the other participants made with their popcorn boxes! 

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Janet Trieschman said...

very inventive! Fellow Popcorn Box crafter visiting from Try it - Like it.

Vanessa said...

Adorable! Love anything with the vintage Halloween look!

Sky Custom Box said...

Absolutely love your work and thanks so much for sharing it with the "recipe". My daughter is a halloween baby and finally out grew princess stage and we have some good birthday parties. Are Halloween Popcorn Boxes demanding? Which question are you asking? How? The demand to use the popcorn boxes is increasing day by day. I cannot think that the value and worth of these boxes may overcome with time.

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