Sunday, September 6, 2009
Halloween matchbook treats
I got the idea for these little treats from here on Carrie Gaskin's blog, so I can't take credit for the idea. She showed the sneak peek of the insides with the "eyeball" candy. I hadn't made matchbooks before, so I'm not sure on what a standard size would be. I made mine 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 square when closed.
Cardstock measurements: 2 3/4" x 6", scored at 3/4", 3 1/2" and 3 3/4"
For the bats, I tied a piece (approx. 3" long) of black grosgrain ribbon in a half knot, then used my scissors to cut the wing shape. (I'm not sure how well they will hold together without fraying, but they are kinda cute!)
Also, I found that the staple looks like a mouth...
These will make quick and easy treats for my son to hand out to his classmates for Halloween. :)
Supplies I used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Autumn Terracotta, Smokey Plum, Sunflower, and Black cardstock; Enchanted B&Ts; Black Grosgrain ribbon; Purple staples, 1/2" and 1 1/4" circle punches (EK Success); White gel pen (Uniball Signo); Lifesavers peppermint candies (individually wrapped); Glue dots.