Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Nesting Boxes

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  I have an I Am Roses project to share with you guys today and I hope it puts you in a Halloween mood!  This is my first project for the I Am Roses Design Team and I am sooooo excited!!!! :)

I created a set of Halloween Nesting Boxes.  I used a set of paper mache boxes that I picked up at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels, (I can't remember which one! haha) but I've had them in my stash for a long time and figured it was time I do something with them.
I covered the lids of the boxes with papers from the Hocus Pocus 6x6 Petite Paper Pad by Pink Paislee.  I used my paper distresser on the edges and then inked them with TH Black Soot Distress Ink.

Here are the deets on each box....hehe :)

Bottom Box

I sprayed the bottom box with LSG Midnight Rendezvous Raven Starburst Spray.  I then used the Woodgrain Fence Die-Namic die by MFT to cut out the fence using gray cardstock and adhered it to the edge of the box.  I edged the fence with TH Black Soot Distress Ink.  The "spooky" banner on the front is cut using the Mini Pennant Die-Namic die by MFT.  I used gray cardstock and some of the DP to create the pennants and then stamped "spooky" using the Typewriter Alphabet Stamps by MFT.  I put some Recollections bling in between each pennant.  I then started layering on the beautiful IAR flowers!  The skull is from a Toil & Trouble Rosette by Making Memories that I took apart.

I used the 1" Black Paper Roses and 1" White Paper Flowers.  I sprayed the white flower with LSG Jazzy Jivin' Purple.  Tucked behind the flowers are some adorable Tiny Green Leaves.

This 2" Black Rose is a beauty.  Nestled beside it is another 1" White Paper Flower that I sprayed with LSG Marigold Yellow Orange.  I also used Mini Burgundy 2-Tone Roses and some gorgeous Green Leaves.

I used another 2" Black Rose and a 1" White Paper Flower that I sprayed with LSG Jazzy Jivin' Purple.  I also used some adorable Ivory Semi-Open Rose Buds and Tiny Green Leaves.

Middle Box

I sprayed the middle box with LSG Marigold Yellow Orange Starburst Spray.  I then used Glossy Accents to adhere down some Black Marque Letters by The Paper Studio to spell out "Halloween."  I used the All Hallows Eve acrylic stamp set by CTMH to stamp the spiderweb and the "Such a Fright" sentiment and again layered on some more beautiful IAR flowers.

Again, I used the 1" Black Paper Roses and 1" White Paper Flowers each sprayed again with LSG sprays and tucked in some Ivory Semi-Open Rose Buds and more Tiny Green Leaves.

Top Box

I sprayed the top box with LSG Jazzy Jivin' Purple and then used a damask stamp around the edges in black.  I love how that turned out, total wasn't planned but looks adorable! I then used a Oct. 31st sticker that I had in my Halloween stash.  The lid of this box is a beauty.  I love the cluster of IAR flowers on top of the black skeleton leaves, super cute!

Here is a list of all the products I used on the lid:
Green Leaves

I created a video HERE showing you exactly how I altered each of these boxes.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope your Sunday is filled with Love & Whimsy! :)


  1. OMGosh, Andrea!! Your halloween nesting boxes are spectacular!! Love all the flower details and shimmer! Beautiful!! :)

  2. Thanks Julie! They were so much fun to create. :)