The Holidays are just around the corner, so why not get an early start? You can begin by making some embellishments for Halloween since there are only a couple of days left in September. I started rummaging through my box of Halloween embellishments (I organize by theme) and saw these two “VERY OLD” die cuts. I don’t even remember where I got them, that’s how old they are. But, I love a challenge, so I went from this:
What to do? I could have inked it and added some ribbon, but still it would have looked pretty plain. So I decided to revamp the old shaker box idea, remember that? Shaker boxes were more popular several years ago, so why not kill two birds with one candy sack?
I cut out a square in the middle of the die cut, and then I added a square piece of plastic I got from an embellishment package. Next I added some beads to put into the square to make the beads look like candy. It was that easy to make a shaker box!
I also “prepare” my embellishments by layering them to a piece of cardstock or pattern paper. By doing this I create a sort of “border” so that I can glue down the ready-made embellishment to a layout or album. Voila! I am ready for at least a two page layout, and I feel good about the fact that I used some of my old stash!