Hey everyone, it's Hilary here with yet another fun Halloween project for you.
This is the time of year when Halloween parties are in full swing, so how about letting your ghosts and goblins leave with vintage candy treat poppers that are not only fun to make, but so sweet and unique too. I am in love with Brenda Walton's newest dies, and when I saw this Treat Popper die, it had my name written all over it, and I couldn't wait to get it into my little hands. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them, and below, I'll show you just how to create them.
I love how Brenda Walton uses fringe on hers, and I am a huge lover of crepe paper fringe, so I have included a small tutorial on how to make your own crepe paper fringe to add to these sweet little poppers.
These little treat poppers are a great size as well, when finished. Including the fringe, they measure about 12 inches long, and boy can you stuff a good amount of goodies in them before you tie them up.
So would you like to know how to make these? I'm happy to show you....lets get started!
First your supply list, I used the following:
- Treat Poppers by Brenda Walton
- Big Shot, Big Shot Pro, or Vagabond Die Cutting Machine
- Extended Cutting Pads
- Crease Pad
- Mini Paper Rosettes by Tim Holtz
- Halloween inspired pattern paper
- distressing ink
- hot glue gun
- red lined tacky tape
- ribbon, I used two different kinds
- crepe paper in orange & black
- vintage tinsel rope
- sharp scissors or fringe shears
- chipboard embellishments
- sewing machine
To begin, die cut as many treat poppers as you'd like from pattern paper. For my project today, I made 3 poppers, so I cut out three. Also, die cut the wrapped part for the middle of the popper, (it's not shown in the photo). Next, fold as the creases and distress the sides and set aside.
Next is a small tutorial for how to make crepe paper fringe.
Using black & orange crepe paper, alternate colors one on top of the other till you have about 5 layers, (you can use as many layers as you'd like to). Next using your sewing machine, lay all the layers under the presser foot and sew down one side leaving about 1/4 from the side.
Once finished sewing, using a good quality scissor, (or fringe shears which I do not own yet), begin cutting up to the sewing line, making sure you don't accidentally cut through the thread. Do this about every 1/4 inch or so till the end, and that's it! Fringe is soooo easy to make and I just adore it! I hope you try making your own, if you haven't before, and just so you know....for my project, I made about a 3 foot section and I had about a foot left over to use for another project.
Getting back to our Popper project, to adhere the fringe, simply flip over the popper, and adhere a strip of red lined tacky tape to the edge of the popper as shown, then press the fringe onto the tape, cutting it at the end. Flip the popper over to the other side, and repeat.
Next, seal up the sides of the popper using either red lined tape or hot glue, (I used hot glue for this).
I then added the middle wrapper to the popper using red lined tape.
Then tied the ends closed with ribbon. Note: if you are going to stuff these little cuties with treats, nows the time to do it before tying up the other end. When you are finished adding the treats tie up the remaining side.
Next, using the mini paper rosettes die, die cut a large and small rosette for each popper. I cut 3 large and three small. Assemble the rosettes by accordian folding them, then add a small dab of hot glue to join the ends, then add a dab of hot glue to the small circle that is included with the rosette and press the rosette down onto the circle holding it in place till it's set.
To make the rosette medallions I have pictured here, I simply hot glued a small rosette onto a larger one, then wound some vintage tinsel rope around the middle, tucking in the ends. Then finished by gluing on a small chipboard embellishment to the top.
To finish the poppers, I adhered a small piece of black ribbon around the center of the popper, then hot glued a rosette medallion to the top! Voila!! You are finished!
I really hope you enjoyed my project today, I hope this inspires you to create these sweet and unique poppers for your next party! Thank you so much for stopping by today!