Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spooky Halloween Printer's Tray

I picked up a black printer's tray at Michael's a few weeks ago.  I knew immediately that I was going to give it some Halloween touches.  And boy, did I!
Score one for me that it was already black.  Not painting here, yay! And even better?  I had everything I needed to get busy.
Lots going on here.  First I glued some vintage dictionary book pages and creepy cardstock to each slot.  
Then the fun really began. I dug out random Halloween-appropriate items that could easily fit.  The Halloween and Spooky flashcards I made a couple of weeks ago.  The creepy bottles are also from a previous project.
I stole the yucky bugs from my son (sssh, don't tell him!).
A skull sticker I made from an image bought from Etsy, and a French flashcard.  Craindre means "to fear" in French.  
Spooky + poison bottle = so perfect for Halloween.
Can't forget the skull and crossbones.  The stickers - including the 31 - are from a Tim Holtz set I bought a few months.
My only complaint, is there is no way to hang the tray the way it is now.  Easy solution: I'm going to hot glue soda can tabs to the back so I can string some black seam binding to hang it up.


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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a cute idea!You even figured out a way to hang it, genius!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Love it!! I bet that was a fun one to put together :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

This is terrific. Love your creativity and vision for this great shadow box.
Even your idea for hanging will be perfect.
Show us where you hang it.