If you've been following me on Instagram (suzanne_zingg) you've probably noticed that I've been a bit obsessed with decoupage as of late.
It started with apples
moved on to pumpkins
then graduated to ice cream cups.
My inspiration for these projects was from my favorite Halloween decorations by Nicol Sayre. I have cherished these two boxes for years and always look forward to displaying them at Halloween.
So I picked up some plain paper mache boxes at Hobby Lobby and tried decoupaging them in Bethany's style.
(The boxes are on sale this week at Hobby Lobby).
I cut circles slightly larger than the boxes from chipboard (Michael's) for the bases
and covered all the surfaces with paper by Tim Holtz (Michael's) using Mod Podge.
I found the toppers at Hobby Lobby for $6.99 each. They only had two styles and they were intended to be ornaments so I pulled off all the ribbons and gave them new fancier, more vintage looking collars and hats.
I think they make fun treat boxes for my Halloween table.
The added paper appliques are also from Tim Holtz and found at Michael's (on sale this week). Of course I added vintage mismatched buttons and some doodads that I had in my stash.
I used my sewing machine to gather the tulle and crepe paper streamers to make the ruffles.
When I found this witches hat at Hobby Lobby
I thought, why not? So I covered it the same way
and added ric rac, more buttons, black feathers, ribbon and tulle.
Did you know that witches sew?
Yup, they do and this one is a milliner.
Here's the back
and a look at the inside. This one is just for decoration since unlike the boxes it doesn't hold anything.
Here are a few more shots of my ice cream cups. So fun.
Instead of a base I cut a ring to go at the top of the cup.
Here's what the ice cream cup looked like before I started.
After the top ring was glued in place, I decoupaged the whole thing inside and out (love this tissue paper from Hobby Lobby), added a crepe paper ruffle along with some vintage tinsel, then filled it with vintage looking mini ornaments.
Once you've gathered the supplies, these are simple to make and take very little time to put together. You can bet I'll be on the lookout for toppers for Christmas treat boxes. In fact, my next project is to make the toppers myself using paper clay. I'll let you know how that goes.
I hope this inspires you to dig out the Mod Podge and give these a try.
...love you more than Mod Podge,